Okaaaaaaaaay sooooo for this special post about the church services, I just wanted to let you all know that A LOT of these pics are STOLEN, which seems kind of IRONIC, with it being a CHURCH POST!!! LOL Anywayz, thanks to all you all that had pics passed on to me, if you see a pic on here and you think its YOURS, it PROBALBY IS!!! :)))
I won't go over EVERY MESSAGE, just the three that stood out to me THE MOST!!!
1.$3 Worth of God!
2. A Visitation From Your Future
3. First Generation Response
1. $3 Worth Of God
Sooooooooooo the first night, Bro. Dunlap I believe it was preached and amazing message called, $3 Worth of God! He read this poem...
Three Dollars Worth of God
I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please. Not enough to explode my soul or disturb my sleep, but just enough to equal a cup of warm milk or a snooze in the sunshine. I don’t want enough of God to make me love a black man or pick beets with a migrant. I want ecstasy, not transformation. I want warmth of the womb, not a new birth. I want a pound of the Eternal in a paper sack. I would like to buy $3 worth of God, please.
— Wilbur Rees
He was basically just talking about how people want God but NOT enough to actually have to change anything in their life, just enough to ease their conscience and feel good about themselves!
2. A Visitation From Your Future
Brother Nathan Morton preached a message about our future and just trusting in God! I think the thing that he said that stood out to me the most was about how we worry SOOOOO MUCH about our future and what is going to happen, buuuuuuuut IF we'll just stay in God's will, we are literally BOUND to his will and CAN NOT BE SEPERATED FROM IT! So IF we stay in his will, HIS WILL, WILL BE FULFILLED IN OUR LIVES!!! Then at alter call Elder Johnson sang this song...
♫♪Jesus, JESUS, you know what's best for me, lead on, lead on...♫
3. First Generation Response
This message was about NOT losing our response to God over the generations of being Pentecostal! Not to forget where we came from or the awe of this truth that new converts have. To keep that FIRST generation response to God! That message REALLY got me! I was just praying, God help me to love you the way my mom did and to not ever lose that awe of you! Also, I believe it was this preacher that brought out the point that, YEAH, in this day and age we're fighting battles in this world that our parents NEVER had to fight, BUUUUUUT, he said JUST REMEMBER, your parent's that came into this truth before you, FOUGHT BATTLES FOR YOU, that you'll NEVER HAVE TO FIGHT!!! That was one thing I actually had talked about with my mom before she died, she was telling me, you know Mary, there are things that I wish I had done and taught you guys that I never did and she was telling me, Mary, there are things that you do, BUT its not because I taught them to you! ANd I was like, BUT MOM, there are battles you fought for ME that I'll never have to fight! I HAVE NO IDEA what its like, to GIVE UP WEARING PANTS, I have NEVERRR even had a desire to wear them, to dress immodestly, to cut my hair...MY MOM FOUGHT THE BATTLE AND PAVED THE WAY of HOLINESS FOR ME, NOW I in turn can fight battles preparing the way for those that come after me!!! I don't ever want to lose these things!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnd here are some pics from the services....ENJOY!!!
I believe below, that's the Tulsa Church Bus driver getting the Holy Ghost!!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT???? God is GOOOOOOD!!!
As you can see in the above pic, Bro. Burgess is waving the arm crutches of a lady that was crippled and healed during the service...
This little girl, Jasmine was her name, came over and just wanted me to pray with her....
Kids praying everywhere!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeellllll the rumor that I heard is that NEXT YEARS church services will be held at the Elegante Hotel...buuuuut I'm NOT for sure on that buuuuut thatll be AWESOME IF IT IS!!! Part three coming soon!!!
Can you everrrr imagine ME, Mary GINTY as a nurse??? HEH! Believe it or NOT, when I was 16-years-old, they were SOOOOOO desperate for a camp nurse at JR. CAMP, they asked, TOLD me I was doing it...Lets just say, its NEVERRRR HAPPENED AGAIN...buuuuuut we'll save THAT story for ANOTHER post!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooooooo Anywayz, the other day one of the kids was telling me her stomach was hurting her on the way to church! So i'm like, are you HUNGRY??? She's like, NO! I'm like, do you feel like your going to throw up??? She's like, NO! I'm like, ummmm do you need to go potty??? She's like, NO! I'm like, ok, weeeeeellll Idk what to tell you then honey! She's like, Wellll it just hurts whenever I BREATH!!! I'm like, Oh OKaaaaaay then... easy solution to this problem...
