Okaaaaaaaaaay soooooo heres the deal!!! Sooooo you know the UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATERS??? Weeeeelllll I bought one...Buuuuuut THE PROBLEM.... Is THAAAAAT...
It DOESNT LOOK UGLY ON ME!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes REALLY, I did JUST say that!!! I mean, come on now, what were you all expecting, its NOT like as if I would be posting all my problems on my blog!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!! Good one Mar, GOOOOOOD ONE!!! Hee, hee!!! :))))))
Im thankful that I live in AZ...even if its still 82 and I gotta use my AC in the middle of Thanksgiving day!!!! Hee, hee!!! AT LEAST I have AC in my car!!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd speaking of MY CAR, I am VERY GREATFUL for my car, THE HUNK!!! He's a good man to me!!! Even if he is kinda a flirt!!! I JUST testified at church about how awesome my car is and PASTOR said, and ALSO that your car hasn't met any OTHER CARS yet...then two days later, MY CAR MET ANOTHER CAR...a ummmm...ahem...Mercedes...I'm like REALLY, A MERCEDES???? don't you think she's kinda out of your league!!!??? Not to much damage tho...He's just got a permanent WINK now as one of my friends so kindly pointed out to me!!! BAHAHA!!! I dnt know why ALL my cars have to be such flirts tho?!?!
Im also thankful that my brother makes THE BEST CHEESECAKE EVERRRRR!!!
It was soooooooo GOOOOOOOD!!!
I'm thankful for CUUUUUUUUTE APRONS!!!
I'm thankful for GOOOOOOOD FOOOOOOD!!!! Yum, yum!!!
I'm thankful that I'm AUNT MARY!!!!
I'm THANKFUL for leftover TURKEY SANDWHICHES!!!! Mmmmmm...sooooooooooooooooooooo YUMMMMMMYYY!!! That's where its AT!!!
Im thankful that I like to cook...really I LOVE IT!!!
This is what I contributed to our family dinner!!!! Creamed corn, scalloped potatoes, Pumpkin pie truffles, green bean casserole and apple pie!!! I found recipes to make the creamed corn like from scratch in the crockpot and I found this AMAZING recipie for green bean casserole, NO NASTY CREAM OF MUSHROOM JUNK!!!!
I'm thankful for a good Thanksgiving day with my family and extended family!!!
I'm thankful for Adventures in Odyssey!!! I freely admit that I listen ALL DAY LONG!!! Just can't get ENOUGH!!! Im thankful for the AIO Club and for my Adventures in odyssey HOODY!!!
Weeeeeeelllll I obviously have SOOOOOO much to be thankful for buuuuut today, the one thing that I really, really, REALLY want to thank God for is for HAPPINESS!!! Really for JOY!!! For God's JOY!!! The world will try and fool you in to believing that they are happy...
Buuuuuuuuuuuuut DON"T Let this world FOOL YOU!!!
Real joy comes from KNOWING JESUS!!! I remember in college, before I dropped out, I stood in front of my class and gave my autobiography and I told my class, THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE, was the day I got THE HOLY GHOST!!! I said that I obeyed Acts 2:38, I read them the scripture and they just STARED AT ME a few snickered, I said, I know it may sound weird to you all, but when I'm sad and when I go through hard times, I don't have to turn to beer, drugs or counselors!!!
I'll never forget as long as I live, the night I got the Holy Ghost, I stood in my mom's room and I told her, "MOM, I can't fall asleep tonight, I'm JUST SOOOOO HAPPPPPPY!!!" I was 6-years-old then, and I'm 31 now, buuuuuuuuut i'm still, just SOOOOO HAPPY!!!" The night I got the Holy Ghost is STILL the best day of my life!!!
That was the night...
I GOT JOY!!!
Yes, this Thanksgiving, I want to give God a special Thank you for giving me JOY!!! Thank you Jesus for this beautiful, precious gift!!!
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him." (Psalm 28:7)
Our church's Youth Rally last night was AMAZINGLY AWESOME!!!! I was a greeter, Which I LOVE doing, big surprise RIGHT?! ;))) This was me, Praise The Lord, WELCOME TO LANDMARK!!!! NO ONE got by the doors of our sanctuary without a Mar Bear HUG, or if you were a guy, a Mar Bear SHAKE!!! Hee, hee!!!
