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. 151
    Pam says:

    I’m listening to Christmas music as I type. I’ve picked up a hundred pounds of pecans from the trees in my backyard and will put most of them to good use within the next month, making cookies and candies for friends. I LOVE Christmas and actually plan for it all year long.

  2. 152
    Carol McLeod says:

    Oh!! I definitely land on the side of an early Christmas. I start listening to Christmas music on October 1, which is “The First Official Day of Christmas Music” and should be a national holiday. I am working on it. 🙂

    Every October 1, at 6 a.m., I call all 5 of my children who live thousands of miles away and play for them the McLeod family theme song which is “I’ll be Home for Christmas”. (I am partial to The Carpenter’s version.) On the day of each one of their births, after praying over them and singing “Jesus Loves You” over each one, I then sang, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” because I wanted to brand it into their psyche!

    As I write this, The Boston Pops Orchestra is asking me to go on a Sleigh Ride …

  3. 153
    Jill Tracy says:

    We always decorate the day after Thanksgiving. I do admit that I really wanted to decorate a little early this year, but my hubby squashed that dream…so after it is!

  4. 154
    Beth Lents says:

    I think pie might be one of the best holiday foods…YUM!

    As for the celebration of holidays, I’m all for the one at a time approach. Our Christmas tree will go up the day after Thanksgiving. Close together, but still one at a time! 🙂

  5. 155
    jenn in GA says:

    PURIST to the core! NO Christmas ANYTHING until after Thanksgiving!! The end…except that I work in coffee retail (starts with S and ends with S), so perhaps this is how i’ve come to my {vehement} stand on the issue. ;-D

  6. 156
    Tonya says:

    I pull out Christmas decoration the day after thanksgiving. One holiday at a time.

  7. 157
    Amy GA says:

    We have Thanksmas at our house. We decorate for fall in September and decorate for Christmas the second week of November. We do this because we travel Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We also have been known to “celebrate” our Savior’s birth through decorations (inside ONLY) through mid Feb. and maybe…one time until March.

  8. 158
    Paula says:

    Thanksgiving first, Christmas decorations go up the day after. I’ll admit to listening to Christmas music year round, though!

  9. 159
    Nicki Glenn says:

    I put up decorations after Thanksgiving but I’m already listening to Christmas music! Love it!

  10. 160
    Susie Hoffmann says:

    I want each holiday to have its own time.

  11. 161
    Shirley says:

    I agree with you, Beth! It’s best to focus and celebrate each holiday in the moment! It makes the excitement and anticipation for the next holiday great! Our tradition is to celebrate Thanksgiving with both my husbands family AND my family all around a table of traditional Vietnamese and American food! The day after Thanksgiving, we go to Fashion Island in Newport Beach which has a gorgeous 100 foot tree all sparkly and lit up! We take family candid photos and meet up with grandma and grandpa at a bakery called Pan du Mond for their amazing almond twists! Then on Saturday we come home and pull out the Christmas décor from the attic. This year, it warmed my heart to hear my 4 year old daughter say she’s so excited do decorate for Christmas. My 7 year old son takes the greatest care unwrapping each of our treasured ornaments we’ve collected thru the years. These are precious times and we strive to keep focused on Jesus and relationships at this time of year rather than commercialism!!

  12. 162
    Paula Street says:

    I would love to have a pie as I don’t plan on celebrating Thanksgiving this year. I lost my beloved husband of 40 years suddenly 9 weeks ago today and the light in my life has been extinguished. I always made him a pecan pie but don’t have it in me this year to do it.

  13. 163
    Bethany says:

    One holiday at a time for sure! We will decorate for Christmas the weekend after thanksgiving!!

  14. 164
    Denise says:

    I do not decorate until after Thanksgiving. I like to enjoy one holiday at a time! :)))

  15. 165
    Karen DiProspero says:

    Going to make this short and sweet 🙂

    I made a pecan pie got Thanksgiving….once….about 15 years ago. Despite all my well-intentioned efforts and precision in following the recipe, it refused to congeal :-/

    Should I be so fortunate to be one of the chosen
    20, this would be a bit of a redemptive, Thanksgiving treat.

    Either way, may we all have hearts filled daily with gratitude for all the Lord’s innumerable, lavish graces on us all!

