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Eating Alpha #7: Tapestry Pie

Eating Alpha Episode 7

How Does God Guide Us?

I don’t know about you, but I can quickly feel rattled and even a bit lost when the stress and storms of life come my way. Sometimes it’s difficult to see past the current storm you are in. Or see a purpose amidst suffering.

God didn’t design us to live this way. He wants us to put our trust and dependence upon Him. As a Christian I do believe that God is ultimately in control, and has a plan for my life.

The inspiration behind this dish comes from the question proposed by this weeks video. How does God guide us? It is also inspired by a beautiful poem often recited by Corrie ten Boom. Corrie ten Boom was a Dutch Christian who helped many Jews escape Nazi persecution during World War II. When talking to people about their purpose in life, she would show a cloth with a messy jumble of colored threads, that seemed to have no order or logic to their arrangement. She would then read this Grant Colfax Tullar poem:

Life is But a Weaving

My life is but a weaving

Between my God and me.

I cannot choose the colors

He weaveth steadily.

Oft’ times He weaveth sorrow;

And I in foolish pride

Forget He sees the upper

And I the underside.

Not ‘til the loom is silent

And the shuttles cease to fly

Will God unroll the canvas

And reveal the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful

In the weaver’s skillful hand

As the threads of gold and silver

In the pattern He has planned

He knows, He loves, He cares;

Nothing this truth can dim.

He gives the very best to those

Who leave the choice to Him.

And then she would turn the cloth over, which revealed what the weaving really was: A beautiful crown.

She would say: “Although the threads of my life have often seemed knotted, I know, by faith, that on the other side of the embroidery there is a crown.”

God’s guidance is like a Tapestry. When we are in the midst of the chaos of life’s challenges it can be hard to see His work in our lives. The Spaghetti on the bottom layer of the pie represents life twists, and turns that can lead to uncertainty. However as we grow in our trust in Him we are able to step back and see His will as a masterpiece in our lives more clearly.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. - Proverbs 3:5-6

tapestry pie recipe

Prep time 1 hour

Cook time 45 minutes

Cooling 15 minutes

Serves 8 -10



1 small leaf cutter or a small cookie cutter.

Medium sized pot

9 “ Spring form pan or deep dish pie plate

Chef Knife

Cutting board


Oven Mitts



Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the pan

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 frozen pie crusts or prepared Pillsbury pie dough

1 box of spaghetti

1 medium sweet onion, diced

3 cloves of garlic minced

6 Italian Sausages - 1 tablespoon olive oil

3 cups or one 650 ml jar of your favourite tomato spaghetti sauce, homemade or store-bought

1/2 cup ricotta cheese

2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley

2 tablespoons minced fresh or dried Basil

2 teaspoons minced fresh or dried Oregano

3 tablespoons of prepared Basil Pesto (optional but recommended)

3 large eggs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1 cup shredded mozzarella

1 Large carrot - Look for the fattest carrot you can find. You can often find large carrots in the Asian grocery store. They are called Nante Carrots.

1 Zucchini

3 Roma Tomatoes