Saturday, May 30, 2015



Rolling- on- the- floor- laughin -out- loud-
 -and -so -hard- that- i -nearly -choke
-but- i -see- a -glass -of- water- on- the- table-
and- reach- up- to- drink-
it- and- im- ok- again!!!
This IS possible...

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 29, 2015

Congrats Joseph!!!

This past week my nephew graduated from kindergarten!!! Oh be still my beating heart!!! I can't believe my lil gwappo is done with  kindergarten!!! His mom has been homeschooling him so he is the only graduate!!!  Joe and Jewel did an awesome job with his graduation party!!! Joe called him down the stairs and graduated him! Then Jewel played the keyboard while he sang two songs to us all! "I got the Holy Ghost!" annnnnd "How great is our God!"
They even had set up a photo booth for everyone to get pics at!!! I kinda got selfie happy buuuuut won't post that one...just enjoy this one of all five of us Ginty kids!!!
Then Joseph gave a graduation speech sharing with us all everything he had learned in kindergarten and even counted to 100 for us was HILARIOUS cuz when he got to 95 he paused and said, "that's MY FAVORITE number!!!" AHAHAHA!! How'd he pick 95?????
Then at the very end he said and my mom and dad have a very special present to share, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BABY!!! YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!! I'm going to be an aunt AGAIN!!! Woooooohoooooooo!!!! I'm soooooo excited!!! I asked IMMEDIATELY if this was a secret or what and they said no I could tell whoever I wanted and even post it on THE BLOG!!! THANK GOD!!! Its torture all these secrets!!! LOLOLOL Annnnnnnd I think they even know what gender it is, buuuuuuuut i'm NOT sure if i'm allowed to say that yet sooooo I BETTER NOT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

This story is AWESOME!!! I didn't write it and I have NO idea who did, BUT I think this story is HILARIOUS!!! Woman will LOVE it and a true eye opener for men! TOTAL Ladies of Legacy material I DO BELIEVE!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! I laughed for like FIVE minutes straight after reading this and am STILL smiling!!!! ENJOY!!! ;)
A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the house, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered,

"You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world did I do today?"

"Yes," was his incredulous reply.

She answered, "Well, today I didn’t do it."
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Interest and commitment...

I recently read this quote and it really stood out to me!
Several things came to my mind. First of all, it got me to thinking about relationships! Of course!!! ;) have you ever been to a conference or get together and you can just tell that a person is INTERESTED IN YOU!!! You catch them checking you out from the corner of their eyes, you know those little side glances!
Maybe they always make sure to shske your hand and say hi! Or perhaps when your out to eat and fellowship they are always trying to make little comments to you! You think is this just my imagination or is this person really ACTUALLY showing an interest in ME???
Buuuuuuut NO, it's REAL! They really are interested in YOU!!! The problem tho with interest is that, that's all it is!!! They just have an interest in you!!! Yes, they may be checking YOU out, but there is someone perhaps a few rows over that they are watching as well!!! ANNNNND sooooo you think when you see them showing interest in you that it is going to work out buuuuuut THEN...
 the next thing you know, they end up in a relationship with someone else, and your like WHAAAAAT??? I thought they really were INTERESTED in me!!! And YES, perhaps they were indeed interested in YOU, buuuuuuut they were NEVER COMMITTED to you!!! Sooooo altho disapointed, you just get up and go on with life...weeeeellll at least I do!!! Like okaaaaaaaaay NEXT!!! AHAHAHA!!!
Its NOT wrong, when your unattached to anyone to be interested in more than one person. It doesn't make you a player, because your NOT commited to any of your interests. Before a commitment, they are just an OPTION while your seeking the will of God for your life. However, once you have made up your mind and you just KNOW, they are the one for you, that is when you begin to LOVE a person! Annnnnnnnd when you LOVE someone, they are NOT LONGER just an INTEREST to you, but you are COMMITED to that person!!! For better or for worse, NO MATTER WHAT, you LOVE THEM!!!
Then I got to thinking a little further on the matter and I was thinking about how that is the same way it is with our relationship with God! When you LOVE God you are commited to HIM and HIS WILL, no matter what!!! There are people that say they LOVE GOD, but they aren't commited to him, they are just INTERESTED in God! They like God, they like feeling his presence from time to time, they like knowing that he is there, buuuuuuut they also like the things of the world. They've got one eye on God and one eye on the world.
"No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon." (Matthew 6:24)
Sometimes they live for him, but they NEVER really make up their mind completely, JUST IN CASE things don't work out with God, they can always go back to their relationship with the world! Then when they're in the world, living in sin they'll tell you, oh well I STILL love God! I still think about him, one day i'll go back to him! Buuuuuuuuut NO, thats NOT LOVE, thats just AN INTEREST in God!!!
However when you LOVE God, you are commited!!! When YOU LOVE GOD, it does NOT matter if things go YOUR WAY, your going to LIVE FOR GOD!!! When you LOVE GOD it doesn't matter what trials and storms may come at you, YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND, you LOVE GOD!!! YOU ARE COMMITED TO HIM!!! You may have your hard times, you may feel down, you may cry your tears, buuuuuuuuut you made a vow, YOU HAVE A COMMITMENT TO GOD, no matter what,
Think about it; are you really COMMITED to God or are you JUST INTERESTED in God???
"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
 with all thine heart, and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might."
Deuteronomy 6:5
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

