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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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Monday: Read Luke 24:6. G.K. Chesterton observed, "Jesus' resurrection is the ground and basis for all true love, hope, and joy; for if Jesus is still in the grave than all of humanity will remain in the grave too. But he is not in the grave, then this makes all... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday: Read Zechariah 9:9. Why is it important that Jesus fulfills the Old Testament prophecy? What does riding in on a donkey signify about Jesus’ leadership? Tuesday: Read Hebrews 13:7. Who have been the great leaders in your life? What principles from their leadership can you use in your own... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Marlies “Lee” Ingrid Holden (Mecke) was born November 25, 1942 in Bad Pyrmont, Germany and passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2018 in Roseville California. Marlies was wonderful mother, loving wife, devoted Omi (grandmother), and a friend to many. She... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study! Day 1: Read Luke 23:34. When Jesus speaks His first word, the good news is He is not only speaking to the crowd gathered in His day, He’s speaking to us today. Jesus is not merely pointing out sin,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Brown Wood Plank Sorry I never got around to posting in March 2019 ... Getting Back To Healthy I went a little backwards on my back injury (bulged disc), and issues with my left leg (sciatica) since the last post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study! Day 1: Read Luke 23:18-19. In the Sweet Swap, Jesus shows God's love is for real people. As it turns out, Barabbas is first on the list, but not the only one on the list. Jesus has tried to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study! Day 1: Read Luke 22:31-32. Jesus warns Peter he will fail, and Jesus even lets Peter know that He’s praying for Peter and God will even use Peter’s failure to lead others to know Jesus. What area of life... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study! Monday: Read Matthew 5:43-48. Why is loving your enemies so difficult? Who are the “enemies” that you might identify in your life? Pray for those enemies throughout the week. Tuesday: Read Romans 12:14. What are ways that you can... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Today's CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded yesterday & published today (Friday, March 15, 2019). It covers "three tidbits" (aka 3bits) of CHVRHCES news you should know [full show notes]: CHVRCHES & CAMPANELLA performn “Out Of My Head” live in Japan. [YouTube] New song by MARSHMELLO featuring CHVRCHES is very popular.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study! DAY 1: Read Luke 22:40. What is a temptation pressure point where you need to take Jesus' advice and bring it to God in prayer? DAY 2: Read Luke 22:44-45. The disciples sleep, exhausted from sorrow. They have not... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Today's CHVRCHES Fan Podcast is "something new" per yesterday's teaser on Twitter. It was was recorded yesterday (which was Wednesday, March 6, 2019) & published today (which is Thursday, March 7, 2019). The format is significantly shorter than previous show formats. It covers "three tidbits" (aka 3bits) of CHVRHCES news... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2019 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Photo by Fancycrave on Unsplash Don’t forget that construction is: messy, memorable, and makes a difference. Day 1: Read John 13;34-35. How can community-building relationships be messy? How might “loving like Jesus” move through the mess? Where might you need to take that first step to clean up the mess... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Simon Abrams on Unsplash How to be love: Worship. Make an effort to be here Saturday at 5:00, or Sunday at 8:00, or 10:30. It’s not always easy – but it is so necessary! (Hebrews 10:24-25) Come to hear God’s Word and receive His grace and love in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Larm Rmah on Unsplash Monday: Read 2 Corinthians 8:5 and 2 Corinthians 9:7. When you think of giving back to God, what thoughts come to mind? Is there guilt or grace or some combination of both in why you give? Take time in prayer today to thank God... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Daniela Cuevas on Unsplash Turn your eyes upon Jesus, Look full in His wonderful face, And the things of earth will grow strangely dim In the light of His glory and grace. Day 1: Read Luke 10:38-42. Think of a time when you have been a Mary and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Joshua Ness on Unsplash Day 1: Read Matthew 15:1-20. Conversations require dialogue. Jesus disciplined his followers through constant dialogue. How did Jesus use questions with both the Pharisees and the disciples to teach them spiritual truth? What can you do to open more dialogue with your child or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash Slowly Improving To A Better State Per previous posts (Nov Dec Jan) -- my Mom's sudden and unexpected passing on October 31, 2018 -- is still consuming a great deal of my energy and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash Day 1: Read John 13:1. Serving becomes easy when you serve someone you love. Whom do you find easy to serve? Who is a bit more challenging? Who has shown you such loving service in the past week? What do they do? Why would you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Ben White on Unsplash Day 1: Read Luke 11:2-4. How does this prayer teach you to pray? Here’s one hint: this prayer is not merely words to say, but each petition is designed to be a launching pad to come to God in prayer. Go through the prayer,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Bethany Laird on Unsplash Day 1: Read 2 Timothy 3:16. God’s Word draws out the truth of who God is and what He has done to save us in Jesus, and what it means to live as a child of God. In God’s Word, the path to heaven... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash Day 1: Read Matthew 2:1-2. The story of the wise men teaches us that God will reveal Himself to anyone who seeks Him. For whom are you praying this year to seek and find God? What might be a star that is beginning to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Steve Holden** World Stabilizing Per my November and December posts -- my Mom's sudden and unexpected passing on October 31, 2018 -- this event is still consuming most of my energy and attention. I wouldn't be functioning though... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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The 37th CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published on Monday, December 31, 2018. This issue covers the following topics (full show notes): The CHVRCHES release Hansa Sessions EP. [Buy!] Personal update (Thank you for all your support!) This podcast is dedicated to the memory of CHVRCHES Fan James Steel.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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Photo by Edgar on Unsplash Day 1: Read Psalm 90:1-6. What perspective does Moses take of time in this passage? How does this perspective inform your understanding of time compared to God's time? Day 2: Read Colossians 3:1-4. Where should our attention be focused? What are some ways that we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read Luke 2:11. What do you hope to remember from this Christmas to put in practice until next Christmas? Day 2: Read Luke 2:17-19. The word “pondered” means to put in context, to connect. Such connection is the work of the mind and Spirit. Mary begins to connect... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at CLCM Personal GPS