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Win Shane & Shane’s New Album “The One You Need” Before You Can Buy It

I have some great give-aways today.  Today’s BIG give-aways include some cool stuff from some friends of mine, christian artists Shane and Shane. If you are not aware of their music, you should be, these guys are the real deal.  We recently hung out and I just love these guys genuine hearts and passion to share their gospel and impact the community.

Shane and Shane has sold over a half a million records and now they have a new project which is their first studio release in two years, The One You Need. Available Oct. 4, the project’s debut single and title track is quickly becoming a hit.  As a matter of fact just yesterday, on my way to an client appointment, I had to sit in the car and finish listening to “The One You Need” before on The Message satellite radio station before going into the meeting.

After a brief hiatus from recording, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett have returned to the studio with two years worth of new material, all self-written and self-produced. The duo, who has been playing together for 13 years, has joined efforts with Fair Trade Services, home to top artists including The Afters, MercyMe, and Derek Webb, for this new album.

The Shanes, now both married with children, created this latest record through the lens of fatherhood and community. In fact, Barnard penned the title track—a poignant letter from daddy to daughter—a week before his daughter Lucy was born. Having also recently assumed the role of worship pastors at their local church, The One You Need additionally contains songs intended to minister to those hurting around them.

Although it doesn’t release until October 4th, I already have the new album in my iTunes (I got the hook up… keep reading, you can also get the hook up).  It’s an awesome project that really compliments the Shane’s unique style and unique sound.  Some of my personal favorites include: Grace Is Sufficient, Your Love, Praise Him, Miracle and the title track “The One You Need” which is featured in the above video.  As a parent it will break your heart and make you re-focus at the same time.

Do You Want The Hook Up? We are giving away 4 different prize packages, click here to check out what is included in Package A, B, C & D.  Package A includes everything from a signed copy of the alum to 2 FREE tickets to any ticketed Shane and Shane show and more.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win a copy of the album, in your own words of course.
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste the below tweet info. to your Facebook or Google+ status if your aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter, Facebook or Google+ simply leave a comment and we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook, Twitter or Google+.  Here is the tweet you can copy and paste or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it.  Win Shane & Shane’s new album “The One You Need” B4 You Can Buy It. (Also Tix to a Show) http://bit.ly/Shanes
  • 3. Go browse around the ShaneandShane.com and check out more about the project.
  • Note: 4 Winners for packages (A-B-C-D) will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section and will be announced on Monday August 15th.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  Be sure to change your tweets up a bit.   An individual could have 4 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 4 Names to win these packages with the help of random.org or another random means from those who complete the above steps by 4:59 pm central time 8/15/11.  I will announce the winners the evening of 8/15, right here on this post. Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

The Winner Are As Follows… thanks to everyone for entering!

Package A: Andrea MacBean
Package B: @Matreames
Package C: Dana Ferguson
Package D: Steve Gagne

Do You Have Something You Want To Promote?

I receive daily requests from people who want me to tweet, help promote or share information about a great ministry, cause, product or idea.  I try to share as many as I can, but I inevitably can’t share them all.  It’s not because I don’t want to share them all, but rather because it would be too much.

I decided to dedicate this post for people to be able to share information about great ministries, products, ideas, books, CD’s, Kickstarter projects, blogs, websites, documentaries, businesses…   I don’t care what you promote, as long as it’s good stuff and not inappropriate.

It’s simple, leave a comment below with links and as much information you would like to share about whatever you are promoting.  If you have a question about what someone is promoting, simply reply to their comment and you can talk amongst one another. If you know someone who has something to promote, let them know about this opportunity.

Thanks again for reading BigIsTheNewSmall.com!

Do You Have Something You Want To Promote?  Go Ahead and promote it below. Shamelessly!

Win 10 Copies Of #ChurchDiversity for Your Staff or Small Group

I’d like to say thanks to the many people who took advantage of the New Leaf Publishing Group offer of Church Diversity: Sunday The Most Segregated Day Of The Week for only $4.99 for 72 hours. This promo went out to those of you who are a part of the BigIsTheNewSmall.com and ChurchDiversity.com communities.  Because of it’s popularity, they have extended the offer for 2 weeks, I’m assuming that was from Monday, July 18th.