If Jesus was Carmel...

The other day we're at my mom's and MJ comes into the kitchen with a box of Ritz crackers. She's like, Mary look, if Jesus were Carmel they could use these! I'm like, huh??? She's like, IF Jesus were carmel they could use these crackers!!! I'm like, HUH??? Now she's getting flustered with me, she's like, IF JESUS WAS CARMEL they could use these crackers!!! I'm like, use the crackers for WHAT??? Oooooooh you mean for COMMUNION??? She's like, YES!!!
Ahahahahahahaha!!! I was laughing soooo hard now!!!! She's like, YOU KNOW because its supposed to be Jesus' body!!! I'm like, YEAH, I know! Now that you say it, it makes PERFECT SENSE! I'm like, annnnnnnnnd YOU KNOW what??? Jesus ACTUALLY WAS CARMEL!!! She's like, WHAT???? He was REALLY? I'm like, Yeah! Well he was Jewish and according to what Bishop Abbott has always taught us, and of course none of us really know FOR SURE, buuuuut most likely Jesus was a medium shade of brown...which is CARMEL!!! Mary Jo was like, Wow! I didn't know this! No one ever told me! Jesus was carmel, JUST LIKE ME!!!! I'm like, YEAH GIRL!!!
Then she pauses and is like, WAIT!!! So then WHY do they use the white crackers for communion??? I'm like, Uh, IDK!!! She's like, OKAAAAAAAAY, its supposed to be Jesus' body and he's carmel! Those crackers they're using are NOT carmel, they're WHITE!!!
THEN She's like, Oh Mary, do you think maybe Pastor doesn't know about Ritz crackers??? I'm like, Ummmmmm...UH...maybe...She's like with such concern, we should let him know Mary...Maybe you should text him right now...I'm thinkin OR we just let Sis. Abbott know when she reads my blog and she can pass the message on to her hubby!!! AHAHAHA!!! Soooooooooooooo Sis. Abbott FYI: MJ wants you guys to know that...
 the sell RITZ CRACKERS!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Financial WiseDUMB #4

Weeeeeellll its back...
The series that pastors EVERYWHERE have been waiting for, to share with their saints...Yes, that's RIGHT, its the one and only, one-of-a-kind column...


