Friday, October 30, 2015

What light doesnt have...

Light has no shadow!
The Bible says, "God is light; in Him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5 One of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE Bible scriptures is Revelation 21:23 “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.”  I mean JUST THINK ABOUT IT, in heaven, JESUS WILL BE THE LIGHT...I just LOVE thinking about that!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

What IF WALDO???

I was thinking about this the other day...
Annnnnnnnnnnnnd THEN IT HIT ME...
Now before you all start thinking that I'm crazier than I already am, LET ME CLARIFY something with you all, HE REALLY COULD BE WALDO!!! Think about it!!!
1. Is Waldo Apostolic??? Idk...HE COULD BE!! Look at HOW modest he dresses!!! Pants and long sleeves...this BROTHA has holiness down...I LIKE THAT!!! Purrrrrr Waldo!!!
2. Is Waldo Chocolate??? NO, he's NOT!!! Buuuuuuut did you all know that I ACTUALLY DON'T CARE about a guys skin color at all??? My WHOLE point has ALWAYS been that it ACTUALLY DOESN'T MATTER!!! That's what my TRUE PASSION on the matter ACTUALLY IS!!! And my goal IS and WILL ALWAYS BE to educate and change the ignorant mindset of skin color and interracial marriage...EXCEPT, there is ACTUALLY NO SUCH THING AS INTERACIAL MARRIAGE, buuuuuuuut I'll save that for ANOTHER day!!! That being said, when it comes to my future husband and how I feel about his skin color, I will quote what a anonymous friend said to me today, "I don't care if they're WHITER THAN SNOW or if they're BLACKER THAN COAL!" I was like, Oh yeah, HEEEEEEEEYYYY!!! To me its more important that he has the attributes I want, on fire for God, burden for the lost, has a job, has a car, has good self-esteem, motivated, take charge, spiritual leader, good with finances, kind-hearted, patient with Mary Moments, organizes my Maryness, wants to have at least 7 kids, willing to adopt, tithe paying, pastor obeying, righteous, Apostolic Warrior,  man of prayer
3. Is Waldo anything like me??? NO!!! Obviously, Waldo IS NOT like ME!!! There is NO WAY he could hide that well if he was!!! This is GOOD!!! Cuz I think that a guy LIKE ME, WITH ME...would NOT BE GOOD!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!
YOU NEVER KNOW!!! YOU JUST NEVER KNOW!!! Whoever he is...I will wait for him...BECAUSE...
"Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?"
(Proverbs 20:6)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Aunt Mary IS...

This blog post is by special request of my nephew Joseph!!! I was laughing so hard after this incident happened he said, your going to post about this on your blog, AREN'T YOU AUNT MARY??? I was like, do you want me too???? He said YES!!! Pretty, pretty please Aunt Mary, WITH A CHERRY ON TOP!!! Who can resist a plea like that??? I'm telling you all, THE CHERRY gets me EVERY TIME!!! AHAHAHA!!! This is how the story goes...
So the other day, Saturday, when I was treating the kids to free samples at Costco, Mary Jo had said she would get the younger kids buckled in while I was getting my purse from my room. So a few minutes later, when I walked out to the car, the kids were all buckled in and waiting for me. While they were waiting, my nephew Joseph was singing a little song he had written about his Aunt Mary while he was waiting for her to come out to the car. It went like this...
♫♪Aunt Mary is the most beautiful-ist.... (Awwww) ...
BUUUUUUT...It had a second part...
♪♪Aunt Mary is the most beautiful-ist, BUUUUUUT her car is the most disgusting-ist...
AHAHAHAHA!!! Okaaaaaaaay before anyone wants to start judging and reprimanding me for my car being a mess, I want to say TWO THINGS!!!
#1. Everything in the back of my car are from CHILDREN THAT ARE NOT MY OWN!!! Nieces, Nephews, Children I babysit, Sunday School kids, etc, etc...Sooooooooo obviously, their parents haven't been teaching them to pick up after themselves... (jk! Jk parents! ;)
#2. It was part of my New Years Resolution this year to get my car cleaned and organized AND to keep it that way...I would like to emphasize on the that says, BY THE END OF THE YEAR...I still have two whole months after this month to accomplish this goal...AND I WILL DO IT!!! I have completed just about ALL of my other New Years Resolutions!!!
. the end of the year my nephew will be singing, ♪Aunt Mary is the beautiful-ist AND her car is NOT the most disgusting-ist, its NOT the handsome-ist buuuuuut it IS the awesome-ist...
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. You guys, he said I'm BEAUTIFUL!!! Awwww my lil gwappo!!! I love him!!! Purrrrrr Joseph, PURRRRRRR!!!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Guidelines for engagement...

