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The Friday Five

friday-fiveTHE RANDOM FRIDAY FIVE

  1. lost, it sucks to loose, Stoops is still a great coach, Gresham and Bradford should both go to the NFL, my Sooners are ranked #6 in B-ball…  Defeat should never be a source of discouragement but rather a fresh stimulus.”
  2. If you are not signed up on Twitter or TokBox, you should be.  Follow me on Twitter here!
  3. If you have linked BigIsTheNewSmall to your blog; let me know so I can add you to my blogroll.
  4. Looking forward to B-ball kicking back off for my sons this weekend… little league b-ball is comical.
  5. This is the 2nd. week of the LifeChurch.tv “I love My Church” series; I will be hanging out at the Internet Campus this weekend for a bit, you should stop by.

Share your random Friday thoughts!  Don’t forget to let me know if I need to show you some LinkLuv and add you to my blogroll!

Thanks for reading & Have a blessed weekend!  Transcend The Isms…

Halloween Drive-by

Some Random Bullets for Your Halloween Enjoyment:

  • We do the Halloween thing… the boys are excited to have their parties at school and trick or treat tonight.  The weather is going to be perfect today and it’s Fri. fun times!  Jayden is a Black Ninja Double Black Ninja 🙂  Wesley is a tackle football player… go figure!
  • We have some big-time games this weekend for the boys and my Sooners play Nebraska.
  • We are Kicking off a new series at church this weekend “Practical Atheist” it will be off the hook!
  • If you are on twitter follow me here and be sure and subscribe to BigIsTheNewSmall here.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder had a horrible debut game!
  • I’m not sure if you knew this but there is a really, really BIG election on Tues. (More about this on Mon.)
  • There have been a lot of new Subscribers to BigIsTheNewSmall.com (Thanks for Reading!)
  • I am off today… that’s a good thing!  My wife and I are going to pick out some new Versace glasses!
  • We just hired a new Associate Youth Pastor at the n-dub and he’s a brotha’!
  • Does God ever tell you to do something and your are not exactly sure what he’s telling you to do?  Hmmmm… I just thought I would ask!

Do you celebrate Halloween, why or why not, how do you celebrate Halloween?

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

Roll Call…

Random Friday Morning Thoughts and a Roll Call!

  • My 5yo at-least a few days a week asks me: “What Day Is It?” If it’s not Fri. He says “Maaan!” When it’s Friday he says “Yesss!”
  • All three Oklahoma College Football Teams are undefeated Oklahoma Univ. (OU), Oklahoma State Univ. (OSU), and Tulsa Univ. (TU).   I don’t want to hear nothing about the SEC!
  • The Red River Shootout (OU vs. Texas) is this weekend.  Colt McCoy will get hurt trying to run on my Sooners.  I’m sorry burnt orange is just a horrible color.  Boomer Freakin’ Sooner!  National Champions this year baby…  
  • I am going to spend some time today writing/outlining a potential book and my wife and I teach Prep For Marriage Tonight!
  • I will be filling in at the Oklahoma City Campus this weekend; I haven’t been there in a year and a half.
  • Twitter is the easiest and fastest growing social networking place… follow me on twitter here
  • If you have linked BigIsTheNewSmall.com  let me know so I can show you some LinkLuv!
  • Transcend The Isms’- “You have another gear… are you willing to shift?”

I would like for everyone to participate in a Roll Call; It’s quite simple… Share the Following!

Name, City/State, Website/Blog and a one-liner of your choice!

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! BigIsTheNewSmall

Links That Make You Think!

  • USC Goes down, if my Sooners handle their business they will be number 1. (click here) 
  • PETA wants Ben and Jerry’s to use breast milk in their ice cream. (click here)
  • MySpace Music Offers Free Music Tracks to combat itunes. (click here)
  • If you can’t get enough political banter check out Election Twitter. (click here)
  • If you have linked to BigIsTheNewSmall.com let me know & I’ll link you back; to subscribe (click here)
  1. Please share any links that make you think, blogs that make you think or books that make you think.
  2. What’s happening in your world?  Will there be a debate tonight?  7 Hundred Billion Dollars? 
  3. So much to talk about I would love to hear from you on any subject, It’s your world; Sound Off!