Its been OVER a year since the last Financial WiseDUMB post, I hope that you all have been financially surviving since then!!! You can refresh your memory with the last one HERE!!!
 NOW if there are two people that will appreciate this particular Financial Wisdumb post, its MY MOM and MY BROTHER JOHN!!! They are the two people that will think this is GENIOUS!!! Annnnnd would sooooo DO IT!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooooooo Sunday night a group of us went to Oreganos to eat, and while we're waiting for our food, they give MJ some pizza dough to play with. I grabbed a piece of it and started playing with it and as I'm playing with it, the most brilliant thought popped into my mind! I thought, "Hey! This is REAL pizza dough!!!" THEN an EVEN MORE brilliant thought went through my mind, "HEY! I could use this, TO MAKE PIZZA!"  my own HOMEMADE PIZZA! Which we all know will taste better than Oreganos anyway!!! Hee, hee! ;)
Soooooooooo I decided to tell everyone at the table my brilliant idea! I'm like, hey you guys, THIS IS REAL PIZZA DOUGH that they give the kids!!! I'm like, YOU GUYS!!! We should ALL ask for pizza dough to play with, then we can all take it  home and make our own pizzas!!! Everyone busted up laughing, ME INCLUDED!!! Buuuuuut, even tho I laughed, I'm SOOOO FOR REALZ!!!
 Next time we go i'm going to get me a ball of dough annnnnnd i'm gonna take it home ANNNNND make me a mini pizza the next day!!! (Don't worry peeps, I'll blog about that when I do!!!)
Buuuuuuuuut really mom's, dad's, Aunts, uncle's, grandparents, nannies, future moms and dads, THINK ABOUT IT!!! This is such a logical idea!!!! You and your hubby splurge one night and take THE WHOLE FAMILY to Oreganos ANNNNNNND everyone gets a ball of dough to play with, annnnnnnnd THEN MOM, you whip out those Ziploc bags and the next day, BAM, the whole family makes mini pizzas together for dinner!!! Not only are you saving your money, your saving TIME annnnnd to top it all off, your making family memories!!!

I know, I know, NOT ONLY was this post a MONEY-SAVING POST, IT WAS ALSO A TIME SAVER, no fear, you only need to thank me ONCE not TWICE!!! Hee, hee!!! Yes, yes, this is the mind of Mary at its absolute brilliance!!! Sometimes, I just can't help buuuuut LOVE the way God made my brain to be!!! Purrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. IF you do this, I would LOVE to hear about it!!! Please email me with pics and the whole shebang!!! you NEVER KNOW, I just may feature you in my Wisedumb book one day!!! :))))

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

God's got my back!!!

oKAAAAAAAAAAAAAY  Soooooooo i'm jus saying that IF you LOVE Adventures In odyssey ANNNNNND IF you have not listened yet to VOLUME 59 annnnnnnnnnnnd IF you do NOT want anything that happens...DO NOT READ THIS BLOG POST!!! I am FORWARNING YOU ALL THat  I am about to ruin the WHOLE ALBUM FOR YOU with this post... I REPEAT...If you DO NOT WANT TO KNOW anything that happens...Do NOT SCROLL DOWN...
Soooooooooo IF your an AIO listener ANNNND a faithful reader of this blog, you will know that I was ABSOLUTELY devastated when in the last AIO album, Wooton, the LOVE OF MY LIFE, proposed to Penny!!! Refresh your memory HERE!!!
As you all know, I was heart broken! I was devastated!!! I had risked my heart for the 30-something-fluffy-kindhearted-crazy-vanilla man and he CRUSHED MY HEART!!! Soooooooooo When the first episode of album 59 came on and Penny was talking and I was making snide comments, my sister was like, OK i'm finding this SOOOO CREEPY, my sister is JEALOUS of a fictional character!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!
Buuuuut just for the record i'm starting to think that Penny is REALLY ANNOYINGLY DUMB!!! Hanna and I discussed this, her latest predictament, "I DON'T KNOW WHAT MARRIAGE IS!!!  Girrrrrrrl, you should of thought about that BEFORE you even got into a RELATIONSHIP!!! Hellllllllooooooo!!! The purpose of courtship is to see IF your compatible for MARRIAGE!!! Like DUH!!! Yes, i'm aware of the fact that these people are FICTIONAL, buuuuuut the writers of the program are NOT and they shoulda written that part BETTER!!! Jus sayin! Annnnnnnnnd her personality REALLY doesn't seem to balance Wooton out very well, I'M JUS SAYIN!!! (Not that mine would either!!! LOL;)
Soooooooooo end of album 58 i'm HEARTBROKEN, buuuuuuuuut you can NOT tell me that its NOT GOD, that come the SECOND EPISODE OF ALBUM 59, who enters onto the scene???? Detective Landon Davidson...
*Be still my rapidly beating heart! ;)
.I told Stultz on Sunday, OKaaaaaaay, SOOOOO last AIO album a white man breaks my heart and LO and behold, the next album there is a SINGLE BLACK MAN, YOU CAN'T TELL ME THATS NOT GOD!!!
He was just shaking his head and laughing really hard!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
I'm like, OMW, I can't believe it!!! I was just telling Hanna the other day that I thought I would probably end up marrying a white man! She was like, WHY? I'm like, because Hanna, there's like a shortage of Chocolate men in least in these parts...LOL and THEN BAM out of no where, CHOCOLATE SHOWS UP!!! Annnnnd NOT only is he chocolate, he's like a POLICE OFFICER TOO!!! A chocolate man in a uniform!!! *Sigh! I'm like, WOW GOD, you really are looking out for me, YOU REALLY ARE!!!
 Who knows, maybe, it'll happen just like it did on AIO, he'll show up out of no where!!! Maybe, JUST MAYBE, this cartoon from the chocolate factory will come true after all!!! HEE, HEE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Worrying about singleness???

