Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bumble bee!!!

Sooooooooooo I wore this outfit to church a couple of weeks ago and someone said I looked like a bumble bee!!!! You know, black and yellow...BZZZZZ...AHA...Without even thinking about it, I was like, I KNOW RIGHT???? Annnnnnnd i'm looking ...
WAITING for my...
AHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!! Good one Mar Bear, GOOD ONE!!!
 Hey i'm NOT REALLY a BEE, im a BEAR, waiting for her honey!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

A weed OR a flower???

Usually when you hear the word WEEDS, you think of nasty, ugly looking plants that fill your yard, HOWEVERRRR, I've seen some BEAUTIFUL weeds before!!!I remember growing up that I would see what I considered these beautiful flowers growing in peoples front yards...I always wanted those flowers seeds to blow over into our yard so we could have them as well. However, my mom told me that people were very annoyed by them being in their yard. She said that they didn't plant them there and they didn't want them in their yards.
Perhaps you are wondering...
What's the difference
between a Flower and a Weed?
Flowers are generally those we plant intentionally in our garden.  Weeds, however, are the uninvited plants that steal water, nutrients and sunlight from the flowers. Generally, however, a weed is a plant that grows where it is not wanted.
This got me to thinking about the garden of life. Sometimes there are beautiful weeds that LOOK like flowers. We can easily mistake a weed in our heart for a flower!!! Often times there are things that come into our life that we did not intentionally plant there or that God did not intentionally plant there, buuuuuut it seems sooooo good that you think, THIS MUST BE A FLOWER!!!
Now i'm NOT a gardner, however I did try my hand at it for a little while... If you've ever planted a seed and waited for it to grow, you KNOW that it takes PATIENCE!!! You can plant a seed and wait and wait and WAIT for it to start to bloom, and then when you FINALLY see something, you want to dance around and shout its HERE, my flower is blossoming buuuuuut then you find out that its JUST A WEED that has sprouted up. What disappointment you feel!!! Then you start to think, buuuuuuuuuuuut it LOOKS like a flower...that MUST be it!!! This must be what I've been waiting for.
"...And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit." (Mark 4:8)
Buuuuuuuuuut NO, its JUST A WEED!!! You can't let it stay there in garden of your heart. Don't let that beautiful weed fool you, Its NOT supposed to be there. Its UNINVITED!!! its going to steal from the other flowers in your garden that you've been working so hard and faithfully at cultivating!!! 
Perhaps your wondering, HOW DO I KNOW, when something in my life is just a WEED and not a flower??? The Bible says, "For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes." (Luke 6:44)
The Bible says that a plant is KNOWN by its  fruit. The real way to know if something is an intentional flower blossomed in your life, is to look at what it is producing in your life!!! Is it drawing you closer TOO God or is it pulling you FURTHER AWAY from God??? Is it lifting you up or is it dragging you down??? Does it reinforce the things you've been taught or has it caused you to reconsider? Does it strengthen your convictions or does it weaken them?
If you can stop and look and see what its really doing to you, to your heart, to your soul, that is how you will know if it is a flower or a weed!!! Has it changed you for the good, or is it changing you for the worse? It doesn't matter HOW LONG you have waited, if its a WEED you need to pluck it out of your life COMPLETELY!!!
"Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ." (Colossans 2:8) Don't let people's wisdom deceive you, you MUST look at what THE WORD OF GOD SAYS!!! It doesn't matter WHO says its good, If the Bible says its a weed, its A WEED!!!
"I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down..." Perhaps your thinking HOW can I possibly get rid of this weed??? I want to, buuuuuut I don't have the strength! Its grown so much! Its no longer just a little thing that I can even handle on my own. Its gotten out of control as if its overtaking your whole entire life.
 "... Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction." (Proverbs 24:30-34)
Receive INSTRUCTION!!! Stop trying to do it on your own. The best gardener, for the you garden of your life, is the PASTOR that GOD GAVE TO YOU!!! Listen to what the man of God has to say. Heed his advice. Obey his wisdom. Submit yourself and you'll be protected from the weeds.
 Don't let the weed substitute for the flower that's still waiting to blossom. IF you except the weed it will steal from the seed you planted and you'll never get to know the true beauty of the flower you cultivated in your heart..  Don't be deceived by a weed, its only there to steal from and DESTROY the other flowers growing in your life!
Where are my flowers? Does it seem like every time something big you've been waiting for is about to take place it turns out to just be another disappointment? You thought it was your flower, buuuuut its just ANOTHER WEED!!! Don't give up and just except the weed!!! WAIT FOR YOUR FLOWER!!! Its still growing, its still waiting to blossom. It may seem like there is NOTHING going on in your garden, but you have NO IDEA what is going on below the surface. You can't see what all God IS doing, you have NO CLUE what is going on below.
 Underground its growing, you cant see the roots, the longer you wait, the deeper the roots and the STRONGER your flower will be when it FINALLY breaks the surface and blossoms. God IS doing a work! Its ok to hurt, to cry, if you'll just keep onto what is RIGHT and God will take your tears and use them to water your seed. HOLD ON TIGHT and TRUST IN GOD!!!
"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way..."
 (Psalm 37:7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Your hair looks like...

