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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 Luke 19:10. Jesus shares His purpose in coming to earth in this verse. As you get ready for Christmas, how can you remind yourself of Jesus reason for coming? How can you share that news with others? Whom can you pray for today for Jesus to seek... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CLCM Personal GPS
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This week each day before you do the Bible reading and answer the question, use a Holy Spirit breath prayer to start your time with God. When you inhale, pray: Holy Spirit, fill my soul. When you exhale, pray: Holy Spirit, guide my day. Day 1: Read Mark 1:4. You... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read 1 Corinthians 1:4-5. With the pace of life this time of year, the temptation is to live without relying on the resources God makes available to us today. The opportunity before us is you can experience a life that takes you beyond your personal limitations: God has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Matthew 25:40. As you look at your life right now, do you feel a greater sense of compassion fatigue or compassionate faith? What’s your “least of these” story about how God sent someone to help you in a time of your need? Day 2: Read Matthew 25:34-36.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The 27th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded on Saturday, November 11, 2017 and published on Sunday, November 12, 2017. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): Tegan and Sara's "The Con X" Lauren's views on the need for Gun Control A Holiday Variety Show - Featuring CHVRCHES, Computer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Day 1: Read 1 Chronicles 29:11-12. How does King David lift up God as the ultimate King in these verses? When do you lift up God as the ultimate King in your life? Today in prayer, affirm who God is, what God does, and whom God is over. Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Ephesians 6:13. When have you sensed the day of evil in your life? What role has prayer played? What role in the future will prayer play? Day 2: Read Ephesians 6:17. With the helmet of salvation, God protects your head. For a Roman soldier wearing a helmet... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Psalm 46:1-2a. How do you complete the sentence: God is …? Luther moved from a God he feared and at times even hated, to a God he trusted, loved, and followed. How has this concept of Luther’s changed, revised, and grown over the last 5-10 years? Day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Proverbs 4:23. Why do you think Solomon puts such a high priority on guarding your heart? Where is your heart susceptible to temptations attacks? What helps you to guard your heart and to treat it as the wellspring of your life? Day 2: Read James 1:13. God’s... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2017 at CLCM Personal GPS
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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 Oct 15, 2017 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