Church Diversity will be available for purchase in Kindle, Nook, iBook, Sony Reader or PDF formats for only $4.99 from nlpg.com. Purchasers can also request a complimentary copy be sent to their pastor.  That’s right, from now til’ August 1st, you and your friends can purchase a digital copy of Church Diversity for only $4.99 (right here) and a complimentary copy be sent to your pastor.  That’s like a double deal. 🙂

For those of you that have already dove in and began reading Church Diversity, all you have to do is Tweet, Google+ or Facebook post your favorite quote and you will be entered to win 10 Copies of Church Diversity for your staff, friends, small group or whomever you want to give them to.

If you have not picked up a copy, simply buy one or download a free sample chapter and share your favorite quote from the book. Please use the #ChurchDiversity hashtag when you share your quote and leave a comment below letting me know that you shared your quote.  The comment section is how the winner will be randomly selected. You can share one quote and one comment between now and Sunday (3 total for a better chance of winning).  Winner will be announced on Monday, July 25.

Remember it’s as easy as 1-2-3

  • 1. Tweet or Share quote from book.
  • 2. Leave comment below stating that you did so. (up to 3)
  • 3. Check back on Monday to see if you won.

#FistBump & Thanks for your support…  We are just getting started!

Win $1K Custom Sermon Series/Graphic Design Package

Once a month we will be doing something called the BIG Give-a-Way right here at BigIsTheNewSmall.com. For more details on the BIG Give-a-Way and learn how your business or organization can be involved, click here.

Today’s BIG Give-a-Way comes to you from The Treehouse Group, an award winning creative company focused on helping businesses and ministries reach their full potential through graphic design.

We are giving away a custom sermon series graphic package valued up to $1,000.  Elements can include but not limited to the designing of the Main graphic and choose from the design of bulletins, slides, mailers, banners, video elements, social sites, apparel etc.  Printing is not included and the agreement will be with The Treehouse Group.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win the design package. Be creative, share why or simply say “I want to win.” (only 1 comment per day)
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning the package, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if you aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter.  Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it: Win a FREE $1k Custom Sermon Series/Graphic Design Package 4 ur church. courtesy @curtis_stephens http://bit.ly/e5D8Gr
  • 3. Go browse around The Treehouse Group’s Website and check out their work.
  • Note: Contest will run through Valentines Day.  Winners will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  I will post a new tweet each morning to be retweeted for that day.  An individual could have 4 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 1 comment to win the package with the help of random.org or another random means 🙂 from those who complete the above steps by 11:59 pm central time 2/14/11.

I will announce the winner on February 15th.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

dream BIG. think BIGGER.

Winner Update:  The random winner of the $1,000 Design Package according to Random.org is:

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

3

Timestamp: 2011-02-16 02:08:07 UTC

#3  Joshua Riggs  (Thanks everyone for entering)

The Winner Of The iPad Is…

The Winner Of The iPad and Books are as follow…  Watch The Video!

I know who won the iPad, if someone will tell me who the other winners are, I will hook them up with a FREE copy of Wayne’s book.  I need to get my blog comment system changed, to include numbers next to each comment — Counting Is For The Birds. 🙂  The winners in the 600’s are better off counting from 700 down!

Click here to go back to the original post.

Thanks again for reading and participating, sorry you have to count!  Merry Christmas.

UPDATE – The Winners Are as Follows:

  • 328 – Tiffany Anderson
  • 686 – Maria December
  • 443 – Colby Brown
  • 289 – Victor Cabe
  • 668 – Paul Steinbrueck
  • 157 — Sonny Lemmons (iPad Winner)

Win A FREE iPad – Almost Isn’t Good Enough

Can you believe Christmas is just a week away and it’s almost here.  The problem with almost is this — “Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” If you almost win a million dollars, if your team almost won the game, if you almost took that step towards doing the right thing, if you are almost saved…  The bottom line is almost just isn’t good enough.

I had the opportunity to read a great book, by a great leader, with a great story, leading a great organization and all for a great cause.  Wayne Elsey is the Founder and CEO of Soles4Souls, a non-profit that has given away 13 million pairs of shoes in 6 years.  Wayne was a game changer in the footwear industry for more than 30 years, and was the youngest Vice President of Stride-Rite at 22 (with only a high school education).  @WayneElsey is a simple guy who cares about others and gave it all up for a dream to change the world.

That’s what his new book Almost Isn’t Good Enough is all about, It’s about challenging us to realize we only have one chance at this thing we call life.  Wayne does an excellent job of weaving real life stories with practical insights that will challenge and inspire you to look at you life, purpose and decisions differently.  As Wayne puts it in Almost Isn’t Good Enough, “Each of us has a brand. We reinforce this by the decisions we make and the actions we take.”  In other words we are what we do and not the lip service of what we say.