We have FAR greater things in life to be WORRYING about...
WHY is Wendy's NO
That my friends is something to be truly CONCERNED ABOUT!!! When in my life time will I ever have a honey-butter chicken biscuit again??? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :) 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Monday!!!

Heeeeeey you guys!!! I know its Monday, buuuuut, its STILL okaaaaaay to smile!!! If you know Jesus, you've got a REASON to smile!!! A smile is THE SAME in every language!!! I challenge you today,
SMILE!!! :))))
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Happy Sunday!!!

Believe it for YOUR CHURCH today!!!!
♪I just feel like something good is about to happen, I just feel like something good is on its way!♫♪♪
"I was glad when they said unto me; Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Peach UNfestival!!!

Sooooooo I've always heard that this farm in AZ, Schnepf's Farm, has a peach festival in spring every year! I have always wanted to go buuuuuut every year I miss it, due to the fact that weeeeeeellll its NOT like I really think about anything going on in the spring!!! We always go to the Pumpkin Harvest festival in the fall but always forget for the peach one! Annnnnnd I had been hearing that they sell peach food EVERYTHING!!! Which is REALLY cool in my world!!!
Sooooooo I convinced some of my friends from church to go! Me, T , Stultz and my lil man Regan were going to go meet the Karlson's and their girls there in Queen Creek! So the first part of the trip was me telling Stultz all the latest on my life, if you all think my life is exciting from this point, just think if you got to hear ALL THE BEHIND THE SCENE JUICINESS OF MY LIFE!!! Buuuuuut there are ONLY a few that are actually blessed enough to hear all this stuff, YOU ALL KNOW WHO  YOU ARE!!! HEH, HEH!!! Anywayz, I was like, I think this hr drive is a review of the 9 hr trip to AMA in New Mexico, this summer, T in the back snoozing and me running my trap to Stultz and him acting like he's listening...AHAHAHAHA!!!
Weeeeeeellll when we're almost there Janelle calls me and says that there is NO Peach festival today and that pancake breakfast was canceled too!!! I was like, WHAAAAAAAT????? Peach pancakes, i'd been DREAMING ABOUT THEM!!! I'm like, HOW CAN THEY JUST CANCEL???? Its like, ON THEIR WEBSITE!!! ANNNNND its an hour drive to Queen Creek!!!! Of course there is NO customer service number on there but I guess that's to be expected, after all, its A FARM!!! AHAHA!!!.
(Selfie, with the peach trees behind me!)
Buuuuuuuuut then Janelle called back and said that they were STILL selling all kinds of peach baked goods down there, INCLUDING THE PEACH CINNAMON BUNS!!! We were then soooooo excited then because after all, the food was THE MAIN attraction of us all going anyways!!!
When we got there we headed over to the petting which I realized that I have NO DESIRE TO EVER MARRY A FARMER!!! It smelled soooooo bad!!! There are flys EVERYWHERE on the animals annnnnnnnnd I was itching like crazy!!! I dont' really consider myself prissy buuuut I'm NOT huge on animals unless they are extremely clean and they have to PROMISE NOT TO LICK ME!!! I'm sorry but that's just DISGUSTING!!! Anywayz, I DO LOVE STUFFED ANIMALS!!! Hee, hee!!! And cute little puppies and kittens annnnnnnd well you get the point!!!
After washing up from that we then headed over to the Peacocks, they were stretching out their feathers from afar and it was so pretty!!! That's what they do to get a female's attention, I told Stultz he should try that at the next conference, I'td be pretty AWESOME!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Well by the time we got over their they were done and I said that's what they ALSO do when they are scared to scare off the enemy so WHY don't we all try scaring them??? I won't say WHAT ALL WE DID buuuuuuuut...Stultz, Regan and I tried very hard to scare them, buuuuuut in the end the birds ended up scaring me with this ridiculous SQUACK!!! I jumped and screamed sooooo loud!!! Stultz was laughing soooo HARD!!! HA WHATEV!!!