Today my niece informed me that my hair looked like...
I'm like, OH OKAAAAAAAY!!! Don't hold back on me, tell me how you REALLY FEEL!!!  BAHAHAHAHA!!! Funny thing is that it was supposed to be a compliment, not a DISS!!! That's MJ for you!!! You NEVERRRR know what she's gonna say!!! Then when my mom saw me she's like, OH you hairs sooooooooo CUUUUTE! I was like, Oh thanks, your granddaughter thought it looked like a pile of trash!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

San Diego day 1!

We're heading to San Diego for Tommy and Kelsey's wedding!!!!
Driving there!!! Had to get a pic of Stultz... Sleeping Handsome for all you ladies out there!!! ;))) he'll yell at me for this, IM SURE!!!
We listened to AIO the whole way and thd time flew by!!!!
We decided to try this place in Little Italy, San Diego, called Mona Lisa... It's AMAZING!!!! Huge portions! Split chicken parm with T and was sooooo STUFFED!!!! We were ACTUALLY impressed with their food which says A LOT FOR THIS ITALIAN FAMILY!! Like I think my mom and John woulda even liked it!!!

Family time!!! :))))

Parm cheese was full when we sat down! Italians don't shake, they pour! Even Grace does now!!!
Me... In case you were wondering! Hee, hee!!!! :))))

Then we all walked down to the water docks! The weather was SO NICE annnnnnnnd and it was beautiful!!!!

It was a very eNjoyable first day!!! Tomorrow we're meeting a bunch of people from church at Sea World!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

MJ's Father's Day Card!!!!

Soooooooooo all on her own, my niece decided that she wanted to give her DAD a Father's Day card....
Soooooooooo she made a card, got all decorated just the way she wanted...
Wrote him a special note, telling him that she loved him, THEN she tied it to some balloons,

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd sent her Father's day card to her DADDY!!!
JESUS!!! The best daddy anyone could EVERRRRR ask for!!!!
"A Father to the fatherless..."
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Proud Auntie Moment #74210974321

Soooooooooo my lil niecy went to Jr. Camp this past week and she was on the platform praise singing and PULLED AN AUNT MARY MOVE!!! SHE FELL OFF THE PLATFORM!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd her falling off was in my opinion ACTUALLY worse than mine because she was sitting on a chair on the platform and TIPPED backwards and ACTUALLY FLIPPED OFF!!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut by the time they got to her she was already LAUGHING about it!!! I'm like YUP,
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Breaking bones=Saving Lives!

