Thursday, July 2, 2020

Tasty Tue/Thursday!!!

Anyone that's been around me for to long knows that I am a YELP ELITE reviewer!!! YES, that's right, I got nominated by YELP for their ELITE status and I absolutely LOVE eating and writing about FOOD!!!! Look me up on YELP as Mary "Mar Bear" G. or with the email maryfranceswriting@gmail.com Buuuuuuuuuut since I love writing reviews, I thought, WHY not share the ABSOLUTE BEST  with you all!!!!
Sooooooooo if your in AZ, and you go to Sedona AZ...
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Javelina Cantina Review
 
I'm not sure HOW this place is only 4 stars, it was absolutely superb!!! My sister and i split the fajita steak chimichanga. It was huge and we still had half a plate left. It was moist and juicy on the inside, exploding with flavor, while still being crispy on the outside. The cherry on top of this beautiful work of deliciousness was the river of queso cascading over it.
Photo of Javelina Cantina - Sedona, AZ, United States. Steak fajita chimichanga with rice and beans! Bomb.com
 
 Can i get an amen up in here?!

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The chips and salsa were on point...literally so fresh they were still warm! My niece, a medical vegetarian, got the Mexican street corn and was very happy with her choice, i was scared to ask her for a bite though- i didn't want my finger to get munched up. My nephew got the kids cheese quesadilla and fries and was happy as well! We wanted to try one of their desserts buuuuuuut just couldn't get in another bite.  
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The seating in this place has a lot of beautiful window views, also great views in the outdoor seating, buuuuuuut its AZ, just too hot for that today! You could also go out onto the patio and see javelinas walking around in the desert below, being an Arizonan, it wasnt a big deal for us but out of staters were completely enthralled by it!!! Our waiter, i believe Juan, was just soooooooo nice and friendly a s helpful!!!

Our only disappointment was that the menu on google had said the jalapeno poppers came with a spicy prickly pear sauce and instead came with ranch, they said they no longer carry that sauce, while they were still good, nothing overly exciting or unique.

I would like to end this review with an apology, im pretty sure i heard the stuffed churros crying over my rejection to a date with them. While i did find myself very attracted to them, the time just wasn't right for us to be together- Next time my sweet gwapo!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

That enlightening moment...

THAT ENLIGHTENING MOMENT as an ARIZONAN
 in 113 weather, you have to put on a mask to go in public and your liiiiiiiiike,
WELLLLLLLL...
guess that theory about THE HEAT killing COVID was INCORRECT!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Happy Sunday!!!

Our first, and HOPEFULLY last quarantined Sunday service!!! ANNNND here was pastor's AMEN CORNER, sitting from atop the corner of the couch!!!! AHAHAHA!!
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Single Saturday!!!

 
 
 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)
p.S. Unless, as some have informed me, they don't have to worry about it because their ex won't be there!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, June 26, 2020

Who has that???

The other day I was on the phone with one of my friends and she was like telling me about how she thinks that it really neat when people have brown hair and blue eyes. She is like you know it's just such a nice combination and you dont see it very often. She is like, I mean usually if people have brown hair they have brown eyes and if they have blue eyes they have blond hair. And she is just going and on about how unique it is to see that combination....
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and I am like uh huh, uh huh, I know what you mean. But in my head I am thinking; Ok, like, who does she EVEN know that has brown hair and blue eyes? WHO HAS THAT???  I don't think I even know anyone with that combination!!!! So I am like talking to her again and I am like, yeah, I mean like, I have blue eyes but my hair is...hmmm...what color hair do I have...hmmm...OH HEEEEEEEEY, I have brown hair!!! OMW!!! I have brown hair and blue eyes!!!
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She is like YEAH Mary, thats who I was talking about this WHOLE time YOU!!! I think its really cool that you have brown hair and blue eyes!!! AHAHAHA!!! I am like, OMW! Like, THANK YOU!!!
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It was for sure a brond moment!!! They happen ALL THE TIME!!! :)
That's ME,


 MARY,
THE BLONDEST BRUNETTE YOU WILL EVER MEET!!! :D
♥Mary Frances :)
PS. No I wasn't born a blond-I WAS BORN A RED HEAD(Strawberry blond-THEN went fully blond, THEN BROWN!;)

Monday, June 22, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

p i n t e r e s t || taybabyyy ☼
How many of you remember that song; It would have been enough, if he brought life, it would have been enough, if he brought joy, it would have been enough, if he brought peace, BUUUUUUUUUUUUT, he put laughter into MY SOUL!!! Isn't laughter such an amazing gift from God?! In the midst of turmoil, strife, stress, sickness and tough times, GOD STILL GIVES US LAUGHTER!!! This week, find laughter in the middle of your circumstances and when you do, REMEMBER: GOD IS GOOD, SOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Music Lover's Update!