It was then time to CHOW!!!
Peach cinnamon rolls, it filled the WHOLE ENTIRE PLATE!!!
Cinnamon rolls, Peach cobbler, peach pie, peach French toast,
I'm still kind of bummed that we didn't get any peach ice cream, peach PIZZA, peach lemonade annnnnnnd PEACH PANCAKES, buuuuuuuuuuuuut my wallet and all the clothes i'm trying to fit into for this summer THANK shnepfs farm for NOT havin any of those!!!
THEN after we chowed we all decided to go on the train for a tour of the whole entire farm!!!
LOOK at my lil man, isn't he soooooo has MY HEART!!!
The kids were
 sooooooo EXCITED!!!
Meanwhile, us adults were having a total blast too!!! it was just like the old days...You guys remember when we would ALL go to Rawhide and THE WHOLE youth group would get on the train, and we'd hop seats while it was going, scream like it was a wild-crazy ride and then the guys would jump out of the train to show off to us girls, annnnd THEN they would chase the train and jump back on, I don't know HOW MANY CELL PHONES were destroyed while they "tried to WOO us"!!! Anywayz, this was like a milder rerun of those days, except we had kids with us this time annnnnd the WILD part was trying to grab a peach from the tree while we were going through!!! Janelle succeeded buuuut her husband FORBID her to eat it without paying for it, EVEN though it had a worm hole in it!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!
Anywayz, it was a BLAST!!! Lotsa laughing!!! I think that's the thing about FRIENDS!!! Life changes, We may not always get to be with each other, or hang out like we used to, BUUUUUT WHEN WE DO, we just pick up where we left off, like nothing had ever happened!!!
After that we headed to this Olive Grove right up this street, there was basically all kinds of ummmm OLIVE OIL...LOL....Buuuuuuut they also served really good food!!! Stultz, like any typical man decided that it was time to eat again, I kinda wanted to...buuuuut was feeling really WEIRD in my stomach...soooo I asked my sis if she just wanted to split with me...
Annnnnnnnnd I got orange juice!!! I don't know why you guys buuuut I have been having this OBSESSION with ORANGE JUICE!!! Like I can't stop drinking it!!! Then I SAW THIS and was like OMW that's sooooooo funky WIERD I gotta try that!!! I love trying WEIRD things like this, an like peach pizza,  buuuuut NOT weird things like nasty fish and sushi and animal guts and that kinda junk!!!
It was superrrrrr GOOOOOOD!!!
(Prickly pear is a cactus here in AZ!)
Then our buzzers went off to get our food, little man was THRILLED when it lit up and started buzzing!!! He was like laughing hysterically!!! It was pretty awesome!!!
Annnnnnnnnd him and Stultz were total buds the WHOLE day,
they just got a long great, it was sooooo CUTE!!!
And he was snatching some of Stultz' chips off his plate, it was superrrr funny!!! I was like, Say Please Stultz!!! he was like, PULEEEEZE!!! Of course Stultz said yes because who can resist the cutest lil boy in the whole entire world???
I told Stultz, you know its QUITE an honor for the Little Man to like you!!! He doesn't JUST LIKE ANYONE YOU KNOW!!! Buuuuuut I also told him not to be surprised if next time he gets snubbed!!! BAHAHA!!! He better have some chips and COKE ready!!! Hee, hee!!!
Annnnnnnnnnd then it was time to go home!!! It was raining and as we drove home I started feeling sicker and sicker!!! I was like, OMW I think I'm gonna throw up!!! Stultz was like, NO! Not till we get home!!! I'm like, don't worry ill go out the window...He's like, Come on Mary you can do it, we're almost to your mom's...I was like, I hope this really ISN'T A REVIEW of the trip to New Mexico...annnnnnnnnnnnnnd....I DID MAKE IT TO MY MOM'S PEOPLE!!! AHAHAHA!! Anywayz, even that didn't take away from the fun!!! It was a great day, even IF it was an UNfestival!!! Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Congrats to Mustafa!!!

