Monday, November 28, 2022

Happy Monday!!!!

To say HAPPY MONDAY!!!!
Get it guys???? Fluffing in??? AND I"M FLUFFY AND IT'S PINK FLUFFY COTTON CANDY!!! Pink+Fluffy+Sweet=ME!!!  GET IT???? AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!! Just realized I reposted this from a few years ago but for got to edit that it was from right after my birthday 🥳 lol! Hee, hee!!! I hope you all have an AWESOME week!!! 
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♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

What is THANKSGIVING???
Sooooooo s few years ago, before Thanksgiving, buuuuuut after Halloween, my little nephew O was talking to me and he started on his own accord saying that Halloween was YUCKY!!! My sister said she never said anything to him but when they would go to the store and he would see the Halloween stuff he would say, ewwwwww! I don't like it,  HALLOWEEN IS YUCKY!!! Which, in case you didn't know, it IS indeed YUCKY!!!
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Well one day when I was getting him ready for school in the morning, I asked him, Odin, do we celebrate Halloween?! He said, NOOOO!!! He shakes his little head, we don't celebrate Halloween! Halloween is YUCKY!!! Then he points to our fall pumpkins on the kitchen table says, 
WE CELEBRATE JESUSGIVING!!!
Isn't that the cutest thing everrrr!!! 

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!

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"Did you know???..."
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Thanksgiving: Remembering to GIVE THANKS, 
                      for all that JESUS HAS GIVEN!!! (Mary's definition;)
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)



"Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God." (2 Corinthians 9:11)

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Would you rather??? Bible edition!!!!

WOULD YOU RATHER SIT AT JESUS FEET AND LISTEN TO HIM TALK LIKE MARY OR COOK JESUS A MEAL 🥘 LIKE MARTHA???
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I read this one and I was liiiiiike I KNOOOOOOW the right answer I should be saying is that I would rather sit at his feet, buuuuuuut at the same time I’m going to have to say, COOK HIM A MEAL!!!
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I mean think about it, IF JESUS complimented me on my cooking
I would NEVERRRR SHUT UP ABOUT IF!!!           
      Liiiiiiiike neverrrrrrrrr!!!
AND HE WOULD COMPLIMENT ME TOO!!! 
I am completely confident that he would LOVE MY COOKING!!! AND even if he just thanked me for the meal, without a compliment, because he would want to keep me humble, I would say, "oh your welcome Jesus!!! Did you like it???? and if WHEN he said YES!!!! That would be ENOUGH to neverrrrrrrr SHUT ME UP!!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, November 21, 2022

You might be a Ginty IF…

You might be a Ginty IF…
You’ve everrrrrrrrrrr cooked for your nurses in your room during your looooooooong hospital 🏥 stay!!!!!!
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True story you guys,

My brother had his wife bring him a crockpot and spices and all the ingredients and he is making soup 🥣 for all the nurses on the BMT floor for his birthday 🥳 today!!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnd he can’t even eat any of it because he is on a pure liquid diet!!!
Soooooooo yeah, that’s a GINTY FOR YOU!!!
Cooking for people is our love language!!!! HUGS!!! 
Happy Birthday John!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, November 20, 2022

A miracle on Hayden and Osborn!!!!

You guys, a miracle happened before church ⛪️ today in the church kitchen, ACTUALLY two miracles!!!! 
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1. There was a fire 🔥 in the kitchen
 ANNNNNNNNNNND I ACTUALLY 
did NOT start it!!!! 😅 😇 
2. Instead of freaking out, I ACTUALLY HELPED put it out!!!
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Soooooooo what happened was today we had our Thanksgiving feast at church and I got there early to bring MJ to choir practice. I was in the foyer when I smelled a very familiar smell of smoke. 
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I ran in the kitchen and one of the sisters was frantically trying to put out a 🔥 fire that had started when no one was in there… a heat warmer thingy for the food must’ve sparked and caught the table cloth on fire and it started spreading crazy fast!!!
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I started filling bowls with water and throwing it on the fire and sister Bishop yelled into the church there was a fire and everyone came running and we got it outbuuuuuuuut there was a Huge mess and smoke!!!
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I was thinking in my head, everyone probably thinks I started this and I wanted to say I DIDNT DO IT this time!!! And everyone is just standing there awkwardly and Sister Abbott breaks the silence with…
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Well, there was a fire, annnnnnnd MARY DIDNT START IT!! And then we all busted up laughing!!! I was liiiiiike I’ve been wanting to say that!!!!!!!!!
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I was talking my head off to EVERYONE, liiiiiike I knoooooow everyone was thinking I started it!!! And the guys were like, that’s EXACTLY WHAT I THOUGHT!!!! We see smoke and Nary running back forth like crazy!!!!
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Annnnnnnd everyone was thinking, 
WHAT DID SHE DO NOW?????
That’s life when you go to church ⛪️ with MARY!!! 😇 
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Leukemia Awareness Walk!

