One of my favorite days of the year occurs during the summer. The Senior Saunters (a hiking group I belong to) take to the trails of Madonna Mountain, a few miles from where I live. The bright sun splashes through the trees, lizards skitter among the undergrowth, and birds serenade us as we walk and talk.
Afterward we head down the mountain and stop at Gizdich Ranch for some homemade pie. There’s always a line in front of the ordering window. Take your pick––if you can.
and more . . .
This year I chose apricot with real whipped cream. I can still taste it. Sweet and tart. Just the way I like it. Yum!
As I savored each morsel I scanned the surrounding orchards and looked overhead at the deep blue sky, not a cloud in sight. To think that God made the trees is huge in itself. But then He gave human beings the idea and the talent to use the tree fruit for nourishment and pleasure in the form of a homemade pie!
And that’s no ‘pie in the sky.’ That’s our God, creator of the universe and all that is within it.
. . . Everything was created through Him and for Him. Colossians 1:16
What is your favorite pie? Want to share a recipe?
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