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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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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 5 days ago 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
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Health Update (Bulged Disk & Bike Injury) Things have been improving since my last month's update (May). I think I've returned to my overall health level from February . I am tentatively planning my next Sprint Triathlon for the end... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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This week's "I AM" statement comes from John 14:6. Day 1: Read John 14:1. What is the difference for you in focusing on trouble in this world versus focusing on trust in Jesus? How do the troubles of this would pull on your attention? What is the power you have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Today's CHVRCHES Fan Podcast was recorded & published today (Monday, May 27, 2019). It covers "three tidbits" (aka 3bits) of CHVRHCES news you should know [full show notes] from episode #3: One Year Old B-Day for "Love Is Dead" "Drugs & The Internet" (CHVRCHES REMIX) with @lauvsongs CHVRH.ES Tour info... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2019 at CHVRCHES Podcast
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This week's "I AM" statement comes from John 11:25-26. Day 1: Read John 11:21 and John 11:32. Mary and Martha say the same things. That's a little passive aggressive, isn't it? They are aren't really blaming Jesus, but they are. Aren't we all a little passive aggressive with God? The... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1: Read John 10:11-13. How have you sensed Jesus’ presence with you in the past day? Where do you need to remind yourself of His presence in the day ahead? Pray to live this day, aware of Jesus’ presence. Day 2: Read Psalm 23:4. In the past, where have... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Monday – Read John 10:3. Jesus says that the sheep can hear His voice. In our life, we are surrounded by different voices. Whose voice are you listening to right now? President Trump? Hillary Clinton? Bernie Sanders? Fox News? Rush Limbaugh? Oprah Winfrey? Whose voice do you need to tune... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Health Update Things have been slowly improving with my back since my bike fall in February (and it is almost to 1 year since my full-on bulged disc incident). I switched my morning runs to morning walks in March by... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2019 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1: Read John 9:1-2. The disciples see this man as a theological case study. What leads them to their two options they present to Jesus? How have you been the recipient of blame when you have suffered? When are you tempted to blame when suffering comes? Day 2: Read... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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THE EXAMEN PRAYER Look back over today. For what do you want to thank God? What gifts have you received? Jesus said, “The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything.” Ask God’s Spirit to guide your memory as you look back over today.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2019 at CLCM Personal GPS
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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 Apr 21, 2019 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 perform “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