She's like, HUH?!?!
I'm like, JUUUUUST KIDDDDDDING!!! I'm sorry honey, I don't know what to tell you, Hows about some Mar Bear Hugs and cuddles???? AHAAHAHA!!!! Lets just say SOME PEOPLE were meant to be nurses and SOME PEOPLE WERE NOT!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay my friends, here we go HERITAGE 2016 PART 1!!! Have you all been waiting for this??? The reason WHY I ask is because pretty much everyday since Heritage I have had OVER 1,200 hits on my blog...that is SOOOO ODD!!! I can't figure out WHY!!! The only conclusion I came to is because you all wanna read about Heritage!!! LOL
Soooooooooooooo we left home at about 4:30 am... I never went to sleep that night, to much to do and sooooo NOT even tired and totally hyperrrr!!! Soooooo in the van It was MJ in the very back, then my sis T, Renee, Stultz driving and then ME...I was slipping into the passenger seat when all the stuff in my purse started to fall out, I was trying to discreetly shove stuff back in when I hear my sister say, Okaaaaaaaaaaay, WHY DO YOU HAVE A SQUIRT GUN IN YOUR PURSE???
I was like, ummmm just BECAUSE... Stultz just looks at me, I'm like, I just wanted it in case...LOLOL...I mean seriously, some Apostolic girls carry eye lash curlers in their purses, I carry squirt guns, some people carry guns for protection, I carry squirt guns...FOR PAY BACKS!!! ;)*Evil Dr. Blackard laugh: Bwahahahahaha!!!
Anywayz, we then began to drive and I decided to start asking important questions, Like, isn't annoying for you men to have to SIT on your wallets all the time??? Annnnnnd isn't it so neat that trees provide shade??? (Actually I think that may have been AMA) They thought that was very random...I was like, I don't see how...We're driving by TREES!!! AHAHAHA!!!! Soooo then I was like, I can keep talking till I actually get tired and fall asleep, OR I can put it an Audio story??? I'm addicted to LAMPLIGHTERS almost as much as AIO!!! Everyone, was like, AUDIO STORY!!! Wow people, don't hold back on how you feel...I mean REALLY!!!
Anywayz, this picture of this honey crossaint FROM CHEDDARS is pretty much the only pic I have as a reminder of our drive there!!! Amazing resturaunt I must say...you all have GOT TO TRY IT...better than even...Shhhh...CRACKER BARREL...*GASP...buuuut then again Cracker Barrel also has shopping...buuuut Cheddars is not quite up there with CHEESECAKE FACTORY!!!
Anywayz, we had this really good lunch and then when it was time to leave Stultz went out about five minutes before us to call his mom annnnnnd gooooood thing to cuz he witnessed some teenagers in a HUGE Tahoe side swipe my sister's van as they pulled in next to her. They had ABSOLUTELY no clue that they had done this, sooooo Stultz very politely approached them about this...the girl had THE WORLD'S BIGGEST ATTITUDE...OMW...I even tried to reassure the kid that it was ok, I'm like, ya know, accidents happen, I rearended him once, I said pointing to Stultz...LOL...the guy kind of smiled, his sister just huffed and rolled her eyes...LOL..Anywayz, after about an hr of discussion and attitude, they finally decided to call their parents, after some discussion with them, the dad said lets line this up and see how it matches...
PERFECT match, the front of their fender to the dent they made in the back of my sister's...sooooo the dad agreed to give his insurance, and then at the end he basically said, you know I didn't really know what to think but when I pulled up and saw you guys, I thought, they look like good people!!! I was like, Awwwwww-WITNESS!!! Anywayz, they had been saying that they weren't from this part of New Mexico that we were at at this time, they kept saying Southern New Mexico...weeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllll it turns out that they live in of ALL PLACES...ROSWELL!!! In Jesus name....I think Joe is going to go invite them to church...when he looked at the address he even knew right where it was!!! God is working...in HIS WAY...LOL...GOD IS WORKING!!!
Anywayz, we got to Colorado Springs at 10:30 PM instead of the original plan of 6:30 pm!!!
We got up early the next morning and we all went to MY CHOICE for our breakfast place...
