How you can “Escape the Ordinary”

Those three words were on an advertisement for a new attraction in town, “Escape the Ordinary”. The brochure I had picked up caught my eye as I was getting out of my car.

“Escape” from what we do every day, “the Ordinary”.

I started thinking about that statement and realized, I don’t like it….at all. We do too much escaping the ordinary, don’t we?

Read the rest at http://www.chrissaidit.com/how-you-can-escape-the-ordinary/

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[New Post] The Parable of the Tree

Each of the trees were green and strong. Oaks they were and strength was something they were proud of. The trees talked with one another and compared how strong they were.

A small acorn grew and grew until it had become a young tree. His branches were green and wide. He had the tallest branches and greenest leaves of all the young trees.

Read the rest at http://www.chrissaidit.com/the-parable-of-the-tree/

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I don’t know what I’m doing, but I’m doing it anyways

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It’s the truth. I don’t have a masters in the English language. In fact, I hated English class. I’m not a huge presence on social media. Often times, I’m not sure what’s going on. I’m not Max Lucado (my FAVORITE author). In fact, I feel like he’s Picasso and I’m using a box of crayons.

But, you know what? It doesn’t matter. I’ve discovererd I have a “little” talent so I’m gonna use it the best that I can. I know I can help someone and I know I will. I’ve also found that my harshest critic is me. I want everything perfect, but I know it probably never will be.

Read the rest at http://www.chrissaidit.com/i-dont-know-what-im-doing-but-im-doing-it-anyways/

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Facebook needs an “Ok” button

My site has moved. Story is available at http://www.chrissaidit.com/facebook-needs-an-ok-button/.

Come and check it out!!

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Risk, is it really a four-letter word?

My site has moved to http://www.ChrisSaidit.com. To see the article please go to the new site.

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New website – Signup to get my latest posts !!

 

To all of my current followers, my new site launches this coming Thursday, June 19th. Sign-up at ChrisSaidit.com to get my latest posts directly in your Inbox.

I’m excited about the new posts that are coming!!!

 

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Contest Winner Announced

February 24, 2014 Leave a comment

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Photo courtesy of Liam

The photo above is my four year old cousin Liam right before he drew out the name of the winner of the $30 gift card. Congratulations to Jon Cagle who learned about the contest through the Facebook group “30 days of Hustle”, sponsored by author and blogger Jon Acuff (www.acuff.me).

The contest to name my website was awesome! There is nothing better than to hand an idea over to great creative people to see what they can come up with. Thirty seven different website names were submitted. It was a tremendous success. I thank everyone who submitted an idea and even the ones that just thought about it.

I ended up choosing a name I came up with before the contest. I will reveal the name of my site in the coming months.

We each have dreams. We have things we know within our heart that we were designed to do. When we were kids, we believed in those dreams. Then “experts” told us to wise up and face reality. Well, I disagree. You know who I think has it right? Liam. That’s right. Look at the picture again of Liam right before he drew out the winning name. He believes he can do anything? And you know what, I believe he can too.

Let’s be more like Liam.

Help me and you could win an iTunes or Amazon Gift Card

February 17, 2014 19 comments

 

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How creative are you??

 

You could win a Gift Card by using your creativity.

In the coming months I will be switching my WordPress site to a stand-alone website, but I’m having trouble coming up with the exact domain name I want. I need something incorporating my name, Chris, but domain names like “chrislawson.com” and “Chris.com” are already taken. I want to keep it simple with something like “chriswrites.com” or “chriswroteit.com”. However, both of these domains are already taken.

 

Here’s where you can help and possibly win a gift card to either iTunes or Amazon (your choice if you win).

 

My website will cover topics of inspiration with some humor and maybe a touch of tech and sports. Help me find a name for my site and you could win the gift card valued at $30.

 

Here are the steps to enter:

1) Come up with a website name that incorporates either “Chris” or “ChrisLawson” that has a .com extension. (I need a .com website)

2) Check to make sure it isn’t already registered by searching for the name you created at https://instantdomainsearch.com

3) Post the website name in the comments section of this post.

 

When leaving your idea in the comments, make sure to leave your email address in the proper field so I can contact you if you win.

If I choose your idea, you win the $30 gift card. If I don’t go with any of the suggestions, a winner will be randomly chosen. You have nothing to lose and may help me name my site and win $30.

 

Let’s see how creative you are! Leave your idea by entering in in the “Leave a Reply” section below.

 

(This contest will be open for 7 days and then your chance to win will be gone)

 

A normal night?

December 25, 2013 Leave a comment

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Stars twinkled in the twilight sky as the wind softly blew back the shepherd’s hair. The night was calm and so were the sheep. They grazed and softly chewed on the green grass. This was the good grass. Each of the shepherds sat there looking upon their flock with heavy eyes as sleep beckoned to take them for a while. It was another night just like all the others, or so they thought.

Suddenly, out of seemingly nowhere, came a bright light. It scared the flock as they jumped back and scattered. The shepherds fell back and out of their half sleep supposing that possibly this was a dream, but it wasn’t.

The bright light was everywhere around them. It seemed that darkness had disappeared and daylight had suddenly appeared. From within the bright light a figure appeared. The figure was the form of a strong man; a man of war. Terrible and strong he looked and authority was clothed upon him. A deep voice came from the figure and the shepherds shook with fear.

It was an angel from God and he began to speak. He told the shepherds to not be afraid that he had come to share good news. A baby would be born in the city of David, Bethlehem. And that baby is the Christ. As a sign, the baby would be wrapped in tightly wrapped cloth and would be laying in the feeding trough of a barn.

Instantly, there was an army of angels with the one and they were singing the most beautiful songs the shepherd’s had ever heard. The songs praised and magnified God.

Then as quick as everything appeared, it disappeared. Light went back to darkness. The wind softly blew and the sheep continued grazing. The shepherds rubbed their eyes as they adjusted back to the night sky.

One of the shepherds turned to the others and said “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this happen which the Lord has made known to us.”

They hurried and made provisions for their sheep and headed toward the city of Bethlehem.

As they walked up toward the barn, they saw a lady and a man near a feeding trough. Inside the feeding trough was a new born baby, wrapped in tight cloth.

The Shepherds knew in their heart that this was it. They looked upon the child in awe. This wasn’t a normal baby. This wasn’t just another night. They were looking at the messiah.

This Christmas, let something happen that maybe has never happened to you before. Listen to the voices of the angels as they proclaim the King. Listen to the pulling in your heart as you are drawn to Him. If you listen and heed the promise of heaven, you may find yourself at the exact same place the shepherds did.

At the feet of Jesus.

Fire

December 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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Burning and tingling sensations feel our inner heart. Our ears hear the winds of the spirit as it encompasses around us. Where we once felt loneliness and despair, we feel peace. Where confusion once enveloped our every thought, we have understanding. So is it when the fire of God envelopes us and burns within our soul. So it is with His spirit.

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