I was recently in a CPR and First Aide training class for my job, as I already said in my post The Purpose Of A Seatbelt (read it HERE) and there was something else that I learned in this class that I MUST share with you all. I learned, that while giving a person CPR, you have to give them air compressions that are two inches deep. Now this may not seem like that big of a deal when you just hear me say that buuuuut its pressing down TWO WHOLE INCHES. Take your hand right now, place it on your heart and press down. What do you feel??? I don't know about you all, buuuuut I feel BONES!!!
Our teacher told us that when giving these chest compressions your going to break bones. He went on to tell us that its going to feel WEIRD, buuuut if your NOT hearing strange noises, like crunching, your NOT doing it right. You've GOT TO BREAK THEIR BONES. Weeeeeeelllll you all shoulda seen the look on my face. I was sitting there with my mouth hanging open. I mean, i'm the person that hit my lil brother when we were kids cuz he was annoying me and felt so bad I started crying more than him! So I raised my hand and was like I have NEVER heard this before in CPR...I just can NOT imagine actually BREAKING SOMEONES BONES!!!
The teacher was like, well if your doing it right, its most likely going to happen. Your pressing TWO INCHES deep one someone, its GOING to break their chest bones. He's like if your NOT breaking bones your NOT doing it right. Don't feel bad about breaking their bones, your SAVING their life. He said bones can be fixed BUUUUUT you can't fix DEAD!!!
I was FLOORED by his words but as soon as he said that to me my mind started whirling and I actually did get caught writing this devotional in class! :) Buuuut I just couldn't help but corelate this to how God works in our own life. "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth." (Hebrews 12:6) To scourge someone means to whip or inflict pain on someone. Sometimes God HAS TO BREAK US!!!
Sometimes our spiritual life is in so much turmoil, we're literally about to spiritually die and God steps in on the scene and says i've GOT to give this one spiritual CPR. I hate to see them suffering, I hate to see their sorrow, I hate to see their pain, but i've got to inflict on them. I've got break them so I can save them. Sometimes this pain is inflicted on us through the circumstances of life, through our sin, through the preached word of God or even through the correction of the man of God.
"For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death." (2 Corinthians 7:10)
Repentance HURTS, buuuut repentance SAVES us. I can just imagine God compressing down on us with his love, inflicting that pain on us, so desperately trying to save our soul. And I can imagine God looking and seeing the pain and sorrow and it hurts him to see that he had to do this to one of his children, but he's thinking its better to BREAK their spirit then for them to spiritually die and spend their eternity in torment. I can always heal thier brokeness, buuuuuuut if they go to HELL, which IS spiritual DEATH, its FOREVER!!! "The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." (Psalm 34:18)
It would be BETTER for us to spend a lifetime of sorrow and tears on this earth and MAKE it to heaven, then to never shed a tear, living a happy, carefree life and END UP IN HELL!!! We've got to be able to say to God, like the song says, WHATEVER you have to do to me, DON'T LET ME be lost for eternity, for above all else, I MUST BE SAVED!!! The crushing, the crunching, the breaking sound of a heart,  the strange noise of a soul weeping in sorrow from their anguish and hurt. Its NOT God being mean, its not God punishing you, YES, I do believe that there are consequences for sin, but the scourging you feel on your heart is ultimately the LOVE of God SAVING YOU FROM HELL!!!
"Or despisest thou the riches
 of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering;
not knowing that the goodness of God
 leadeth thee to repentance?"
(Romans 2:4)

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


You guys, sooooooooo aside from the Heart-shaped-sprinkle-sunglasses, I discovered something else today that I want for my birthday....
The kids I babysit for showed them to me today!!! They're like, little, little, MINIATURE household appliances with CUTE little faces!!! LOOK AT THEM!!! I was like, SQUEALING when the kids showed them to me!!! Annnnnnnd they all have names too!!!
This is Bubbles, its cleaning spray!!!
This is a lil toilet plunger annnnnd LOOK, its WINKING!!! LOLOL
This is coffee and a coffee pot...not sure of their names...LOL

Annnnnnnnnnnnd LOOK this is a BABY Shopkins!!! All the baby ones are FUZZY!!! I was like sqealing soooooo loud for this one!!! I'm like, OMW! Its SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! SOOOOOO CUUUUUUUTE!!! And then Wesley the boy was imitating me, "Its sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo CUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE!!!"
 the kids were laughing hysterically about me loving the shopkins so much!!! Pretty sure i'm THE ONLY babysitter they've everrrrr had that LOVES SHOPKINS!!! Buuuuuuuuuuuuut THEN AGAIN, why do you think they LOVE ME??? Cuz theres no one like THE MAR BEAR!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Sooooooooooo last week I was house sitting, for the most part, i'm really NOT a scaredy cat about being by myself, buuuuuuuuuuuut, last week I had a LITTLE INCIDENT with....*Insert dramatic-theatrical-mysterious-music-♪wump, wump,  wump...♪♫♫
Sooooooooo one day I come home to the house and one of the lamp lights in the living room is ON annnnnnnnnnnnnd I could PROMISE you all that I HAD turned it OFF before I left BUUUUUUUT now it was ON!!! Hmmmmmm...I decided I must have thought wrong and just let it go!!!
NEXT NIGHT, THE SAME THING!!! Annnnnnnnnnd this time I KNEW BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT that that light had NOT been on when I left earlier that day! I had left the dogs outside,
was it possible that cat had knocked into it????
Noooooooooooo I knew what it was!!! This lamp was in the room with the TV and the Twighlight books!!! Those two things are EVIL!!! Yes people, books about vampires open up to spirits, I don't care HOW ROMANTIC you think they are...THEY'RE EVIL!!!
I figure I'll spare my big sis from getting scared, cuz she tends to freak out about this kind of stuff...sooooo even tho we had walke in the house together, and I had immediately noticed that the lamp was on I DIDN'T SAY ANYTHING to my sis or ANYONE!!! I just pretended everything was FINE!!! I waited till she was done hanging out with me that night to tell everyone about THE EVIL LAMPS!!! *See how brave I was for you big sis!!!
 Sooooooo I text some friends, the girls were very sympathetic! Marissa agreed I should have a prayer meeting!!! Hanna called to make sure I was ALIVE!!! Annnnnnd THE GUYS!!! HA!!! They didn't show ANY SYMPATHY AT ALL!!! Stultz ACTUALLY said, LOL, that's WEIRD!! I'm like, ummmmmmm...i'm NOT LAUGHING OUT LOUD RIGHT NOW!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllll... later on i'm just like TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT IN MY MIND...are they on a sensor or WHAT??? Nope! NO SENSOR!!! I'm just like HOW could the cat turn it on??? Did they leave someone else a key to check on things? One of the neighbors??? But wouldn't they tell me if they had done that???
Soooooooooo I'm just staring and staring at the lamp! Staring at the wire! Staring at the plug!!! Hmmmm...that seems like a really big PLUG...hmmmm...hmmmm...OMW...

AHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! They were set to turn on automatically at a certain time EVERY NIGHT!!! My sister's like, have you told them yet about how it scared you??? I'm like, NOOOOOOOOOO...I'm scared she's gonna be like,
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Timer or no timer, I STILL think those Twilight books are EVIL!!! Don't let them in your house!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015


I was telling Hanna recently, believe it or NOT they're ARE ACTUALLY people that don't like ME!!! I mean, its far and few in between, buuuuuuuut, they're are a few people out they're that really don't care for me...its hard for me to understand....I mean, WHO WOULDN'T LOVE MAR BEAR???? Buuuuuut yes, they're ACTUALLY ARE PEOPLE that don't like ME!!! So Hanna is like, well don't let it bother you to much! So i'm like OH NO, its just a reminder to myself that...
Then again I said, on SECOND THOUGHT, they hated Jesus, annnnnnnd HE WAS PERFECT!!! Hanna was just like, Wow Mary! WOW!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Definition of a good parking job!

How do you know you did a good job parking???? What ACTUALLY defines a GOOD parking job???
Jus soooooooo long as your NOT OVER the lines...
Then its ALL GOOD!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Where are my keys?!

Today I get to my mom's, I park and then BEFORE I get out I'm fiddling with my phone, catching up text messages, etc...then I get all my stuff, get out of the car and go to lock the door but I can't find my kids! I look in my purse, NOT there!!!! Look in my pockets, NOT there!!! My brother sees me and is like, what are you looking for? I'm like, OH MY KEYS!!! I can't find them!!! My brother is like, REALLY??? You just pulled up and you ALREADY can't find them???
I'm like, I know, I know, they have to be like RIGHT here somewhere!!! I look on the passenger seat, NOT THERE!!! I look on the little deck between the seats, NOT THERE!!! I look on the front windshield deck thingy, NOT THERE!!! I'm like, DUUUUUUDE, WHERE ARE THEY???
I had forgotten to even take them out!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Sooooo next time your with me and I can't find my keys people, REMIND ME TO CHECK MY IGNITION!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Early Birthday present!!!

My big sis, T, got me a new suitcase for my bday!!! It's really nice! Swiss brand, black with pink trimming and it has those 360 rotation wheels!!! I've always seen people at the airport with those and thought they looked sooooo COOL!!! Annnnd now I'm gonna be the one lookin cool!!! Hee, hee!!!!
It was kinda pricey buuuuuuuut I really wanted and needed this sooooo THANK YOU THERESA!! PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! ! Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! I'm sooooooo excited for this summer!!! Wooooooohoooooooo!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. My mom asked if there was ANYTHING else that I wanted for my bday and I said that THE ONLY THING I could think of was some heart-shaped-sprinkle sunglasses!!! She was like, WHAT?! Really??? I'm like, YES Mommy poo, after almost 32 years, you should KNOW your baby girl by NOW, REALLY, that's ALL want!!! :))))

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Where are you guys???

Sooooooooo Sunday night I talked our group into going to Cheesecake Factory!!! Annnnnnd I was sooooo pleased that I was THE FIRST ONE THERE!!! I gave the guy the number of our group and he seated me and I told him that the rest would be coming!!! So he asked me if I wanted a drink while I waited for them and I said just water please! He brings me that and I'm still waiting, so he brings me the bread basket, and says, "While you wait for them!"
I'm like, Ooooooh THE BROWN BREAD...all to myself!!! Cuz that's the kind that EVERYONE LIKES!!! So I break off the brown bread, butter it, eat it, STILL NO ONE from our group! So I break off another peace of brown bread, butter it, eat it! And another and another, til all the brown bread is gone...I just leave the white bread just chillin there...I'm NOT even hungry anymore...we're going on quite a while of time waiting for them and we ALL LEFT AT THE SAME TIME!!!
FINALLY I text them, liiiiiiiike, WHERE ARE YOU GUYS???? No response!!! Finally after a few minutes I hear someone call my name! Its MJ!!! She's like, LAUGHING soooo hard!!! We're over here SILLY!!! Our whole group was AROUND THE CORNER, waiting FOR ME!!! Annnnnnnnnd I'm just sitting there are all like,
Ahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Buuuuuuuuuut HEEEEEEEEYYY at least the bread was GOOOOOOOOD!!!!