We all have the ability to change the world deep down inside of us.  It takes courage, inspiration, faith and those God moments to bring the world changer out of us.  Wayne draws everything back to the day he saw a shoe washup on shore after the Asian tsunami. Something inside of him made him want to do something instead of just ignore the pain of others. He didnʼt know what it was at the time but he knew he had to take action.

We can only realize our World Changing potential if we take action.  One of my sayings about potential is this, “Potential Unrealized Is Just Potential.” When we know we have the potential to make a lasting difference with whatever we have, wherever we are, and in whatever ways we can, Almost Isn’t Good Enough.” ~Wayne Elsey

If you want to release your world changing potential, get off the couch and stop settling for almost.  Almost Isn’t Good Enough is a great read to kick off your 2011.  The official release of the book is December 26th. The cool thing is I am going to be giving away some copies to some random BigIsTheNewSmall.com readers.

100% of The Proceeds from Almost Isn’t Good Enough benefits Soles4Souls.  That’s called a Win-Win!  Where else can you buy a book, 10 pair of shoes be delivered to someone in need and you get to pick where the shoes go.  Spread the word and buy the book to help Soles4Souls reach their God-Sized goal of giving away 200,000 pairs of shoes to people in need through this book in 2011.

The BIG Give-Away:

In 2010 I had been thinking about doing a BIG giveaway right here at BigIsTheNewSmall.com and almost gave away an iPad.  I recently realized that Almost Isn’t Good Enough, so I decided to go ahead and make it happen. That’s Right… I’m giving away an iPad right before Christmas and everyone has a chance to win.  I will be giving away a nice stack of these Almost Isn’t Good Enough books before you can buy them as well. Here is how you enter to win the books and iPad.  Please pay close attention to the details.

Winning is easy as 1 – 2 – 3

  • 1. Leave  comment stating that you would like to win a copy of the book and iPad in your own words of course.
  • 2. Re-Tweet my tweet about winning a copy, or simply copy and paste this tweet info. to your Facebook status if your aren’t on Twitter.  If you don’t have Twitter or Facebook, simply leave a comment an we will pray for you to move into the new media generation.  🙂  Seriously leave a comment and let me know that you don’t have either Facebook or Twitter.  Here is the tweet or you can simply find @scottwilliams on twitter and re-tweet it.  Win A FREE iPad & Copies of @WayneElsey’s new book “Almost Isn’t Good Enough” http://bit.ly/200kShoes #200kShoes
  • 3. Go browse around the WayneElsey.com and check out more details about the book.
  • Note: Winners will be selected from the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section.  You can leave one comment each additional day that you follow steps 1 & 2.  I will post a new tweet each morning to be retweeted for that day.  An individual could have 7 entries if they tweeted and commented each day. Increase your odds, participate daily!

I will randomly choose 5 Names to win the copies of the book and 1 with the help of random.org or another random means from those who complete the above steps by 11:59 pm central time 12/23/10.  I will announce the winners on Christmas Eve Dec. 24th and I will ship your items Mon. December 27th.  Good luck and share this info. with your friends.

dream BIG. think BIGGER.

Free Friday "FREE For All!"

freeI am about to take FREE Friday to a whole nutha’ level.  I have a stack of new books that I have double and triple copies of books that I have collected from conferences and people sending them to me over the last year.  I have decided to give them away to for FREE Friday.  I had sent out a tweet earlier to find out if other people wanted to give some things away and many of you responded, so here is what I have decided to do.

If you want to give something away, whether that be a product, service, app. etc.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Share what you are giving away in the comment section.
  2. Wait until midnight and select a random winner or winners. (Post Winners in Comment Section)
  3. Get in contact with the people who won and get them whatever they won.

Handle your communication in the BigIsTheNewSmall.com comment section and take all the details of how to obtain or receive winnings off-line if necessary.

If you want to win something, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Leave a comment stating which item that you would like to win. (You can enter to win multiple things, just leave 1 comment per item that you would like to win).
  2. Check throughout the day to see what items are being listed.
  3. Check back after midnight to see if you won.

Feel FREE to Tweet or Facebook about FREE Friday “FREE For All!”

TGIFF Thank Goodness It’s FREE Friday!

I’ll Go First!