I will close with the way every President and Presidential Candidate Closes their Speech!

“May God Bless You and God Bless America!”

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 

Cinco Del Viernes

I am not quite sure if that’s how you say Friday Five in Spanish; however I think It’s Pretty Close.

  1. My wife and I are leaving today for a 7 day cruise to celebrate our anniv.; you can check out the ship here.
  2. If you did not get a chance to meet my family, you can do so by clicking here.
  3. College football officially started last night and really kicks off this weekend; you can check out preseason rankings here.
  4. The Presidential campaign is in full swing; you can Check out Obama’s best TV add here and McCain’s here
  5. You decide ’08; Sunday is the last day to vote for BigIsTheNewSmall for the 2008 Black Weblog Awards in the category of  Best Faith-Based Blog, please take a few moments and vote for BigIsTheNewSmall by clicking here.

Friday Sound Off: Who is going to win the college football National Championship?  Who will be the Cinderella team?  Who is over-rated?  Who is going to win the SuperBowl; will the Giants repeat?   The bottum line is you can do all the smack talking that you want to and make any college football or NFL predictions or just rant about whatever!  I will kick off the smack talking…

Thanks for reading, we have some great posts lined up for next week… holla atcha when I get back; however make sure you follow me on twitter by clicking here.  I’m out… peace!

Free Stuff Friday!

it.jpg   the-shack.jpg I am turning BigIsTheNewSmall’s Friday into a day to give some things away through the process of a drawing and all you have to do is comment to be entered.  Today we are giving away your choice of books: Either a Signed Copy of my Pastor Craig Groeschel’s new book “it” or a copy of the best selling novel “The Shack.”  It will be shipped right to your door! 

My thought about this Free Stuff Friday is to obviously give away free stuff every Friday; however I would like to get those of your who read this blog involved in the giving.  In other-words one of you will have the opportunity to give something away next Friday, we will accept comments, I will draw a random winner and you will send their item to them, it’s that simple (I might have to get the kids involved in the drawing like my girl Dusty).  Some of you may be bigger givers than others and that is totally fine, we might be giving away things like the following: itunes gift cards, starbucks gift cards, $50 cash, books, music cd’s, restaurant gift cards, sports tickets, free flights, $1,000,000, vacations, Bibles… 

I will not be involved in the handling of the items unless I am giving the item away, like this week.   If you are interested in sponsoring a Friday and giving something away, you can shoot me an e-mail to @lifechurch.tv">scott.williams@lifechurch.tv and we will lock in your date.  Your blog will be mentioned in the post (or a blog/business of your choice) and you will also get a 1 week slot in the BigIsTheNewSmall add section.  (BigBlogAndBusinessPimpin)

I want to come up with an official name for this Friday post and would like your help; in order to be entered into this weeks drawing just comment the name that you prefer from this list or a better name you have in mind:

  • Free Stuff Friday
  • Freebay Friday
  • Free Friday
  • TGIF- Thank God It’s Free
  • Free Freakin’ Friday
  • I Love Free Stuff

Go ahead comment away!  You have until 11:59 p.m. Sunday August 3rd. to comment.  Only one entry per person; however you can comment as much as you want.   🙂

Friday Drive-by (21)

RANDOM BULLETS: Friday Drive-by (21) 

LifeChurch.tv Northwest Oklahoma City Campus: “N-dub”

  • Week Three of One Prayer “Ed Young” is Speaking!

  • Over 200 People from the “N-dub” are going on the “One Prayer” Oak Grove micro-mission.

  • Looking for a new LifeKids Director; my current LifeKids Pastor is going to be my Campus Admin.  If you are interested, you can check out the Job Description here.

My Life:

  • Campus Pastor Forum is tonight and tomm. 

  • We are going to Atlanta Tomorrow; I’m looking forward to the time off. 

  • My boys basketball season starts this coming week.

Featured Bloggers & Frequent Commenters: Check out their sites!