I didn't even have to SHARE IT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 8, 2015

That AWKWARD MOMENT #58675098765

Your trying to find WALMART.....

Yes, people really SKY HARBOR AIRPORT!!! True story!!! I'm house sitting this week and I was soooooooo sure there was a Walmart right past the street I turn on to this house. So I drove past and didn't see it! So I kept driving and driving and driving, WAITING to see it annnnnnd the next think I know I was at the airport about to get on the terminals!!! I completely freaked out and made a very illegal Uturn!!! Soooooo just an FYI people: If you keeping going straight down Tatum, it will eventually go to the airport!!! Ya learn something new EVERYDAY!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Jay Walking!!!

Have you ever been jay walking? I'm NOT gonna lie...SOMETIMES I jay walk!!! Yeah, I know its ILLEGAL buuuuuuuut sometimes it seems like its JUST EASIER to run as fast as you can across the street instead of WALKIN to the crosswalk!!! LOL Buuuuuuuuuuut WHENEVER I do happen to jay walk...I RUN!!!
The other day I was driving and this lady is just taking a stroll through the middle of the intersection! NOT EVEN RUNNING!!! Just taking a leisurely stroll through all the cars and was ACTUALLY like glaring at some of the cars like THEY were in the wrong for driving to closely to her during her walk!!! Her casualness about it really astounded me!!! She was of course on the phone the whole time and at one point she even through her head back in laughter over the converasation. I was like ummmm... HELLOOOOOOOO!!! I mean yeah i'm NOT perfect, I jay walk sometimes buuuut...run SISTA...RUN!!!!
It got to thinking about how sometimes in life, we SPIRITUALLY JAY WALK!!! We live our lives on the edge, knowing that we're not really on track, buuuuut HOPING that we'll make it  without getting hurt. There has been a few times in my life that I have been spiritually jay walking. I struggled for a while with watching television and other things...I wasn't backslidden...JUST STRUGGLING to overcome stuff.
Buuuuuuut i've noticed a lot recently that there are people that are spiritually jay walking...buuuuut they're SOOOOOOOOOOO CASUAL about it!!! Its like their just strolling through life, living on the edge, living sooooo close to the world and saying, WHAT are you gonna do about it??? I DARE YOU TO SAY I'M WRONG!!! People that I grew up with, doing things that we were TAUGHT WERE WRONG!!! And people say, weeeeellll the church I go to NOW allows it!!! So your WHOLE LIFE, you NEVER really got it in your heart??? DO YOU NOT HAVE ANY PERSONAL CONVICTIONS??? If the WHOLE church jumps off a cliff...you gonna jump???
People watching TV shows and NOT EVEN CARING that anyone knows!!! The Gilmore girls... a "good girl" talking about watching THAT show...right after talking about praise singing at church that night! I'm like, I DON'T GET IT!!!! I know THAT SHOW!!! ITS NOT A GOOD SHOW!!! Your saying, OH MARY, soooo YOU WATCHED IT??? YES I DID!!! Buuuuut you know what??? I felt guilt about it!!! I was ASHAMED!!! I couldn't quite lift my hands the way I wanted to in church...my heart was heavy...I knew that what I was doing was WRONG and I didn't try and condone it and say it was OK!!! EVEN IN MY WRONG...I STILL HAD A CONVICTION!!! I HAD SOME FEAR IN MY HEART!!!
HOW IN THE WORLD, CAN AN APOSTOLIC, PENTECOSTAL, HOLY GHOST FILLED saint of God, feel like it is OK to watch VAMPIRE DIARIES??? To write about ZOMBIES??? To idolize MARYLYN MONROE??? The Bible says to HATE EVIL!!!
"You that love the LORD, hate evil..."(Psalm 97:10) 
"...Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good."(Romans 12:9) 
"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the perverse mouth, do I hate." (Proverbs 8:1)
We NEED to have the FEAR of THE LORD IN US!!! Ya know, when I jay walk, I feel a little nervous, I gotta run...I don't want NO CARS TO HIT ME!!! You know, if your jay walking, you may make it to the other side without getting hurt, BUUUUT there is a CHANCE that your gonna get hit...buuuuut IF your CASUALLY strolling across the street when you jay walk, there is a REALLY, REALLY, REALLY GOOD CHANCE THAT YOU WILL GET HIT!!!  When we see ourselves slipping, we need to have some FEAR IN US!!! Don't push away that conviction. Don't be casual about your wrong-doing!!! The Bible says, "...the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance..." (Romans 2:4)
You also need to get a fear in your heart for YOUR CHILDREN!!! Its one thing when you see adults strolling across the intersection, buuuuuut when they start taking they're kids with them its like COME ON!!! Your gonna risk your child's life too??? Buuuuut how many people are risking their child's life as well as they casually, spiritually jay walk through life?!
Let God CONVICT YOUR HEART!!! Don't become immuned to conviction!!! When your doing wrong, don't casually, PET YOUR SIN and say awwww its OK!!! Its NOT OK!!! We're NOT gonna get to heaven taking a leasurley stroll through carnality!!! Have some FEAR IN YOUR HEART!!!
"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge...
 but fools despise wisdom and instruction."
 (Proverbs 1:7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay you guys, sooooo I am like, SOOOOO EXCITED about this summer!!! Its gonna be jam-packed busy and FUN!!! Soooooooooo I thought I would take the time to tell you all about it, since i'm sure you guys are just DYING to know!!! Hee, hee!!! ;))))
Soooooooo MJ's last day of school is next Thursday, after that, beside when I take care my lil man, i'm starting another babysitting job, well its not really NEW, its old buuuuut I get to watch them more than usual this summer!!! This babysitting job is with Ella and Wesley!!! Remember them??? Ella the little girl I nannyed for since she was a month old! Would you all believe that she will SOON be turning 11!!! Isn't that weird??? Its weird cuz I know I should FEEL OLDER than I did 11 years ago, buuuuuut I don't!!! Ella even told me, you haven't changed at all, YOU LOOK EXACTLEY THE SAME AS WHEN I WAS A BABY!!! I'm like, trust me, I don't ACT any different either...DID get that driver's license tho!!! Wooooohoooo!!! I always thought Ella might end up being the one to teach me buuuuuut praise the lord they got me ABC driving school for my 26th birthday annnnnnnnd I FINALLY got the guts to ACTUALLY start driving at 28!!! Anywayz, sooooo yeah, in between vacations and trips, i'm going to be watching these kids again and also housesitting for them!!! I'm SOOOOO thankful for this job!!! Its really SUCH A BLESSING!!!
A Mountain Apart
(New Mexico Camp)
June 2st, (TODAY!!!) T, MJ, Stultz and me are all driving out to New Mexico camp!!! I'm superrrrrr excited!!! We're taking my sister's van. She said its gonna be like this, her and MJ in the back, she plans to sleep,  Stultz driving, cuz she hates to drive AND doesn't want MY HELP...whatev...ANNNND she said my job is to talk to Stultz and keep him awake so she doesn't have to! She thinks i'll have NO problem running my trap for 8 hours straight! HA! Anywayz, i'm superrrrr excited about AMA!!!! This camp has such a strong emphasis on prayer and the power of God just sweeps through the services, its AMAZING!!! I promise you all that of all the conferances I have been too, there is something spiritually that I can't quite explain about this camp!!! It may be small buuuuut I always end up going back!!! Its just soooooo GOOD!!! And usually by the end of the week we're all besties!!!! Plus, I seem to be getting better at archery every year!!! I'm a bulls eye kind of girl!!! Oh plus THE FOOD, cinnamon rolls, annnnnnnd does anyone remember that BBQ brisket sandwich last year??? Ooooooh MAN I soooooooooooo hope they have that again this year!!! (If they ask me tho they can stay away from the baked chicken...its kinda blah...I'm jus sayin...its not seasoned the best...and the Chinese food...its just NOT THEIR THING!!!)