I had the opportunity to go to one of the, NOW young men, but of the African kids that I've been bringing to church for the last 8 years...he was 11 when he first started coming, got the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus name!! Yesturday he graduated from COLLEGE!!! Sooooo WEIRD!!! I know I should feel OLD, buuuuuuut I DON'T!!! LOL 
While we waited through all the jillions of speeches, I filled out my card for Mustafa...I had to cross out the happy birthday part and write in Graduation, Stultz was like, REALLY??? I'm like, its ALL I HAD!!! Besides, its ok, He's African, HE UNDERSTANDS!!! Hee, hee!!!
I actually thought this speaker was kind of cool, ONLY CUZ, she actually mentioned SELFIES in her speech!!! Then she proceeded to turn around backwards and take a selfie with the whole graduating class!!! I tried t get in it but it was hard to do from the balcony! Hee, hee!!!
Annnnnnnd I will say that Sutltz got some AMAZING pics with his Android...I'll give him and his ANDROID some points for that!!!!
When they called Mustafa's name I screamed SOOOOOO LOUD!!!
AHAHAHA!!! Even from the balcony He heard me just FINE!!!
 Who needs microphones, megaphones, or air horns,
 Afterwards, we braved through the crowd to find him!!!
I told him when I saw him, that when I saw Sis. Abbott on Wednesday and told here that he was graduating she said, OH, he PROMISED ME that he was going to start coming to church as soon as he was done with college!!! He was like, OH she remembered that??? I'm like, YES SHE DID!!! He's like, Oh, I'm going too!!! I'm like YOU BETTER!!! Otherwise Sis. A is gonna hunt you down!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
We're all soooooo proud of you Mustafa!!! You've excelled greatly!!! Not only were you one of the first in your family to graduate from high school, BUT NOW COLLEGE!!!
Mustafa has grown up in a single parent home. Taking on the responsibility of a male figure to his two younger brothers for as long as I can remember. He was never one of the wild kids and was always helping to yell at the ones that were! He has ALWAYS been one of my mom's FAVORITES!!!
 You know what an HONOR that is Mustafa??? Ain't just anyone MY MOMMA'S favorite!!! Keep up the good work!!! Remember that there is NO GREATER accomplishment in life, than to be a MAN OF GOD!!! Look towards Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Happy Gotcha Day!!!

Today, May 16th, is the day that we got my niece Mary Jo!!! Weeeeeeelllll at least my sister got her in foster care, it wasn't until November of 2011 that she was officially adopted and became a Ginty!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut this is the day that my big sis became a MOM!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnd I became an Aunt!!! MJ is soooooo much more to me than just my niece, she is also the little sister I ALWAYS wanted!!! Annnnnnd YES, with that being said, there are times when my sister ACTUALLY thinks there are two kids living in the house...Heh, heh! (Heeeeeey I got her a mothers day present!!! Hee, hee!) We do our hair, accessorize, and talk about guys together and believe it or not, MJ actually keeps all my our guy talk a secret!!!!
Something cool that happened a while ago was that I was sending someone a pic of me with MJ and one of her friends and I was like, This is my niece and my adopted niece. I was saying adopted niece about one of MJ'S friends when I realized that MJ actually IS the one that's adopted, buuuuut I didn't even think about it! She's MY NIECE!!! No "adopted niece" neccasary!!! I LOOOOOOVE here sooooo much!!! Happy Gottcha Day MJ!!!! I'm sooooooo glad that out of all the people in the world, We're the family that GOTCHA!!!!! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. You can read her full adoption story HERE!!!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy birthday Hanna!!!

Happppppppy 23rd birthday to my dear friend Hanna Banana!!!
Ain't she Beautiful??? Stunningly!!! When she reads that she'll probabley roll her eyes or something and be like, Really Mary? or something like that!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Buuuuuuut really, YOU ARE HANNA!!! And more than anything, your beautiful on the inside!!! A true Apostolic Beauty, with a passion for the things of God!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuut whatever you do, DON'T get on her bad side!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Jk! Jk! She's a nurse, soooooo IF you do get on her bad side, she'll give you a band aid afterwards!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
AnywayZ, I don't think its a coincidence that TODAY, of ALL DAYS, also just happens to be, NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY!!!
Liiiiiiiiike REALLY??? How AWESOME is that??? You can't tell me that's NOT a God thing!!!