The song service had a great spirit of worship annnnnnd our church chorale was SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!! I know we're not supposed to like brag, buuuut i feel like I can because the awesomeness of the choir had NOTHING to do with me!!! LOL We sang The Abbott's song, "Washed in the Blood!" Bishop Abbott sang the verses...OMW it was sooooooooooo GOOOOOD!!! I felt the annointing of God during that song!!!
The for the preaching...BRO. TREVINO!!! You know, the Pacific Coast Camp Principal!!!
It was AWESOME!!! He preached a message called, "The two Attitudes At The King's Table!" It was sooooooooooooo good!!! He basically talked about the people that are unhappy because of what THEY CAN'T DO!!! What they CAN'T HAVE!!! And they're filled with the Holy Ghost and have all the blessings of God before them, but all they can think about what THEY DON'T HAVE!!! Then there are the other people at the Kings Table! The ones that never knew this truth, buuuuut they somehow got taken into the kings table and now they are so THANKFUL FOR IT!!! Obviousley it was a LOT better than one I just said, we had a POWERFUL alter call!!! Young people were literally running to the alter!!! I highly reccomend hearing it!!!
Sooooooo today i'm paying a bill on the phone right?! You know how it is with these bill people, its all cut and dry, just doing their job!!! So she is like getting all my info and the lady says, Can you confirm that your Mary Ginty? I'm like, Ok, how do I do that? She's like, What did you just say? I'm like, How am I supposed to confirm that I'm Mary Ginty?! She's like, well you just say, YES! I'm like, OOOOOoooooH! OKAAAAAAAAAY! YES!!! AHAHAHA! The lady just busts up laughing! Then I started laughing!!! The two of are just totally cracking up on the phone!!! She's like, I've NEVER had anyone ask me before how to confirm who they are!!! I'm like, That's cuz you've NEVER TALKED TO ME BEFORE!!! AHAHAHA!!
Confirm that I am MARY???
Like, Okaaaaaaaaaay, no problem!!!
Excuse me a minute while I have a
CLASSIC MARY MOMENT!!!
Annnnnnd THEN it WILL BE CONFIRMED TO YOU,
that INDEED I AM MARY!!! :)))
It was cool cuz She went from being all cut and dry to bubbly and chuckling after that!!!
Today I want to share with you all, THE BEST DREAM I've ever had!!! I've had good dreams and I've had bad dreams, NIGHTMARES, buuuut more than anything, I've had A LOT of good dreams!!! As single woman, you can imagine what MANY of those good dreams are, yup, me walking down the aisle with, dunt-dunt-ta-da, to the wedding march music, you know YOU ALL have the same kind of dreams too...Its like THE BEST dream...THEN YOU WAKE UP!!! Aaaaauuuughhh!!!
Recently I had this REALLY amazing, dream that I was looking at a photograph of a bride AND IT was ME ...annnnnnnnnnnd OMW I LOOOOOOKED SOOOOO GOOOOOOOD!!! (I'm saying that in a humble-to-God-be-ALL-the-glory-way!;) Not even lying people, that's what I thought when I was looking at the picture!!! And you know it was a dream cuz I didn't even question who the groom was, I just looked at the picture and thought I looked GOOOOOD!!! AHAHAHAH!!! I woke up thinking, WOW, some man is gonna be really blessed...THATS ALL IM SAYIN!!! Hee, hee!!!;)
But you know what, that WASN'T THE BEST DREAM THAT I"VE EVER HAD!!! The best dream I ever had was a dream one time of the rapture. Now I've had rapture dreams before, buuuuut they were really NIGHTMARES because the trumpet blew and I wasn't going up!!! However, IN THIS DREAM, the rapture happened and I felt myself in slow-motion beginning to rise up in the sky. Now obviously we know what the Bible says and that in reality its going to happen quicker than a blink of the eye, but this was just a dream.