This past Sunday morning Pastor Abbott said he was going to teach a lesson "Guidelines for engagement" of course my ears perked up ANNNNNNNND since I was still sitting on the platform from praise singing, EVERYONE felt the need to look at me...not to sure WHY...buuuuut hey, if they're all believing in faith for me, I'LL TAKE IT!!! AHAHAHA!!! Even Pastor Abbott was like, Mary are you ready?! I'm like, YEAH... liiiiiiiiike, ten-years-ago-ready!!! BAHAHAHA!!
Soooo I figured the lesson was going to go something like this...
Pastor's message was completely SPIRITUAL!!! "Guidelines for engagement", IN SPIRITUAL WARFARE!!! LOL (Okay I know spiritual warfare isn't funny, it just was in this context! LOL) Sooooooo at the end of his message, Pastor was talking about how there are things that we will have to cut out of our lives at times, but then he read this scripture...
"When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:" (Deuteronomy 20:19)
He was talking about how we need to cut out the things in our lives that GO AGAINST THE THINGS OF GOD! The people that want to fight against God and don't want peace with God and His people. BUUUUUT we need to be careful that we're not cutting out EVERYTHING in our lives that see things a little different from us. We need to have good friends, good fellowship, family to spend time with...He was just saying, if you were to cut out EVERYTHING that isn't JUST LIKE YOU, your not even going to have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving this year.
And that's what Deut. 20:19 is talking about, if they destroyed the trees, they would be destroying their own shelter and food, their own life source. Annnnnnnnnnnd from that aspect, I GOT MY OWN, MARY-VERSION GUIDELINES CONCERNING ENGAGEMENT!!! Wait let me clarify that I didn't think this all up on my own, as I was struggling to make spiritual clarity between pastor's analogy and my own, THE COMPLETED word came through Stultz...Such an anointed brotha...AHAHAHAHA!!! Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay...Are you all ready for this???
So after church as Pastor was walking by, someone was like thanking pastor that message and I was like, YEAH, I'm sooooooo ready for marriage now!!! AHAHA!!! Then I was like, soooooo basically what I got from the end of that message was this, If I want to get married, the answer is NOT to destroy all my fellow single sistas standing in my path, BECAUSE IF I DO...then I was like, stumbling for WHY this wasn't a good idea, I'm like ummmm...The answer is NOT to destroy all the singles girls... BECAUSE...uh...And Stultz says, BECAUSE IF YOU DO...
Ok that was GOOD!!! ahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! YES, that is WHY I must NOT destroy them... They are NOT my enemies...I NEED BRIDESMAIDS!!!
Who would straighten my dress???
Who would carry my veil???
Yes, yes, I'll refrain from cutting some of you trees down as I battle in the war of getting married...I just MAY need you for my wedding!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Sooooo basically, any of you girls that get to stand with me on my wedding can say thank you to Pastor Abbott and Stultz!!!! LOLOLOLOL
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Really, I love all of  you my single and NOT single sistas!!! Mar Bear Hug!!! Purrrrrr!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Happy Sunday!!!

"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Lunch with Aunt Mary!!!

Treated everyone to lunch today...
Guess WHERE we went???
Free samples at Costco!!!
Oh yeah, that's the way Aunt Mary rolls!!! Heeeeeeyyy the kids thought it was GREAT!!! Not to sure how Costco feels about that buuuuuut WE LOVED IT!!! (BTW: I Highly recommend their Famous Dave's cornbread and the almond crisp cookies!!! Yum! Yum!)
Then we SPLURGED!!!

Two churros and...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! It's people like me that splurge on stuff  that keep Costco in business!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Last days in the bay!

One of the cool things about Joe and Anali's wedding was that it started so early, 10 am, that by the time the reception was over, the bride and groom left and the bridal part went back to the church to clean up the wedding, but by the time we were done it was still early evening and so we had the whole rest of the evening to hang out with out of town friends...Well, I'm technically out of town buuuuuut I don't think anyone in the bay area technically considers me a guest anymore!!! HAHA!!!
After the wedding we were all hanging around, just goofing off, talking about the wedding and me telling stories, "hey Remember WHEN..." Anywayz, we decided to go eat at Famous Daves BBQ!!! I got the burnt beef tip sandwhich...MMMMM...that was BOMB!!! Anyways, Me, Jen and Hanna decided to pick out the BBQ sauce that best represented us!!!
Then Jen tried to trick me with a PAPER ROACH that was laid on the table!!! I've seen TOO MANY real ones to be fooled by a PAPER ONE!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Soooooooo I decided to joke around with our waiter on the matter!!! When he brought my bill over and asked if everything had gone well, I was like, Ummmmm...ACTUALLY sir, I don't want to be that annoying customer that complains but I found this BUG IN MY FOOD!!! His eyes got wide as I opened my hand to show in the PAPER ROACH and then he just busted up laughing...He had this really weird nervous laugh!!!
 He's like, I would show that to my boss and say customer found this in their food...buuuuuut I don't want to lose my job!!! (Nervous laugh!!! LOL) AHAHAHA!!!
Bro. Kifle's DREAM COME TRUE!!!

