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So. You may not know this, but this week–yes, this VERY week–is a special American holiday. It’s not as flashy as other holidays, and it doesn’t occupy two months worth of space, but it is a holiday I love.

It’s called Thanksgiving. Remember Thanksgiving? That day when we’re thankful for stuff? You might have forgotten about it, because it’s basically Christmas already. My entire street is covered in lights, and every single store in America looks like Christmas threw up inside. You can still find Thanksgiving decor, but it’s in the back, on clearance.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve started to feel like Thanksgiving is just a speed bump on the way to Christmas. I don’t even know how it happened,  because I really do look forward to Thanksgiving! That’s why I decided to do a little something in honor of this humble holiday. That’s right, it’s giveaway time!

IMG_2911Now this isn’t just any giveaway. This week I am giving away FIVE copies of the brand new NIV Bible for Women, a resource that I am thrilled about for a couple of reasons. First, I am a contributor. Inside you will find several devotions of mine, which I hope will help you dig deeper into Scripture.

The second reason I am excited about this resource is the other women who contributed to it. These women are AMAZING and I am so humbled to have written alongside of them. The list of contributors includes:

– Christine Caine

– Sarah Bessey

– Margaret Feinberg

– Tsh Oxenreider

– Lysa TerKeurst

– Angie Smith

– Nish Weiseth

– Rachel Held Evans

– Annie Downs

– Shauna Niequist

– Kristen Howerton

– Helen Lee

– Amy Groeschel

…as well as a BUNCH of my Her.meneutics friends, like Amy Julia Becker, Marlena Graves, Caryn Rivadeneira, Laura Turner, Amy Simpson, Halee Gray Scott, and Rachel Stone. And then people I just plain like, like Lesley Miller, Bronwyn Lea, Leigh Kramer, Kathy Khang, Micha Boyett, Aleah Marsden, Karen Yates, and Jamie Calloway-Hanauer.

The list goes on and on, and I am so humbled to have been a part of this project. The women who contributed to this resource are so wise, and they love Jesus and his Word, so I really hope it will be a tremendous resource for women.

This week I am giving away 5 free copies of this Bible to readers. If you would like to enter your name for the giveaway, just post a comment below, with an answer to this simple, super spiritual question:

What Thanksgiving food are you most thankful for?

For me, it’s a tie between deep fried turkey and my mother-in-law’s sweet potato casserole. I seriously have dreams about those foods, and no Starbucks red cup can take that away from me! So before Christmas steamrolls in, join me in celebrating the release of this new Bible resource for women, AND Thanksgiving too. Because poor Thanksgiving, we still love you.

I’ll draw the names a week from today. Till then, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!


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