TOMMY and Kelsy's wedding!!!! We'll be leaving on the 25th of June!!! Pretty soon Kelsey will be with us at LPC and on the church van!!!! Woooohoooo!!! A big group of us from LPC are also meeting up at   Sea World!!! Annnnd I heard that there are some new rides there!!! Woooohooooo!!!
Bay Trip #1
(Anali's Bridal shower)
Soooooooooo Tuesday, July 7th, I'm flying out to Oakland! The main part of this is for Anali's bridal shower, to help out and help with the food and all that Jazz!!! YAAAAAAYYYY! Anali is getting MARRIED!!! Plus just hanging out with all my bay peeps!!! I don't know what all we're doing buuuuuut we're going to have a BLAST!!! Coco's got some kind of surprise adventure planned...I have NO CLUE what it is, buuuuuut Hanna said it was inspired by ME, soooooo i'm like, weeeeeeellllll at least I know its gonna be AWESOME then!!! Hee, hee!!! ;) Buuuuuuut I'm DYING of curiosity over here!!! I'm trying to figure it out but at the same time I don't want too...AHAHAHAHA!!!  Its really cool tho you guys, Coco takes people on these Surprise Adventures that he comes up with, Read Anali's grad one HERE, plus he took her and Joe on one after they got engaged...Anywayz, its cool and I think we should start calling them, Adventure's With Coco!!! I've only been on one buuuuuut it was pretty epic cuz it was for Hanna's grad last May!!! (That was the biggest one so far and I got to be a part of it...YAAAAAY!!!) Plus i'm superrrr excited about meeting all the new people in the Berkley church... Plus seeing friends besides my usual group of the Kifle's, Jen, and Anali, I'll get to be seeing Destiny, Carissa, Cassy, Kendra and some of the girls from PCC...YEAH!! We're gonna go to lotsa good eats that they have planned, the only thing I know for sure, Hanna said a Pizza place, a Thai place and an Ice cream place called Crème, they bake fresh cookies then put icecream in the middle...YUMMMM...OMW YOU GUYS I have the PERFECT shirt for this place...it has ICE CREAM ON IT!!! plus i'm planning on cooking for them...lets see, we have tacos, biscuits and gravy, FO sho on the list annnnnd i'm thinking they all really are in need of trying my french toast and fried chicken strips...those are both bomb-diggety AWESOME!!! Plus in the middle of al lthis, ALL I KNOW is that I had better get some Ethiopian food annnnnnd Ethiopian ice tea...YUMMMM...its just gonna be a BLAST! Oh annnnnnd YOU GUYS, we need to play Mesgana's Uno Attack game...OMW I just realized that we've never all played games together!!! You haven't seen the REAL ME, till you play games with me!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
 If you read my blog, and your going to Heritage, COME SAY HI TO ME!!! Lets take a pic together!!! Meet my friends and stuff... I'll be awesome!!! Sooooo I'm leaving with Hanna and Coco on the 15th I think, from San Fran and we're flying out to DENVER cuz its cheaper that way, THEN driving to Colorado Springs, WHERE we will attend the Heritage Conference ANNNNNNND one of the days Hanna and I will give Coco a tour of WHIT'S END!!! We will drink WODFAMCHOCSOD'S annnnnnnd I WILL GO DOWN THE SLIDE!!! I almost did it last year buuuuuut when I climbed to the top and went under the height thing I was at like, 5'8 1/2 annnnnnnd the limit is 5'9 sooooo I asked the lil old lady if anyone had ever gotten stuck and she kinda gave me the once over and was like, "No...NOT YET!" AHAHAAHAHA!!
July 18th is MY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm turning 32!!! The Saturday of Heritage!!Mark your calenders people, I LOOOOOVE CELEBRATING THIS HOLIDAY!!! ;))))
Vacation Bible School
I'm getting back RIGHT in time from Heritage to be part of our church's VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! Then the next week I'll be leaving for Cali again!!! Our theme this year is DRIVE!!! (Race car theme)
Bay trip #2
Joe and Anali's Wedding
Then I'll be home for that one week annnnnnnnd then ill be OFF AGAIN...For Anali's wedding!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY!!!! I'm soooooo excited!!! I'm going to be a bridesmaid annnnnnnd guess what else, I MATCH MADE THEM TOO!!!! Awwwwww!!! Altho I'm going to be there for a little over a week, the only plans THUS far for that trip is church ANNNNNNND THE WEDDING!!!!