I remember in my dream as I was going up, it was the most satisfying feeling I have ever felt in my life. I was GOING UP! I was ON MY WAY TO HEAVEN!!! I kept thinking, Its the rapture and I'm NOT being left behind! I made it! I made it!!! I MADE IT!!!
We get SO CAUGHT up on our earthly dreams! Marriage, babies, cars, careers, vacations, homes, education, wealth, but my friends may I tell you something, there is NO dream or desire that we have here on this earth, that is going to surpass the feeling we are going to feel when we get to heaven. Oh if we could get something inside of us that will make us long for heaven like we long for our earthly dreams. You guys there is really nothing that is going to compare to knowing that you made it to heaven. That is our ULTIMATE GOAL! OUR ULTIMATE DREAM!!! "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;" (Titus 2:13)
We're living this life, to live again!!! Don't get to comfortable, this world is NOT our home!!! Nothing else will really matter, when we see Jesus face to face. Think about it! Dwell on it! Imagine it! Dream It! Jesus is coming back, he has split the eastern sky, Gabriel has sounded the trumpet, and YOUR GOING UP!!!Up! Up! UP!!!!
YOU MADE It!!!
"Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:17)
Guys, do you ever wonder WHY the ladies room ALWAYS has a line??? ALWAYS!!! Let me give you THE INSIDE SCOOP OF WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THERE!!! It has NOTHING to do with the ACTUAL USE OF THE BATHROOM!!! One word sums it up...
At almost ANY GIVEN TIME, you can find girls lined up by the mirrors in the bathroom!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut ESPECIALLY AFTER CHURCH, AFTER ALTER CALL!!!!
APOSTOLIC GIRLS BE LIKE...
BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! For realz guys, this is whats going on n there!!! I'm surprised some girls don't pull out lil blow dryers to dry their eyelashes after crying too!!! YES, I admit that from time to time I curl my eyelashes...mostly just for conferances...selfies...ETC...if I remember, but half the time these days i'm just like, EH, WHATEV!!! And I most definitely don't have the time to go into the bathroom after church to RECURL THEM...that's taking away from my SOCIALIZING!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
Soooooo superrr funny story about me curling my eyelashes!!! I used to BE SOOO into it tho!!! Soooo like this one time I came up with this BRILLIANT idea to ACTUALLY put some Aussie freeze hair spray on my eye lashes to keep the curl in longer and better...don't worry I didn't SPRAY IT, just put it on my fingers...OOOOoooH they looked soooooo GOOOOOD after I curled them!!! And they stayed looking AWESOME the whole time...I was like, OH YES, Aussie Freeze still works its charm!!! THEN we had a really good alter call...annnnnd yeah there were tears coming out of my eyes...which mixed with the freeze...annnnnd BURN...OUCH annnnnd... AHEM... I LEARNED MY LESSON!!! CLASSIC MARY MOMENT!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Anywayz, I honestly don't think i'm EVERRR actually THAT CLOSE to a guy for him to ACTUALLY NOTICE if my eyelashes are curled!!! Guys, what do YOU THINK OF GIRLS curling their eyelashes??? Do you care? Do you even notice? Do you notice if their eyelashes are curled before church BUT NOT AFTER???
APOSTOLIC GUYS BE LIKE...
Ladies ask your brother's, dad's, uncles, pastor's, husbands, sons, cousins, boyfriends, male dogs...Etc...we wanna know!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com ♥Mary Frances :) P.S. BTW: We made Angel pose for that pic...LOL!!! Now ME on the other hand...I REALLY AM THAT VAIN!!! Heh, heh!!!
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeey everyone!!!HAPPY SUNDAY!!! Annnnnnd guess what?!?! There is some breaking news in THE BLOG WORLD, The Kifle Chronicles, the brother and sister team, ARE BACK!!! Their first post is a great faith-building story of what God is doing in the city of Berkley! Read with them HERE!!! Meanwhile, lets have gooooooooood churrrrch wherever we are today!!!
