Another Piece of Pie?

0 comments Posted on July 27, 2015

Apple Pieby Dianne Barker

My husband’s favorite dessert is apple pie. I rarely make pies—never got that flaky-crust technique down pat. My friend Mary mastered the art. A widow, she occasionally called on James for minor repair projects. When he wouldn’t accept payment, she returned the kindness by baking an apple pie.

Mary brought one of her luscious pies during the Christmas holidays. Since desserts were bountiful, I cut the pie into six generous slices and put them in the freezer, knowing James would appreciate the treat later.

After we’d finished the other sweets, I served the apple pie. Night after night, I’d say, “Would you like a piece of apple pie?” I didn’t explain the history—a gift from Mary…saved in the freezer.

On the sixth night, I said, “Would you like a piece of apple pie?”

James’ reply: “That must be the pie that fed 5,000.”

Dianne BarkerDianne Barker is a conference speaker, freelance journalist, radio host, and author of eleven books, including the best-selling Twice Pardoned (life of Harold Morris). This post is from I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life, winner of the Christian Authors Network 2014 Golden Scrolls third-place award for non-fiction book of the year. A member of Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and Christian Women in Media Association, Dianne hosts “At the Library” on WHCB, 91.5 FM, Bristol, Tennessee, Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. ET For more, visit


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