He's ALWAYS wanted to take a newly married couple to the airport for their honeymoon...NO CLUE why...But this IS Bro. Kifle we're talking about sooooo...WHO KNOWS!!! BAHAHAHA!!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Blog round up!!!

Heeeyyyy everyone!!!
I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite blog posts I've read recently! Most of these are from Non-Apostolic bloggers, but very conservative Christian writers!!! Sorry Apostolics, you all haven't been doing to much writing lately...lets get a move on!!!
She Still Calls Me Honey
Have you really considered the lilies???
How To Pick A Best Friend
Stop Avoiding The Annoying People In Your Life!!!
Three Ways To Get The Right Kind Of Man
 (From a Males perspective)
IS "Modest really Hottest?"
 (From a Males perspective)
Is Being a woman MORE than getting married and having babies???
What a girl in a sparkly dress taught me!
When God Forgets To Write Your Love Story!
Why Naughty girls DON'T have MORE FUN!!!
What does it mean to be a girl?
Hope you enjoy these!!! Tell me what you think!!! If you come across a good article or post feel free to send me the link for it!!! I always enjoy some good writing!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Happy 1st birthday Bethany!!!

I just want to say Happy Birthday to my lil Niecey Bethany!!! She is ONE years old now!!! WOW!!!
She's sooooo BEAUTIFULLLLL!!!
She REALLY wanted
a picture with me!!!
Both Juliana and Bethany really wanting to take a picture with their crazy Aunt!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay FINALLY someone wants to take a picture with me!!! YAAAAAAAAAYYY!!! I asked Joseph he thought I looked pretty today? He looked me over then said, YES! I like your hair!!! Then he says, I actually really like your purse too!!! Its VERY STRINGY!!! AHAHAHA!!! Isn't that the funniest-cutest compliment everrrrr??? Such a Boy-compliment!!!
Joseph told me the other day that i'm  THE CRAZY AUNT!!!! He said because I just keep kissing and kissing and kissing and kissing and kissing...YOUR CRAZY AUNT MARY!!!
Annnnnnnnnd she GOT DOWN!!!
Eatin her cake like a GINTY!!!
Love you Betha-a-roo!!!
♥Mary Frances (aka: Aunt Mary)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Shoe blessings!!!

Sooooooo this week God blessed me with THREE GOOD PAIRS OF SHOES!!!
Shoes are THE ONE accessory that you may notice I don't do to much with...I'll tell you WHY!!! I'm flat-footed!!! Very, very, very, VERY FLAT-FOOTED!!! I have absolutely no arch at all whatsoever on my foot!!! I didn't find this out till my 20's and I found myself gimping much so that I found myself in the pediatrist office!!! I thought I had bone spurs in my feet!!! He was like, NO, your flat-footed...ANNNNNNNND those shoes your wearing are absolutely the WRONG kind of shoes to wear!!! Flip-flops!!! That's what I always used to wear!!! I even said I was going to wear flip-flops on my wedding day!!! (Reason #5956867 why I thank God I didn't get married young!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!) Anyways, I didn't believe the doctor and continued to wear flip flops!!! Then one day it clicked and I went to the shoe store and bought a really good pair of sneakers and lo and behold the doc was right!!! All the pain went away and I could walk normal again!!! Woooooohoooo!!!
Soooooo I said all that to say that I have a FRIEND that finds it her PERSONAL DUTY in life to criticize the fact that I wear sneakers ALL THE TIME except to church!!! Her exact words are, "How are you gonna be a preacher's wife IF you wear sneakers???" I'm like, REALLY??? First of all, WHO SAYS I'm gonna be a preacher's wife??? (Hey that's NOT on my list of criteria... on fire for God, burden for the lost, has a job, has a car, has good self-esteem, kind-hearted, patient with Mary Moments, wants to have at least 7 kids, willing to adopt, tithe paying, pastor obeying, righteous, Apostolic Warrior,  man of prayer ,LOL) Annnnnnnnnnnnd second of all, WHY CAN'T PREACHER'S WIVES WEAR SNEAKERS???? Any preacher's wives out there that wear sneakers??? I mean, I'm jus sayin!!! You can knock doors longer if your wearing sneakers instead of heels!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Anyways, THE POINT IS, God blessed me with some shoes that are good for flat-footed people!!! I got a pair of Softspots for $11 and two pairs of crocs for $12!!! Those Softspots are QUITE EXPENSIVE!!! Annnnnnnnnnd YES people, they ACTUALLY SELL CUTE CROCS!!! I never knew this before and they feel AMAZING on my feet!!! Im sooooooo THRILLED!!! Sooooooo now I can trade it up sometimes for these shoes on a daily basis!!! Altho, I have to say if it involves a lot of walking, my sneakers are STILL THE BEST FOR MY FEET!!! Anywayz, FRIEND, I hope your HAPPY NOW!!!
Anywayz, I just wanted to publicly say, THANK YOU GOD FOR BLESSING ME WITH GOOD, CUUUUUUUTE SHOES!!! Thank you Jesus!!! Purrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Wedding Day!!!

