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"Beauty Will Rise"

Music has been a powerful source of comfort to me these past six months. So many artists move me: Meredith Andrews, Kari Jobe, Tenth Avenue North, Rick Muchow, Laura Story, Kim Hill, Christy Nockels, Bebo Norman, Casting Crowns, Jeremy Camp, JJ Heller, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redmond, Hillsong United, Brooklyn Tabernacle, Josh Wilson, Twila Paris, 33 Miles, Darlene Zschech - too many to name.

One CD has become #1 in my playlist: Steven Curtis Chapman's, Beauty Will Rise. He wrote it after the death of his little daughter, and every single song is raw, thick with emotion, pain, and the reality of loss - BUT every song also points to the hope of Heaven, the purposes of God, and the belief that life here on this planet still has meaning. I've never heard music like it before, and it is for anyone who has experienced loss of any kind. Rich, beautiful, moving, passionate, simple, powerful, poignant, comforting, hopeful, and beautiful. Buy it for yourself or for a hurting friend. I love it...

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Soda Cracker Crust Strawberry Pie

I've written so many serious posts in the last five months - thank you for the many comments of support, comfort, and encouragement. Thank you for sharing your stories with me and allowing me to pray for you and with you.

Thought I'd post something light and totally meaningless tonight - but something totally delicious - the recipe for my favorite pie! We've been making Soda Cracker Crust Strawberry Pie in my family for more than 40 years - enjoy! And as you prepare and eat this fabulous pie, breathe a prayer of gratitude to God who gives us sweetness even in dark days.

Soda Cracker Crust Strawberry Pie

Crust:
3 stiffly beaten egg whites
1 C sugar
12 finely rolled Saltines
½ t baking powder
1 t vanilla
½ C chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts or pecans)

Filling:
A pint and a half of sliced strawberries or 4-5 sliced peaches

Topping:
1 pint heavy cream, whipped
¼ C powdered sugar

Slowly blend the sugar into the beaten egg whites; add other ingredients and gently fold into egg whites. Butter a 9” pie pan and spoon the egg white mixture into the pie pan, gently creating a pie shape. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool crust completely. Slice a pint and a half of strawberries into crust and top with sweetened whipped cream. Chill the pie before serving.

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