Like my hoody???




White is for survivors, red is in support of someone 

My brother walked on the BMT floor of the hospital with his wife and joined us on FaceTime, I walked him up with his white lantern with the rest of the survivors!!!







This little girl is a Leukemia survivor!

It was very inspiring and uplifting to join so many people that had something in common and walk together in support of those fighting blood 🩸 cancer!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Leukemia awareness!!!

My brother has been in the hospital 🏥 since the end of September. He is still in remission but dealing with some complications from the bone marrow transplant. 
This week we are doing a leukemia awareness walk if anyone wants to join the walk or sponsor it!!! All proceeds go to cancer research 🔬 and when it’s you that has cancer, you are very thankful for medical technology. Each year there are more and more improvements. 
Join the walk here

Sponsor the walk here

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Should I be embarrassed…


SHOULD I BE EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT THAT…
I ordered a large sugar-free mocha with an extra shot of espresso, instead of a small sugar-free mocha with an extra shot of espresso, 
SIMPLY BECAUSE…
The large cup-color matched my outfit better than 
the small-cup color??????😂🤣😇
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, November 11, 2022

Guess my #1 character trait!!!

https://www.viacharacter.org/Soooooooo one of my friends gave me this link for a FREE character strength test… I looooooove stuff like this!!!!
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Soooooooo I took it aaaaaaaand guess what my #1 character strength is??? 
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Are you guessing????
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GUESS!!!
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.LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!
I honestly was NOT surprised!! I know I’m a loverrrr!! Loving comes so easily and naturally for me and many people have told me before that I’m a very loving 🥰 person!!!! WHEN I love someone, it’s whole heartedly and with everything… I’m not a mediocre lover!!! That’s why I’m a kid magnet… they know where the teddy bear 🧸 is!!!  Put me in an orphanage in the Philippines for two hours and I’m attached to them just like that!!! My brother was liiiiiike how can you and that girl be attached in two hours??? I’m liiiiiike SHE NEEDS ME!!!  I could be her mommy!!! 
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#2 character strength is humor… and weeeeeeelll… I think we ALL KNOW THAT ALREADY!!!! 

My biggest character weakness is UH… prudence!!! That means basically thinking things through before making a decision or speaking or taking a risk…and then regretting it later on… only thing is that I usually neverrrrrr really regret it either… I’m just liiiike weeeeeeeeeellll that was awkward… OH WELL!!! I think we can just say I’m a little cRaZy… instead of NOT prudent!!!
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I think I can be summed up as, 
loving 🥰, hilarious 
                    aaaaaaannnnnd cRaZy 😜!!!!
What do you think 🤔????
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Check out your character strengths  HERE

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Possible new diet plan!!!

Soooooooo my niece Bethany was telling me WHY she couldn’t eat her uncrustable her mom left her for lunch today!!!
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She said it was because one time she was eating a PBJ PEANUT 🥜 BUTTER AND JELLY sandwich 🥪 and the jelly came squirting out and got on her skirt!!! So now she just doesn’t eat them anymore!!!
I was liiiiiike maaaaaaan, if Aunt Mary stopped eating a certain food EVERY TIME a food got a mess on her, SHE MIGHT ACTUALLY BE THIN!!!
Ahahahahahahaaaaaaaa!!!!
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I tend to get a mess no matter!! 
Yesterday I was picking the kids up from school 🏫 and I got out was drinking my orange 🍊 zero and I took big O drink and some how completely MISSED MY MOUTH!!!! All the little girls started laughing 😆 hysterically!!! I was liiiiiike uh you guys saw that???? They were like YES MAR BEAR 🐻!!!! We saw that!!!!
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Soooooo yeah if I stopped eating anything that got me a mess I’d probably be THIN!!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

