Y’all, I know I can be a tisch over the top at times.

But there are things that are worth getting THAT excited about. And  π is one of them.

Several years ago I was looking for an illustration for the the amazingness of God as seen in unexpected places (this was before my love of signs) and was reacquainted with pi.

It’s been a love fest ever since.

Thursday is going to be π Day! You know pi, the circumference of a circle divided by the diameter? And the answer is 3.14159, so March 14 is Pi Day. An obvious way to celebrate would be to make and eat pie. Like this:


As you dig around looking for you pie pan (this is hypothetical since I don’t really cook), think about this: circles are everywhere. Glance around you and notice how many you see. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

Every single circle reflects God. How? In that pi it never repeat, never gets old, and never ever stops.

Every single circle.


So, in honor of Pi day this Thursday we are going to have some fun this week! There will be singing, there will be laughing, there will be poetry, there will be pie :). You knew it was coming.

If there are 31.4 or more new subscribers to either this blog or to my newsletter by Friday evening in China, someone in will get a pie to be mailed in the US (so if you don’t live in the US, you can have one sent to a friend or loved one in your name). I’ll be using Mom’s Apple Pie if you want to check out your choices. To be eligible for the drawing, all you need to do is leave a comment this week and help pass the word on!

It’s easy to subscribe, just go to The Messy Middle  and in the upper ride hand side you can input your email address and follow the simple instructions. Bonus, if you haven’t gotten a copy of Signs of Eden Regained, you’ll get one free by signing up for the newsletter.

To set the mood, here’s the theme song for the week:

There is also this gem as to what Pi sounds like:

Coming tomorrow: Pi jokes (so you can be ready for Thursday)

Wednesday: Pi cartoons (get ready to spit out your drink, they are funny)

Thursday: We bring back Pi-ku from last year (Haiku but with 3 – 1 -4 syllables — starting thinking now)

And you’re welcome for that catchy tune being in your head! Pass on the word and let’s get folks signed up for the fun!

See you in the comment section. Related article: Reflecting God: not just for shapes

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  1. Lizzie March 11, 2013 at 7:26 am - Reply

    OK – You just joined two nerd categories together (music + math) in that second video. But then again, I guess they belong together. I’m excited for Thursday…my Pi-ku is percolatin!.

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      Amy March 11, 2013 at 8:02 am - Reply

      Loved those two videos!

  2. Diane Estrella March 11, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

    My husband is having a pi party at work and I am making a fudge pie as our contribution. Hope all is well with you.


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      Amy March 11, 2013 at 9:13 am - Reply

      Fudge pie!? YUM!!

  3. Joy Brainer March 11, 2013 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I am so making a pi pie! Love your ideas of fun, Amy!

  4. Becky March 11, 2013 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    you KNOW there will be some pi celebrations here. :) yay fun math day!! i look forward to watching your blog all week.

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      Amy March 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      and I look forward to know there are fellow math lovers out there sharing the joy with those within a 30 foot radius … even if we need to chase them down :)

  5. katina vaselopulos March 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Fun post and site Amy!

    Since you like Pythagoras and Pies I have a quote for you, which I have included in my book “Sailing to Ithaca.” I thought it goes with the ancient Greek wisdom as well as with circles and God. Here it is.

    “The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.”
    ~ Embedocles

    I did not understand…Do we have to contribute a pi-ku to win your pie?

    All best!

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      Amy March 11, 2013 at 8:08 pm - Reply

      Nope … a comment is enough to enter :). Thanks Katina!

  6. Clay March 12, 2013 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Haven’t figured out yet how to put the digits on a lemon meringue, but I like a good challenge.

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      Amy March 12, 2013 at 2:27 am - Reply

      At least it will taste good even if the digits don’t stick!

  7. Katherine March 12, 2013 at 2:37 am - Reply

    So, are you making this pie or is your mom contributing to the week?

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      Amy March 12, 2013 at 6:46 am - Reply

      Ha! You know me well :) … I’m ordering it on line!

  8. Margaret Feinberg March 12, 2013 at 5:09 am - Reply

    That “pi” looks delicious, Amy!

  9. Jennifer March 12, 2013 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Beautiful-“Every single circle reflects God.”
    Oh my!! Thank you for reminding us about Pi day!
    I teach a Nature Study class on that day…what fun I am going to have!

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      Amy March 12, 2013 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Jennifer, thanks for sharing! I love hearing a bit of others’ stories!

  10. Kai March 14, 2014 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    The PI songs sound very good. It is really interesting.

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      Amy March 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      Kai, I’m so happy you popped in!

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