Can I Buy You A Drink?

sonicstarbucksWe are making Friday’s Fun and FREE around these parts.  FREE Is The New Friday!  Last week we allowed people to promote their blog, website or business for FREE right here.  Today we are doing “Can I Buy You a Drink?” which was rolled out back in 2008.  Can I Buy You A Drink? is quite simple, here are the rules:  You only have two Locations to choose from Sonic or Starbucks (either or, not both).   Place your drink order by simply typing it in the comment section below.  I’m going to select a couple of random drink order comments and send you either a Starbucks or Sonic Gift Card.   It’s just that simple and it’s FREE!

Don’t forget that Sonic “Happy Hour” is everyday from 2:00-4:00 and the drinks are half-price.  Me and my boys hit Sonic up every Friday after school around 3:45.   I’m curious as to whether we have more Starbucks or Sonic orders.

RT or Re-Post & Share The Luv… Drink On!

I’ll go first and treat myself to some Starbucks!

Winner Update: My method for picking the winners was very scientific.  I asked my two sons to both chose two numbers between 1 and 73, because that’s how many comments we had.  We did have a small hanging chad, as my youngest son picked number 1 and since I was the 1st commenter, I didn’t feel like it was cool for me to buy myself a drink.

The winners are: #2 Kevin, #11 thecomicbookkid, #41 istoriarev and  #70 Megger213

Shoot me an e-mail with your mailing info. to scott@bigisthenewsmall.com and will get you some gift cards in the mail.

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment, we will do something again next week.

Show Some Luv!

Free Is The New Friday:

Today is going to be a different take on the Free Is The New Friday; in other words we won’t be doing it every Friday, but rather on a random basis.  The winner for this week is Bert Boan; who will be getting hooked up with a Starbucks giftcard from DustyKyle, Dusty and Steve still have some advertising coming; Steve is going to donate his advertising to either Derrick or Jason.

Please Go Vote For BigIsTheNewSmall:

I want to thank those of you who nominated BigIsTheNewSmall.com for the Black Weblog Awards; it’s because of you that we are a finalist in the category of Best Faith-Based Blog.  Voting is open until August 31st; however the sooner you vote the better.  Encourage your friends, blog readers and others to vote for BigIsTheNewSmall;  you can vote by clicking here.  We are a longshot, but we will see if we can win; click here to vote.  Thanks In Advance!

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My Life, My Family: (Run-on Sentence)

Wesley is playing tackle football and wants to also play flag, Jayden is playing flag, my wife and I fly out next Friday for our cruise (yes), the n-dub team is really special, today is my day off, I have some good books I’m reading, I have a book I need to write, we took dinner to a couple in our lifegroup last night that just had a baby, I’m ready for college football, this season of life is busy but really good…  God Is Good!

Questions:

  • Who will Obama and McCain pick for VP Candidates?
  • Any pre-season college football choices, favorite college football team, smack talking…?
  • Anything you want to share, debate, sound-off about… what’s up in your world? 

Free Is The New Friday (3)

First things first: Below you have a video of the drawing for last weeks winner of the $25 GiftCard to a restaurant of your choice.  The video is sideways, so turn your head to watch. LOL (I now understand that I have to turn my i-phone sideways when recording and learned that you can have different video thumbnails… anyway, it’s my first recording that was automatically uploaded to YouTube and I couldn’t re-record, because that wouldn’t be fair to the winner.)  It was recorded with my new i-phone video recorder software, which is not high quality; it’s the quality of a 2.0 mega-pixel camera.  If you have an i-phone I think the application is worth the money to ensure that you always have a video/audio recorder on your phone to catch those Rodney King beat down moments. 

Here is the “Free Is The New Friday” deal for this week.  We are giving away at-least $10 giftcard to Starbucks.  (the reason it’s at-least a $10 giftcard, is I’m allowing the sponsor to determine the amount).  All you have to do to enter is to post a comment ordering your favorite Starbucks drink for the summer.

If you would like to sponsor this week and receive a week add on BigIsTheNewSmall and “Free Is The New Friday” bragging rights, all you need to do is be the first person to comment “I’ll sponsor this week!”  Your only obligation is at least a $10 gift card; and remember it’s much better to give than receive.  All sponsor adds will go up this Monday, we are still working on graphics!  One entry per person; however you can comment as much as you would like.  All entries must be commented by this coming Wed.  by 11:59 p.m. central time.

Thanks for Reading BigIsTheNewSmall.com  and The Winner Is……

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