    Thanks for being a place of refuge, encouragement, teaching and sweet community, dear LPM team! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  16. 166
    Heather Rattray says:

    We wait until after Thanksgiving but it gets harder to wait each year as the kids are more aware and want to get started:)
    b.ratt at me.com

  17. 167
    Jennifer says:

    I don’t decorate for Christmas so no pressure here. Just enjoy everyone else’s decorations.
    Thanks for the chance to win a pie.

  18. 168
    Lindsey says:

    I’m all about- one holiday at a time! For some reason this year, I’m ready for Christmas to be here, like really ready. I love Pecan Pie and all the other wonderful things the holiday brings.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    lruthart at gmail.com

  19. 169
    Lynn Ewing says:

    I’m a day after Thanksgiving girl. I want to enjoy a day where everyone is focused on gratitude. A time for a slow pace, good conversation, good food and gratitude. Then I spend the rest of the year listening to Christmas music, eating Christmas cookies and watching Hallmark Christmas movies.

  20. 170

    One at a time!

    I grew up getting a Christmas tree pretty soon after Thanksgiving (NEVER before – that would be scandalous!!) But my husband and I are trying to start a new tradition of embracing the waiting part of Advent. So we’re going to wait to get a tree until right before Christmas and leave it up for the 12 days of Christmas until Epiphany! 🙂

  21. 171
    JoAnne says:

    So fun! Here in Canada we have Thanksgiving earlier, but the stores put the Christmas stuff out with the Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations – way to early for me! I like to wait until December to decorate otherwise the waiting seems endless until I fly home to be with my family. Love pecan pie and would love to share it – all the way from Texas!

  22. 172
    Susan Hildebrecht says:

    I am not a Southerner, but I do LOVE pecan pie.

  23. 173
    Dawn says:

    Here are the rules….

    Tree and decorations up on the day after Thanksgiving, DOWN on New Years. Any more than that and my husband gets cranky. 🙂

  24. 174
    Carol says:

    What a lovely offer. My family would love it.
    I too wait till after Thanksgiving for Christmas.

  25. 175
    Clarinda says:

    I put alot of emphasis in our homeschool studies on Thanksgiving. But the day after Thanksgiving my hubby is always home so as a family we decorate like crazy for Christmas! And it all has to be put away by Jan. 11th (since that’s my birthday)!!

  26. 176
    Christine Krueger says:

    Christine, [email protected]

    I side with Lindsee!
    I LOVE Thanksgiving too much to not give it it’s very own few weeks! Christmas music is playing during the Thanksgiving day food prep. As soon as Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas at the end of Macy’s parade, the permission is given to enjoy the day and pull out the decorations the next:)

  27. 177
    Cindy says:

    Thanksgiving Day – focus on giving thanks! Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I like to take care of some gift shopping, putting up Christmas trees, lights, and decorations. Then I try to have most of my to-do items done long before Christmas so I can simply focus on Jesus and people. Love to y’all!

  28. 178
    Marcia E says:

    Traditionally our home transforms into a holiday gala at the end of October beginning of November. We want to keep Christ as our focus and it truly does make our celebrations filled to overflowing with thanksgiving for the time, season and events that we participate in during the November/December months. It has prevented the world from taking over and infringing on His time and purposes for our family! The christmas carols are on, lights blinking, decor glistening, candles aglow, manger inviting and thankful hearts full to overflowing!!
    May God continue to bless each of you at LPM!! I give thanks for your time and commitment to serving and ministering to those in Christ and reaching out to those who need the love and hope of a savior!
    Thank you Beth for being the tool in which the Lord has used so many times to encourage me, transform me and bless me!! xoxoxox

  29. 179
    Laurie Sylvester says:

    Would love to put up Christmas decorations earlier because I have a party the next weekend. But I do wait until after Thanksgiving.