This is the main group we ended up being with MOST of the trip!!! The Schreckhises, The Curry's, The Kifle's, Me, Stultz, Aaron, annnnnd then when not with them, also Denae Abbott, the Roswell peeps...THE VELEZ's ALL A MILLION OF THEM LOL!!! And when we all ran into each other of course all the Cali peeps, The Klanns, The Marchbanks, The Dearo's and Wendy, The Wakfields
Sooooooooooo I pretty much freaked out cuz my Key lime bar had THE CUUUUUUUUTEST lil doily under it!!!!! Isn't it soooooooo CUTE????
I thought this sign was HILARIOUS...you know with the whole school theme going on...
I was thinking in my head, I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! I do NOT need to leave a tip then! BAHAHAHA!!! Jk...I left a GOOD TIP!!! Hee, hee!!!
This is what I got!!! it was sooooooooooooo GOOD!!! A breakfast sandwich on a flaky crossiant, it had this herb butter on it and this pepper jelly...it was SOOOOOO GOOD!!!
Lavender Lemonade...it woulda been good buuuuut waaaaaaaaay to concentrated, I can't do my drinks THAT SOUR!!! I added water to it tho and it was PERFECT!!!!
I'm not to sure how Hanna felt about her omlet...shes not a cheese fan and it was SMOTHERED in it...Ooooops...LOL!!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay soooooooooo The bathroom here is just like a school bathroom, you can write on the walls and EVERYTHING!!! Soooooooo of course I did!!!
This message someone left cracked me up, it was this HUGE writing about how your NOT FAT, YOUR BEAUTIFUL!!! I took a picture with it!!! LOL Then I was thinking I shoulda written back and said, just cuz I'm fat, DOES NOT MEAN I"M NOT BEAUTIFUL!!!
There was this little shop with really funky stuff, the name of it was "THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE" lol!!! There were A LOT of Maryish things in it, buuuuuuuut, the prices were NOT Maryish!!! LOL
Were were all just having a blast...we couldn't stop taking pictures...they guys were our photographers!!! LOL
A CHOCOLATE FAIRY!!!! Isn't she ADORABLE?!?!?!
I was like, Awwww , IF HANNA WAS A FAIRY!!!
I just thought this was pretty, I love the style of the homes...and flowers...I especially love flower boxes under the windows!!!
Having MORE fun!!!
Mesgana, showing his SKILLS!!! Actually this is him jumping off cuz the big sis had NOTICED him walking the railway...LOL
Annnnnnnnnnnd NOW here we are at...
All the FIRST TIMERS!!!
THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU FINALLY MEET MR. WHITIKAR!!!
Sooooooooo I think the most fitting characters, is Aaron as THE DOG...Look at the tongue...BAHAHA!!! Stultz As Whit...and Me as Connie...He says I remind him of Connie, which I thought was INTERESTING considering the fact that he has ALSO told me several times that he thinks Connie is slightly ANNOYING!!! When I asked him about this he said that i'm the "Non-annoying" version of Connie...Hmmmmm....
The guys acting out AIO scenes...it was quite epic!!!
The audience...that chubby kid in the front row was CRAZY...LOL
This was my favorite scene, Mesgana and Malaki were acting out from the show where Wooton is in the play with Shakespere and he can't remember his line which is, "Pardon me, can you repeat that?" Then at the end, Malaki, who was playing Wooton, instead of Saying, "Hi Mrs. Randolph!" he says, "Hi Malu!" (Which is his sis!) It was soooo FUNNY!!!
Mesgana experiances a WODFAMCHOCSOD!!!!
STULTZ EXPERIANCES A RASPBERRY RIPPPLE!!!
We had such a blast!!!
Annnnnnnnnnnnd a picture in THE IMAGINATION STATION!!!
Annnnnnnnd I've never been to waffle house before...Denae suggested it, she said they go there all the time when they are traveling, and it was SOOOOOO GOOD!!! Get the chicken biscuit and PB waffles my friends!!! Btw: The chicken biscuit isn't on the menu so you have to ask for it, I only knew about it cuz of Denae...LOL (And you can ALWAYS find Denae's music on iTunes under A Joyful Sound...leave her a good review as well)
Having a grand old time!!!
Allana and I matched...Awwwww!!!!
Sooooooooo that's the first DAYISH...Church was AWESOME...buuuuut all do a church post for all the services TOMORROW...Then the second half of the social part...Remember all the resturaunts are linked and so are a lot of other things so have fun exploring all those things, pass this post on to your friends and feel free to email me more pics and stuff!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com See you all tomorrow for MORE...