Summer Bucket list 2015
Fry and egg on the sidewalk...ANNNNND do something that no one else does with them!!!
Bake cookies in my car!
Learn how to change a flat tire!!!
Swim, swim, SWIM!!!  
Annnnnnd that my friends is MY SUMMER!!!
What about YOU!!!???
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Revival at Landmark!!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeelllll this past week we have been having an AWESOME, AMAZING REVIVAL!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd Pastor Abbott brought in the ONE AND ONLY
His father and the founder of our church!!! Annnnnnnd you guys wanna know something, I think EVERY MESSAGE that Bishop preached were OLD MESSAGES!!!! I mean starting from Wednesday night, he was preaching about LOVING THE WORD OF GOD!!! He was telling stuff and quotes that I LITERALLY have written in my Bible, simply because he's been preaching this same stuff since I was a kid!!! Every sermon he preached I knew ALL the stories he was gonna tell and could of told them with him as he was telling them...It's old stuff buuuuuut its still THE GOOD STUFF!!! Just because I've heard it before doesn't mean its leftovers... Its still FRESH!!!!
Friday night this man prayed back through to the Holy Ghost!!! He left the church when he was 18 but just recently started coming to our church! His wife got the Holy Ghost and was baptized in Jesus name and Friday night this man got the victory!!! Him and pastor danced all over the front of the church together!!!
Then Kensie Karlson was praying for the Holy Ghost at the alter...
The Abbott's niece Arianna was praying for the Holy Ghost...
Weeeeeeeeeeelllllll THEN this morning ANOTHER backslider prayed back through to the Holy Ghost!!! He also brought his wife and kids with him and his wife was praying and his daughter...its His dad is Pentecostal preacher and you could tell he's a preacher's kid cuz TONIGHT he was ALREADY up front PRAYING WITH PEOPLE!!! Its sooooooooooo AWESOME!!!
THEN tonight, before church even started, during pre-service prayer, Arianna decided she wanted to get the Holy Ghost annnnnnd she wanted it BEFORE CHURCH!!!
  1. Annnnnnnnnnnnnnd she GOT IT TOO!!!
Annnnnnnnnd she got it JUST IN TIME to be able to PRAISE SING during the worship service!!!