You know you’re picky when…

You knoooooow you're picky when…
    
YOU UNCRUST
UCRUSTABLES!!!
True story…My brother’s kids!!!! lol 😝 
♥Mary Frances :)

Clutterbug!!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOO I discovered this really, really, REALLY cool organization site called 

Basically, this website says that there are four basic ways of organizing and once you discover the way you think, it will help you SOOOOOOOOOO MUCH to becoming organized. I took this test awhile ago and my results were this...
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Butterfly

Butterflies are visual organizers who can easily forget about items when they are stored out-of-sight. They also struggle to maintain really detailed organizing systems and prefer fewer and larger categories when sorting their things. Love visual abundance and organizational simplicity. You are a really visual person and for you, it’s out-of-sight, out-of-mind. You need visual, but fast and easy systems, like clear or wire bins and baskets and lots of hooks. 

Butterfly Traits

A Butterfly is a very visual person and likes to see all their belongings for fear of “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”.

You are probably a Butterfly if you have clothing on top of your dresser and on the floor, but your closet and drawers are practically empty (except for those items you don’t use or love).

Butterflies prefer to have their items visible and displayed, rather than hidden in drawers and behind closed doors. Butterflies are often overwhelmed with the idea of organizing because they have “failed” in the past with traditional organizing solutions that are tailored for people who prefer to “hide” their belongings. A Butterfly needs easy, fast Macro-Organizing solutions that are visible and/or clearly labeled.

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This is sooooooo ME ------------>Open shelving works well for you! Take advantage of vertical space and get stuff off your floor. You NEED open shelving in your home, and a lot of it. Hooks are a Butterflies best friend! Hang hooks in your entrance way, inside your closet and on the back of doors! 

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Appreciation for BEAUTY- this is sooooooooo true!!! Did you know this is an ACTUAL Values trait in certain people??? I had a guy friend once that I took this values quiz with, maybe i'll find that and post it in the future, and my appreciation for beauty was so high on the list and his was literally LAST on his list! I may or may NOT have told him that I knew that was going to be low because if it had been HIGH on his list he would have married me a looooooooooooong time ago...aahahahahhahahhaaaaa!!!  okaaaaaaaaay sooooo really though this is not just talking about physical beauty. It's like being mesmerized by nature, flowers, and sunsets and mountains. this may sound trivial, buuuuuuuut for me, everything I use ALL THE TIME, has to be cuuuuuuuut or pretty!!! It sounds dumb, buuuuuuuuut I just can't drink from a boring cup ALL DAY LONG!!! I still dress cute to go hiking! I can't just have a PLAIN notebook! 


Berenstein Bears!!!
As a kid, my room was ALWAYS a mess!!! With five kids staying in ONE ROOM, it was pretty much and impossibility to be organized!!! I remember as a kid reading this book and totally relating to the bears big O MESS!!! 
Then the bears would clean their room and their parents helped them to make everything neat and all their toys were hung up and on display and in labeled boxes....I thought that was soooooo COOL!!!! I would just STARE and STARE!!! and think I would LOOOOOOOOOOOVE to have a room organized like theirs!!!!
Looking back, I realize now, that the reason why i liked their clean room the way it was is because I'm a BUTTERFLY ORGANIZER!!! It was visually appealing to me!!! 

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CHECK OUT MY ROOM NOW....
Berestien Besrs or whaaaaat???
Things that have helped me organize
1. CLEAR OUT!!! 
2. Pick up after myself
3. Make my bed every morning.

4. LESS
5. Hooks, bins, shelves

A hanging place for all my 5k run medals!!!
6. Routine- just keep some what of a routine of doing things… well I Don’t really know what I’m trying to say… I’d take it out buuuuuuut then I’d have to re-number everything else and ain’t nobody got time for that!!!😂😂
7. Vanity table
I just sit here and do my skin care every morning and night
And I do my hair here, it makes easier to have all this stuff 
In one place and in a routine!!!

8. Planning outfits ahead- laying everything out the night before for the next day
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OBVIOUSLEY, there are extremely organized people that would still NOT think I'm organized and yes I still struggle with organization, buuuuuuuuuut IF YOU KNEW the younger me, you would be VERY IMPRESSED!!! I still have extreme difficulty when traveling and you can count on my stuff being EVERYWHERE in the hotel room, usually a trail of clothes…because I just don't know how to be organized out of my own comfort space!!! 
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WOULD YOU RATHER???
HAHAHA!!!! Gotta add one of these in!!! LOL Sooooo one of the young people asked this when we were playing would you rather singles edition! Would you rather marry someone that was overly messy OR overly organized??? I pick overly organized, BECAUSE I struggle with organization, it would overwhelm me to marry someone that was less organized than me because I would have NO CLUE how to keep them organized!!! I get really stressed out with a mess because I just don't know where or how to get started with cleaning up. Even at a party or something at church, I want to HELP, but I need a DIRECT JOB!!! Wash the dishes or clean the toilets-I would rather do than putting everything back the way it was or is supposed to be. 
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Soooooo my preference would be someone MORE ORGANIZED that can help or teach me to be more organized or just organize me...whateverrrr....Idk how much I WOULD ANNOY an extremely organized person!!! BAHAHHAHAAAA!!! At the same time, two extremely organized people, may get annoyed when they don't organize the same way...Idk...like if they want it a SPECIFIC WAY and the other one wants it a SPECIFIC WAY thats different...whereas someone like me would be like, sure do whatever you want, that sounds GREAT!!!!
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 I think my main thing is that IF you want to do something, don't give me a play by play...like I had a friend that would let me KNOW EVERYTIME she picked up after me at a conference...I'm liiiiiiike I literally DO NOT CARE that you just put my brush back with my stuff for the millionth time today!!! If you want to put something of mine away, JUST DO IT!!! And then when I can't find it, I'll ask you where it is since your so organized anyways!!! AHAHAHAA! Also, just like, hey Mary you know what may help you a lot with staying more organized... and then teach it to me. I don't mind at all receiving help or being shown how to do something, I'm a VERY TEACHABLE PERSON!!! 
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WHAT ARE YOU???
Take the Clutterbug Quiz





Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

Sooooooo I meant to do this little series back in May buuuuut then I forgot… soooooo I’m reposting the the first one today and will finish it for the next few Wednesdays!!!! 


Here's your 
Middle-Of-The-Week-Brain-Booster!!!!
Random thought from Monday: Well that actual thought that was going to be a PS on Monday's is actually at the end of this post...cuz I was going to have to explain ALL your about to read to give that ONE last thought!!! Hee, hee!!!! Everyone thinks that the Daniel Fast is a veggies diet buuuuuuuuut if you really want to be accurate, the Bible says he ate water and pulse...WAAAAAIIIIT....
WHAT IS PULSE???????????????
"Did you know???..."

 and I looked up pulse and its basically like beans...
According to Webster's dictionary a pulse plant is: the edible seeds of various crops (such as peas, beans, or lentils) of the legume familyalso a plant yielding pulseAccording to the KJV Bible Dictionary Pulse is: Bean or seed used for food.

"Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us PULSE to eat, and water to drink. Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants." Daniel 1:11-13 )


There are ACTUALLY other Bible versions that say that pulse means vegetables or roots soooo that must be where most people decide to base the Daniel fast off of...of course because its EASIER, buuuuuuuuuuut Webster annnnnnnnnnnd THE KJV Bible dictionary are in a agreement for the definition of PULSE!!! Jus sayin!!! ;)
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Have you everrrr done the Daniel Fast and actually GAINED weight??? Your not alone!!! I thought I was THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD to do this buuuuuuuuuuuuuut a brother at my church was telling me once that he had gained weight during the Daniel Fast!!!! I was liiiiiike whaaaaaat???? ME TOO!!! He was like, yeah, I found out that four baked potatoes in one day are still TOO MANY!!!! I was liiiiiiiiiike, weeeeeeeeeeeeelllll I FOUND OUT that 1 jar of unsalted, raw almond butter...is STILL TOO MANY...even withOUT the salt and raw!!! Who'da known such a thang???? BAHAHAHAHAAA!!!! 
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sooooo IF you really want to accurately do the Daniel Fast, eat nothing buuuuuuut beans for 21 days... you will probably FOR SURE lose weight...you may have a few other issues 💨...buuuuuuuut weight loss won't be one of them!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)

"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)


♥Mary Frances :)
MONDAY'S THOUGHT: annnnnnnd that leaves me with ONE LAST THOUGHT, that gave me another thought, ...MAYBE the PULSE Daniel was eating was coffee beans and he was  drinking lots of coffee...you know beans and water =COFFEE....thats WHY he had sooooooo much energy and liiiiiiike MAYBE they were even chocolate covered coffee beans...heeeeeeeey chocolate covered coffee beans are like DOUBLE DANIEL FAST because chocolate is ALSO a bean...stay tuned to NEXT WEDNESDAY to find out IF Daniel was eating chocolate covered coffee beans during his Daniel Fast!!! And don't get all overly spiritual on me trying to explain this...just enjoy the ride!!! :)))) 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

The voice of God...

How do we recognize God's voice???
In conversation with someone once about the will of God and they said, "I mean really, who knows the will of God anyways, besides GOD himself?" 
I was like HUH??? 
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We have to be able to know God's will for ourselves in order to do His will.  But this got me to thinking, HOW can we know the voice of God for ourselves? HOW do we recognize the voice of God from all the other voices that are speaking to us?
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I came to the realization, that we can recognize God's voice the SAME WAY we are able to recognize the voice of a close friend or loved one, by SPENDING TIME with them. WHEN YOU KNOW SOMEONE, YOU KNOW THEIR VOICE!!! You can get a phone call from someone that you are with all the time, they can call from an unrecognized number and once they start talking to you, you will know who they are!!! Even if you haven't spent time with them in a while, if you'll just listen for a moment or two as they talk, you will KNOW who they are. IF you're NOT recognizing God's voice, maybe it's because it's been too long since you've really spent time with him. Or perhaps it's because you NEVERRR really took the time to get to know him in the first place. 
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ARE YOU REALLY LISTENING???
There have been a few times that my close friends have ACTUALLY been able to trick me into believing it was someone else I was talking to instead of them. However, you know what I realized? It was ONLY because I WAS DOING ALL THE TALKING and they were just listening. In my excitement of what I was telling, I wasn't REALLY listening to their little uh, Huh's and Yeah's, HAD I STOPPED TALKING and ACTUALLY allowed them to talk, I would have KNOWN in a moment who it REALLY WAS!!! Sometimes we NEED to just STOP and LISTEN so we can RECONIZE God's voice when he is talking! 
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How did God talk to Elijah???
"...but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.  And it was so, when Elijah heard it..." (1 Kings 19:11-13) 
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I think sometimes that we are sooooo busy looking for the big signs and wonders, that we can't even hear or recognize his voice when He DOES speak to us. We ask God to show us something. We ask God to reveal His will to us and we're expecting a big booming, thundering voice from heaven and we end up ignoring God's DIRECT whisper right into our ear. If you really stop and think about it, the really BIG SIGNS God did for people in the Bible, was because those people, Balaam and the donkey, Jonah and the whale, Gideon's fleece, all those people had to get really BIG SIGNS from God to do His will, because they didn't really hear Him when He originally told them what to do. 
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You know, when your close to someone, when you're standing by them, sitting with them, you don't have to SHOUT to get their attention. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is WHISPER!!! If God has to take drastic measures and there are times that he will, it's ALMOST ALWAYS simply because we weren't listening to him all the other times that he was talking to us!!! You SHOUT at people to get their attention. IF you're paying attention to God, He won't need to SHOUT out to you with lightning bolts. When your close to God, all He has to do is WHISPER and you'll hear Him.  I want to be close enough to God that I can recognize his whisper.
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Write it down...
When God tells you something, date it and write it down. It's not always right to tell everyone what God told you. Yet, you want to remember it. When God tells you something, it can seem so bold and clear in the moment, but as time goes by, in our humanity we will begin to wonder, was that really God, or was that just ME??? 
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One time for me this happened, I went to a conference, and I honestly don't even remember what the preacher preached about, it was Bro. Ham and it was a good message and I was clearly touched. I went to the altar, and I was praying and praying, and I told God, I would do ANYTHING for you! I would give up anything for you! And God quietly whispered a certain guy's name to me, even him? I was soooooo shocked. Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh...It's time for you to let him go. That was the message God so clearly, yet quietly whispered to my heart. I said I would, but I could not fathom in my mind WHY God would want this.
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He was my best friend. Our personalities seemed perfect together. We went to the same church, he was practically family, and well to me, this guy was just PERFECT. It never once crossed my mind that there was something going on with him spiritually, I assumed I just wasn't good enough for someone like him. As time went by, nothing changed, we were still best friends, my feelings stayed the same. Obedience to God is not based our feelings. There were times I would think, maybe I heard you wrong God, maybe that was just me, and then I'd look back to that moment in my journal and reread how clear God's voice had been to me in that moment at the altar. As time continued to go by, I finally saw what God had seen all along.  
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That's just one example, I have many other words from God written down. If you're not a writer, record it for yourself on your phone, or just mark it with a word on your calendar for when doubt starts creeping in. 
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Recognizing the voice of God is not complicated and analytical. It's so simple, just like you know the voice of any loved one, that's HOW you will know the voice of God. There isn't some secret strategy or formula or connection. To know the voice of God, you must FIRST know Him.  If you want to recognize the voice of God, all you need to do is spend time with Him. 
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, 
and they follow me."
 (John 10:27)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, November 7, 2022

Big plans for tomorrow!!!!

Guess what I’m doing tomorrow???
IM GOING TO THE LIBRARY 📚 AAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNDDDD 
WRITING ALL DAY LONG!!! 
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I knoooooow that doesn’t sound very exciting, buuuuuuut for me it soooooooooo IS!!! It’s been so busy around here the last several weeks I havnt been able to really get any actual WRITING, writing in!!! Just little of this and that I’ve been posting for you guys in between running around but not REAL WRITING!!!
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I was telling my sister- in-law today that I actually start feeling anxious when I go too long without writing… idk… I guess it’s just something God put in me and if I don’t use it for Him something doesn’t feel right!!! Like I’m being wasteful with the gift 🎁 he gave me!!!  
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Soooooooo the plan for tomorrow is after the kids leave for school 🏫 GO TO THE LIBRARY AND WRITE ALLLLLLL DAY TILL ITS TIME TO PICK THEM UP FROM SCHOOL!!! Wooooooohoooooo!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Dear 18-year-old Mary!!!

What would you tell the 18- year-old you??? I saw this as a writing suggestion and thought it would be fun 🤩 to do!!! What would I tell the 18- year old me???
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Dear Mary, 
Your NOT getting married for a really, really, REALLY LOOOOOOOOONG TIME!!! Sooooooo just take a seat, enjoy the ride and HANG ON TIGHT!!! Just…
                              TRUST GOD AND CHILL!!!
Put your trust in God, not man. People come, people go, keep your feet cemented in the church ⛪️. No matter how down you feel, GO TO CHURCH!!! If you want God’s will in your life, simply stay in His will. Don’t get bitter, forgive, be kind, pray more, shop less and always, always, always keep your eyes on Jesus! 
Love 💕 the 39-year-old you,
                                Mar Bear 🐻 
P.S. annnnnnd ALWAYS LOOK GOOD, 
even when you have a broken heart 💔!!!! 
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That’s literally all I’d say because looking back on my life, aside from being unwise with my finances and maybe being a little extra in the flirting department, I have absolutely NO REGRETS!!! That’s how it is when you stay in God’s will!! I may have no kids, no husband, buuuuuuut I’ve still got my purity, my first kiss 😘 and the joy of the Holy Ghost!!!!! What have I been doing for the last 21 years of my life??? Living for God and having a whole lot of fun 🤩 doing so!!! Jesus IS AND ALWAYS will be THE BEST THING that’s ever happened to me!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

What would you tell the younger you???

Happy Monday!!!


This is the day that the Lord has made, 
                                       I will rejoice and be glad in it!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

WHY God can’t be figured out!!!

I was talking to one of my friends one time, and we were discussing how sometimes we just can't understand God. We don't get WHY He does things a certain way or WHY He allows certain things to happen. We just have to trust Him and know that He is looking out for us...And I started off in the discussion pretty theological "...the foolishness of God is wiser than men..." (1 Corinthians 1:25) I'm like you know, we just don't understand the way God works...Sometimes He’s JUST HARD TO FIGURE OUT!!! Then without thinking about it, it just came to me, I'm like, buuuuuuuuuut THEN AGAIN that makes PERFECT SENSE...
AFTER ALL...
HE'S MALE!!!
*ba-dum-cha
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 
Then I seriously just cracked myself up!!! For like five minutes straight!!! I laughed and laughed and laughed about that!!! I even patted myself on the back! Good one Mary! GOOD ONE!!! 
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Heeeeeey men just take it as a compliment if we females can't figure you guys out...its a GODLY TRAIT!!! Annnnnnnd if we CAN figure you out...that probably means your TOO MUCH LIKE US!!! Go gargle some gravel!!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
I know that God is a spirit, buuuuut Jesus, who IS GOD manifested in the flesh, , is a man! Furthermore, every time God is referred to in the Bible, it is ALWAYS in a male connotation...NEVER FEMALE!!!