As I said earlier this week: My pastor, Denae Abbott, and the ABQ Foster's are all in Tennessee this week producing music. While I am not a musical person myself, I will encourage other's on their endeavors to use their talent for God's glory. It is the Foster's desire to not only produce their own album, but to help encourage more Apostolic talent to take that step and produce their own music. Send music production questions too andrewanddevi@gmail.com
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For some reason, several people did not realize that you could access the sites I listed by CLICKING on the word!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Soooooooo let me inform  you all that by clicking on the word HERE you'll be able to access the sites
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The Singing Abbotts HERE
Pre-order my pastor's Sax CD HERE
Pre-order the Foster's music HERE
ASK ANYTHING Post HERE
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Send music production questions too andrewanddevi@gmail.com
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For THE MUSIC LOVERS!!!

Hey I just wanted to make a note to all the music lovers out there, that my friends Rev. A Foster, Pastor in ABQ New Mexico and his lovely wife, my childhood bestie and first friend ever moving here from NYC at 3,  are currently in the studio in Nashville doing their first music recording.
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Bro. Foster has brought it to my attention that they are opening up to the Pentecost world the freedom to ask them questions about the music process. It is the Foster's desire to not only produce their own album, but to help encourage more Apostolic talent to take that step and produce their own music. In a world of Chaos, let the anointed music of God come forth!
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At this time, MY Pastor, is producing his first CD of all saxophone music! My pastor, in case you didn't know this, is most likely the best saxophone player in Pentecost and possibly more, no offense to anyone else that plays! I'm jus sayin!!! (:
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And to the whole fan club of Denae Abbott (the entire guys section that stands up at all the conferences when she sings! Yes, we see you!!!;) She is also in the studio this week producing an album, so get ready for that.
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Of course, I will let you all know more when these are available this fall, but I do believe all are available at this time for pre-order!
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In the mean time, if you have a desire to produce your own music, please reach out with questions to andrewanddevi@gmail.com they will do a post on their blog specifically answering all questions. Please read their first music post HERE

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Bookie Day!!!

EVE By H.B. Moore False doctrine!!! Book Review #1      

 
First of all, this book is VERY WELL WRITTEN, it is intriguing and makes you want to keep going to find out what happens next.  It makes you think, wow, maybe it really could have happened this way. I personally could relate to the personality of Eve in the sense that she was sooooooo curious and was always asking Adam soooooo many questions!!! I liked how the story went back and forth between Adam's thoughts and Eve's.
HOWEVERRRRRRR...               
Be aware Christians, This book is not Biblically sound! i noticed right away upon listening that things did not seem to line up Biblically speaking with the word of God!!! even though scripture was continually being used, the events did not correlate with what the Bible ACTUALLY says.
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 Lucifer did not appear to Eve as a man, but a serpent! "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?" (Genesis 3:1)
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 There was no death in the world til sin entered. “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:” (Romans 5:12) This book shows death entering into the world when Lucifer entered the garden, however, that is NOT what the Bible says!!! The Bible says that death began the moment SIN entered into the Garden, which was the moment man FIRST disobeyed God. "For since by man came death. . . For as Adam all die" (1 Corinthians 15:21-22).
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The Bible does NOT clearly state, although there was animals killed after sin entered the world for sacrifices, to push man's sin forward, till Jesus came and became the final sacrifice for our sin, For just as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous (Romans 5:19). However, the Bible does NOT clearly state that animals were eaten until AFTER the flood!!! "Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things." (Genesis 9:3)
 