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
West Coast 2014...soooooooo I think we're going to be able to get the whole entire conference in ONE POST!!! soooooooooo THE NON-SPIRITUAL HIGHTLIGHT of the conference for me was that the guys from Attwater guessed me to be SEVENTEEN YEARS OLD!!!! I was like, off the wall hysterical about this, someone else guessed me the first night as 18, and yeah....the oldest I got guessed the whole time was 21....WOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Soooooo yeah, the oldest I got guessed was 10 years younger than what I ACTUALLY AM!!! OH YEAH!!!
Now the HEART BREAK OF THE CONFERANCE WAS...the fact that EVEN THO I LOOK YOUNGER...I STILL WAS NOT ALLOWED TO GO TO THE YOUTH NIGHT!!! Waaaaaaaaaahhhhh!!! Total BUMMMMMERRRRRR!!! Yeah, I know that the youth night is laaaaaaaaaaaaame....buuuuut if your friends are all there being LAAAAAME...you wanna be there being LAAAAAAME TOO!!!
TOTAL HEART BREAK!!!
How can you resist MAR BEAR when she's SAD???
I was gonna just buy a ticket and go...buuuuuuuuut then I felt guilty about it...like, ya know, I don't wanna be a bad example!!!! Sooooooo I did the right thing and ASKED...and got told NO...sooooo THE MORAL TO THAT STORY IS...Don't ask!!! JUST KIDDING!!!! The moral of the story is,JUST BECAUSE YOU DO THE RIGHT THING DOESN"T MEAN THAT YOU WILL GET WHAT YOU WANT, BUUUUUUUUT STILL DO THE RIGHT THING!!!! See, ya DO LEARN some things by 31...bahaha!!!!
I told my pastor when I got back about how I was gonna buy a ticket and jus go and then I didn't, and he looks at me with this totally serious look on his face, I and says, You see Mary, the problem with THAT, is that EVEN THO YOU LOOK YOUNGER, if you had bought a ticket and just gone in, once they had seen the EXTREMELY MATURE manner in which you were acting, they would have known that there was NO WAY you were under 31!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!! That cracked me up!!! Then my pastor's wife said, JUST KIDDING!!! We'll have an ordination service to make you a youth leader by next WCC so you can go as a chaperone!!! (Btw: In case you didn't figure it out...That's a joke about the ordination service people!!! LOL)
Sooooooooo tonight Sis. Abbott was teaching the class about fears...she was naming all different kinds of things that people are scared of!!! All these crazy phobias right?!?!?! Buuuuuuut of ALL the phobias, this one cracked me up THE MOST!!! Its called; Catoptrophobia This is THE FEAR OF LOOKING IN THE MIRROR!!! I like busted up laughing!!!
ahahahahaha!!! I WAS like weeeeeeeelll that is most definatley NOT a fear of mine!!! Annnnnd Sis. Abbott was like to the class, YES, we all know that LOOKING in the mirror is NOT a fear of Sis. Mary's!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
Soooooo it started this morning, I got to Sky Harbor airport at 6:30 am!!! The big sis was kind enough to drop me off before she went to work! Thanks T!!! Purrrrrr!!!!
Anywayz, I got there at 6:30, my flight wasn't even boarding till 10:30... First things first, gotta go find a Starbucks!!!! Then I called Jen Lord, somehow I knew that she was gonna be the only friend that answered at 7:00 am!!! Then pizza for breakfast at the airport, NYPD by 8:45!!! Lol
Finally some friends start waking up and responding to my textes!!!!! Then I go for a walk.... Finally it's boarding time I got to my gate and the guy says this isn't the gate for Fresno...I kinda start getting nervous... It's time to board??? WHY DOES MY BOARDING PASS SAY B7????
They were like oh that flight was changed to b18... Which was across the airport aways.. Buuuuut I booked it overe there annnnnnd still managed to be one of the first on my flight... Thanks to my super sonic turbo sneakers... A great buuuuut expensive investment!!!
Soooooo then when I landed and I went to get my luggage, it wasn't there!!! I started freaking out!!! Like seriously, what am I gonna do???? I asked the guy and he said that was all the luggage!!!! He directed me to.a line across the way that was lke wrapping around it was sooooo long!!!