  30. 180
    Cynthia Petersen says:

    We dearly love Thanksgiving so much to be thankful for, like Beth Moore and Living Proof Ministries…and this year is very special because Hanukkah is falling on that day for the first and only time in history since President Lincoln started it in 1863 and it won’t be again for hundreds of years…. Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. Jewish is part of our heritage as believers… Jesus the Light of the world will be shinning His light brighter this season I have a feeling.. We start celebrating Christmas right away the following week. The Nativity goes up…Christmas music and decorations…Advent is a must…
    God bless you all. May our Lord richly bless you and your family…Happy Thanksgiving & Hanukkah. Merry Christmas to all… May the Shekinah Glory of God surround you…

  31. 181
    Tasha says:

    We usually wait until after Thanksgiving, but this year we will decorate the weekend before Thanksgiving. We have downsized house wise and I hope to go through all the Christmas decorations and only use the things that have meaning to our family and take the rest to Goodwill.
    Hope to center around the gift of Jesus.

  32. 182

    Christmas is my favorite holiday…but absolutely not before Thanksgiving! It pains me to see Christmas decorations available in stores before Halloween. I’d love to win a pecan pie! What a fun gift and giveaway!

  33. 183
    Susan B says:

    We TRY not to listen to any Christmas music or watch any Christmas movies until Thanksgiving night – after everyone has gone! But . . . my daughter and I have been known to sneak a listen prior to. Would love the pecan pie!

  34. 184
    Carla says:

    I try to hold off on Christmas until after Thanksgiving!

  35. 185
    Michele says:

    Sign me up!!! The pie looks soooo yummy.

    As a tradition, we usually put up our tree, the day after Thanksgiving. And you can usually find me listening to Christmas music way before Thanksgiving. This year is kinda different for us. Been hard to even think about listening to Christmas music early. But for sure that tree will come out the weekend after Thanksgiving :0)

  36. 186
    Allison Moldenhauer says:

    I have sweet memories of listening to Mannheim steamroller in college with my roomie in October, so all bets are off about music here when the calendar hits the 10th month, but decorating waits till thanksgiving break 🙂

  37. 187
    Valerie Robertson says:

    Oh yes, how we would love one of those delicious looking pies!!
    And I don’t put up a tree before Thanksgiving. Besides, it’s 80 degrees here in Greenville, SC today – not beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!! LOL

  38. 188
    Linda says:

    Christmas music now, but decorations later, Lights outside right after thanksgiving.

  39. 189
    carol says:

    I love to have my tree up, all gifts bought, and all gifts wrapped by Thanksgiving. Then you can just enjoy the holiday season!

  40. 190
    LaDonna Trigo says:

    We wait untill after Thanksgiving 🙂

  41. 191
    Kelli S says:

    I’m with you Lindsee. Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. I will NOT let it be overshadowed 🙂 I actually like to wait til Dec 1, but my kids will have none of that. The day after Thanksgiving it is.
    Thanks for the delicious giveaway. My mouth is literally watering!
    Love and prayers (and good luck!) to all.

  42. 192
    Ruth Anne says:

    I also don’t decorate until after Thanksgiving, but I tend to leave it up way into January. 🙂 These pies look amazing!

  43. 193
    Linda says:

    I am one of those who usually doesn’t decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. I leave them up until well into January though. I love pecan pie!

    Linda, Johnstown, Pa.

  44. 194
    Georgeanne says:

    I never decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. 🙂

  45. 195
    marla says:

    My birthday is nov.30 so i always appreciate waiting for christmas

  46. 196
    Kathrine, VA says:

    We always pull out all the Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving and spend the whole day listening to Christmas music & festivizing our home. But this year that day will be my daughter’s eighth birthday! This has never happened before, so I guess we will have to ask her if that’s how she would like to spend her birthday. We may be decorating on the Saturday after this year! 🙂

  47. 197
    Cathy S. says:

    The weekend after Thanksgiving is early enough to decorate and take down before New Year’s. I LOVE Christmas decorations but think if they stay up too long, they lose their specialness. And I want to give Thanksgiving all the attention it deserves. The few times I decorated on Thanksgiving afternoon, it felt like cheating!

  48. 198
    Suzy Adams says:

    I don’t decorate until after Thanksgiving. One at a time. We concentrate better that way. Thanks for the offer of the pie.

  49. 199
    Susan B. says:

    I may pull a few things out a little before Thanksgiving, but the tree and bulk of decorating begins the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. However, listening to Christmas carols may or may not begin in November. (Grin)

  50. 200
    Lynn Larson says:

    One Holiday at a time! Decorating comes the day or so after Thanksgiving….after a little shopping of course!