When i realized that the story was beginning to allude that Eve had relations with Lucifer, i realized that this book HAD to be written by a Mormon, because the false doctrine, that Cain was the son of Lucifer, that is no where found in the Word Of God, is a Mormon belief. After looking up the author and seeing where she graduated, i knew i was right about what i thought! i immediately turned off the story. Just like Lucifer appeared to Eve as a serpent in the garden, and deceived her to eat the fruit, Lucifer or one of his minions appeared to Joseph Smith and deceived him with false doctrine, telling him that he had "new" knowledge.
But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.  As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed." (Galations 1:8-9)
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I enjoy when an author uses their imagination to make a Biblical story come to life, as long as the story does not in any way differentiate from what the actual Biblical scriptures say!!!! However, this author, while quoting scriptures, over and over again, then contradicts what the Bible ACTUALLY says.  Don't be deceived readers, although intriguing, this book is loaded with the devil's lies!!! God Bless and check out
 Lynn Austin's Biblical dramas instead!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 15, 2020

TURN IT OFF!!!

Turn off the TV,  turn off the internet browsing, turn off social media
ANNNNNND TURN ON THE BIBLE!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Happy Sunday!!!

JESUS IS THE ANSWER!!!
 "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Single Saturday!!!


BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! (That's a skirt peeps!!!;)

Friday, June 5, 2020

AMA Throwback!!!

Soooooooooooo since AMA was cancelled this year, I wanted to do a blog post dedicated to all the memories of CAMP!!! I know I went to camp last year, buuuuuuut, I have NO post for it and for some reason I can hardly remember any of it!!! Anyways, It was fun for me scrolling through AMA memory lane!!! It was weird reading posts from Joe Velez was single, I only knew Anali for 6 months before some AMAZING PERSON introduced her to Joe!!! ;)
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Heeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy you guys remember how we'd all stand in line at the cafetereia stomping our feet, clapping our hands and singing, LIFE TIME, I  GIVE YOU MY LIFE TIME!!! We need to bring that back!!!
 
Soooooooo It looks like I actally met Jenny in 2016-I remember us sitting under the weeping willow tree by the pond and discussing the cute guys at camp and then when she confided in me that she like Ryan but he didn't like her...and NOW they're married!!! And in one of these posts I actually saw that I had advertised Ryan's singleness...BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! He OWES me, with a multitude of others!!! Hee, hee!!!
If your NOT cool (By Alahandra...duuuuude I miss that gir!!!)
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Also, I remember the first year I had this HORRIBLE tooth ache and Alahondra was the only one that could make me laugh!!! She came into my room, all sorrowful, and says, If I could take the pain your are feeling from  you and onto myself, I literally would! I remember thinking, wow, that's SWEET, then she says, I'm ONLY saying that, because I KNOW I CAN'T!!!! I was in soooooo much pain, buuuuuuuuut I could NOT stop laughing!!! (She's one of the few on my list of, ACTUALLY FUNNIER than me people!!!)
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I actually remember that at the beginning of camp it was more a youth camp13-25 and I think I started my first year at 26 or 27 and then they ACTUALLY changed the age to 30, buuuuuuuuut, now it's more a family camp, and I actually PREFER staying outta the youth dorm!!! LOL
 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Explaining Death!!!

I read this the other day I was just like, WOW!!! I have HAVE to share it with you all!!!
"I am the resurrection and the life," Jesus replied. "The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." (John 11:43) Death is like a deep sleep, and the grave is a resting-place and not suffering. "Many of those asleep in the dust of the earth will wake up." Psalm 37:11
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:" (1 Corinthians 13:`2)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

AZ News Flash!!!

Okaaaaaaaaaay everyone I have SHOCKING NEWS...everyone take a deep breath before I share this with you all..are you ready for this??? No really...are you REALLY READY for this??? Okaaaaaaay HERE WE GO....
Its HOT...in ARIZONA!!!
(OMW...Like WOW!!!!)
SHOCKING RIGHT????
NOT!!!!!!!

But amaZingly...I keep hearing my fellow Arizonans sayin OMW its sooooo  HOT!!! I can't believe HOW hot it is!!! Can you believe it???? UH YEAH I CAN!!!! Its A. THE SUMMER!!! and B. ARIZONA!!! Like helllllllllllllllllllloooooooooo!!!! We live closer to the sun than like ANYONE else!!! (I think...HAHA!!!;) The thing that gets me is that the people that seem to be the MOST shocked are like all the Arizonans themselves!!! I'm like ummmm do you NOT remember last summer and the summer before that and the summer before THAT??? We've lived here like ALL OUR LIVES!!!! (Of course these are the SAME people that are complaining about HOW cold it is when we ACTUALLY have nice weather!!!:)

