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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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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices In place of our usual 6-day Grow, Pray, Study (G.P.S.) Guide, we encourage you to use the Lent 2021 Devotional Journal, which is available in hard copy at the back of the Square and online at christlamesa.org/lent. Recent additional GO... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at CLCM Personal GPS
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices In place of our usual 6-day Grow, Pray, Study (G.P.S.) Guide, we encourage you to use the Lent 2021 Devotional Journal, which is available in hard copy at the back of the Square and online at christlamesa.org/lent. Recent additional GO... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Gabby Orcutt on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices This week’s GPS features Psalm 23:6 and excerpts from Mark’s account of Jesus transfiguration. Both remind us of “God always being with me!’’ As a reminder of God’s goodness and love being with you,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This photo is part of my Blurry collection. CURRENT HAPPENINGS January seemed to be on cruise-control here at our home. All is good health-wise and no major COVID-19 impacts. One super great blessing is that Christy's school where she teaches... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Yolanda Sun on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices Day 1: Read Psalm 23:5. Jesus has the best strategy for dealing with enemies. You turn them into a friend. You rebuild a relationship with the table of forgiveness. You feast on His love... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Etienne Girardet on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices Day 1: Read/memorize Psalm 23:1-4. Today focus on the phrase “Even though I walk through the valley”. Life has a lot of peaks and valleys (ups and downs). Are you in a valley right... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Liane Metzler on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices Each day this week I encourage you to pray two prayers: “Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.” “God, show me the good things you want me to do today. Lead me in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Cristian Newman on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices Day 1: Read/memorize Psalm 23:1-2. Today focus on the phrase “He makes me lie down”. When has the Lord brought you to your knees? When have you been made to pause? How did you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices At the start of 2021, Christ Lutheran Church's weekly Messages will be around a new series called "Trusting God In Tough Times" using Psalm 23:1-6. As you use this week’s Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide, the first five days invite you to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The above California House of Representative Members all voted on January 7, 2021 to challenge the legitimate election of Joe Biden as President of the United States of America. (ABC7) (NYT) (TheVerge) By the end of the day on January... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2021 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons | Spiritual Practices 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. Who are you praying for this year to seek and find God? What might be a star... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2021 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This photo is part of my Nature Collection! CURRENT HAPPENINGS Over the past month we have been celebrating outdoors & socially distanced the Holidays, Christmas, and New Year's Eve. Best of all is that we continue to be blessed with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Steve Holden's Blog
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I got the following Christmas Advent Craft Beer Calendar from Chris & Charlie who host ThePodCraft Beer Show (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook): Craft Beer #1: "Centre" (Imperial India Pale Ale (IPA)) [untapped] from Other Half Craft Beer #2: "Motueka Daydream" (Oak... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2021 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This Christmas 2020 we will be giving our Christmas Eve offering away to four recipients outside our congregation: Amor Ministry (Building Houses in Mexico) Child Beyond International (Providing ovens for families in Guatemala) CityHope La Mesa (Helping victims of abuse find protection and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This Christmas 2020 we will be giving our Christmas Eve offering away to four recipients outside our congregation: Amor Ministry (Building Houses in Mexico) Child Beyond International (Providing ovens for families in Guatemala) CityHope La Mesa (Helping victims of abuse find protection and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This photo is part of my Wood Collection. It was taken at The Oaks! Also check out my Nature Collection! CURRENT EVENTS We continue to be blessed with a hedge of protection with regards to COVID-19 and health in general.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2020 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons The countdown to Christmas 2020 has started! The theme will be "God With Us!" Please participate this month with the daily Advent materials that you can download from: christlamesa.org/christmas. Each day starting on November 29th through Christmas (December 25th) has a customized devotional... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This week Pastor Travis invites us to use “Lectio Divina” (Spiritual Reading) to help develop gratitude & contentment. Paul expresses gratitude to the church in Philippi for their provision, and that leads him to teach about contentment. When Christians trust in God to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This photo is part of my Wood Collection. Also check out my Nature Collection! CURRENT EVENTS It is quite a blessing that we continue to be healthy on the COVD-19 front. We continue to be vigilant and focused: #wear_a_mask; #wash_your_hands,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Photo by Jacqueline Munguía on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This week Pastor Burkey invites us to use “Lectio Divina” (Spiritual Reading) to help develop positive attitudes and actions as Paul describes in Philippians 4:8-9. Here are the guidelines that they use: Read/Lectio Reflect/Meditatio Respond/Oratio Rest/Contemplatio Resolve/Incarnatio... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Jersey Boys' Tony Award Winner John Lloyd Young is presenting a virtual online streaming Vegas Holiday Concert with Musical Director Thomas Faragher. Expect songs from Roy Orbison, Smokey Robinson, Little Anthony, some Jersey Boys, and a good dose of holiday... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2020 at Jersey Boys Podcast
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Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This week Pastor Travis invites us to use “Lectio Divina” (Spiritual Reading) in reading the verses from Philippians 3:12-21 to let the Holy Spirit use God’s Word to give us real confidence in living life this week and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by 30daysreplay Marketingberatung on Unsplash Reservations | LiveStream | Give | Sermons This week Pastor Burkey invites us to use “Lectio Divina” (Spiritual Reading) in reading the verses from Philippians 3:1-11 to let the Holy Spirit use God’s Word to give us real confidence in living life this week... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS
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The Travis Ferguson Pastoral Dictionary of Opinions, Thoughts, and Meanderings defines the “Gospel of Me” as: gos·pel · of · me |’gäspəl əv mē noun/verb A gimme gimme Gospel that wants all the good God has to offer without any of the sacrifice. A gotta gotta Gospel where an individual... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at CLCM Personal GPS