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!
Now 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!!!
Pumpkin pie always wins!
True! How could I leave that out??
Stuffing made from scratch by my grandmother.
I am most thankful for macaroni and cheese. Not a traditional Thanksgiving food, but it will always be my favorite.
Wait, mac and cheese isn’t traditional? Not in my world!!
Apple pie 🙂
My grandmother’s fresh from the garden creamed corn 🙂
Now my mouth is watering. I LOVE creamed corn!!!
I have to go with the mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmmm….
I’m starting to second guess asking this question. Y’all are making me SO HUNGRY! But I’m also getting even more excited about Thanksgiving!!
Hands down it’s pumpkin pie! Still remember the first time I tasted it when we moved to America. Yum!
mashed potatoes! the way my mom always makes them–with tons of butter, sour cream, and cream cheese!
So so thankful for my grandma’s stuffing. Delicious!
My absolute favorite is my Granny’s cornbread dressing. I loved it as a kid and still love it today. As an expat, I’ve volunteered every year to make it (even gluten free for friends!) because I can’t imagine Thanksgiving without it.
I love my mom’s sweet potato casserole complete with brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallow topping. It really should be in the dessert section. 🙂
I LOVE all of Thanksgiving foods. Perhaps my favorite is roasted turkey and cranberry chutney.
Canadian here so we have a specific kind of meat in my home province that compliments every special meal-salted beef!!!!!
I guess this is a little belated for you Canadians! But salted beef sounds good–I’d love to try that some time!
My mom’s stuffing has always been a favorite. And the cranberry sauce. And the pumpkin pie and I am really hungry right now!
Can I just say all of it?? Okay, mashed potatoes smothered in gravy.
Cranberry chess pie!
Sweet potato casserole for sure! Topped with marshmallows and lots of brown sugar :)!
I am most thankful for my mother’s sweet potato casserole. More brown sugar and pecans than sweet potato and delicious!
Sweet potato casserole is at the top of my list! I’m also thankful for pecan pie because it reminds me of my southern roots. Thanks for the giveaway!
I am most thankful for my future mother in law’s stuffing! I need to learn how to cook it now that I’m engaged to Shane 🙂
My favorite is also sweet potato casserole.. My daughter makes the best!
I love Thanksgiving too! I mean, the spiritual meaning of Christmas is obviously important to me, but the “practice” of Christmas is often so stressful and exhausting. I love that we have a holiday that literally requires: 1) cooking good food, 2) eating it with people we love and 3) being thankful.
Speaking of Thanksgiving, I’m most thankful for sweet potato casserole. My family recipe doesn’t use marshmallows, but a pecan crust as the topping, and I love that it’s the one time of year when dessert is just another side.
This year we have gotten out of family events on the actual day (many pre-day feasts) so we are eating ribs. 🙂 But I guess my favorite traditional food is like Casey’s- grandma’s stuffing!
Yay, I love all these women! My favorite (and I’ll have made them about 4 times before this Thanksgiving season is out) is mashed potatoes – but I make “patrician potatoes” with cottage cheese, sour cream, onion, butter, salt & pepper all whipped up and baked, and then sprinkled with slivered almonds. I could eat ’em all day!
My cheesecake 🙂
Strawberry Yummy – layered crushed pretzels with cream cheese fluff, topped with strawberry filled jello
Im norwegian, so we dont have Thanksgiving:/ But its a wonderful tradition I wish we could include in our culture:)
What’s your favorite Norwegian dish??
Stuffing and cranberry sauce.
I am thankful for cranberry salad. I make a real killer one!
Pecan pie. It is the only time of year i get to eat this really low calorie food.
Sweet potato pie!
My grandmothers applesauce cake! Yummmm!!!!
Oh the dessert of course or my granny’s dressing which I now make myself!
I like leftovers the best: biscuits with turkey gravy.
Thanks for helping us all pause to consider thanksgiving! And what a great resource to share. My fave is a fancified great bean casserole recipe I found a couple years ago. Yum!
My mother’s dressing.
I would have to say mashed potatoes! No matter what they always hit the spot and just make smile from the inside, out!
Definitely my grandmas stuffing recipe. I can’t wait to make it!
Oh wow – so many delicious food choices… I must say I’m looking forward to the chocolate cheesecake my boyfriend’s mom makes every year. I am very thankful for that!
My aunts cranberry relish with walnuts and orange peel!
My favorite Thanksgiving food is a toss up between my aunt’s sweet potato casserole or my sister’s chocolate pie- it always tastes better when someone else makes it to share 🙂
Homemade pecan pie!
My Aunt Sandra’s sweet potatoes. We are celebrating with my husband’s family this year so I will miss out on them. 🙁
Anything potato. Mashed potato & sweet potatoes anyway is a win for me!
Ah! What a fun giveaway. Mashed potatoes by far!
It is a tie for me between roasted brussels sprouts and sweet potato casserole! Congratulations on being a part of this amazing new Bible resource.
Since we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Europe, in Belgium especially, how can I participe?
PS. Please pray for peace in Belgium, France and Europe in general!
Oh Gracy, I am definitely praying for Belgium!!! As for participating, what is your favorite Belgium dish? That counts!
My favorite one is Carbonades Flamandes:).
probably stuffing. 🙂
Gravy covered anything! Happy thanksgiving!
Definitely my mother-in-law’s sweet potato casserole. I used to refuse to try sweet potatoes, but in order to be polite to my (at the time) future MIL, I tried a small helping & ended up having thirds! It has become a running joke in our family. 🙂
turkey and cranberry sauce!
Warm apple pie with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream!
I always look forward to reading your posts. I check by more often than you write in your blog. I’ve been silent until now… this giveaway was too good to pass up 🙂
Aw Jul, thank you for sharing that with me! That really encourages my heart!
It’s just not Thanksgiving to me until the turkey is cooked and the mashed potatoes are steaming hot……delish!
maple glazed carrots
I’m most thankful for all the different pies my family makes. Sweet potatoes, pumpkin, pecan lemon meringue. Mmm
CONGRATS to Jennifer, Lindsey, Lindsay, and Nicole and Silje! I picked your names in the drawing, and you will be receiving an e-mail from me requesting your mailing address.
I SO WISH I could give Bible to you all, but I hope you will still check out this resource. Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas, my friends!!!