I mean we live in ARIZONA!!!
 Its sooooooo HOT that....
•the birds have to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground.
•farmers are feeding their chickens crushed ice to keep them from laying hard-boiled eggs.
•the cows are giving evaporated milk.
•the trees are whistling for the dogs.
•WE can say 120 degrees without fainting.•WE can make instant sun tea.
•WE learned that a seat belt makes a pretty good branding iron. •The 4 seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!
•WE discover that in July, it takes only 2 fingers to drive your car.
•We've discover that you can get a sunburn through your car window.
•WE notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance.
•hot water now comes out of both taps.  
•you actually burn your hand opening the car door.
•you break a sweat the instant you step outside at 7:30 a.m. before work.
•no one would dream of putting vinyl upholstery in a car or not having air conditioning.
•you realize that asphalt has a liquid state.
 
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 30, 2020

A big bride!!!

Generally speaking, when we hear that a woman is engaged, we NEVERRR say to that bride-to-be, weeeeeeelllll I hope you get BIGGER before your wedding day! You NEVERRRR hear a bride saying, I WONDER just HOW LARGE I can get before I get married. It doesn't matter WHO she is, a woman is ALWAYS working on looking her trimmest and best before her wedding day! YET, I heard someone just the OTHER day say, "We want the bride to get larger!"
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Your probabley thinking, what in the WORLD??? Who would say THAT??? And juuuuuuuuuust WHO'S bride is this??? I'll tell you who's bride this is, Its GOD'S BRIDE!!! This past Sunday our pastor preached about witnessing and reaching the lost. After altar call, one of the men ended the service and he got up and said to the church, "we want the Bride of Christ to get larger!" When he said that I just couldn't help but LAUGH!!! Of course I was THE ONLY one that quite saw the humor in this, BUUUUUUUUT its just soooooooo FUNNY TO ME!!!
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 Jesus is coming back for a BIG BRIDE!!!! And NOT only is she just a BIG BRIDE, He wants his bride to get BIGGERRRRRRR!!!! He wants to her to get LARGERRRRR!!! Dare I even say, He wants her to get FLUFFIER!!!  BAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Jesus doesn't want a skinny bride!!! I'm just like WOW... Totally an in AW moment for me!!! Liiiiiiiike Heeeeeey Jesus...i'm RIGHT HERE...MAR BEAR...I'll be your fluffy bride!!! Come and get me I''m READY FOR YOU MY BELOVED GROOM!!! hee, hee
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Oh man, that's what's soooooooo AWESOME about Jesus, he doesn't think like us humans...He thinks like GOD, because HE IS GOD! And if God wants a big bride, Lets see just HOW MUCH BIGGERRRR we can get the Bride-Of-Christ to be for her groom!!! How big can we get her??? Lets challenge ourselves to help His bride get larger!!!
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Annnnnnnd just in case your wondering, that's NOT by eating an extra Big Mac tonight, or buying that donut and Starbucks in the morning, in fact getting the bride BIGGER may have to come through us skipping a few meals in fasting, adding in some extra prayer, excercising by our streets to knock doors and doing whatever it takes to add souls to the church!!! It comes by reaching the lost!!!
Help His bride get bigger,
 INVITE SOMEONE TO CHURCH!!!
"... Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." (John 4:35)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mary's Random History Lesson

Sit back my lil children, MARY, is about to teach:
THE HISTORY OF MAYONAISE!!!
 
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise (Now more commonly known a Best Foods) was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York . This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is, of course, known as...
Sinko de Mayo
Best Foods Gluten Free, Kosher Condiment Mayonnaise 30 oz ...
AKA: CINCO DE MAYO!!!
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I'm like, literally soooooo FUNNY!!! If NO ONE else laughs, it's ok, BECAUSE I DID!!! Cracks me up EVERAY YEAR!!! Hope Everyone has a good Cinco de Mayo!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
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P.S. BEST TEACHER EVERRRR-we also now know WHY I'm not a teacher...apparently, Adventure's In Odyssey's Imagination Station, isn't considered a "proper" way to be edu-a-MA-kay-a-tid!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 

Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

10 More COVID-19 Memes to Continue to Make You Smile | Pittsburgh ...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Happy Saturday!!!!