 Recently, one of my friends asked me HOW Hanna and I became friends? I was liiiiiiike WEEEEEEELLLL... to make the long story SHORT, I basically pursued a friendship with Hanna because I knew she was African!!! Yup, NO joke people!!! That's the honest to goodness truth!!! And she knows it to, if it wasn't for the fact that she was African, I don't know if we ever woulda become friends!!! See people, that's WHY you should always LOVE who you are, cuz you just NEVERRRR know if there is someone that has been waiting their WHOLE life to be friends with someone, JUST LIKE YOU!!! :)))))
Anywayz, aside from her being African, we instantly just clicked on spiritual matters...annnnnnnnd OF COURSE talking about guys!!! Hanna DO YOU REMEMBER our original theme song from WAAAAAAAY back in the day??? "He came looking for me!" Today, when we were all driving to the farm, that song came on and I was like, OH Stultz you gotta higher this song!!!! This is mine an Hanna's theme song!!! So Stultz starts listening to the words then just starts shaking his head and laughing!!! He's like, and for some reason I don't think you guys are singing about Jesus when you sing this!!! I'm like, Okaaaaaaaaay IF that's what you want to ASSUME, you can, buuuuuut that's NOT what I said!!! Hee, hee!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll...I could go on and on and on as you know my mouth and hands have an almost endless ability to keep saying stuff...ahahaha...buuuuuuut...I'll just say that you've been a very GOOOOOOD friend to me and I thank God for bringing us all together as friends!!! Thanks for excepting me for who I am, in all my crazy-weirdness, my chocolate obsession, my purrrrring, my Maryness, and well as you say, all the things that make me MAR BEAR!!!
Thanks for being one of my chocolate chips!!!
 Hee, hee!!! Purrrrrrrr!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.P.S. Don't forget that at SOME POINT during this summer, we gotta do my DREAM hairdo for you!!! High pony tail on top of your head, unstraightened, with wild curls cascading down, EVERYWHERE!!! OMW!!! Its gonna be sooooooooo CUUUUUUTE!!! Maybe a headband too!!! If anything, you can do your hair like this on MY BIRTHDAY!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

What REALLY seperates us...

