A Lot of Sweet and A Lot of Savory and a Little Giveaway

Ladies! Y’all are so fun. I just need you to know that when it comes to breaking out all things Christmas, most agree to wait until after Thanksgiving. (Again, no judgement to those that decorate in September. Huge grin.) But, without further ado, here are our 20 pie winners that won completely at random, thanks to random.org. (Also, you’ll see a number by a name, that is the number of your comment which helps identify the winner if there isn’t a first and last name!)

Drum roll please….

14 – Melissa Embry

20 – Mary Lou

36 – Margee

43 – Joanne Swanson

44 – Robin Ballew

73 – Debbie Whitman

110 – Pam T.

222 – Linda Bennett

268 – Amanda C.

305 – Bernadette

335 – Shannon

505 – Tammy Wong

529 – Caroline

589 – Robbie

661 – Landa

734 – Kathy

737 – Tonya Leiva

832 – Ellen Yopp

930 – Sister Lynn

986 – Michele Oates

Congrats, ladies! You’ll be getting an email from me ASAP so that I can get your mailing address! We are so pumped for you. Goodness awaits you, for sure!


*Comments are now closed, ladies! We’ll be back soon with our 20 winners!


I’m not sure if you’ve ever picked up a clue that we are serious about two things around here: Jesus and food.

Man does live on bread, just not bread alone. (I wish you could see the big grin on my face.)

Just last week the Holiday Feast started around the LPM office. A little early if you ask me, but ready or not, we’re about to be bombarded with all manner of treats, and you won’t here one peep or complaint from our lips. There comes a time at LPM when I get serious about my workout regimen, and that’s always around Christmas and Thanksgiving, but regardless if I hit the pavement or not for a quick jog, I certainly enjoy every last bite of deliciousness around here.

When I say the feast started early, what I mean is a sweet friend of the ministry, who also happens to do all of our printing for Tuesday night Bible study (which starts in a little over eight weeks here…egads!), sent us one of our all time favorite pies.

What kind of pie, you might ask? The Brazos Pecan Pie that comes presented in the most fabulous wooden box from Goode Company. Goode Co. is a chain of all sorts of restaurants ranging from hamburgers and seafood, but they’re mainly known for their BBQ, and rightfully so. And they happen to make the world’s most delicious Pecan Pie.

“A decadent balance of sweet and savory” is how they sum it up on their website. Perfection if you ask me!

When I say we devoured the pie last week, I mean that in every sense of the word.

Allow me to share a visual with you.

Devoured. (And, for the record, this picture is as is, no filter.)

We may or may not have topped it off with a little whip crème.

If only we’d of had a little Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream lying around.

(Y’all, I’m salivating right now.)

Last year for Thanksgiving, LPM graciously gifted each staff member with a pie and when I walked in with that little wooden box to my house, you would have thought I walked in with a little Blue Tiffany’s box with diamonds inside. My family knew what the treat they were in for.

(Random Side Note: A couple years ago, my dad made a Mandolin out of said box. It’s true. I’m still impressed.)

Here is a picture of my pie from last year. It was too pretty not to photograph! This is what you’ll be receiving, for real. And believe me, it tastes as good as it looks!

Because the pie is something we all love so much, we decided for the Thanksgiving holiday to share the love with you (and your Thanksgiving table), our Siestas. It feels like the perfect giveaway, does it not?

If we could gift one to everybody, you know we would, but we’re going to give away TWENTY pies! Woohoo!

If you feel so inclined, I have one question for you: I respect those of you who pull out Christmas long before Thanksgiving rolls around, by I personally can only deal with one holiday at a time. I’m all for listening to Christmas music the day of Thanksgiving while decorating the day after. It just feels like a natural progression to me. Plus, there’s something to be said about Thanksgiving and just slowing down to enjoy the day without the hustle and bustle of shopping and wrapping presents.

When the pendulum swings, which side do you land on?

No judgment to those of you that put up your Christmas tree in September. To you I say, to each its own.

Okay, ready, set, let’s here from you! Your name and email address would be so helpful.

I’ll leave comments open for a little over 24 hours and close them tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

We’re SO thankful for you, Siestas. We thank God for you AND we get excited when we talk about you, which is every single day!

Happy Monday!


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  1. 1001
    Kim Johnson says:

    I put up my tree right after Thanksgiving! Love the holidays!

    Kim J

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    Lisa Welch says:

    The mini Christmas tree went up last night. I large ‘real’ tree will go up the day after thanksgiving. The smell of cedar is similar to the Lord’s mercies – new everyday.

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    Missy S says:

    I don’t decorate until the first or second week of December because we like to buy a live tree. If you buy it too soon, it will be dead as a door nail by Christmas!

    Missy S, Chapel Hill, NC

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    Dian Ash says:

    Love Thanksgiving and since my house is the place each year, my family has graciously provided me with lovely decor to honor our Pilgrim past. No Christmas until Thanksgiving is past.

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    lindsey says:

    I like to wait to decorate, and go cut down our tree, until the day after Thanksgiving. Time already goes too fast for me so I take it one holiday at a time. But glory be I love me some pie!!!

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    Cris says:

    When I was a child in a family of five, four birthdays fell between Nov 30 and Jan. 26. Since there was so much to celebrate in so little time, we celebrated each separately . Thanksgiving always kicked off the celebration , and we held off decorating for Christmas until after the Dec 14 birthday. As an adult I still feel like I am decorating early if I start right after Thanksgiving , but do start then. Pecan pie is a favorite in our house .

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    KMSmom86 says:

    I love Christmas music and listen to it throughout the year. Decorating, however, is another matter. Our oldest son (#2 child) has a mid-December birthday and I never did anything for Christmas until at least the day after. I wanted his birthday to be separate and special just for him. After about age 10, he did not share my sentiment, so the decorations went up a little earlier. Several years ago our daughter (#1 child) took over the decorating – she has a flair for making things look festive. Now I just sit back and enjoy!

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    Cindy Butera says:

    I never win anything.

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    Andrea says:

    No tree or decorations until after Thanksgiving, but I do break out the Christmas music sometime in November!

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    Meghan DeGregory says:

    I am a purist as well. I can only handle one holiday at a time. I will be, however, decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving:)

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    Michele says:

    I hope I’m not too late. I’m already watching Christmas movies. We’ll get the tree up Thanksgiving weekend.


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    Brenda says:

    While we watch Christmas movies all year ’round, and listen to Christmas carols all year ’round, we do celebrate Thanksgiving (because we are a thankful people) before we decorate for Christmas. I’d love me some pie!

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    patsy lee says:

    It is a tradition in our home to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up our Christmas tree and decorations. I want to be thankful and enjoy Thanksgiving and enjoy my family enjoying my fall decor! We as a society have gotten so that we just rush everything. I like to enjoy each holiday and each season without rushing them! So with that said, Happy Fall and I think I should win a Pie! ha ha! on a side note, I am doing sacred secrets bible study with a group and it is my time tonight to teach session 3! Love the videos!