Its going to take waaaaaaaaay TO LONG to put all these pics in order...soooooooo just go with the flow with me okaaaaaaaay PEEPS... Never was bugging me TOO MUCH sooooo I decided to put them in order!!! LOL Everyone was saying its TOO LATE now to do this post....AS IF!!!
Here I am getting my hair done by the wonderful Malu!!! Thank God for her!!! She was a REAL LIFE SAVER!!! I was seriously freaking out over HOW to do my hair without curls or a hair accessory and in a short amount of time!!!
Please talk not at how my hair almost looks reddish in this strands of shiney-golden-cinnamon...that's how I SEE IT!!! Hee, hee!!!
She did Hanna's hair too!!!
Seeing the bride before the wedding at her house!!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Future offence!!!

I read this and just busted up laughing!!! Future relationship offences in my life literally passed before me!!! I could SOOOOOOOO see this happening to me!!!
Seriously, I'm going to file this away for future reference for myself!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Wedding trip!!!

Going thru security in Phoenix, my cookie dough made it through!!! 
Love the fact that people were sincerly complimenting me on my hair! Favorite compliment was the Filipino guy that said my hair looked like a beautiful, colorful flower!!!! AHAHAHA!!!!
Soooooooo on the airplane ride over to Oakland I was sitting next to these two body builder dudes that totally thought they were all that and a bag of chips...THEY WERE NOT EVEN!!! I tried to be friendly to them And they were totally snooty to me...I was like AS IF!!! They're just talking to each other like, YEAH MAN, On Monday I tore up the gym in 9 minutes!!! Then all of the sudden there was turbulence on the plane and all of the sudden they're talking to me like we're all besties!!! You shoulda heard them! It went from, "I tore up the gym in 9 minutes to! What is this? What's going on? Whats happening?" SUCH BABIES!!! I was actually kinda enjoying the turbulence...change things up a little I had been getting bored!!! LOL
Once Hanna picked me up in Oakland, the partying began... We'll basically us trying to decide what to eat... Debating if we should dig in to the yummy Mexican food we saw Sis. Mary had cooked...we finally decided we better not... What if she was giving it to someone?!?! Turns out she said it woulda been fine!!! Of course!!! Lol 
Funny moment of the night was the guy at the drive thru when Hanna asked him what time Walmart closed at he says, 12... You'll probably....... Long pause.......NOT make it!!! We were laughing so hard, cuz he had totally sounded like he was going to say we'd make it!!!
Then we get there 5 til 12 and the guy at the door says we can't go in. Hanna pility asks him if we can just run and get something? He asks what? She says jus a few food items! He says no! I mean, if it were just like tissue or something like that! We're like WOW!!! We chose not argue the fact that we technically still had  five minutes!
My wedding outfit hanging up in the States guest room!!! So GREATFUL to the States for always hosting me... My home away from home!!!
Hanna and I OF COURSE got Starbucks first thing in the morning before we got the ingredients for biscuits and gravy. 
On our way to Fresno for the wedding!
When we were leaving the State's in the morning Sis. Mary said, oh it's The Kifle's and their two associates! Abel says, no it's actually Hanna and ALL her associates!!!! Lol
Entertaining everyone with excerpts from my teenage diary!!! We laughing sooooooo hard!!!!
We made a pit stop at Starbucks before the wedding!!!! This rather strange man starts talking to Jen about how the Holy Ghost told him we were all going to a wedding!!! Jen's okaaaaaayyy... Turns out "the Holy Ghost" was Abel! Aparently the man had asked him before while they were in line what we were doing! So that's what was the joke the rest of the trip there... Anything Abel said we joked that the spirit was speaking!!! AHAHAHA!!! Abel said he liked my cookies, I was like, ooooh "The Holy Ghost" likes my cookies.... HEEEEEYYY!!!!
And here they are getting married!!!
Husband and Wifey!!!