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Steve Holden
San Diego, CA
I am a computer scientist with a wonderful wife & three awesome kids.
Interests: Faith, Family, Friends, Technology, Music, Podcasting, Exercise, Politics, Baseball
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Day 1: Read Matthew 6:12. Do you find it easier to ask for forgiveness or to give forgiveness? Why? Why are both needed? Day 2: Read Matthew 18:15-17. When wronged, notice Jesus’ progression to make a relationship right. Why do you think Jesus has that progression of involvement from one... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 26th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Friday, October 13, 2017 and published on Saturday, October 15, 2017. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): Tegan and Sara's "The Con X" The History Of CHVRCHES In 2 Minutes (VIDEO) DaveXP does a 'speed painting' of Lauren Mayberry... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Day 1: Read James 1:17. God is the source of “every good and perfect gift”. What are three gifts He has given you in the last 24 hours? Day 2: Read Mark 6:41. Is there a "loaves-and-fishes" area of your life where your current supply is less than your current... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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In his message this week, Pastor Burkey introduced us to the concept of “are you living your life as a blueprint or as a game plan?” One advantage of using a “game plan” is that it allows you to adjust as life changes from your will to God’s will. Day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 25th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Friday, September 29, 2017 and published on Saturday, September 30, 2017. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): A special shout out to Jess [@ANEMPTYTHREAT] for her support of our Twitter Group (#CHV3). Please consider donating to the The Girls... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Day 1: Read Revelation 7:9-10. When Jesus says the kingdom of God is near, He’s not saying it’s getting kind of close. He’s saying it’s now available. What part of John’s vision of heaven in these verses resonates with you? When you think of life in heaven, is your focus... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Psalm 19:14. Pray this verse to start your day. At the end of the day, reflect on how you “spoke” God’s name in your life. How was He the God who Provides (Jehovah-Jireh), or your God of Peace (Jehovah-Shalom), or your God who Heals (Jehovah-Raphe)? Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Matthew 6:9. What does the name “Father” mean to you? For your understanding of God? For the way you approach Him? Day 2: Read James 4:8. What habits and practices help you to come near to God? What hinders your drawing near to God? How can you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday – Read Psalm 90:17. How do we know if our work is actually in favor with God? Pray about your job right now. Ask God to establish that He is to be the Giver of the work you do. Tuesday – Read Exodus 34:21. Do you have a rhythm... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 24th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Saturday, September 2, 2017 (but I might have said September 7th on the podcast), & published on Sunday, September 3, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): The latest news about CHVRCHES Album 3 (#CHV3). Update video for The Girls Home [Lauren... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Our 1st bumper was in CHVRCHES Fan Podcast #17 and it was created by Alyssa Dartenay (@alyssa_dartenay). Our 2nd bumper came from Jeff McCall (@jeffmccallmusic) using a sample from his first single "Take It Or Leave It." It was first played in CHVRCHES Fan Podcast #22. We now have our... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
This week's message was from this video by Andy Stanley entitled "Not In Vain." After watching the full video, here are some questions to think about this week. Day 1: What do you think of Andy's key point? Is there a way to share that key point with someone today?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ruth 4:1-6. What motivations do you notice at work between “Kinsman-Redeemer: Mr. No Name” and Kinsman-Redeemer: Boaz? What drives their approach to being a kinsman-redeemer? Day 2: Read Ruth 4:7-10. What is one thing you want to take away about how Boaz negotiates, about how he does... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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I recently attended with many members of Christ Lutheran Church the Willow Creek Association (WCA)'s Global Leadership Summit 2017 (#gls17, #gls2017). I experienced it via remote campus video streaming at Journey Community Church in La Mesa (@Journey_Church). They are awesome... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2017 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1: Read 1 Corinthians 15:3. As Paul says, “Christ died for our sins.” What if Jesus’ death is the end of the story? If there is no resurrection? What does that mean for the Christian faith today? For your faith? (SPOILER ALERT: He did rise again!) Day 2: Read... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ephesians 2:14. Why is prejudice such a barrier builder to relationships? Why is Jesus so passionate to make the two one? Day 2: Read Ephesians 2:13. Where have you seen Jesus at work across “cultural barriers”? What “cultural barriers” might Jesus want to make a bridge in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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“What if all the great stories that have ever moved you, brought you joy or tears – what if they are telling you something about the true Story into which you were born, the Epic into which you have been cast?” – John Eldredge, Epic: The Story God is Telling... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 23rd CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Friday, July 21, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): The latest news about CHVRCHES Album 3 (#CHV3). Lauren singing Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" [YouTube] CHVRCHES first live show as CHVRCHES was July 5, 2012. Update from The Girls Home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Day 1: Read Ruth 3:1-2. Since their arrival in Bethlehem, Ruth has been the one taking the initiative. Naomi (bitter and empty at the end of Chapter 1) stays home throughout all of Chapter 2. Why does she start taking the initiative now in the story? What moves you to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ruth 2:2-3. In Brazil, they use the term Jesusidencia. (zhaysoos-adencia), a combination of the words Jesus and coincidence. They use it to emphasize the idea that Jesus is really the One behind what we would typically consider a random event. It's not random, because He's in control.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ruth 1:1-5. What does your name mean? If you were to give yourself a name for this season in your life, what name would you give yourself? What might be a new name God wants to give you as you move from bad to better? Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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We begin our Complete Love (Summer) journey with 1 John 4:16-17. We will be looking forward this summer to scripture, experiencing activities together (PDF), and improving our facilities . Future series will be focused on: Love God (Fall), Love Your Family (Winter), and Love Your Neighbor (Spring). Day 1: Read... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 22nd CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Friday, June 23, 2017. This issue covers (full show notes): Steve Holden (@steveH1982) thinks "Somebody Else" by The 1975 double-speed sounds like CHVRCHES [NME.com] Lauren joins Paramore on Stage via Lauren Mayberry Fans The Girls Home [Lauren Mayberry, Justin Long,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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We begin our Complete Love (Summer) journey with 1 John 4:16-17. We will be looking forward this summer to scripture, experiencing activities together (PDF), and improving our facilities . Future series will be focused on: Love God (Fall), Love Your Family (Winter), and Love Your Neighbor (Spring). For this week’s... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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NOTE: The sermons this week cover Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday services (June 15-18, 2017) and the G.P.S. is now order by Days since the last sermon you heard. So, if you go to Thursday service you start Day 1 on Friday. If you go to Saturday service you start your... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS