Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday(WHY Eve ate the apple AND who invented shopping???)

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!

Ok, ok, okaaaaaaaaaaaay I know all you hoity-toity Bible scholars out there that just read my title and your liiiiike, ACTUALLY the Bible doesn't say it was an apple, we really don't KNOW what kind of fruit it was...YEAH, I know that, so NOW that we got that out of the way, lets move ourselves right along...
"Did you know???..."
I was at a Bible study my pastor was teaching a while ago and he was talking about how when Eve ate the fruit, her and Adam immediately knew they were naked and so they went and made themselves clothes out of fig leaves and suddenly, I knew WHY Eve must have eaten that apple... as we were sitting there it hit me...
 TO GO SHOPPING???????Image result for Shopping
Has anyone everrrrrrr DARED TO WONDER THAT BEFORE??? 
Yes, yes you guys, in the middle of Pastor's teaching, I had a SHOPPING REVELATION!!! 
Think about it ladies, IF IT WERE NOT FOR EVE, 
Literally you guys, 
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
Annnnnnnnd from the bottom of my big fluffy heart,
 I just wanna say...
Now, to all you SHOPPING HATERRRRS out there, your all reading this and the only thing your getting from all this is, SEE, shopping IS EVIL!!! I have one friend particularly that is reading this right now, and thinking see, I TOLD YOU, yeah, I KNOW WHAT YOUR THINKING BRO, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut before you get to far with your shopping bashing, just know this, GOD ENFORCES SHOPPING!!! Uh, huh, that's right, HE DOES!!! 
Are you guys ready for this??? Cuz you see, Adam and Eve clothed themselves with fig leaves and when God saw them he was like, (Mary translation of Genesis 3:21) "NAW GIRRRRRL" you need MORE CLOTHES!!!" Yes, yes you guys, once shopping STARTED, 
Annnnnnnnnnnd once again, God takes the bad and turns it for good!!!
Ain't that JUST LIKE THE LORD!?!?!? 
Can I get an amen from all you sisters out there???
Pardon me a moment while I have a lil dance!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, February 25, 2019

God-Inspired-pick-up-line!!! ;))))

So my brother, Abie Baby was preaching at church a few Sunday Eves ago and in his message he was talking about Job, as he was preaching and he was talking about how his one friend just stared at him 7 days before he even said anything to him, annnnnnnnnd as he was telling this story, I was suddenly struck by an inspiration FROM GOD, yes, I said, from God!!! ;)
After church, I went running over to my brother, I was like, GOD inspired me with THE MOST AMAZING PICK UP LINE EVERRRRR during your preaching tonight, it goes like this...
You may NOT be Job, 
 I could stare at you
 for AT LEAST 7 days!!!
My brother was like, REALLY??? That's what you got from my preaching???? (But he was must be amazing to have a big sis like me!!! Jus sayin;) I was like HEY, at least you didn't read the scripture about Moses rod sprouting almonds, remember that HERE??? LOL Hey you all have to admit tho, that's a pretty AWESOME PICK UP LINE!!! If anyone uses it, PULEEEEEEZE let me know!!! I guarantee you all this pick up line is a winner! If THE RIGHT guy said that pick-up line to me, liiiiiiiike HEEEEEY SISTER, I just may be liiiiiike,  HEEEEEEY BROTHER!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Isn't it crazy funny how when one person says something it would seem like THE MOST AMAZING AND ROMANTIC COMMENT EVERRRR annnnnnd yet someone else could literally say THE SAME EXACT THING to you and your just like, OK THAT WAS JUST CREEEEEEPY!!!! cRaZy right???

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Why the name!?!?

I was listening to Focus On The Family earlier and the man was telling a story about a little boy that was lost in the grocery store. So this little boy started calling out his mommy's name! He said, "Heather! Heather! HEATHER!!!" Finally his mommy heard him and came and rescued him from being lost. But after she hugged him and calmed him down she asked him WHY he called her Heather and not just MOMMY??? And the little boy said, because Mommy, there are A LOT of mommies in this store...BUUUUUUUUUUUT I WANTED...
Now, this had absolutely NOTHING to do with the point of the story that the radio was saying, buuuuuuuuuut this got me to thinking, when I was in college, writing for the college paper, I was writing an inspiring story and I was quoting the girl that the story was written about and I wrote, that she said she found love in the arms of Jesus. My teacher, who was a "Christian" said, how about, INSTEAD of saying in the arms of JESUS, how about we paraphrase her to say she found love in the arms of GOD! I was just kinda like, okaaaaaay buuuuut I don't really see WHYYYY??? I mean, after all, JESUS IS GOD!!!
 She said, well because when you say God, people are MORE ACCEPTING of that, because almost everyone believes in God in some sort of way or the other. Muslims, Jews, Hindu, Budhists, Bahai, ...they all believe in God, so they won't mind reading God, buuuuut WHEN YOU SAY, Jesus, now your being exclusive, because most people believe in God, buuuuut they don't believe that JESUS IS GOD!!! Weeeeeeeeellll...this DID NOT SET WELL WITH ME AT ALL!!! I mean, I HAD NO problem just saying God, UNTIL she explained to me WHY! That's what I call watering down and diluting the message, compromising...annnnd YES...also the reason WHY I didn't make it as a Christian in a career of Journalism!!! LOL
You wanna know WHY I like to say JESUS, soooo much WHEN I PRAY??? Bcause, this world is filled with gods, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut...when I have a problem, when I have a need, when I am afraid, when I need a shelter, when I need a friend, when I'm scared and alone, I DON't just want any o god, I SAY JESUS!!!
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Happy Birthday MOM!!!

We had a remembrance dinner in honor of my mom last Tuesday, ate her favorite pastas, fussili and Aye-UH-OY....(No idea how to spell that last one so I just wrote it like it sounds...LOL) her birthday was the next day! She died 2 days before her 63rd birthday, probably her best birthday everrrrrr!!! There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about her or miss her, but I'm glad she made it to the end!!! Sometimes I think I look like my mom, even tho I know I don't really, buuuut sometimes I like to think I do!!! She tells this story of when we first moved from NYC and people at our church asked her how they let her adopt the 2 little blue-eyed kids! Cuz you know back in the day skin color-matching was a kinda bigger deal in adoptions) And my mom was like, what?! THESE ARE MY BABIES!!! Always your lil Vanilla-glitter-ball-O-FLUFF mommy pooh!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Once you see it...

It's sooooooo weird!!! I saw it  and then I looked at it again the next day and all the plates were still flipped right side up!!! And every time I look at them they are STILL right side up!! Kinda like once you see Jesus, REALLY SEE HIM once, and your life will NEVERRRRR be the same again!!! 
"And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God..." (2 Thessalonians 3:5)

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Can we be besties???

Soooooo the other night I was asking my nephew, LIL O if we could be BESTIES??? He thought about it for a moment, then he said, Uuuuuuh, I can't, I'm...
 TOO HOLY right now!!!! 
I'm like seriously bro???? AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 8, 2019

Which would you rather???

Sooooooooooooo on the way to SoCal, as I said earlier we were listening to Anne Of Green Gables and Anne and her friend discuss this question, Which would you rather be: Divinely beautiful, or dazzingly  clever or angelically good?! We all discussed it annnnnnd I'm just like, okaaaaaaaaaaaay sooooooooooooooooo BASICALLY WHAT YOUR ASKING ME IS: 
Good one Mary!!!! 
Okaaaaaaaaaaay so for REALZ tho, I think out of these three I would pick DAZZINGLY CLEVER!!! Just cuz it seems like if your really clever you wouldn't really need to all that good looking! Plus it leans more onto your personality and I would NEVERRRR want to lose my personality...because, personality is ME!! Looks is only what HOLDS ME!!! What holds me can be damaged or lost or whateverrrr...buuuuuut I would never want to actually lose ME...cuz I mean....ME IS ME...I would pick my Maryness over good looks a million times over!!!
(Not to say I can't have both...HEEEEEEEEEYYY!!!;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

No Alternatives!!!

What are my options??? That is a question that we ask quite frequently. We are living in a day and age and a society that is BIG on alternatives...Options...choices. You could be on the airplane getting a meal and there is going to be someone that doesn't like what they are being given and they will say, What's my alternative??? Resturaunt menus are filled with OPTIONS for all the different eaters.
There is a vegetarian section, gluten free, low-carb, fat free... People want OPTIONS!!! People want ALTERNATIVES!!!

Everyone wants to hear an alternative to what they should do. Someone Is diagnosed with cancer and the first thing they will be told is, their OPTIONS!!! A girl gets pregnant and people will tell her, these are YOUR OPTIONS!!! There is alternative music, alternative thinking, alternative schools, alternative educations, alternative lifestyles, alternative religions, alternative marriage there is EVEN alternative meat for vegetarians!!!
What really perturbs me is when people think of living for God as just an option. That alternative thinking seeps into our everyday living. But there has to be a time in our life that we decide when it comes to living for God, there are NO ALTERNATIVIVES!!! There are NO OTHER OPTIONS. If things don't turn out the way I planned, OH WELL, I'm gonna KEEP ON LIVING FOR GOD!!! Fixed! It bothers me so much when I hear people say, "I ALMOST backslid!"
I don't say that to sound holier-than-thou, I say it because it is worrisome to me. It means that somewhere in their mind backsliding IS an option in their life. We can't live in a way that says, well I WANT to live for God, buuuuuuuuut if it doesn't work out, I guess I'll jus go back to the world! I have a dear friend that I was extremely close to. I watched as God picked them up from a life of NOTHINGNESS and miraculously changed their life for the better, buuuuuut they NEVER could get it out of their mind that GOING BACK TO THE WORLD, wasn't an option.
There is a bumper sticker that says, "Try Jesus, if you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back!" We can't live with that mentality, we can't just TRY Jesus!!! We have to BURN all of our bridges of alternatives and options in our life till we can say, I can't go back, BECAUSE I HAVE NOTHING LEFT TO GO BACK TOO!!! We have to say, THIS IS IT!!! This is my ONLY OPTION!!! There is NO PLAN B!!! I have NO ALTERNATIVES!!!
I can honestly say that the thought of backsliding does NOT enter my mind! You know WHY??? Not because I'm ultra spiritual, buuuuuuut BECAUSE I have NO OTHER OPTIONS!!! Its like what Peter said to Jesus, "Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (John 6: 67:68)
Yes, there are times that its HARD!!! Yes there are times that there is sin in my life! Yes there are times that I need an attitude adjustment!!! Yes there are times that I'm confused, bewildered, frustrated, sad, mad, devastated, heartbroken... Buuuuut its like Peter says, TO WHOM SHALL I GO???  I have no alternative for myself outside of a life devoted to living for my God!!! WHAT ELSE IS THERE??? I have NO other plans! I have NO other options!  

I have NO alternatives!!!

"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:  I will sing and give praise" (Psalm 57:7) 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

When God imagines...

"The world looks like something God had just imagined for his own pleasure." (Anne Of Green Gables)
Saw these snow-capped mountains on the way to SoCal this past Friday, listening to Focus on the families audio drama of Anne Of Green Gables, I couldn't help but think how fitting  that quote was for the beauty around us!!! God has created such a beautiful world!!! "Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them." (Genesis 2:25)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mary Selfie without ME!!!

A picture of ME, without ME!!! 
Hiking, the mountains, God's beauty in creation, The Word, something to write in, annnnnnnnnnnnnd CUUUUUUUUUUTENESS...THAT'S ME!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. The only thing missing is a lil something SPARKLY!!!