13 Coronavirus memes to entertain you while you're in isolation ...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Remember those word problems in school you'd get like, Jenny had 100 gallon jars of mayo and Stephanie used 5 and a half and Robin added 1/4 of a jar, how many gallons does Jenny have left??? And you'd be sitting there like SERIOUSLEY??? and your teacher would be like, ONE DAY, your going to need this!!! And your just sitting there liiiiiike, at least use something like PEANUT BUTTER!!! WHY SO MUCH MAYO???? Or if your gonna say may how about we try to find out how many sandwiches Jenny made with it???
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Well, we are currently living in STORY PROBLEM TIMES!!! Mary could NOT buy any flour or baking soda cuz the dude from the story problem GOT IT ALL, how many loaves of bread is the story problem dude gonna make??? Also, how much weight will the story problem dude gain from all the bread he is eating???
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And all you teachers can just say, YEEEEEEEEEESSSS, I'm finally right!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 1, 2020

A Bible Question!!!!

Sooooooooo I was thinking about this other day, liiiiiike WHILE listening to the Bible, THE MOST RANDOM MARY THOUGHT EVERRRRR went through my mind...
BIBLICALLY SPEAKING:
Did older woman ever
 go for YOUNGER MEN?!?!?!
 NO REALLY YOU GUYS, DID THEY??? I mean think about it, the Bible is rather clear that Boaz and other men were quite a bit older than their wives, buuuuuuut are there any cases where a younger man marries an older woman???
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NOW I've had some debate about this, liiiike, NO that probably NEVERRRR happened because CULTURALLY speaking, woman NEVER "Went for men" back then!!! BUuuuuut after thinking about it, I beg to differ, RUTH...She SOOOO WENT FOR BOAZ!!! Also, she may have STILL been beautiful at 200, I mean, wasn't that king checking out Sarah when she was in her 90's??? 
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ANNNNNNNNNNND FURTHER MORE, if there was, WHAT WAS THE AGE DIFFERENCE??? I mean, THINK ABOUT IT, people were living to be like, 700 years old back in the day!!! Was there EVERRRRR a case of a woman marrying a man 100 years YOUNGER than herself?!?! Duuuuuuuuuude...that would be sooooooooooooo COOOOOOL if there was!!! You know like, she was 200 and he was 100???  THAT WOULD BE SOOOOOO AWESOME!!! 
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Like seriously, I wanna meet that chick when I get to heaven!!!! My mom's probably telling her right now, with her NYC accent, MY DAUGHTER SOOOO NEEDS TO MEET YOU!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
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Soooo for now I sit here and ponder this thought along with the many other important questions that no one seems to have a true answer for me, liiiiiike, WAS JESUS GOOD LOOKING? (I believe he was! I don't think he was of the appearance that drew attention, buuuuuuut I bet he has the most amazing honey brown eyes that I would've just melted when I looked into them, with long manly lashes and the kindest smile! Oh and before you give me Isaiah 53, that's prophesying about calvary...Jus sayin ;) IS IT WEIRD FOR A MAN TO THINK OF HIMSELF AS, "THE BRIDE OF CHRIST???" (I asked Bishop Abbott this once, YES, I ACTUALLY DID ASK, and he said YES!!! bUUUUUT THEN he went on to explain that it's not really us individually buuuuuuut the church of God as a whole!) HOW LONG DID ADAM LIVE BEFORE GOD CREATED EVE??? (It had to be LONG enough for him to realize that he was THE ONLY creature without an helpmeet) When exactly did it become WEIRD to marry a sibling??? (THANK GOD IT DID THO!!!) Were the fish raw or cooked that Jesus fed to the multitude? Why do boiled eggs smell, BUT NOT SCRAMBLED EGGS??? What exactly IS, "THE WHEEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WHEEL???" Who potty trained Adam??? Annnnd on and On and on my list goes, I'm gonna have A LOT of asking when I get to heaven...A LOT!!! BAHAHAAHAAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

WHY the name???