Happy Sunday!!!


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllll, that’ll preach!!!! Let’s go to church ⛪️ and worship our God!!!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Would you rather??? Single Ladies Edition (Part 2)

Hey, hey ladies!!! Welcome back to WOULD YOU RATHER??? Singles edition… woot, woot!!!! oKAAAAAAAAY so I randomly came up with this idea to play this game with all the single ladies in my phone and it's grown to about 35 females that are playing! It's sooooooooo thought provoking and FUUUUUNNN!!! 
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Read the first weeks HERE
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We even came up with a bunch of gender-neutral questions and playing it as a group game at one of the young people's in our church's birthday parties and everyone had a BLAST with it!!!
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Annnnnnnnnnnd I promised everyone that INSTEAD of telling everyone individually my answers, I would SIMPLY post them on my blog...
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THIS WEEKS QUESTIONS:
1. Would you rather marry someone that is two inches shorter that whateverrrr height you are? OR someone that is soooooooooo tall their head would break through the roof of your home and you'd have to buy a new roof to accomadate their height???
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MARY'S ANSWER: Without a doubt two inches shorter!!!  I mean, not only would it be costly to get a new roof, but there'd also probably be A LOT more expenses to accommodate his height!!! You would need a longer bed so his feet didn't hang off! WHERE would you find a suit for him to marry you??? What about kissing???? you would either need a step ladder, which I would fall off of most likely OR he would get a crick in his neck bending down to kiss you! Plus everyone would stare at him wherever you went and ask him how tall he was and it would get SOOOOOO ANNOYING and overall, it would just be super inconvenient to marry someone THAT TALL!!!
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When I said this one to my sister, I was laughing sooooooo hard I couldn't even get it out!!!! AND GUESS WHAT??? She picked the man breaking through the roof!!!! BAHAHAHAHHAAHAAAA!!!This answer seems soooooooooooooo OBVIOUS, buuuuuuuuut you would be surprised HOW MANY females STILL PICKED the man breaking through the roof over two inches shorter than them!!! That's cRaZy!!! Yeah height is niiiiiiice buuuuut at the same time its kinda whateverrrrr too! It's like extra credit buuuuuut not a MUST HAVE!!! 
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Some girls say they want a taller man because it makes them feel smaller!!!! Don't you want to FEEL SMALLER MARY??? You know what???? I'm BIIIIIG and that's really just ALL THERE IS TO IT! I'm tall, I'm big boned, I have big feet, big hands, broad shoulders aaannnnnd I'm fluffy...I can always work on the fluffy part, buuuuuuuuut the rest of it is COMPLETELY out of my hands, I am what I am and I'm confident in the way God chose to make me and I don't need a man breaking through the roof to make me confident and that's THE END OF THE STORY!!! 
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MY ONLY REQUEST with shorter guys is that they DO NOT HAVE SHORT MAN SYNDROME!!! Short man syndrome is when a guy is not confident in their shortness and they try do things to make them seem big and macho! You know what, confidence is attractive sooooooooo just ask God to give you confidence in how he chose to design you!!! 
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Annnnnnnnnnnd Let me tell you ladies something, HEIGHT DOESN'T PAY THE BILLS!!!! I once dated a guy that was 6'7 and trust me, HEIGHT DON"T PAY THE BILLS!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! (I hope he doesn't read my blog anymore, buuuuuuuuut IF he does, sorry I had to use you as an example bro, i'm sure you waaaaaaaaaaaay better with your finances by now!!! :)
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LADIES RATIO: 50/50
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2. Would you rather marry someone that continuously takes selfies OR continuously takes pictures of you???? 
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MARY'S ANSWER:  Continuously takes pictures of ME...liiiiiiiiiike DUH!!! I mean, let's BE REAL, there's only gonna be room in the marriage for ONE SELFIE TAKER annnnnnnnnnd we all know WHO THAT'S GONNA BE!!! ;) 