Then during the song service this man, ANOTHER BACKSLIDER came up and he prayed back through to the Holy Ghost!!!
God is calling his lost sheep BACK HOME!!! We have three backslidden men, that aren't even from our church originally, they're from different states, one is even from Peurto Rico BUUUUUUT God is bringing them to our church and calling them home!!! Let this be a testimony to any of you out there that have backslidden loved ones...IT DOESN'T MATTER WHERE THEY GO...God is STILL THERE!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd NOW I saved my favorite story for last, this man, TONY GOT THE HOLY GHOST!!! You all I have to tell you, this man is the fiancé of one of the ladies I've been bringing to church annnnnnd he just recently started coming annnnnnd the first time we met we DID NOT have a friendly meeting!!! AHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Lets just say that I was SOOOOO MAD!!! I could NOT believe that I was being that disrespected BY AN ADULT, while bringing them to church! Weeeeeeeelllll to make the long story short cuz we were laughing and talking about it tonight...HE THOUGHT I WAS ONE OF THE KIDS ON THE BUS!!! Cuz I was sitting in the back and not up front with Tommy...I do that when we have a full van cuz you know, these kids are cray-cray WILD...anyway, Yeah, he just assumed that I was one of the kids...AAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That's sooooo AWESOMELY HILARIOUS!!!
Anywayz, I've been noticing a difference in him and have really felt a burden for him...I was soooooooo HOPING that he would get the Holy Ghost on Wednesday but he didn't!!! Buuuuuuuuut you know when you like just like HOPE to see someone get the Holy Ghost and you imagine it in your mind and wait and pray...
Weeeeeeeelllll tonight, during the song service STILL, while the other man was praying Pastor motioned for Tony to come up and he came right up to the alter and pastor started praying with him and BOOM, you all shoulda seen him when the Holy Ghost hit him, it was like AWESOME!!! He was praying sooooo loud, the church went WILD!!!

Annnnnnnnnnnd afterwards you could just see the joy all over him! His eyes just lit  up and he was smiling and laughing!!!!
He said he just felt like he could walk straighter annnnnd he's soooo happy he even has a smile on his face while he's getting it!!!  Its real! Its REAL!!! I KNOW ITS REAL!!!
I was showing him the pictures after church and he was like, send those to Marshea! I'm like, MAN she's going to wish she had seen you tonight!!! He's like, THATS WHAT SHE GETS FOR NOT COMING!!! THATS WHAT SHE GETS!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! Just wait till you guys get to know him better, This dude is HILARIOUS!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuut she was sooooooooo happy when we got there!!! She was saying that she wants to be baptized again!!! Actually, Marshea also has a Pentecostal background, so she was baptized as a child and I asked her if it was in father, son, holy ghost or in Jesus name? ANd she said, no It was in Jesus name but I didn't have an understanding of what it meant so it didn't really mean anything to me....so she said she wants to talk to Pastor and see if they can get a Bible study on Jesus name baptism annnnnnd get baptized ASAP!!! I was like, OKAAAAAAAAAAAy buuuuuut if its at all possible, TRY TO WAIT TIL I"M BACK IN TOWN...buuuuuut...I mean...If God tells you to get baptized sooner...DON'T WAIT!!!

 Anywayz, I'm juuuuuuuust soooooo EXCITED about what God is doing at our church!!! This is just THE BEGINNING!!! REVIAL IS AT LANDMARK!!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm telling you all, there is NO BETTER LIFE THAN LIVING FOR GOD AND WORKING FOR HIM!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd if your reading this and wondering what all this talk of the Holy Ghost is, its IN THE BIBLE...ACTS CHAPTER 2...READ IT FOR YOURSELF!!!

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. YOU GUYS!!!! I'm like tellin anyone thatwill listen to me talk...I'm sooooooooo EXCITED!!! I've got a praise, I've got a praise, I'VE GOT A PRAISE ANNNNND I'VE GOTTA LET IT OUT!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!