I was listening to Focus On The Family earlier and the man was telling a story about a little boy that was lost in the grocery store. So this little boy started calling out his mommy's name! He said, "Heather! Heather! HEATHER!!!" Finally his mommy heard him and came and rescued him from being lost. But after she hugged him and calmed him down she asked him WHY he called her Heather and not just MOMMY??? And the little boy said, because Mommy, there are A LOT of mommies in this store...BUUUUUUUUUUUT I WANTED...
MY MOMMY!!!
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Now, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with the point of the story that the radio was saying, buuuuuuuuuut this got me to thinking, when I was in college, writing for the college paper, I was writing an inspiring story and I was quoting the girl that the story was written about and I wrote, that she said she found love in the arms of Jesus. My teacher, who was a "Christian" said, how about, INSTEAD of saying in the arms of JESUS, how about we paraphrase her to say she found love in the arms of GOD! I was just kinda like, okaaaaaay buuuuut I don't really see WHYYYY??? I mean, after all, JESUS IS GOD!!!
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 She said, well because when you say God, people are MORE ACCEPTING of that, because almost everyone believes in God in some sort of way or the other. Muslims, Jews, Hindu, Budhists, Bahai, ...they all believe in God, so they won't mind reading God, buuuuut WHEN YOU SAY, Jesus, now your being exclusive, because most people believe in God, buuuuut they don't believe that JESUS IS GOD!!! Weeeeeeeeellll...this DID NOT SET WELL WITH ME AT ALL!!! I mean, I HAD NO problem just saying God, UNTIL she explained to me WHY! That's what I call watering down and diluting the message, compromising...annnnd YES...also the reason WHY I didn't make it as a Christian in a career of Journalism!!! LOL
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You wanna know WHY I like to say JESUS, soooo much WHEN I PRAY??? Because, this world is filled with "gods," buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut...when I have a problem, when I have a need, when I am afraid, when I need a shelter, when I need a friend, when I'm scared and alone, I DON't just want any ol god, I SAY JESUS!!!
BECAUSE...
I WANT MY GOD!!!
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mess Proof???

Soooooooooo for Christmas, my sister bought me a new kitchen aide, annnnnnnnd it came with thi really nifty plastic cover thingy that wraps around the edge of the mixing bowl of the kitchen aid to prevent messes while baking...
MAKING IT MESS PROOF!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuut there was question, it was MESS PROOF, buuuuuuuuuut
WAS IT MARY PROOF???
WAS IT MARY PROOF???
What do you all think??? ;)
Think about it...
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Whatda ya think???
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Could God possibly allowed something to be MARY PROOFED???
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Is there anything to hard for The Lord????
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MIRACLES DO STILL HAPPEN MY FRIENDS!!!
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

Pretty accurate...Weeeeeeeeeeelllll...minus the snow here in AZ!!!
This next week we're supposed to be hitting triple digits!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Happy Sunday!!!!!!

Wherever you are today, it's The Lord's Day, soooooooo give your problems to Him!!!
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 5:3-6)

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sooooooooooooo MY MOM!!!

I could NOT stop laughing when I read this...IF YOU KNEW MY MOM...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
This is soooooooo MY MOM!!! The Italian New Yorker that said it like it was!!! Her motto to me growing up: Don't be Fat and Lazy!!! BAHAHAAA!!! I really want wood carving and just to put it next to a picture of my mom! She would've loooooooooooved that saying!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Weeeeeeeeeeeellllll...Guess who????

We were reading this Proverb on one of our Sunday morning Bible readings, " He that hath knowledge spareth his words..." Annnnnnnd I thought, Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll...
 Guess we all know from that scripture WHO...
NEVERRRRR got her college degree!!! Hee, hee!!! 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

More MARY thoughts!!!

Sooooooooo the other day I was having this very random, MARY THOUGHT!!! I was thinking about the fact that everyone always says I have really good self-esteem...BUUUUUUUUUT...I was thinking...


What if I really don't have good self-esteem????
What if I REALLY AM...  
JUST BEAUTIFUL???
 AHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! ;))))
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy!!!
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I ACTUALLY asked my brother that VERY QUESTION last week and he was just like, Wow Mary, WOW!!! I gotta keep things stirred up and flowing ya know?!?! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut THEN I had another VERY RANDOM MARY THOUGHT!!! I was like, OMW, WHAT IF I'M REALLY NOT PRETTY??? WHAT IF I JUST HAVE GOOD SELF-ESTEEM??? 
I pondered this very thought for about 10 seconds,
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 Then I was like, NAWWWWW!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bible Notes!!!

Sooooooo the other day I'm reading my Bible and look to see WHAT I had previously written underneath a highlighted scripture in my Bible...
It's "These are the things which defile a man," (thefts, fornications, false witness, blastphemies, murder, adultery...) "but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man..." THEN I have written under that, "We do NOT need to wash our hands!"
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YES, for realz my friends...I REALLY WROTE THAT IN MY BIBLE!!! BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I wish I could say that I've had this Bible since I was a child, buuuuuuuuuuuuut, i'm pretty sure I've had it since I was at least 18 maybe even in my 20's...AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut heeeeeeeeyyyy just to spiritualize my notes, WHEN YOUR DOING THE LORD'S WORK...you JUST NEVER KNOW when your going to have to eat something WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS...Soooo there you have it...IT'S OK...JUST EAT AND DO THE WORK OF THE LORD!!! LOLOLOL!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I hope NONE of my nursing degree friends read this post...hee, hee!!! ;)
p.p.s In light of everything going on...WASH YOUR HANDS!!! BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 


Monday, April 20, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

WHY DID SO MANY ITALIANS GET THE CORONA VIRUS???
That's WHY soooooo many Italians got the Corona Virus,
we all ATE OUR MASKS!!!
 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 17, 2020

Inside MARY'S head!!!

I would like you all to see exactly how my mind processes things!!! A while ago my pastor was talking about when Aaron's rod sprouted and grew almonds on it...
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I was like OH WOW, that's superrrrr cool...
then I was like, Hmmmm...
I wonder if anyone ate the almonds????
 I mean I WOULD!!! And if they did, WHAT DID THE ALMONDS TASTED LIKE???? They were probably liiiiiiike THE BEST ALMONDS EVERRRR...
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ooooh...ALMOND BUTTTTER....
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HEEEEEEYYYY HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HAD Cerreta's Cinnamon Almond butter??
Put that on Trader Joe's Cinnamon Apple swirl bread and it's SOOOOOO THEBOMB.COM!!!
Jus sayin!!! 
That is the process of what goes on in my mind with just ONE SCRIPTURE READING...it can get very complicated...BUUUUUT FUN... at times...BEING ME!!! hee, hee!!! 
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. AMEN PASTOR...PREEEEEEEEEEEEACH!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

More Trust!

No Mary! We're scared! We can't see!!! This is the voice of my girls yelling at me on a Wednesday night Bible class as I blindfolded them, doing an object lesson with them. Leading them around outside the church, they couldn't see but I could and was leading them. They were freaking out, I laughed at their dramatics and said, you can't see BUUUUUT you know ME, you know I would NEVER do anything to hurt you guys.
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Do you trust so and so?! Has anyone ever asked you that? And i'll think, yes, to a certain extent I trust them, BUUUUUUT, I don't really know them that well, the people that I truly trust enough to let into my uttermost thoughts and feelings are the people that I truly know. The ones that have been there for years and their friendships have stood the test of time. I know their character and I know that they love me and only want what's best for me. These are the people have been there in the good times and the bad times, they've seen me at my best and they've seen me at my worst and they've stuck with me through it all. They know ME and I know THEM and that IS WHY I trust them!!!
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That got me to thinking about trusting in God, sometimes we say we trust God, but we trust him like we trust someone that we don't really know that well. We see him as that person that we don't know very well, that nice co-worker, or the friendly acquaintance we have fun and take pictures with at a conference but we don't truly know them, so we trust them yes, but only to that certain extent. And that's how we are with God at times, we trust him yes, but do we trust him with the uttermost part of our hearts? Do we trust him with all our fears, our hopes and our dreams? 
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If your having trouble trusting in God, it's only because you don't know him well enough. But its SOOOO SIMPLE, if you want to trust God MORE, just get to know him MORE!!! I promise you, the more you know God, the more you will see his true character, you will see for yourself his nature, his loving-kindness, his mercy and his grace. How do you get to know him more, pray more, read your Bible more, ask him to draw you closer to him, seek his face, you will not be disappointed with getting to know The Lord!

Then when the hard times come and it feels like your blind-folded and your scared because you can't see the way, I can imagine hearing the Lord saying, but why are you scared when I'm leading you? you know me my child, you KNOW I would NEVER do anything to hurt you!!!  Just get to know him more, he will show you that he is true! The more you know him my friends, the more you will trust him!!! 
"I am the good shepherd...
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. and know my sheepand am known of mine." (John 10:14)

♥Mary Frances :)