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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, D&D, Technology, Music, Podcasting, Exercise, Politics, Baseball
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I am a big fan of Cal Newport's Deep Life podcast. One of his monthly goals is to read at least five books, which he then covers in his podcast. Fellow podcast fan Bram Adams ([email protected]) has created a database... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
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I recently enjoyed the podcast series Agent of Betrayal: The Double Life of Robert Hanssen. It was well-produced, researched, and sourced. Although I thought I knew a great deal about Robert Hanssen (Wikipedia), this podcast provided a bunch of new... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
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The Sirius Jet has a "Hydrogen-Electric Ducted Fan Propulsion System" with the goal of providing zero-emissions flights. There will be two models: Business Jet: 3 passengers with a 1,150-mile range Millenium Jet: 5 passengers with a 650-mile range Both will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2024 at Aviation Observer
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Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko Here is an update to my 2023 plan. This year, I am reading and journaling about the following two books as part of my daily morning routine: "Truth For Life: 365 Daily Devotions" by Alistar Begg... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
This walking tour of downtown La Mesa “The Jewel of the Hills” was filmed on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 with my daughter Carson. The walk was on La Mesa Blvd. It roughly started and ended here: https://w3w.co/rock.ends.feared And we turned... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
This walking tour of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery was filmed on Monday, December 18, 2023. The cemetery is in the Point Loma area of San Diego, California, near the Cabrillo National Monument. The area walked was in the Northern-Eastern section... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
This walking tour of the San Diego Zoo was filmed on Sunday, December 17, 2023, during the Zoo's annual Holiday celebration known as "Jungle Bells." This work is licensed under Creative Common's Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 International. Tags: #walkingtour #sandiego #sandiegozoo #holidays... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Just like last year, I have created some downloadable PDF files of "continuous" calendars for 2024: Vertical version (PDF) Horizontal version (PDF) I hopefully did the conversion from 2023 to 2024 correctly. It was especially tricky since 2024 is a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2024 at Steve Holden's Blog
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As of this week, Christ Lutheran Church & School will pause the weekly Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guides as we pray and consider where our resources will be directed over the coming months. A wonderful alternative is Portals Of Prayer. If you have questions, input, concerns, etc., please contact Pastor Travis. Thanks!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
Ted Barris recently shared photos and stories about his father's service during World War II. Veteran stories from the Library Of Congress are now on display at LSU in Baton Rouge. KTLA 5 has posted a YouTube news story about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2023 at Veteran Stories
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The scriptures for this week include Revelations 7:9-17, 1 John 3:1-3, and John 14:1-7. A note to begin: Solus Christus orders the other solas, as Christ is the source and giver of salvation. We are saved by grace alone (sola gratia), from the Father through the work of Christ alone... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Scripture for this week includes Psalm 46:1-11, Ephesians 2:1-10, & Luke 7:36-50. A note to begin: Salvation does not depend upon our activities (how could it be if we are dead before God's gift?); God gives it through grace alone - His unmerited gift. If salvation is not earned but... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Back in this episode of Cal Newport's podcast "Why You're Always Tired & Exhausted (No Matter What You Do)," there was a funny ad read that Cal did for Jesse Skelton. It was funny enough that not only did I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2023 at Steve Holden's Blog
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This week's message and GPS passages are Psalm 62:1-2 & Psalm 62:5-8, Galatians 2:15-21, & John 3:14-21. A NOTE TO BEGIN: If sola Scriptura is the authority for theological discussion and sola gratia is the give of salvific grace, sola fide is how we acquire salvation: we are saved by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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This week's Scriptures for the message are from Psalm 119:105-112, 2 Timothy 3:14-17, and Matthew 4:1-11. Background: If you have been in Protestant Churches before, you have probably heard the phrase "Sola Scriptura" or "Scripture Alone." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther, the Augustinian monk who, in many ways, began the Reformation,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1 (Monday): Read 1 Peter 2:4-12. What stands out in this passage about how Christians are called to live in their communities? Day 2 (Tuesday): In 1 Peter 2:9, Peter talks about believers being a "chosen people." How does understanding yourself as chosen impact your attitude toward your community... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1 (Monday): Read 1 Peter 1:13-25. How would you define "loving your neighbor" in your own words? What does it look like? What doesn't look like? Day 2 (Tuesday): Peter encourages believers to "prepare their minds for action" (1 Peter 1:13). How can having a prepared mind affect our... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Day 1 (Monday): Read Matthew 7:13-14. Think about all the places you have been near and far. If you had to do it all over again, would you live somewhere different? Why or why not? Day 2 (Tuesday): When we think about where we'd like to live, retire, etc., we... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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After completing this week's GPS, the big idea is to reflect on your role in your community. What actions or changes can you make to better "love where you live." Day 1 (Monday): What's been the best work you've ever done or been a part of? What made it good?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Pastor Travis's message for 9/10/2023 was entitled "My Least Favorite Part Of The Lord's Prayer." Here is this week's Grow - Pray - Study (GPS) guide to help you grow in love & forgiveness for one another. Day 1 (Monday): Practice Lectio Divina with Psalm 32:1-2. Day 2 (Tuesday): Practice... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
Steve Holden has shared their blog ThePodCraft
Sep 3, 2023
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I recently got sent this photo from a friend: And I wasn't too sure if it was the real deal. So I did some digging, and there are a lot of companies working in this market: zipline SkyDrop Wing Wingcopter... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at Aviation Observer
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I picked up this comic from a former co-worker (@evans_comics) - Lani! It is excellent. Interesting story based in San Diego, and the artwork is well done. The stickers are fun also! You can check out his online store here:... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at Steve Holden's Blog
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Day 1 (Monday): Practice Lectio Divina with Jeremiah 15:16. Day 2 (Tuesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Jeremiah 15:19. Day 3 (Wednesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans 12:12. Day 4 (Thursday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans 12:16. Day 5 (Friday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans 12:21. Day 6 (Saturday): Practice Lectio... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS
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Photo by Scott Blake on Unsplash Day 1 (Monday): Practice Lectio Divina with Isaiah 51:1-3. Day 2 (Tuesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Isaiah 51:4-6. Day 3 (Wednesday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans 11:33-36. Day 4 (Thursday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans 12:1-2. Day 5 (Friday): Practice Lectio Divina with Romans... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2023 at CLCM Personal GPS