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Sunday, June 10, 2012

'Partner Pie' Bridal Shower Idea

It's not often that I get invited to a bridal shower these days - most of my parties involve pizza, pools and pint-sized partygoers instead.  So having the chance to celebrate my neighbor's (and friend's) daughter's upcoming wedding with them was a real treat!!  I have always loved weddings and ALL the fanfare that goes along with them - long before I was even a bride myself.  And now that I've been married for close to a decade (!!) it seems I enjoy them even more.  They are such a great reminder of all the reasons I married my hubby in the first place.  Kind of like a walk down memory lane and a renewal of our vows all rolled into one.  I guess I'm sappy like that {smile}.




What made this bridal shower even better is the fact that the bride is just about one of the most Spirit-filled women I know.  She truly loves the Lord, has a heart for His service and it is just amazing to see how the Lord moves in her life.  So inspirational!

Needless to say, her shower was one that honored her love of God and family (and her fiance) and this fun, Christian shower devotional was something I knew needed to be shared!   'Partner Pie' was written by Christian author Lorna Seilstad, whose website is full of great ideas for showers, bible studies and more, so I hope you will check her out!

To do this fun devotional at the next shower you hostess, you will need:
  • 1 pie plate
  • 1 package of pie crust or pie crust mix
  • 3 packages of canned pie fillings
  • 2-3 jars of pie spices (Think cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
  • Small bag/box of sugar (Can be white or brown)
  • The hostesses also gave her that stinking' cute apron as well before they started - so fun!


Partner Pie

We are going to give you the recipe for this ultimate experience. Whether you’re soon-to-be married or you tied the knot years ago, take a look at the recipe for “Partner Pie.” When baked with prayer, 365 days a year, nothing is sweeter.



1. First, you need a good foundation.   (Present the pie plate)  The only foundation for marriage is based on loving, serving, and honoring God together as a couple and in your family. Decide, like Joshua did in the Old Testament, and say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
2. Next, you need the bottom crust, which in Partner Pie, represents your commitment or covenant that you will make with each other before God. (Present package of pie crust.)

It is also a reminder that after God, to put your spouse first. Love for each other cannot be what you build your marriage on because feelings change from day to day. However, the promise you make to one another on your wedding day is a great basis on which to build. God takes covenants very seriously. Deuteronomy 7:9 says, “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.” Will your children’s children look back at your lives and say that you kept your covenant of love?




3. Now, it is time to add some filling. Pies can be made out of many different ingredients, everything from apples to sweet potatoes, but we could think of no better filling for Partner Pie than the fruits of the spirit. We’ve divided them into three sections.  Love, joy, and peace (Present first pie filling) - These first three fruits of the Spirit will bless your marriage with contentment.  It may take a lifetime to discover, but watch to see what makes your spouse feel loved, what brings them joy and what puts them at peace.

Patience, kindness, and goodness (Present second filling) – These three fruits of the Spirit will bless your marriage in the way you treat one another. Your real test of love will show in the small, day to day differences like who likes to be on time or whether the toilet paper goes over or under. You may find it challenging to be kind to a mate who is not focused on meeting your needs right now or good to one who has hurt you, but giving patience, kindness, and goodness shows your love in ways words never can.



Faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Present third filling) – These last three fruits of the Spirit will bless your marriage with a sense of security and respect for one another. Faithfulness says “I have chosen you over all others, and I belong to you and you alone.”  Gentleness says, “I love you so much about you that I will chose my words carefully.” And self-control says, “I will put my needs, wants, and desires second to yours.” By blessing one another with faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control, your life stands as a constant reminder of your promise to love, honor, and cherish.
4. Pies aren’t good without a few more things. You need some spice (Present spices) which represents romance in our pie. Without romance, marriage may get dull. Be creative and adventuresome. Your pie will also need some sugar. (Present sugar) This represents laughter. Laughing together is one of God’s greatest gifts to us so take advantage of it.
5. Finally, you can add the top crust. This seals your Partner Pie with promise and keeps the filling in. Note the top of a pie is vented.  This way some of the aromatic fragrance of the pie can escape for the world to smell. It also allows for a partner to let off steam once in a while without destroying the whole pie.
6. To finish your Partner Pie, bake it with prayer, 365 days a year.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun idea. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party. PLEASE add my button or link to your post so that others know you joined in as well. Thanks!

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