12 Days of Christmas Giveaways: Day 1

For the next 12 days, we will be posting Christmas giveaways in anticipation of the day Jesus Christ was born. Our hope is that these gifts will encourage followers of the blog to focus on the real meaning of Christmas. Today’s giveaway includes two books written by inspiring godly women.

Giveaway Rules:

To enter to receive the “Day 1” giveaway, share your favorite memory of a special woman in your life in the comments below. The winner will be chosen randomly from comments received at https://billygrahamlibrary.org/12-days-christmas-giveaways-day-1/ before Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 at 12 p.m. ET. No purchase necessary. Odds of winning depend on the number of comments received. Void where prohibited.


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  1. Joyce Reel says:

    One of the greatest women in my life is Linda Sides Reel who loved Jesus more than anything. For Linda to live is Christ and was expressed in all aspects of her life. She played the piano by ear and played for church 45 years. She was the most loving mother of four children and devoted to her husband.

  2. Jack Metcalf says:

    The Billy Graham Library is a must see for all Christians. It was one of the most moving experiences ever, you could fill the Holy Spirit moving in every stop throughout the tour of the library. Being there was just like being a an early Billy Graham tent revival from his younger days. Anybody that tours this wonderful place and don’t fill like the Holy Spirit has moved you something is wrong. The majestic surrounding of the library is so beautiful and peaceful God’s work has been done at the library. I know it is referred to as a library however I believe more like a Journey of faith. The Biblical history that is displayed here is remarkable. Love the gift shop and place to relax and still be able to find outstanding biblical resources.

  3. Jodie says:

    My aunt whom moved to her home with Jesus!
    Let me tell you about her! She was always willing to go the extra mile for anyone! She had a heart of gold and had the best attitude(even with cancer) until the minute she passed. She loved people, she loved to talk, most of all she LOVED God. She was outgoing all always did anything she could to help us. She loved us, she really loved us and you could tell by the way she always went above and beyond. Any hour of the day or night she would help. Last October after working a full shift , I sat with her so my mother and aunt could get some rest. The end was near for her and we all knew it. As the night went on I played 106.9. At 8am she reached up as opening a door and went home to be with her sav

  4. Tamie zol.an says:

    My husbands grandma Honey was a true woman of Faith. She was legally blind in her later years and spent her day in prayer with the Lord. She said she had a large family and nobody was left out. Her prayers and faith brought her grandchildren and great grandchildren closer to rhe Lord. Love our grandma Honey

  5. Julie B says:

    I remember my grandma taking me to Bible School with her when I was a little girl and spending the night at her house. So many wonderful memories of times spent with her baking and eating toast with butter and homemade strawberry jelly.

  6. Peggy Moris says:

    My Grandmother listened to Billy Graham from the time I first came to live with her at age 3. I am 52 now and since she could not read or write, radio was her connection to Gods word. What a blessing to me to see the millions that have been blessed by this ministry. Merry Christmas.

  7. Bethany Gaboury says:

    My mother was a woman of great faith. My greatest memory of my mother was from a time of my life when I was a mess, searching for answers but not following God’s path. My mother told me to wipe my face, stand strong and follow God.

  8. Tina says:

    My mother, Marie Smith was the first to teach me and show me
    How to live for JESUS. She had it rough raising 6 children, never learned to drive. She would shop for Christmas with my best friends mom. I remember one Christmas she bought me the same doll as my best friend. Looking back now I know she sacrificed a lot to buy that special doll for me, and always did without herself so we could have what we needed and sometimes just wanted. Oh how I miss her everyday, but especially at Christmas!!

  9. Debbie Waddell says:

    My grandmother was a poor South Carolina farmer’s wife. She always made sure to give us candy and twenty five cents each Christmas. But more than that, she was a devout Christian that always shared her love of Our Lord and Savior. I was blessed to have two wonderful Christian grandmothers who’s love of God was evident daily in their lives.

  10. William Dumas says:

    I have a special woman in my life. We go out to eat and celebrate holidays together.

  11. Susan Lee says:

    Would love to read these, wow

  12. Jenifer Hinshaw says:

    My favorite memories of a woman that used to be in my life before God took her home several years ago was with my Mawmaw Billings. We used to gather every Christmas Eve at her house and have dinner and exchange presents. All the family from everywhere would be there and Mawmaw always made each one of us feel special.

  13. Emily Scott says:

    My Mom was the most important guide throughout my life but it took me a long time to realize that and now that she is in Heaven, there are so many thank yous I would sure like to give her.

  14. Cindy Lawrence says:

    A very special woman in my life is one of my best friends and also the most incredible woman of faith that I have ever had come into my life, She also happens to be my Pastor….. I would not be the woman I am today with Christ if it was not for how God has used her in my life. She has always been there for me no matter what. I have had serious health issues, marital problems, almost losing my daughter because of her drug addiction and losing my grandchildren to State Custody because of it… She never let me lose focus on what an amazing God we serve, that he loves so much and will use it all for good, Which he did of course…. She is so faithful.. I am blessed to have her in my life.

  15. Paige Pittman says:

    I spent many wonderful times with my great grandmother who would sit and tell me about her life being born in the late 1800’s. I loved hearing her stories!!

  16. Bonnie Sammons says:

    My mother had a lot of struggles in her life but still kept her joy and sense of humor. Once, I accidentally sprayed lotion up her nose. I knew I was a goner, I almost ran. But then she smiled. We shared a laugh together about it. She taught me so much more but that was special.

  17. mary Lederer says:

    There is really only one person in my life that I have the best memories of is my loving mother. I have several but the only one i love the best is being in the kitchen on this hundred acre of land that my family farmed. The memory is my mother letting me help with her in the kitchen. It was not the cooking but the talking and having the me time with her. I feel like she taught me more in my younger days than all the years after becoming an adult. Her values and most of all being a Christian. I thank god for this wonderful lady that he gave me. Some day I will see her again on those golden streets of heaven.

  18. Jenny says:

    The memory of my great-grandma baking pies and then delivering them to the neighborhood for Christmas.

  19. Keith Miller says:

    My wife, Marilyn. After 41 years, 3 daughters and 13 grandkids, 5 which are Angles, Marilyn sets the example to me and everyone else what “strength” is. A cancer survivor, putting her life on hold to take care of my mom with Dementia for over 10 years and taking care of family are just a few examples. With all that said, her trust in God never failed, which made mine stronger. Thanks for letting me share.

  20. Debbie Fox says:

    My mother in law was a very special person in my life. She was there for me to help when needed and full of Godly advice. She always had a positive attitude and even when she probably should have been concerned, nothing was a crisis and she made things easier to deal with. She taught me so much and is missed greatly.

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