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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 1:34-37. The angel Gabriel told Mary that she would give birth to a son, even though she was a virgin. Her response? “HOW CAN THIS BE?!” Gabriel responds, “nothing is impossible with God.” How have you seen impossibility overcome in your life? Tuesday – Read Luke... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday – Read Genesis 1:2. Do you ever feel as though your life is formless and void? How does the confessing the Creed change that perspective? Tuesday – Read Genesis 1:11-13. Have you ever taken time to go look at plants and vegetation? God made some pretty intricate and unique... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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One of the things that I've been "promising" to my GTD students at work is doing a guided David Allen Getting Things Done (GTD) Weekly review (PDF). It finally made it off my SOMEDAY/MAYBE list to an active project, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1: Read Mark 5:27-28. The Apostles’ Creed connects us to the eternal God. Where do you need to believe and receive Jesus’ healing touch in your life? Day 2: Read Mark 5:33-34. Where have you received Jesus’ peace in your life, and whom can you share that peace with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This photo makes me laugh -- found it on Reddit today - classic authentic Veteran response! Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at Veteran Stories
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Arizona Republic published on August 29, 2019 an article about the Navajo Code Talkers that starts of with ... "In 1942, during the depths of World War II, the United States Marine Corps recruited 29 Navajo men to develop an... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at Veteran Stories
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Overload Museum - Photo: Steve Holden Health Update (Bulged Disk & Bike Injury) Things are going pretty well since my last update in July. My current "perfect" weekly workout routine is: 30 minute run (Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat); Pilates &... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Bill Oxford on Unsplash Day 1: Read Romans 12:1-2. How do you conform to the pattern of the world? How do you not conform? What would you like to change? Day 2: Read Romans 12:3-8. How does your attitude about yourself compare with Paul’s instructions on how we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The G.P.S. this week uses the "Mary Poppins" movies to tell God's Epic Story In Movies. Day 1: Read Ephesians 6:4. When do we exasperate others? How can words hinder or help in dealing with such exasperation in ourselves or others? Day 2: Read Proverbs 16:21. Whom do you know... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The G.P.S. this week uses the movie "Green Book" to tell God's Epic Story In Movies. Monday – Read Ephesians 2:14. Where in your life do you see divisions with other Christians? How can you focus on similarities, acknowledge differences, and be friends? Tuesday – Read Genesis 1:27. God made... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This book - Getting Things Done (GTD) For Teens - is a very accessible version of understanding David Allen's GTD Methodology. Being so accessible, it could be actually for anyone wanting to learn more about how to put GTD into... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1: Read 1 Peter 4:10-11. Consider your life at this time – what gifts has God given you? How can you put those gifts to use to serve others? Day 2: Read 1 Corinthians 12:27. Playing off Paul’s image of you being part of the Body of Christ, what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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One of the more interesting talks (even though it was short) at the GTD Summit 2019 in Amsterdam in June, was when David Allen came on stage to talk about the "ultimate" GTD app. I really enjoyed hearing more about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Today’s GPS is based on the movie (and book) I Can Only Imagine and Matthew 5:9. Day 1: Read Matthew 5:3. Every day we must approach God with two things in mind: 1.) We must approach God fully aware that we have nothing to offer. 2.) We must approach God... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday – Read Jonah 4:1-10. God has shown grace and mercy to Jonah several times up to this point. He has also shown Jonah that He is the Creator. Why do you think Jonah is still so focused on getting his own way? Tuesday – Read Psalm 22. Psalm 22... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Werner Sevenster on Unsplash Monday – Read Jonah 3:1-10. God gave Jonah a message of judgment intended to save a great city. God has given you the message of Jesus Christ intended to save the world. How does the story of Jonah embolden your evangelism? Take time to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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I've had my Sony RX 100 VI since early June and I have been using it a lot since then. Most of the photos and movies were taken as a "travel" camera during a recent trip to Europe. I've also... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday & Stephen Hanselman The July 18th "Daily Stoic" reading was based on Marcus Arelious Meditations, 8.56. It is pretty challenging -- "The foundation of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Marian May on Unsplash Day 1: Read Jonah 1:17-2:3. Why do you think we sometimes have to sink so low before we remember God? Day 2: Read Jonah 2:4-7. When have you felt like you were in a deep, dark pit, either physically, emotionally or spiritually? What did... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash Health Update (Bulged Disk & Bike Injury) It has been a year since my last major issue with my bulged disk in my lower back. I am back to probably 90% overall, but I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Matt Hardy on Unsplash One great take-a-ways from this week's message on Jonah 1:1-17 is: "In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we as Christians have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash The theme "Family On Mission" will be guiding our next year at Christ Lutheran Church. How is your life going to be different in one year? Day 1: Read John 20:21. When you think of “Family on Mission” what comes to mind? Day 2:... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Crissy Jarvis on Unsplash Day 1: Read Ephesians 5:15. Consider a decision you’ve made in the last week and one that you are facing in the week ahead. What is the wise thing to do ... (per Andy Stanley) ... In light of my past experiences? In light... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash This week's GPS is based on 1 Kings 19:5 with the goal of helping us all: Rest our body Rest our mind Rest our soul Day 1: Read 1 Kings 19:1-4. When do you know you’ve had enough? When your body is running on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This week's "I AM" statement comes from John 15:5. Day 1: Read John 15:1. Jesus describes Himself as the True Vine. So, who is the false vine? Turns out, if you the read Old Testament, you discover that Israel is described as the wild vine. Instead of following the God... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS