Thursday, January 30, 2014

My Future husband...

After I've broken my cell phone for the umpteenth-MILLIONTH time!!!
Future Husband, He's sooooooo NICE AND KIND even tho I'm sure i'll exasperate him!!!! LOLOLOL Except, with ME, my hubby, he would all be holding the umbrella for me thinking I was sitting under it and NOT realize that I wasn't ACTUALLY under it and INSTEAD out dancing in the rain!!!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I know, I know, this isn't technically a SINGLE'S post....buuuuuut i'm in the process of having several things written...they just aren't completed yet!!! :))) I don't want to post anything that's LAAAAME soooo just hold up and enjoy this post...I mean, we don't have to end it THIS week...Its MY blog I can do SINGLES week for HOWEVERRRR Looooong I want!!! LOLOLOL OR until the MARRIED'S start complaining!!!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Does it hurt???

"The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old that his brown coat was bald in patches and showed the seams underneath, and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. He was wise, for he had seen a long succession of mechanical toys arrive to boast and swagger, and by-and-by break their mainsprings and pass away, and he knew that they were only toys, and would never turn into anything else. For nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
(The Velveteen rabbit)
Does being single HURT??? Sometimes, A LOT of the time, MOST OF THE TIME, the right decision HURTS!!! I'll never forget my mom telling me that during a decision making time in my life. She said,  you know Mary, sometimes the right thing isn't the easy thing! And one thing I've also learned is that sometimes the will of God hurts. It JUST HURTS! Plain and simple...HURTS!!! This singles week, I wanted to take some time to share with you all a time where choosing to obey God in my singleness HURT!
I was in the bridal hotel room as the final preperations for the wedding were being made."Mary, can you go hand these bouteneirs out to the grooms men? said one of the bridal attendents as they were helping the bride get ready for her big day.  I was like, SURE, more than willing to go check out the groomsmen that would be in the wedding that day. I felt, very blessed to have this early opportunity to scan them out before all the other girls. I only planned on taking a quick glimpse as I dropped off the bouteniers.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Love God,

"God gives the best, to those that leave the choice to Him!"
 (Sis. Darcy Abbott
Teen girls class)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, January 27, 2014


Heeeeeeeeeeeeey everyone!!!
I thought I would let you all know that I have a SURPRISE for you all...DRUM ROLL puuuuuuleeeeeeeze...ITS SINGLES WEEK on my blog!!! I know that I've been promising you all this for like EVERRRRR buuuuuuuut its FINALLY that time!!! So if your single, single in a relationship, come to my blog  or IF your married buuuuuuuuuut know someone that IS SINGLE, please let them know that its time to stop by my blog!!! I am sooooooo EXCITED about this first days blog post!!! I was up SUPERRRR late writing this last night!!! I like to go the lounge at Frys and use their wifi and I got sooooo lost in my writing I forgot about the time!!! All of the sudden I realize that there is NO ONE anywhere around in the store, LIKE ITS EMPTY!!! I look at the clock and see its MIDNIGHT!!!! I pack everything up in my Hello Kitty backpack and book it out of there like Cinderella at a ball...except my prince is my lap top and there are no glass slippers cuz I cant walk in heels...BAHAHAHA...I run to the entrance of Frys and NOOOOOOOOOO its LOCKED!!! Like HELP I'm a prisoner locked in her writing at Frys!!! Actually, as a child, I used to dream about what it would be like to LIVE at the grocery store...its a TOTALGINTY dream...and I thought for a moment there that I was gonna get to see it fulfilled...buuuuuuuuut ALAS I managed to somehow push the unautomated doors open and make my way home!!! Anywayz, please be sure to read this FIRST post, which is posted below, The Devil's Bait!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

The Devil's bait!!!

If the devil was a fisherman, what would HIS BAIT be to catch Godly, Apostolic Young people??? As the years of my life as a young person slowly begin to pass by, it has become more and more prevalent  to me WHAT it is that the devil uses as bait to lure away good, Godly, Apostolic young people. I'm not talking about the worldly, carnal young people that have ALWAYS been living their life on the edge, I'm talking about THE GOOD ones!!! I'm talking about the young people that have spent their growing up years working and serving in the kingdom of God. Oh yes, THE DEVIL has a special lure for these young people.
You see he couldn't get them with WORLDLINESS!!! He couldn't get them with television! He couldn't get them with Hollywood! He couldn't get them with immodest dress! He couldn't get them with fornication! He couldn't get them with sports! He couldn't get them with fame and fortune! He couldn't get them with offenses! He couldn't get them with worldly music! He couldn't get them with a career! He couldn't get them with fashion and vanity! He couldn't get them with all the things that he used for the weaker young people!
And like the big bad wolf did in the three little pigs, he got MAD!!! He huffed and he puffed, BUUUUT he couldn't blow down these good, Godly, Apostolic young people!!! I imagine the devil so infuriated, in his frustration he took that rotten can of worms that he used to as bait to lure away all the other young people and threw on the ground scattering the contents everywhere! He hissed, he stomped, AND he whines to all his lil demons as he kicked the empty can of bait into the lake where he was fishing then he's so stupid I imagine him screaming as he punches his fist into the nearest tree and one of the branches just bashes him in the face!!! THEN, after he got over all his fussing, his hissy fit and temper tantrum then the devil began to think, he began to scratch his chin and suddenly a light bulb turned on in his dimwitted little mind...

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy Sunday

"I was glad when they said unto me, let us go to the house of The Lord!" (Psalm 120:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014


How many times did I hear it...ONE'll need this!!!
Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!!! I'm STILL waiting!!! ;)))))

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Airheaded moment of the day!!!

You know when your searching and searching ANNNNNNNNNNNND SEARCHING your room for a clothing article and no matter where you LOOK you can NOT find it?!?!!? Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd your like WHERE IS IT??? You know its like right there!!! Probabley sitting RIGHT under your nose!!!! ANNNNNND THEN you REALIZE it IS right under your nose...CUZ YOUR WEARING IT!!!! Bahahahahahahahahaha!!! Yup!!! TRUE STORY PEOPLE!!!! Happened this afternoon!!! :))))
♥Mary Frances :)


Sooooooo yesterday afternoon when I went to go pick up MJ from GCA, as I was getting out of my car a few minutes before the bell rang, I see that Jennifer is pulling in on the other side of the parking lot. Sooooo I ZOOM over to her car, when I get to it, put my face to the window of her car and GASP* She's NOT IN THERE!!!
 I'm like WHAAAAAAAT like I literally just saw her in her car 10-seconds ago!!! I'm just standing there staring with my mouth hanging open!!! Liiiiiiike WHAT IN THE WORLD??? God really, you came back and TOOK JENNIFERRRR SOLANO annnnnnnnnnnd left MAR BEAR????
Then I look up from the car AND there I SEE Jennifer IN HER ACTUALCAR like two spots away HYSTERICALLY laughing at me!!! She's like WRONG CAR MARY!!!!
 It was too funnnnnnnny!!! Turns out I was peeking into Sis. Lonberger's car!!! LOLOLOL Jennifer's like, you should have seen yourself, I was just sitting in my car watching you the whole time!!!! You all should have seen us, we were both laughing SOOOOOO HARD!!! Later on when we were driving home MJ tells me, I saw you and Jennifer just laughing away and I just said to myself, "OK! Mary AND Jennifer are being sooooo CRAZY, i'm just gonna go PLAY!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Honduran Chikka!!!

Heeeeeeey EVERYONE!!! Miss Allana, missionary daughter to Honduras, FINNNNNNALLLY has her blog up and running again, after a  year break!!!
Annnnnnd since I'm such an AWESOME friend,
I told her that YES, I would let EVERYONE that reads my blog know that her BLOG IS UP!!! Nooooow don't everyone be all askin me to do this for them...move yourself to a 3rd world country, start a church and reach the lost for at least ten years annnnnd I'll CONSIDER giving your blog a special blast as well!!! HAHAHAHAHA!!! (However, IF you email me and ask, I WILL add you to my blog roll on the side of my blog as long as the content of  your blog follows Philippians 4:8!) Weeeeeeeelllllll....anyway, ENOUGH of that, go check out Allana's blog!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Allana, you OWE me a handmade apron now!!! I want something #ethnic!!!;))))
P.P.S I DO expect to read about our ACTUAL meeting on your blog now!!!
P.P.P.S STILL waiting for a response to the LAST email I sent you!!! :P


This makes me LAUGH...
I'm like, setting on a dryer???
We don't even have a DRYER!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, January 20, 2014

January 2014 Youth Rally!!!

We had such a blast this past Friday night!!! You know we have these youth rallies at Bro. Brown's church in Avondale about 3-4 times a year! They do Fresh Fire where they give the young men some time to preach...then they have one person that is like a seasoned minister wrap everything up with a preaching message.
We had Tommy and Stultz up there representing LPC this time!!! They did a great job...Makin our church proud! Whoop! Whoop!!! For my brothas!!!  I had told the guys at church Wednesday night that I would wear my Apostolic Cheerleading outfit for them since they were preaching!!! I'm sure they were sooooo HONORED!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
After all the guys preached, Bro. Brown got up and preached a INCREDIBLE message. I would like to paraphrase it for you all...He talked about how if you like, steak or ANY MEAT for that matter, you can't complain about the butcher!!! You can't get mad at the slaughter house!! He talke all blood and guts and GORE about what happens to the cows as they are being killed...some of the girls were getting queasy...I was sooooo like WHATEVERRRR about it!!! bLOOD AND guts don't bother me to much...Till he said that as the cows are waiting in line to be slaughtered, they ACTUALLY know what is going to happen to them and they start crying! Ooooooh when he said that all of the sudden I started feeling choked up!!! COWS CRY??? Maaaaaan, now that will get my emotions!!! And Bro. Brown kept saying, this is GRUSOME, buuuuut IF you like steak, YOU CAN'T GET MAD AT THE BUTCHER!!!
Then after all that Bro. Brown says annnnnd I said ALL THAT to say this, I LIKE GOOD CHURCH!!! How many of you like good church!!! Annnnnd everyone is all standing up clapping...he says your clapping now but you may not be feeling that way in a minute...Annnnnnnd I SOOOO thought I knew where he was going with his message!!! I THOUGHT he was going to say, that Jesus was slaughtered for us and that's WHY we have good church...buuuuuuuut OH NO!!! He got right down to the heart of the matter!!! He said we have GOOD CHURCH, because we have a PASTOR!!! Annnnnnnnd THE PASTOR is like THE BUCHER at the slaughtering house...
 annnnnnd SOMETIMES we just gotta be told up by the pastor!!! And it HURTS!!! And its EMBARRASSING!!! Its SHAMEFUL!!! WE DON'T LIKE IT...buuuuut it NEEDS TO BE DONE... He said that if you want to go to a church and not get your feeling hurt ever, THERE ARE churches you can go to that will do that for you...buuuuuut its NOT GOOD CHURCH!!!! Buuuuuuut, IF YOU LIKE GOOD can't get mad at the pastor when he slaughters you!!! IF YOU LIKE GOOD CHURCH... you can't complain about the pastor!!! There is a PRICE we pay for GOOD CHURCH! He says soooo much more, annnnd the sermon is OBVIOUSLEY waaaaay better than what I could ever say in my own words!!!
I'm really HOPING that they recorded this and that you all would be able to request a copy of it...this is such a good message...REALLY think that message should be blasted all over Holy Ghost Radio!!!! If you wanna try and get a copy you can contact their church HERE!!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaay on to THE FUN stuff again!!! Here is Kevin and I doing selfies!!! LOL
Kevin was soooo in AWWWW of a pic with me he started singing, "Some People Wait A life-time for a moment like this!" BAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Me and Miriam got our annual pics together!!! Sooooo ADORABLE!!!
Keri put her hands on the two of us and was like, did you two hear what Bro. Brown said about QUET AND DEMURE??? buuuuuuuuuut we were laughing to hard at that moment to really respond!!! LOLOLOLOLOL


This is soooooooo THE TRUTH!!! If you guys think I like talking have KNOW idea what it would be like IF I had a British accent!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

"There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace"

I have a NEW favorite song!!! I can't stop listening to it...The first time I heard it on the radio I started crying!!! The words are soooo beautiful and sooo TRUE!!!  Its sung by Point of Grace!
"There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace"
What do you say to someone who feels like they've lost it all
Over the edge with no one there to break their fall
And what do you say to someone who feels so unloved
Giving themselves away a little bit every day just to be good enough
And what do you say to a hopeless soul who can't remember their way home
And everything is out of their control
There is no valley, there is no darkness
There is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
There is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.
What do you say to someone whose life is on the line
And they're unsure what happens after their last breath in time
What do you say to someone whose built a wall you can't break through
And it's so hard for them to hear the truth
There is no valley, there is no darkness
There is no sorrow greater than the grace of Jesus.
There is no moment, there is no distance,
There is no heartbreak He can't take you through.
So before you think that you're too lost to save,
Remember there is nothing greater than grace.
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Happy Sunday!!!

Who's ready for some GOOOOOOD preaching today?!?!
Talk to me TODAY Jesus!!! 
 Lets hear the word of God today!!! For its through the foolishness of preaching that God Chooses to save!!! Happy Sunday everyone!!! "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Financial Wisdumb #3

Heeeeeeeeey EVERYONE!!! Its that time AGAIN...its your monthly Finacial WISEDUMB with Mary!!! I know, I know, you ALL have beeeeen soooooooo WAITING for this!!! You can can catch up on last months post HERE!!!
This month of January, I have another MONEY-SAVING piece of advice FOR YOU!!! Tooth picks!!! ARIZONANS, I have a question for YOU!!! HAVE you all been BUYING tooth picks??? If you just answered a YES to this question; I IN TURN have to ask you ANOTHER question; WHYYYYYY???? Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd I have to tell you all something: STOP!!! Stop BUYING tooth picks!!!
IF you live in Arizona
Yes, you ALL DID HEAR ME CORRECTLY I did say, FREE!!! Annnnnnnnd, Yes, that IS me in the above picture using the spine of a Saguaro cactus as a TOOTHPICK!!! Brilliant you say??? YES, I KNOW!!! My brain at its FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINEST...don't be Jelly!!! ;))))
You guys, this is like $2.44 that you could be SAVING yourself every like, TWO WHOLE years that you buy a box of toothpicks!!! SOOOOOOO WORTH IT!!! Annnnnnd, Its sooooooooo EASY people, all you have to do is go out to the nearest cacti and twist off one of its wooden spines. It only takes about a minute or so! Now be don't want to push too hard and the Saugouro falls on you and you end up in the hospital...cuz that bill will PRICK OUT You the $2.44 you just saved on toothpicks!!! (Get it People??? PRICKED out??? Cuz its a Cactus thorn!!! Bahahahahaha! TOO FUNNY!!! Good one Mar Bear!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!;)
Now perhaps your thinking, BUUUUUUT I don't live in Arizona, how can I get IN on this AMAZING idea too??? Don't fret Non-Arizonans!!! Me and my NON-existent boyfriend are TO THE RESCUE!!! We came up with an amaZing money-making scheme that ONCE again, we plan to GET RICH off of!!! We will be making souvenier boxes of Sauguaro thorn toothpicks for tourists to buy and take home!!! $2.00 a box...soooooooo you'll STILL be saving .44 cents...PLUS you can go home to all your friends and SHOW them what you go in Arizona....TRUST ME...your friends will think you are sooooo COOL!!!
Soooooo next time you see me and I have little red marks all over hands...annnnnnd your like, awwwwww...MAR BEAR...Oh noooooo my friends...DON'T FEEL SORRY FOR ME!!! There is a PRICE one must pay to becoming RICH...annnnnnnd I'm ON MY WAY!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Do YOU have a life?

Have you ever been told by someone before to, GET A LIFE!!!! I think its sooooo FUNNNNY when people are always telling me that they, "Have a life!" I have a friend that always likes to tell me that they don't read my blog because THEY, "Have  a life!" I'll say, HEEEEEY have you read my blog lately and they'll say, "Sorry Mary, I ACTUALLY HAVE A LIFE!" Annnnnd i'm thinking, YEAH RIGHT!!! Duuuuuuuuuude WHATEVERRRRR!!! You KNOW you DON'T, because IF YOU wouldn't ALWAYS have to be telling me, that YOU DO!!!
Buuuuuuuuuut lately I've just been telling people, I don't even have a life!!! Someone will ask me, Mary, are you coming to my birthday? Annnnnd I'm like, YEAH, OF COURSE i'll be at your party... I DON'T HAVE A LIFE!!! They're like, MAAAAARRRRRRRYYYYYY!!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd THEY LAUGH...  which is what I want...I'm like, NO REALLY...
I'm a 30-year-old, SINGLE WOMAN, WITH NO KIDS...
Your having a Birthday party? Yes i'll be there!!!!
Baby shower? YES! YES! YES!!! Awwww I LOVE babies!!!!
Bridal shower? Of course i'll come!!!
(Now don't expect a gift...I mean...YOUR GETTING A HUSBAND...Like you really need a gift from ME too!!!;)
Your getting married? I'm on my way!!! (Hey! A free meal and SOCIALIZIN!)
Game night? YES!!!
Graduation? Oh yeah!!!
Whatever is going on, I'LL COME, becauuuuuuuuuuuse I'm SINGLE AND I DON"T have a life!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Okaaaaaaaaaay maybe i'm slightly exaggerating, buuuut to some degree its truth. I have NO husband that I am obligated too!I I have NO kids!  I don't have a curfew, a bedtime, no pets...My only responsibilities are work and church!!! I DON'T HAVE A LIFE...therefore...I'm AVAILABLE to have FUNNNN!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuut I got to thinking about this, How I've been joking that, "I DON'T HAVE A LIFE!" annnnnnnnnnnnd I got to thinking about it, YOU KNOW, living for God, I really don't have a life!!! When you decide to live for God and I mean REALLY LIVE FOR GOD, you give Him, YOUR LIFE!!!! When I was 6-years-old, I gave my life to Jesus!!! Its NOT my life anymore, its HIS LIFE!!! He can do with my life, WHATEVER He wants, because its HIS LIFE!!!
When you are a servant or a slave, your life is NOT YOUR OWN!!! "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?" (1 Corinthians 6:19) Your time is NOT your own!!! You belong to someone else and the person you belong to takes care of and provides for you. The Bible talks about servants. It says in the book of Exodus...
"If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve: and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing. If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free: Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever." (Exodus 21:2-6)  
Can I tell all something, I DON'T HAVE A LIFE, BECAUSE, I LOVE MY MASTER!!! When you love your master, your AVAILABLE to serve Him!!!
Church? I'll be there!!!
Prayer? DUH!
Outreach? YES!!!
Teach a Bible Study? YES!!!
Work day?? YES!!!
Scrub the toilets? SURE!!!
Pay my tithes? OF COURSE!!!
Need a ride to church? As long as I have car!!!!
When you are a servant, you don't have the freedom to live life the way YOU choose, YOU let THE MASTER choose FOR YOU!!! Whatever my master wants me to wear, I'LL WEAR!!! I'll talk LIKE THE MASTER!!! I'll go where MY Master tells me to go!!!  My heart says, JUST TELL ME WHAT TO DO, AND I'LL DO IT!!! You know WHY??? Because I LOVE MY MASTER!!! I gave Him my life ANNNNNNND I WILL serve Him FOREVERRRR!!!
"One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple." (Psalm 27:4)
There comes a time in each and ever one of our lives, where we have THE CHOICE, to go FREE!!! To go and "HAVE A LIFE!" We can choose to leave, or we can say, I LOVE MY MASTER!!! God, MARK ME, annnnnnd I'll stay IN YOUR house, where YOU will take care of me AND I will in turn, SERVE YOU FOREVER!!! I'll say it ONE MORE TIME...
"He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." (John 12:25)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Secret Formula To Success!!!

AWESOME message that EVERY Apostolic, EVERY Pentecostal, EVERY follower of JESUS needs to hear!!! "The Secret Formula To Success"  I remember when Bro. Connor preached this message several years ago at Conqueror's Conference and I just saw that he recently re-preached it at his home church...YES...aside from stalking guys, I STALK preaching on Apostolic church websites...LOL!!!! AnywayZ, this is an AMAZING message that I HIGHLY recommend!!!! Amazing how Bro. Connor brings out, "The Last Begat" in the Bible!!! LOOOOOVE that!!! Listen HERE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Sooooooo we're dog-sitting and basically MJ is in charge of the dog. So she has him in her room today while the lawn guys were here so that he would stop barking. All of the sudden she comes out of the room and sets him and his kennel outside of her room in the hallway, then she tells me, I'm putting him out here because I'm getting dressed.
I just look at her then process this through my brain, I'm like annnnnnnnd sooooooo your putting him in the hallway because you don't want him to see you getting dressed? She's like, YES!!! I'm like, BECAUSE HE'S A BOY??? She's like, YES!!! I'm like, Sooooooooooooo if the dog was a girl you would let it stay in the room with you while your getting dressed??? She's like, YES! Buuuut MARY,
he's a BOY!!!
Sorry Doggy...NO BOYS allowed in MJ's room!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I like DIED LAUGHING!!!! Is that like totally THE CUTEST thing everrrrr???  
♥Mary Frances :)


Just re-reading the post, Hide and Seek that I wrote last February...This is ALWAYS a good check for ME when I need to see where I'm at...Like God just NEEDS to refresh my DUH...I ALREADY TOLD YOU!!! So many young people have told me, WHAT a help this post was to them...buuuuut its really a help to ME every time I read it too!!! I know that probably sounds conceited...I just minister to myself through my own writing...bahaha...buuuuuut ITS not ME!!! You have NO idea much this was from God to me as I was writing it! Like God was telling me...this is your love story ANNNNND this is WHAT you NEED to do...sooooooo DO IT!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Posting it just one more time to hopefully reach anther young person that needs to hear this...
Hide And Seek!!!
"Ok I'm it!" Says the seeker, "Everyone go hide!" You scurry around frantically searching for the best hiding spot as the seeker begins to count. "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10... Oh where should you go? Under the table? In the bathtub? Behind the cupboard? " 16, 17, 18,19, 20, Ready or NOT here I come!" Oh no, times up, the seeker is coming and you still haven't found your hiding spot! Where should you go? Quick you cover yourself up in mom's clean laundry and hope that the seeker won't notice that the pile is moving rythmatically with your breathing. Ah the good old days as a child, I have such fond memories! Do you remember playing hide and seek as a kid?! I LOOOOOOVED playing that game...ACTUALLY I still do!!!  One thing that I realize now looking back, is that there were always TWO kinds of hiders.
First and most common amongst the hiders were the people like ME. I was that person that you could spot out a MILE away because  I didn't quite fit into my hiding spot and there was always either a leg or arm left sticking out of my hiding spot. Or IF I was actually hidden all the way and covered where no one could see me, when the seeker would walk by me WITHOUT seeing me, a giggle would almost ALWAYS accidentally escape out of me, immediatly LETTING them know EXACTLEY where I was! OR if I did manage to stay hidden really well, and I was completely hidden, and I managed to stay quiet, after about 20 minutes of hiding and NOT being found I would grow IMPATIENT. I would get worried, I would wonder what happened? Did they forget about me? I couldn't take NOT being found, so I would come out of my hiding spot, hoping to be seen by the seeker, llike HELLO, look at me! Then I would make a run for it to base, but OF COURSE, I was NEVER a fast runner and always got CAUGHT before making it to base!
ANNNNNND then there were the OTHER hiders! The hiders who were so slick, so quiet, so calm you hardly even hear them breathing and these hiders ALWAYS had THE BEST spots for hiding. These hiders didn't wait till the last minute to find their hiding spot. They had already scanned their surroundings and had their hiding spot all planned out. When it was time to hide they didn't hesitate, they didn't look around at the other hiders to see where they were doing, they didn't try to hide with the other hiders. It didn't matter to these hiders what everyone else was doing, they had a plan and they were  determined to stick with it.These hiders never gave up and they NEVER came out from their hiding spot before they were found. It didn't matter HOW uncomfortable their hiding spot was, they were patient and they waited and waited and waited and WAITED, til FINALLY they were FOUND by the seeker!!!! These hiders WERE RARE, where as the GIGGLERS, like me, were ABUNDANT!!! 
However, there were ALSO two kinds of seekers, there were the seekers that after a little while of searching and NOT being able to find the hider they would throw their hands up in defeat and say OKAY, I give up, come out of your hiding spot and YOU WIN!!! OR there were the DETERMINED seekers!!! These seekers REFUSED to give up!!! They would tear apart every part of the house, closets, rooms, cuboards, drawers, they would look up down, inside, outside, on the roof, the chimmney, trash barrels, EVERYWHERE!!! They didn't care what they had to do, or what they had to put themself through, they were NOT going to give up, they were going to FIND that hider!!! They were JUST as patient and JUST as determined as that hider AND finally find them, and the SEEKER would say, there you are, I FOUND YOU!!! And the hider would just smugly say, "WELL ITS ABOUT TIME!!!" 
I got to thinking about how love, TRUE LOVE, between a Godly man and woman, is like a  really good game of HIDE and SEEK! The MAN is the SEEKER and the WOMAN is the HIDER!
Click HERE to finish reading!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, January 13, 2014

Apostolic Moment

You know your Apostolic WHEN you've been shouting in a really good church service and a group of young men come flying pass you running full speed annnnnnnd your hit with a refreshing breeze that cools your sweaty brow!!! ANNNNND your just like YESSS thank you Jesus for that wind!!!
That TOTALLY happened to me this past Conqueror's Conference!!! We're in the middle of this AWESOME worship service annnnnnd the guys came flying past me I thought I was gonna have to put my hand on my hair to hold it down...buuuuut at the same time I'm just like, YEEEESSS that felt sooooooooo GOOOOOOD!!!
Just gotta LOVE being...
 a One God, Apostolic, Pentecostal!!!
Living for God is THE BEST!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

ANOTHERRRR Phone update...

Soooooooooo I've had my cell phone back and working for ONE whole week now annnnnnd...this morning my coffee fell out of the cup holder while I was driving annnnnnnnd YEAH annnnnotherrrr phone BITES the dust!!! I was just sitting there like, SERIOUSLEY??? My husband is going to be soooooooooooo FRUSTRAITED with me!!! He's going to be soooooo mad!!! I'm going to get the lecture about, "being CAREFUL!!!" He's going to be sooooo ANNOYED!!! What it comes down to is... MY HUSBAND IS GOING TO KILL ME!!! Then i'm like, OH WAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIT... I don't have a HUSBAND!!! Lookin on the brighter side of things people, I MAY not have a cell phone...AGAIN...buuuuuuuuut at least MY HUSBAND isn't mad at me!!!! Thank you all annnnnd have a FANTABLUOUS Day!!!
♥Mary Frances
P.S. If you need to get in touch with me, YOU KNOW the routine...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Another SOOOO ME...

Another one of my friends just sent me this the other day!!! YUPPPPPP!!! Sooooooooo ME!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!  Buuuuuuuut heeeeeeey....TRUTH is TRUTH!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Selfies...

I send my selfies to NASA...
I'm A STAR!!!
Woot! Woooooot!!! ;))))
♥Mary Frances :))))

Friday, January 10, 2014

Saturday AFTER Conqueror's Conferance...

The next morning Jen and I were ALL polka-dotty...I was supposed to meet friends for breakfast buuuuuuut alsas...going to bed after 4 am usually does NOT mean that you will be getting up on time!!!! Howeverrrr we did all go to Chipolte for lunch annnnnnnd oooooo that burrito was soooooooooooo GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!
Kenzie and Daddy!!!! Awwwwwwww Makenzie has quite the little personality!!! Sooooooo I have to tell you all a FEW funny stories about her!!! Soooooooo on the way to conference I was entertaining everyone with impersonations of one of the Sunday School kid's mother as she disciplines her children!!! She'll like turn around annnnnd ALL DRAMATICALLY be like, DISreSPEEEEEEECT!!!! DISreSPEEEEEEECT!!!! Then when they're really being bad she'll be all like, WOW!!! Ya all are really SHOWING OUT!!! Really showing out!!!
Weeeeeeeellllll a little bit later Kenzie was misbehaving and she was like in her car seat just wailing annnnnd WEEEEEEL really SHOWING OUT!!! Now, you have to understand that the Karlson's nickname for me is Mar Dog...don't really know WHY, its just something Bro. Sam started called me waaaaaaaaaay back in the day and when he married Janelle she picked it up too....Soooooooo still imitating the voice of this mother i'm like, Kenzie, DISreSPEEEEEEECT!!!! Now she's sitting in the front row of the van annnnnnd i'm sitting in the third row buuuuuut when I say this to her, without even turning around she waves her little arms up in the air and yells out, BE QUIET MARY DOG!!!! OoooooooooH we all like DIED laughing!!! I mean just the fact that she would first of all, automatically know it was ME, second of all, YELL at ME, buuuuuuut still using my nickname!!! it was TOO FUNNNNNNY!!!
Then later on in the conference she was really, SHOWING OUT again in the van...sooooooo I was like, KENZIE, DISreSPEEEEEEECT!!!! She's all, THATS IT!!! Your NOT going to my birthday party Mary Dog!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Toooooooo FUUUUUNNNNNY!!!! Now on the way home she was a DELIGHT!!! She talked with us all....and she played Daddy Dinosaur with Stultz for like an hour...everytime he would put his down to go to sleep she would be like, ROOOOOOOAAAAAR Daddy dinosoaur and she would have him ROOOOOOAAAAR back at her...she did that over and over and over again...then all of the sudden she just CONKED out!!! Like she just roared herself to sleep or something!!! LOL

Now once we got back to the church I became a desert botanist for Jen!!! 
I was telling her the name of all the Cacti!!! I'm like, okay this is a prickly pear, this is a barrel cactus... This is a Saghauro,

I was like sooooooo proud to know the names of everything...Liiiiiike I felt superrrr smart!!!! I mean, I grew up in Cave Creek sooooooooooooo basically, the desert was my hood growing up...I used romp through the desert in flip flops...I can't even begin to tell you just how many thorns I've gotten in me... A LOT!!!! Sooooooooo yeah, I'm just feeling like SUPERRRRR SMART!!!
I'm like, oh yeah annnnnnnnnd this cactus right here is called a Jumping Cholla annnnnnnnnd whatever you do, do NOT get to close to it!!! They really are called JUMPING for a reason!!!! I'm like, they're also called the teddy bear cactus cuz people thing they look Cuddly...BUUUUUT they are NOT!!! Jen's like, Oh its soooo CUUUUUTE!!! I personally have neverrr seen a "Cute" Cacti, buuuuuut OK!!! LOL
Then Jen's like, what is this plan Mary? I'm like, Ummmmm...that's what we call a Desert Bush...LOL...then she points to another cactus and is like, whats this called??? I'm like, Ummmmmm, UH, that's what we call A UH....An UNjumping cholla!!! She's like, OK really Mary! The Botany tour is over!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!! She caught me!!! LOLOLOL
Soooooooo then we were just hanging out at the church for a while till it was time to take Jen to the airport!!! Weeeeeeelllllll its FINALLY time to take Jeeeeennnnn annnnnnnnnnd would you believe THAT my car wouldn't start!!! I was like about to have a panick attack thinking that something was really wrong with my car...THE HUNK...buuuuuut it turned out that someone...NOT ME...hadn't clasped their door shut all the way...LOL...sooooo they tried to jump it buuuuut the jumper cables in the church van were USELESS....buuuuuuuut after they got another pair annnnd like an hour later...THE HUNK roared to life...*oh be still my beating heart!!!
THEEEEEEEEEENNNNNN... We rushed Jen to the airport annnnnnd she said she made it to her gate, JUST IN TIME!!! Not gonna like tho...I wouldn't have minded if she had missed it and had to stay with me for a while longer!! Your welcome back ANY time Jen!!! Everyone in my church thinks your AWESOME!!! Annnnnd of course I PROMISE Italian food!!! :))))
 Anywayz, the NEXT morning at church, Pastor was concerned about my car!!! He's like, so did it start up ok today! I'm like, oh yeah, there wasn't ACTUALLY anything wrong with the car...I'm like, ya know, i'm not really pointing fingers anywhere, buuuuuut its just cuz one of the doors didn't clip shut on the car soooo the battery went dead... I continue talking to pastor, of course I'm fiiiiiiiine with it because I know it was just an ACCIDENT and ACCIDENTS HAPPEN...buuuuut I'm jus' sayin' that it wasn't MY FAULT!!!
Pastor says, OH WHATeverrrr, your THE ONE thats in the owing anywayZ!!! I'm like, HEEEEEEEY, When something is MY fault, I take the blame for it...weeeeeeeeeeelllll I take 99.8% of the blame for it... OF COURSE theres ALWAYS that .2% that's floating around out there that belongs to others!!! Heh, heh!!! Pastor just walks away shaking his head...his USUAL response to ME!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Random thought of the day...

Okaaaaaay sooooo you know the Keurig coffee machines???? WEEEEEELLLLL I think that they  should make K-cups that are CHICKEN BROTH!!! Wouldn't that be sooooo AWESOME!?!?!  YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP its the week of prayer and fasting over here...BUUUUUUT I still think its a absolutely fantabulous idea that me and my NON-existent boyfriend plan to get RICH off!!!
♥Mary Frances :)


Soooooooooo i'm hanging out with Jennifer the other day, you all know Jennifer??? She's crazy, funny, I juuuuuuust discovered she's RIGHT here is AZ and we NEVERRR even knew each other...I'm like REALLY how did our paths NOT cross till NOW??? I wish we coulda known each other when she was still single cuz we soooooooo woulda ROCKED the conferances together....ahahaha !! AnywayZ, we're hanging out after school annnnnnd I see that on her hoody it says Times Square!!!
Now any chance I have to talk to someone about NYC I jump on it!!! I looooooove that place!!! Soooooo I'm like, so you've been to Times Square before?! She's like, yeah, but only ONCE, when I was 16. Then she just stops and STARES at me and is all like, HOW DID YOU KNOW, that I've been there before??? I'm like, Ummmmmm...cuz I'm just CREEPY like that!!! She's like, NO REALLY MARY, HOW DID YOU KNOW???? I'm like, I could just tell!!! I'm just GOOOOOOD at knowing stuff like that!!! She's just like staring at me in AW!!! Finally im juuuuust like,
She looks down and is like...OOOOOOH! AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Oooooooh JENNNNNNNNIFERRRR...your as bad as me!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut heeeeeeeeey.... at least we all know now that she STILL fits into her 16-year-old clothes!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Conqueror's Conferance 2014! (Part 2!)

The second day I totally overslept!!! Even despite the youth lock in, and staying out later to help chaperone friends, even at three in the morning I could NOT FALL ASLEEP!!! Annnnnnnnnnd someone, I won't mention any names, happens to be a BED HOG!!! Like I ACTUALLY got up and measured to see if she was on my space!!! LOL! She's like, you shoulda just pushed me over, Im like I cant do that...I FEEL BAD!!!! LOLOL
 I ALSO looooooved this outfit!!!! Its a Jones New York sweater(Did I get it right Jen??? Or is it New York Jones???) I got it for ONLY $3 at Goodwill!!! Soooooooo CUUUUUUTE!!! Its kind of like a sailor looking sweater...I gotta wear it a lot before it gets to hot here in AZ!!!!
I WILL admit THAT, it was on THIS day that I overslept and was late to the church van...buuuuuut I think ONE TIME is acceptable considering the fact that the guys from our church were LATE to the van EVERY TIME!!! The first night we were just sitting there waiting and waiting for the guys to come from their room to the van!!! Annnnd everyone was just like whaaaaat in the world is going on??? Denae was like, I can't believe its taking them THIS long to get ready! We're the girls and WE DIDn"T even take that long!!! I'm like, I'm kinda doubting that its ACTUALLY taking them that long...its MORE LIKE a nap was involved!!! Suuuuuure enough...I WAS RIGHT!!! Heh, heh!!!
Anywayz, when us girls got to the van we were like, SORRY we're late, we just had us a lil extra prayer meeting!!! The guys were like, OH i'm SURE!!! Liiiiiiiiike...No REALLY, like as in, GOD HELP ME WITH MY HAIR!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Btw:Allana texted me and said, I'm Mawsome!!! YEAH!!! We're bringing MAWESOME BACK!!! Woooooohoooooo!!!! HAHAHAHA!!! That's sorta an inside joke....buuuuuuuuuuuuuut I'll explain it to you all!!! Soooooo when Allana came to our room and was hanging out with us I was like asking her about her uncle cuz we were friends back in the day! I'm like, tell him Mary says, HEEEEEEY! and congrats on the wife and baby! I'm like, just say Mary from the Abbott's church and he'll KNOW who your talking about! Soooo then I'm telling her all kinds of stories about her uncle...I'm like yeah like this ONE TIME, he's just sitting there telling us about he misses Honduras SO MUCH, because IN HONDURAS, you can just throw your trash out the window when your driving, BUT IN THE .U.S. you can't do that!!!
 Buuuuut then I'm like, buuuuuuut the one thing that I REALLY remember about your uncle is that he stood up for me when this girl was making fun of me! She's like, awwww what happened? So I tell her the story... A bunch of us young people had gone out to eat to Chili's and there was this girl that lived on a ranch there annnnnnnnnnnnd she wanted everyone to come over...weeeeeeellllll ya know, i'm just sitting there being my NORMAL Mary self...I'm probabley about 14 or 15 at this time...sooooooo you can imagine JUST HOW HYPER I was...I was totally the COMPLETE center of attention, making everyone laugh their heads off cuz you know, I'm SOOOO FUNNY!!! hee, hee!!! ;) Weeeeeeeellll... I guess this CHICK didn't like that!!! So she's like telling everyone, yeah you all can come over to my house and we can ride horses tomorrow...then she pauses and goes...weeeeeelllll...I don't know IF they could hold YOU Mary! Like, if you know me, really know me...You know that I could be like TOTALLY off the wall hyper buuuuut as soon something mean is said I'll just completely shut down!!! I mean I don't consider myself to be a easily offended person, buuuuuuut I have a pretty soft heart... 
Sooooo i'm just sitting there like, not saying anything and this one girl is like, You know what Mary, YOUR AWESOME!!! Annnnnd I was kinda like feeling better cuz she said that! I tell Allana, annnnd then your uncle says, ACTUALLY, you know what Mary, your MORE THAN AWESOME....your MAWESOME!!!! Allana like busted up laughing!!! She's like, that's sooooo CORNY!!!! I'm like, YES, buuuuuuuut at the moment it was like the MAWESOMEST response everrrrrr!!! I was like SOOOOOOOOOOO proud that THE EVANGELIST had stood up for me!!! I just wanted to be like, what now girrrrrrl??? WHAT NOW??? Then after that we started saying that EVERYTHING was MAWESOME!!!!! Your hairs mawesome! Your shoes are mawesome!!! You have a MAWESOME smile!!! Church was soooo MAWESOME this morning!!!! oooooo  YEAH....MAWESOME...ITS COMING BACK!!!!
I'm like, ANYWAYZ, he stuck up for me annnnnnd when someone does that...I NEVERRR forget it!!! :)))) NEVERRRRRRRR!!!!
Me annnnnnd Miss Miranda....
Oooooooo annnnnnd the was such a blast!!! Our table was absolutely total and complete hyperness!!! Everytime pastor came over to our table he would catch me in the most AWKWARD moments!!! Bahahahahahaha!!! Like for example, during Bro. Garrett's message, he was talking about something, listen to the message cuz I don't wanna misquote, buuuuut he was talking about something, he's like, If you don't like what I'm going to say, BUILD A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT!!! I was thinkin like, NIIIIIIIICE....I liiiiiike that!!! We were talking about that at our table, I was like, that was sooooo AWESOME when he said that!!! Then I'm like, buuuuut I wonder if he knows that the WHOLE QUOTE is ACTUALLY, "Cry me a RIVER, Build a bridge and get over it!" Annnnnnd I was being all, you know DRAMATIC when I said it and right when I got to the end of it Pastor walks up and just looks at me...I'm like, OH HELLLLLOOOO Pastor!!! How are you doing this fiiiiiiiiine evening!!! Annnnnnnd then our whole table just busted up laughing!!!!

