Monthly Archives for December 2010

Jesus is BIGGER

Today we bring 2010 to a close and tomorrow we start 2011, a new year. What happened to you in 2010? You experienced many wonderful events in 2010, but you also suffered. You felt pain. You experienced loss. You watched … Continue reading

31. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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How to Prepare for 2011

Last year I posted the following thoughts about closing out 2009 and starting 2010. Before this week ends I will carve out time with my wife to do this for 2010/2011. A number of my friends have starting doing this … Continue reading

28. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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You Don’t Need a Good Therapist, You Need a Good Story

I used this quote in my sermon today: The same impulse that makes us want our books to have a plot makes us want our lives to have a plot. We need to feel that we are getting somewhere, making … Continue reading

26. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Merry Christmas from the Buzzard 5

The manger is worn. The cross is bloodied. The tomb is empty. The throne is occupied. This makes for a Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

25. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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The Gospel is Not Like Dessert

Many of us grew up in families where dessert was this delicious thing you could taste and enjoy only if you ate all your dinner. We had to earn dessert. “Eat all of your dinner, every last piece of broccoli, … Continue reading

23. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Date Idea

Men, here’s a date idea for you as you move towards the New Year. A few weeks ago I took my wife out for coffee.  I brought six sheets of paper and two pens with us. I asked my wife … Continue reading

22. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Ask God For Things

In the past I have urged people in prayer meetings to spend time in praise or confession or meditation without moving on too quickly to intercession, and I have then been frustrated when they strayed into petition. But I see … Continue reading

21. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Bible Reading Plans for 2011

I don’t care what kind of a Bible reading plan you use. I just care that you have a plan. The New Year is coming and this is a good time to create a plan for how you will regularly … Continue reading

21. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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Revival in Silicon Valley/San Jose

Some good things are happening in San Jose, the heart of the Silicon Valley. From today’s Wall Street Journal: The revival of Silicon Valley is on display at the juncture of San Jose’s North First Street and Highway 237, which … Continue reading

20. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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When Life Gets Easier, Don’t…

I’ve noticed something. Maybe you’ve noticed the same thing. When coming out of a hard season, when life starts to get a little bit easier, I’ve noticed that my prayer life slowly becomes a little less active, a little less … Continue reading

19. December 2010 by Justin Buzzard
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