HE CAN TAKE PICTURES OF ME, 
TAKING SELFIES!!!
.AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
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This is an interesting question BECAUSE i actually have been known to do both!!! In my YOUNGER DAYS, I would run around chasing boys with the camera, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut being the mature, almost 40-year-old that I am, those days are behind me, weeeeeeellllll, mostly... let's just say i've gotten more subtle in my maturity!!! ;)bahahahahahahaha
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LADIES RATIO: MOST EVERYONE, except two people chose the NON-Selfie-takers, EVEN ME,  soooooooo i'm really hoping there's at least ONE MAN out there that would looooooooooooove to marry a selfie taker!!! 
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3. Would you rather know WHO you're going to marry OR know WHEN you're going to get married???
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Mary's Answer: WHEN!!! I just wanna knoooooooooow WHEN!!! I know God has an amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaZing husband for me, SOMEWHERE!!! I know after all these years of waiting and trusting in God, I will NOT be disappointed in the end result!!! 
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God gave me a promise, 10 years ago, that he really DID have someone for me, and he's confirmed that promise to me many, many times over the years and I still believe Him,  buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut he NEVERRRRR gave me a time frame!!! I mean, when God first gave me that promise, it was soooooo straight forward and clear what God said to me I was literally liiiiiiiiiiike, OMW I'm getting married...buuuuuuuut 10 years later im just liiiiiike, YOU SHOU'VE ASKED HIM WHEN TOO!!! BAHAHAHAA!!! Okaaaaaaay well i have actually asked him that MANY TIMES and he has NEVERRRR given me a clue for that!!!  
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 Sooooooooooo now i'm just liiiiike, how old am I gonna be???? Am I going to be able to still have my own kids or should I start planning for immediate adoption??? ALL IVE EVERRRR WANTED TO BE IS A MOMMY!!!! I just wanna know if i'm going to be walking down the aisle with a walker and wearing DEPENDS???? Ya know??? bahahahhahahahaaaa!!! 
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Some people say, buuuuuuuut MARY if you knew who it was you could just talk to THAT GUY and not waste time on any other guy!!! I'm liiiiiiiike OKAAAAAAAAAAY FIRST OF ALL, us females are NOT supposed to be making the move anyways, sooooooooooooo he is supposed to be talking to me FIRST and ok, even if he is shy, liiiiiiiiiiiiike LITERALLY, all he would have to do is say, HEY SIS!!! annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd I would liiiiiike, be sooooooooo friendly, liiiiiiike DUH!!!
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  and second of all...I kinda wanna be surprised...I looooooove surprises, buuuuuuuuuut NO ONE can everrrr surprise me except GOD!!! sooooooo yeah,I wanna be like....LIIIIIIKE OMW!!!! IT'S YOU???? LIIIIIIIIIIIKE SERIOUSLY??? This whole time it'S YOU I"VE BEEN WAITING FOR??? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYY!!!! 
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annnnnnnd third of all, I'm pretty confident that I could NOT handle correctly knowing WHO!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! I would probably liiiiiike create a really awkward situation if it wasn't God's timing yet!!! I would probably do something stupid and accidentally propose or something like that!!!
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 4th of all, what if THEY'RE NOT ready for you yet??? WHat if they're sitting in a jail cell waiting for someone to preach the gospel to them??? What if they're not right spiritually??? That would soooooooooo freak me out!!! I'd probably be dragging them to the altar every conference!!! What if they're too young right now??? I don't wanna go to jail...ORANGE ISN'T EVEN MY COLOR...maybe if they had pink jail suits...bahahahahhaaa... What if they're living in another country and then you suddenly try and go on a missions trip??? What if they don't have a job and then you wanna try and hire them for some random job???? What if he needs braces???? JK! JK!!! well kinda nothing wrong with getting braces...AHAHAHAAA What if he still needs a brain transplant??? AHAHAHAHAHAHAAA...
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okaaaaaaaaay you guys get my point...what I'm trying to say is that, IF THEY"RE not yet ready for you...it could be kinda freaky to know that's who God has for you without knowing the end result!!!! 
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Ladies Ratio: Most ladies want to know WHO more than WHEN!!! 
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THAT'S ALL FOR PART TWO OF WOULD YOU RATHER??? Single Ladies Edition
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If you want to be added to the text send out next week (Females only for that! LOL) or have ideas for WOULD YOU RATHER questions, email me at maryfranceswriting@gmail.com
♥Mary Frances :)