TODAY THE WORDS are SQUASH PIE. In celebration of the achievement of 100,000 page views, I reached back into the blog pantry and found one of my favorite blogs. I mention it because the lovely lady, who is the focus of this blog, holds a dear spot in my heart as well as all of those who knew her. I feel there is another message hidden in the following message and it is “Please leave a deep heart print on those you meet during your life to be a sweet memory to them when you have gone.” Here is the blog post:
I must confess, this is a recipe that I myself have never made. I have baked a pumpkin, egg custard, sweet potato and coconut cream but never a squash pie. When I wrote a tribute to a beautiful saintly lady from my home town, there was a reference to her making a squash pie. I had heard before that I needed to get her recipe for her specialty pie but somehow, this morning the idea of a squash pie brought some thoughts to mind that I wanted to share on the blog. Sister Ruby, I thank you for your life and the lesson of the squash pie. I love squash, stewed, baked, stuffed and even grilled on my George Foreman grill, but never did I think to use squash in a sweet pie. It always reminded me of a vegetable dish and adding onions and salty seasonings seemed a natural match. I don’t have a reference to how the squash pie came to be, and I guess if I really get to thinking pumpkin or sweet potato (contrary to its name), they are not naturally sweet but can be used to make a great pie by adding sugar. Before you think, ugh, how do these ingredients ever make a sweet delicious pie. A brother of this sweet lady would say when Sister Ruby would break out in song in church when the spirit moved her, due to his possible embarrassment, “and she makes a good squash pie too”.
|Cynthia and W.R Lott with Mother of the Bride, Ruby Holton|
Now for the deeper thought…..as God has given some of us the ability to use things that are not naturally a good ingredient for something so sweet and good; He uses the unlikely person to deliver messages, give hope to the down trodden, send people to do His bidding, arrange the matching of opposites to enable His work through that person, and make sweet saint pies out of the unexpected people. Squash pie…who would have thought that it would taste so good or who would have thought that any of us who are ordinary people and if you don’t mind the reference as I don’t mind are a little salty turning into sweet desserts of life for God. Once we have blended our recipe for a better life pie and asked for forgiveness; God adds the sugar of redemption and changes the entire taste of our pie. We become a better recipe for all of our families and friend to enjoy. We are no longer a bitter ingredient in our circle of crust. Everyone wants and needs this recipe given only by Our Maker for the sweetest pie! The next time you eat a squash pie, a pumpkin pie or a sweet potato pie, think about God’s lesson of the squash pie! Sweet Sister Ruby, we think of you often and it is with a sweet taste in our hearts.
DAILY FEATURED BIBLE VERSE:
The Lord’s Prayer: Matthew 6:9-13
Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive our debts as we forgive our debtors.
Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil for Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
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