  • Dusty: The Randomness of Dusty Takle
  • Jonathan: The Little Pastor
  • Roger: Roll Mental Camera
  • Bert: Men On Purpose
  • Mike: Indescript

 Blog Ramblings:

  • BigIsTheNewSmall will have it’s 1st. Birthday June 30th.  (LinkLuv and comments on Birthday will be appreciated)
  • If you have linked BigIsTheNewSmall, let me know so that I can show you some LinkLuv.  Be sure you subscribe to my blog by clicking the subscribe button at the top right or click here.
  • Follow me on Twitter: click here
  • Facebook (Let’s be friends… click here)

Quotes:

You can’t get where you need to be until you recognize where you are.  Me

Get Your Drive-by On!

If you have any random thoughts or comments, please share!

Question:

Do you or your church participate in small groups?  Do you feel that small groups are helpful, necessary, effective… Why or Why Not?

Have a great weekend, I’ll be blogging from the ATL next week! 

Can I Buy You a Drink?

starbucks-drinks.jpgsonic-drink.jpgIn case you guys and gals didn’t know, my blog can be very random, controversial, family friendly, confrontational, special, educational, spiritual, enlightening…. well you get the picture.  This morning I had another one of those random moments and it comes in the form of a question for everyone to answer.  Here it goes:

“Can I Buy You a Drink?”  You only have two Locations to choose from Sonic or Starbucks; go ahead and give me your drink order.  I am going to select a couple of random drink order comments and send you either a Starbucks or Sonic Gift Card.  Don’t forget it’s half price drink “Happy Hour” at Sonic everyday from 2:00-4:00.   I am curious as to whether we have more Starbucks or Sonic orders.

Drink On!

I’ll go first and treat myself to a Sonic drink!

These Random Thoughts…

What’s going on inside my head…

  1. Airport security, necessary, poor interpersonal skills, what’s up w/ the 3oz. bottles and the air-puff machine
  2. Be mindful of your associations… perception becomes reality, Obama/Rev. Wright/The American People
  3. Geico and Sonic have the best commercials, Cavemen/Goofy Men
  4. If you have never visited the NW Oklahoma City Campus and live locally, you should the staff, volunteers and people are the best
  5. It’s time to get the grass, flower bed, patio and garage in order
  6. My oldest son will be changing schools do to some re-alignment (Angie Debo-current school 1421 on the API; Westfield-new school 1500 on the API) 1,500 is the highest possible score… Sometimes change is good!
  7. I am pulling for the Hornets as a previous 2 year season ticket holder… I can’t wait for the Sonics/Durant to get to OKC
  8. You can do more w/ less, you can be productive without burning the midnight oil, you can have fun and produce, people pleasers don’t please anyone… BigIsTheNewSmall
  9. We just finalized our anniversary cruise “Liberty of The Seas” San Juan/Puerto Rico, Philipsburg St. Maarten, Labidi/Labadee
  10. I am not reading as many blogs, I’m reading more books and outlining a book that I am thinking about writing…  Seasons

What are some random thoughts going on inside your head?

BigIsTheNewSmall

Free Blog Friday

RANDOM BULLETS: Friday Drive-by (22) 

LifeChurch.tv Northwest Oklahoma City Campus: “N-dub”

  • This weekend is our 1 year anniversary we are reflecting on all that God has done through our campus in 1 year, and we are baptizing over 100 people.

  • We have the best volunteers in the world!

  • If you are in the area come by and visit this weekend.

Featured Blogger, Frequent Commenter:  Heady is the featured blogger this week. Check out his blog here. 

Comment of the Week:  Miryam commented on the post, “The Journey of An Atheist 3 (of 3)” she said:  I jumped from my bed while reading this for a praise break!  I know that in my life I am living some ways that G-D would not be pleased with…  I am doing a self evaluation and I am going to get back on track…  Yeshua is good!  Like some people would never believe…    

Get The Hook Up: There are 85+ blogs who have linked to BigIsTheNewSmall that I am aware of.  If you have linked or added BigIsTheNewSmall to your blogroll let me know and I’ll link you back. (I am getting ready to change the blogroll so let me know!)   

Quotes: 

  • The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.  Theodore Roosevelt 
  • You don’t know what you can get away with until you try.  Colin Powell 

Questions: 

  1. What are some blog topics that you would like to see tackled?
  2. Does your spouse read your blog?
  3. If there is anything you want to share go ahead and blog in the comment section, we will call today Free Blog Friday.
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