What was I going to do?! I neverrrr care what people think, buuuuuut even I don't have the guts to go to WCC in my amazing turbo sneakers!!! None of the girls are my size and anyone that is, probably doesn't have my style.... No offense to anyone reading this, that's my size... Lol!!!
I was like seriously about cry!!!! Hanna was trying to calm me down... she's like, I'm surethey are there SOMEWHERE they always are!!! I'm like, YEAH, EXCEPT ON AIO when Eugene's luggage gets lost and somehow ends up in TOKYO!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!! :,(
FINALLY I get up to the front counter and I am telling the chick my predictament, she's like, ummm, ok lets see, I'm like, its black with white polka dots!!! She's like, OH ITS BACK THERE!!! For some reason I noticed that suitcase back there!!! (Musta been that spirit of HOLINESS oozing off my MODEST APOSTOLIC CLOTHES from the inside!!! Oooo YEAH that's what I think!!!;) A few minutes later she comes wheeling it out of there and LET ME TELL YOU, I was soooooooooo HAPPY!!! I was ready to hug my suitcase right there on the spot!!!
I was like, WHO NEEDS A BOYFRIEND???
I'm just HAPPY TO HAVE MY SUITCASE!!!!
Annnnnnnd that was THE BEGINNING of my WEST COAST CONFERANCES 2014!!!
Sooooooooooo I went grocery shopping for my mom today!!! I got to Frys at 3:45 and left at 7;45!!!
Yes people, this was EVERYTHING ON MY MOM'S LIST!!!
They had some really good sales...combined with all of her coupons her total was only $179!!! I'm like, WOW!!! Go MOM!!! When I FINALLY got back to the house tho, she was all like, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG???
I UNROLLED THIS RECIPT IN FRONT OF HER AND SAID...
I have NO IDEA MOM!!!
bAHAHHAAHHAA!!! yES, that REALLY IS THE FULL LENGTH OF HER RECIEPT!!! Taller than MY FUTURE HUSBAND PEOPLE!!! LOLOLOL
Your texting your family to tell them how your last weight loss session with your doctor went and your text says, Sooooooooooo everything went well,
I LOST ANOTHER FOUR POUNDS...
ANNNNND MY CAR KEYS!!!
True story people!!! I was totally FREAKING OUT!!! I prayed for God to help me to find them!!! I searched my purse like three times! Searched the bathroom! Asked the front desk if someone turned them in, went back to the room i was in and searched in there, searched my whole car, then I prayed AGAIN, I was like God, you know where these keys are, PULEEEEEZE HELP ME FIND THEM!!! and then I searched my purse ONE MORE TIME and they were there!!!!! I was the happiest girl in the world at that moment!!! Thank you JESUS!!!!! Purrrrrrr!!!!!
No CLUE what happened to it...I just know that I looked in the mirror last night and realized that it was GONE!!! No comprehension of when it ACTUALLY disappeared!!!! Surprisingly, I really wasn't to upset about it...I have my implant in now and have just been avoiding getting the cap/crown on, sooooo I guess now I'll have to get my permanent FAKE TOOTHI IN!!!! I pretty much showed EVERYONE it today...just to make sure they knew, THAT I KNEW, that my tooth was GONE!!!
After showing it to everyone, my buddies, Mikey and Coco, came to me with concern like the friends of Job.
Them: Mary, are you ok?
Me: yes! Why?
Them: are YOU SURE your OK? Whats going on with you?
Me: What are you guys talking about?
Them: We just want to make sure everything in your life is ok! That your right with God!
Me: Huh?!?! WHAT ARE YOU GUYS TALKING ABOUT??? TELL ME!!!!
After going on for a lil bit, they finally grin at each other like two Cheshire cats, then hand me one of their phones with this scripture pulled up on it...
"Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly." (Psalm 3:7)
I'm like, WOW, how do you guys come up with this stuff, SO FAST?!?!?! They're like, we're JUST GOOD LIKE THAT!!!! Of course I was LIKE HYSTERICALLY laughing!!! I'm pretty sure I snorted...OF COURSE!!! LOLOL!!! Gotta thank God for good friends that can make you laugh despite your ghettolicousness!!! BAHAHAHA!!!