that blue mass is a cotton candy face...Its my boyfriend...Created by Diego!!! LOL Thaaaaaanks duuuuuuude!!! Pastor said, BUUUUUT he's NOT CHOCOLATE!!! Buuuuuuut heeeeey at least he's SWEEEEEET!!! LOL

Me and Denae!!!
Soooo Denae had told me earlier in the day that when Bro. Connor preached about Esther, her dad called her over to him later and told her that she is his little Esther!!! I was like Awwwww!!! Then I was like, can you ask your dad IF I can be his BIG Esther??? LOLOL Pastor said, "I don't get it!" HAHAHAHAHA!!!
I told her, Whoever would have thought that you and I would be the oldest girls in the youth group TOGETHER!!! She's like, Mary! That's DEPRESSING!!! I'm like, WHY??? Your ONLY 19...I'm the one that's 30... annnnnd I ain't feeling DEPRESSED!!!
Denae with her corsage...Jen and I with our UNcorsages!!!
Someone came over and told us this joke at our table and I like could NOT stop laughing!!! I can't remember who said it but they were like, what's the difference between a dwarf and a midget? The answer: VERY LITTLE!!! Oooooo I LAUGHED SOOOOOO hard!!! like SERIOUSLY!!! Get it you guys??? VERY LITTLE??? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
 AnnnnnnnnnnywayZ, the whole conference can be summed up in ONE WORD....

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Conqueror's Conference 2014!!! (Part 1)

We picked jen up from the airport at 8 am...annnnnnd her and I talked pretty much NON-stop till it was time to leave!!! I gave her biscuits and gravy to eat!!! It was her FIRST TIME EVERRR to have them...I kinda feel bad tho... her starting off with MINE...that will be a HARD deal for anyone to try and live up to in the future!!! ;))))
When we were leaving the house, we're walking out to the car and Jen's like, Oh You all park on the sidewalk here or something???
I just showed her my keychain!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Weeeeeeelllll...the trip started off WITH...A Classic Mary Moment!!! We get to the church annnnnd after giving Jen a tour, it suddenly HIT ME!!! Oooooooo NOOOOOOO you guys, I FORGOT MY PURSE!!!! Yes, I mean AS IN THE purse that ACTUALLY had my money, license, debit, Etc... in it!!!! OF COURSE I still had OTHER PURSES PACKED...LOLOLOL!!!
I'm like, OF COURSE, its THE 30-YEAR-OLD that FORGETS her purse!!! I'm like, I can't believe I did this!!!  I can't believe I FORGOT MY PURSE!!! Jen's just like, Really Mary? WHY is this sooooo surprising to you??? I'm like, I know right?!?! Classic Mary Moments...they happen sooooo OFTEN, yet EVERY TIME, they stiiiiiilllll SHOCK ME!!!!
Sooooo yeah I was like freaking out thinkin I would have to try and go home and get my purse, buuuuuut then make everyone late for leaving for conference...buuuuuut then one of my buddies offered to just let me borrow the money from them for the week! Yay!!! Thankful for good friends that are understanding of my MARYNESS!!! Woot! WOOOOOOOT!!!!
Jen was just in AW of the fact that I remembered all my HAIR ACCESSORIES buuuuut FORGOT MY PURSE!!!! heeeeeey you know what, MONEY can be borrowed, there is NOOOOO WAAAAAAAY I coulda borrowed the hair accessories!!! Bahahaha!!!! We gotta remember whats IMPORTANT....I've got my PRIORITES straight!!! Heh, heh!!!! ;))))
Weeeeeeeeeellllll after all that we're off...I can't remember anything to significant happening until we had to go help the Abbotts change a flat tire!!! Sooooooooo YES, we got the preacher there IN TIME to preach the first night!!! IF you got something from the first nights preaching, YOU CAN THANK LPC Youth!!! Weeeeeeelllll...I guess you can really thank the guys... as they INFORMED me that I did NOTHING to  help annnnnd had NOTHING to do with the tires getting changed...WHAEVERRRR...I was an ENCOURAGEMENT... Like GO GUYS!!! Okaaaaaay actually I think I spent most of the time exploring in the travel center...anyway, our guys KNOW HOW to change tires ladies!!! Woooooohoooo!!!!  I was soooooo hoping Bishop would give the youth group a shout out from the pulpit when he preached that night, buuuuuuuuuut alas... it did NOT happen!!!
AnywayZ, I was thrilled with my hair that night...YES I curl it down the FIRST night...cuz its sooooo strait it needs about 24 hours to curl...YES REALLY!!! The pincurls have worked out GREAT for curling my hair and i'm getting waaaaaay better at it!!!
Okaaaaaaaaay it was superrrrr funny cuz one of the first people I see at conference is SERGIO!!! Sergio juuuuuust GOTTA know him to understand...he's superrrr funnnnny, crazy, hyper, hilarious guy!!!! He's SINGLE LADIES!!!! (Heeeeeey Sergio!!! I know your reading this right now!!! Whats UP my lil brotha?!?!?) Anywayz, he sees me at church and is like, HEY MARY!!! You know what Rhymes with Mary??? I'm like, Ummmm...NOOOOO!LOLOL He's like, "Marriage!" I'm like, WHAAAAAAT??? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! (Ummmmm actually, I don't think it rhymes!!!) Then the next night at church I walk in to church he shakes my hand and greets me with, "Hello Bright Beauty!" I was like, WHAAAAAAT did you just call me??? He's all, BRIGHT BEAUTY!!! I'm like, heeeeeey, I kinda like that... just call me BB people!!! If your ever need a good laugh just go hang out with Sergio, he'll make you laugh or make you feel good about yourself!!! Thanks Serg for doing that for us all!!! Your AWESOME and you know someday the right lady will see what an AWESOME person you are too!!!! As they say in AIO when the Barclays go to Hawaii, ROCK ON my brown brother!!!
Then we went to Applebees that night, I was showing everyone my drink and they were like oh it matches your outfit annnnnnd your eyes too!!!! I'm like, OH YEAH, that's the way I roll, I make sure it ALL MATCHES!!! HAHAHA!!!!
On Thursday I wore THE CUTEST OUTFIT EVERRRR!!! I know that sounds conceited buuuuuut...I really liked the way I looked!!! *To God be all the glory for making me sooooo cuuuuuute!!! ;))))
AnywayZ, I had leftover curls from the night before, sooooo instead OF PUtting it up, I pulled it to the side in a ponytail...added a pink bow...and VOILA...I looked...
I said it was my Apostolic Cheerleading outfit!!!! Like, you know all cutesy and varsity looking...instead of a short pleated skirt a loooooooong pleated skirt...yeah...I just LOOOOOVED my outfit!!! When we got to the church, pastor asked me jokingly WHAT the M stood for??? Without EVEN hesitating, I said, MARRIAGE!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! He just busted up laughing and walked away shaking his head!!! Heeeeeeey, I just wanted to make sure he had SOMETHING to pray about during prayer that morning!!! Heh, heh!!! ;)
Oh yeah at breakfast that morning Sam and Denae and I were joking around about something and somehow we came up with, Mary's Marriage Bible!!! (The M&M Bible)
♥The Marriage Bible♥

Marriage RHYMES with MARY!!! I'm here to give advice IF anyone needs it!!! AAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Then it was soooooooooo AWESOME!!! I got to FINALLY MEET Allana Schreckhise!!! We've been friends for like, EVERRRR it seems buuuut I had never actually met her in person! She is super cute and has a really fun personality! She came to our room that afternoon, we all had a blast together just laughing, talking about GUYS and just goofing off!!! I told her later on that every time I saw a little kid I just assumed, Oooooh THAT MUST be a SHRECKHISE!!! BAHAHA!!!
That night was the lock-in...NOT even gonna was quite BORING!!! We're being waaaaaaay more animated in this pic below than we were in REAL LIFE...TRUST ME!!!
I just realized that this FIRST post about CC is MOSTLY selfies of MYSELF!!! buuuuuuut heeeeey what can I say, We call it Classic MARY Moments for a REASON!!! :))))
(Part 2 coming!)
 ♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Conquerors Conference 2014 Preaching!!!!

I wanted to take a moment and do a separate blog post from the post I will be doing about Conqueror's Conference!!! The preaching this year was ABSOLUTELY ASTOUNDING!!! Its amazing to me to think that God would take a WHOLE conference and tailor fit it to EXACTLEY what I was needing to hear at that moment!!! Isn't God just sooooooooo GOOD to spoil us like that??? Without the minister's talking about it amongst themselves, each and every message followed the preceding message before it. It started out really simple and basic and got deeper and deeper with each message but still in the SAME theme. It was truly AWESOME!!!
The first message was Defining Moments by Bro. Abbott, talking about going through just drifting through life to those defining moments that change you so that God can use you. During alter call they had Bro. Garrett sing, "When God unfolds The Rose" which was a perfect alter call song for that message annnnnnd I LOOOOOOVE that song!!!
The next morning Bro. Starr preached a message called, Hidden Amongst The Stuff. This message was about how King Saul was found amongst the stuff and how he was a nobody but God found him and anointed him. But because he NEVER let go of THE STUFF in his life, despite the anointing he died away from God. There is "STUFF" that we've get to let go of and clear OUT of our lives so that we can be used of God the way he wants us to be!!!
That night Bro. Connor preached a message called, "We Need A 21st Century Esther And Samuel" I want to be what he talks about in this message. I want to be, "A good, Godly woman of conviction and prayer!" I want to be bound by righteousness! I want a heart that's desire is to be pleasing to the king! A Heart that says, "Here Am I Lord!"
Friday morning Bro. Starr preached a message called, "A Sundae is NOT a Sundae without a Cherry on top!" this message in of itself was definitely the one that spoke to me the most. Not that the other's didn't speak to me, its just that this message was RIGHT where I'm at and also it answered my prayer's to LITERALLY the things that I was asking God to confirm to me that morning in pre-service prayer...I really don't even have to words to summarize this message...soooo JUST LISTEN TO IT!!! Buuuuuuut really, how did he get ALL THAT, from a CHERRY??? Its sooooo AWESOME!!!!!
Friday night Bro. Garrett preached a message called, "From Promise To Insignificance." It was obvious from the very beginning that he came with a very heavy burden on his heart. He talked about about how our fellowship impacts our lives and how God uses us. It was pretty amazing how this message all came from one scripture,"The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar." (Genesis: 19:23)  I had ABSOLUTELY noooo clue where he was going with that scripture...He talked about how Lot had the promise an blessings on his life but because of the fellowship he chose, his life ended in insignificance. And altho we don't that he turned his heart away from God, his life never amounted to anything, it was insignificant, ALL because of the FELLOWSHIP he chose to have!!!
I would say that there was a definite theme of, Answering the Call of God, being used of God, the anointing of God!!! Take the time to listen to each of these messages! All you got to do is click on the message titles below!!! TRUST ME, listening to them live is WAAAAAAAY better than my LAAAAAAAAAAAAAME lil summaries!!! LOL
Defining Moments (Bro. Abbott)
Hidden Amongst The Stuff (Bro. Starr)
We need A 21st century Esther and Samuel Part 1,
 Part  2 HERE!!! (Bro. Connor)
A Sundae is NOT a Sundae without the cherry on top (Bro. Starr)
From Promise To Insignificance (Bro. Garrett)
♥Mary Frances :)