Running Water

Running Water

As I spend times with my friends seemingly insignificant information & personality quirks reveal themselves.  My friends Barb & Gerri had come over to my home. The meeting was threefold-a birthday lunch for Gerri, a cooking lesson from me, & 3 girlfriends simply enjoying each other’s company.

The day was gorgeous.  We actually walked to a restaurant close by after starting some dough in the bread machine.  A garage sale was visited on the way back, & we settled in for a cup of tea & a chat on the porch.  After quesadillas at the Mexican restaurant, we were too full for Gerri’s favorite chocolate chip cookies.

I demonstrated how to shape the dough I had made in the bread machine, & we left it to rise while we visited on the front porch.

Later, Gerri was helping me wash up in the kitchen.  She left the water running constantly as she worked.  As I reached over & turned it off, she confessed sheepishly that the sound of running water was soothing to her. It was habit to let it run as she worked. (To me the sound of running water is dollars going down the drain.  LOL)

I immediately thought of a $2.00 fountain I bought at a garage sale.  I am trying with intent to let loose of things in my life that I do not need or do not use.  That fountain had been sitting on my front porch for 2 years!!  It still worked beautifully, & found a new home that day.

In my quiet time with Lord in the days following, I thanked Him again & again for the wonderful time.  The beauty of the day itself & girlfriends that listen, encourage, & laugh with me were a gift from Him. 

As I spend time with the Lord reading His Word, little by little, His Person, His Character is revealed to me.  The Creator of the Universe desires to spend time with me.  I am floored by this!  And you know what?  YOU matter to Him, too!

I’m sharing the recipe for Homemade Quesadillas.  Serve them with salsa, sour cream, & a side of friendship.  You will have a dish to remember.

Confectionately Yours,


Homemade Quesadillas

Flour tortillas
cheddar and Jack cheese, grated
shredded cooked chicken, pork, or beef, if desired

Melt a tsp or two of butter in pan for each quesadilla on med heat.  Place a tortilla in the pan when the butter sizzles.  Top with cheese and meat.  Cover with a second tortilla and flatten with a spatula .  Turn over when the bottom tortilla has browned.  

Place the finished quesadilla in a pre-warmed oven set at 200 degrees to stay warm as you make others.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.