Today, I want to talk to you all about separation between skin colors. What causes division amongst us because of our differences. I believe that if we can understand THE TRUTH about what REALLY separates us, then we can also understand, what will TRULY bring us together!
I was 16 years old the first time I truly felt it, the separation between people of two different colors. I was traveling with my family through Mississippi when we stopped to get something to eat. For some reason not everyone was wanting to get out of the car and for whatever reason we weren't going through the drive thru, so I was selected to get out and get the food for everyone so we could just eat on the road. I walked in with my money into Wendy's. The moment I walked through that door EVERY HEAD TURNED AND EVER EYE in the fast food joint looked at me. I felt awkward but I wasn't sure WHY...
As I stood in line I realized something, there were A LOT of BLACK PEOPLE in this place! ACTUALLY, every single person in the building was BLACK!!! Hmmmmm...that's interesting I thought...buuuuut I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE, soooo WHY do I feel uncomfortable??? I placed my order to some less than pleasant employees, who were also ALL BLACK, then I stood in a corner wishing I could disappear as I waited for our food!!! As I waited, the people continued to stare at me, some even whispered as I grabbed our bag and jolted out of there.
I don't remember saying anything to my family about it when I got back to the car. I just remember feeling BUMMED!!! I couldn't believe that I had felt soooo AWKWARD around these people! People that I had been waiting my whole life to be around!!! I remember thinking, I guess its just because their black and I'm white and because we're different colors, it just makes it uncomfortable. I thought, it must just be ME feeling awkward because I was THE ONLY WHITE person in the room.
 I thought, that MUST BE how black people feel around where we live. It must feel uncomfortable for them to be THE ONLY BLACK person in the room...I was like, WOW, I never thought of it that way. I felt bad for any black people I knew of that lived around mostly white people, it must make them all feel awkward too. Not that I actually had any black friends of my own at the time...buuuut still I felt BAD!!! I was SO disappointed, I couldn't believe that JUST our DIFFERENT skin colors could cause such friction and separation between us. My heart was saddened!!!
It wasn't until I was probably in my mid 20's, I had already started working with the African kids, that I all of the sudden realized something. I NEVER felt uncomfortable with the African people. How many times had it just been me and them hanging out together?! How many times had I been in the home of these people who to were also black and YET I didn't feel that awkwardness that I felt in the Wendy's that day. These people, didn't even dress like Americans or speak like Americans, or eat like Americans, PLUS they were a different skin color, yet I felt NO separation from them like I did in the Wendy's that day!
That's when I realized something, it was NOT our skin color that had separated us from each other that day, it was ANIMOSITY!!! It was HOSTILITY!!!  It was DISLIKE!!! It was RESENTMENT!!! It was LOATHING!!! It was MALICE!!! It was SPITE!!! It was BITTERNESS!!! Dare I even say, it was HATE!!!
Unbeknownst to ME, a naïve 16-year-old walked into what was considered a "black" Wendys! I had NO IDEA at the time that in part of this country, people STILL segregated themselves from each other. And it GOES both ways in these places, the black people don't want the white people coming in on THEIR territory, and the white people don't want the black people coming in on THEIR territory. I was COMLETELY clueless as to the fact that I was in THE SOUTH and that I was walking into BLACK TERRITORY that day. The reason for all the hostile stares that day was because this white chick was breaking the unwritten law of going where I didn't belong.
I experienced this again more recently when I was traveling with my mom and sister in Florida several years ago. I had NO IDEA that Florida was considered a Southern state...Oooops...LOL Anywayz, we were looking for a Walmart and somehow, we ended up at the "black" Walmart! Of course when I walked in my first instinct was OMW THIS IS SOOOOOO AWESOME!!! All chocolate people!!! I was sooooooo EXCITED!!!! Once again, much to my surprise, the people there DID NOT feel the same way about me being there, as I felt about being there with them.
I would as questions and get short, snappy answers and the lady at the customer service desk just blatantly IGNORED the point that I honestly didn't even think she had head me! So I said, "Excuse me Ma'am!" for like the fourth time and she finally said, "I HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME!" I was soooo shocked!
 Later on when we were visiting our family from there, my mom mentioned to them that we had gone to Walmart earlier that day. She said that we had gotten lost but eventually we DID end up at a Walmart, EVEN THO it wasn't the one on the GPS. They asked which one and my mom gave them the cross streets, they all like GASPED, that's THE BLACK WALMART! We don't EVER go there!!! They were saying all kinds of stuff and I felt so weird hearing them talk about the black people that way. Despite the way they I had been treated at that Walmart, I still HATED the way they were talking about them.
However, even MORE recently I had the opportunity to go to the Bahamas! (Read about that HERE!) That was an AMAZING EXPERIANCE!!! Once again, I had NO IDEA that Bahamian people were all black. Sooooo I was COMPLETELY thrilled to find out on our cruise ship that we were heading to an island of CHOCOLATE!!!
And let me tell you something, those people were JUST as excited to see me as I was to see them! They welcomed us all with open arms! They were so kind, and so friendly! The majority of the island is Christian so they are such happy people.
 Once again, here we are, with ALL CHOCOLATE people and  yet, there was no friction, no awkwardness. I felt completely comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed talking and spending time with them. And once again I see, its NOT color that will ever separate us from each other, its HATE!!! If we want UNITY, we only need to learn how to LOVE!!!
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (MLK)
Even between people of the SAME skin color, bitterness will always bring friction and separate us. So many of the wars and destructions that we hear about overseas are cause by hate amongst people of THE SAME COLOR!!! No matter the skin color, HATE between ANYONE will ALWAYS DIVIDE, however, LOVE between ANY SKIN COLOR, will ALWAYS bring people together!!! Skin color doesn't bond people together, LOVE DOES!
"Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind." (Philippians 2:2)
 Annnnnd we, the people of God, have the greatest love of all to bring us together, God's LOVE!!! We have available to us today, a LOVE that is so great, so strong, so powerful, that it is made possible, that every color, every nation, every kindred, every tribe every tongue, can be brought together, in one mind and one accord....
"Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us." (1 John 10-12)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Guess what my favorite berries were...

AS A TEENAGER!!! Hee, hee!!!

AHAHAHAHAHA!!! No joke people!!! I even kept the jam jars from Knottsberry Farm as decoration on a shelf in my room!!! That's what they WERE...I'm NOT saying much has changed tho!!!
♥Mary Frances :)