Friday, May 31, 2019

Sorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyy!!!

Hey guys, I just wanted to say sorry I haven't blogged in a while, it's NOT lack of inspiration, I have 960 blog post ideas saved in drafts in blogger, it was just the time to getting them done. I was out of town this past week for a home-shower/engagement party for Brandon Puller and Hanna Kifle, that I helped with food an entertainment, also gonna be a bridesmaid in their wedding this summer, soooooo i'm very excited about that. Then we did a little day hiking trip to Tonto Natural Bridge in Payson and then other than that, this sista's gotta earn a living, plus cleaning, plus church stuff, plus packing for AMA next week and also finding some time to work on my book...YEEEEEEESSS...it's still happening people...sooooo yeah, it hasn't been a lack of inspiration, just TIME!!! I promise to do better....
You all still love me???
Someone asked me this past week, do you still blog??? I'm like, OF COURSE!!! I'm a writer!!! I can't NOT write, it's ME, it's who I am!!! Writer's gonna WRITE!!! I don't blog to just blog about my life, I write and post it on a blog for people to read my writings, blog life updates are just AN EXTRA!!! Do you still write Mary? Am I breathing???? If I am then the answer is yes!!!! I'll stop writing when I die...Unless God allows it somehow from heaven!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Reliving Baby pics!!!

Have you guys ever tried to reenact one of your baby pics??? 
Well this is my try on the matter, whatda ya think??? 
Equally ADORABLE!!! Hee, hee!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, May 17, 2019

January Update!!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll I know it's the middle of May, buuuuuuuuuuuuut, how about a January update!?!?! So our computer has been acting up and I was having difficulty getting pics saved into here but finally got it!!! 
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Last hike of 2018!!!
We brought in the new year with a HILARIOUS PLAY

GOODBYE 2018!!!!

HELLOOOOOO 2019!!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Perfection 101

Yesterday, we talked about THE PERFECT MAN!!! (Refresh your memory HERE) "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job 1:1)
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 As we learned yesterday, the Bible says that Job was PERFECT!!! And if you don't believe me, I CHALLENGE YOU, to argue with God on that...or maybe that's not a good idea!!! Anywayz...
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Have you ever wanted to be perfect? I mean, lets be real, I think we all have. Of course we say we don't because it seems like an impossible thing to achieve. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut what if I let you in on a little secret, WHAT IF told you, that  you could be perfect?
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Your probably thinking, really Mary? That's an impossibility, I mean, you may be Mary and all, buuuuuuuuuuut you don't actually have any super-power secret to make us be perfect? Weeeeelllll maybe I do!!! You say, besides, no one is perfect but God. And I would say to you, Hmmmm… where'd you get that from? Does the Bible ACTUALLY SAY THAT no one is perfect. Well you say, I don't know exactly where but that's what my mom always said!!! (Well my mom sure did;) I would say to you, well THINK, try and pull a scripture out of your head that alludes to non-perfection in us. 
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And you will say, well the Bible says all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, OR perhaps, None is good but God, etc... BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT NONE of those scriptures actually use the word PERFECT...HMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!! Weeeeeelllll Mary, you already told us yesterday that the Bible says Job was perfect, soooooooo I guess that means Job and Jesus were the only perfect men, there's no way the rest of us can ever be them!!! Hmmmmm… You say it's impossible to be perfect???? Hmmmm…
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If perfection is not a possibility for us, then WHY does God tell us to be perfect???? " Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)
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Why would God tell us to be something that is impossible for us to achieve??? Maybe because being perfect is ACTUALLY NOT IMPOSSIBLE!!! Perhaps God's definition of perfect is different than our human perception of it. As humans we think of PERFECT as having absolutely no weaknesses or mars on our bodies. The perfect person has no struggles, no negative tendencies. Webster defines perfect as being entirely without fault or defect: flawless
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 However, according to the King James Bible Dictionary, Perfect means to complete, to do or make through, to carry to the end. In Job 1:1, where it says that Job was perfect, it also goes on to describe more of him. that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job 1:1) After the Bible says Job was perfect, it goes on to say what I believe is in God's eyes perfection. He was upright, he feared God and he eschewed evil. 
The Biblical definition of upright is: Honesty; integrity in principle or practice;
The Biblical definition of Eschew means: to flee, shun and avoid evil. And to fear God means a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to Him.The perfect man was upright, he feared God and eschewed evil.
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How to be perfect 101
1. Be Upright (Be honest live with integrity, in business, socially and in family dealings)
2. Fear God (Respect, honor and submit to  Him)
3. Avoid Evil ( Don't take your Holy Ghost into compromising situations, when you see evil look away and if it comes to you walk away from it, don't embrace it.)
YOU CAN BE PERFECT!!!
Does any of those three things really seem that hard to you??? Well, maybe if your THE DEVIL, but if you really, truly love God, those three things should just come naturally to you. Do I have a super power to help one be perfect? ACTUALLY, yes, I DO!!! It's called THE HOLY GHOST!!!
Think about it, Job was a perfect man, and he didn't even have THE HOLY GHOST living inside of him. How much more can we be perfect when we have the precious gift of the Holy Ghost. "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you..." (Acts 1:8)
And Job being perfect doesn't even mean that God never had to discipline him. In Job 38 God completely tells him up!!!  "Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me."
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And because Job was perfect, he changed his tune with God. Pefectible means having the capability of becoming or being made perfect. Are you perfectible? Are you willing to let God work on you? Are you willing to obey the Holy Ghost when conviction grips your heart? Are you willing to make the changes God requires of you to become perfect? 

"But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." (James 1:4)

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We all have faults and weaknesses, we all have our struggles. A perfecter is one that makes perfect. God is our perfecter. God is the one that smooths out our folds and wrinkles, He is the one that puts on the finishing touch to his masterpieces. Not ourselves, not others but God alone is the one that finishes and completes us to make each and everyone of us perfect. 
"Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ" (Philippians 1:6)
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 No one's perfect, they say you can't be perfect...ACTUALLY YOU CAN!!! Not humanly perfect, BUT Godly perfect. Perfected means finished and completed. We strive to live perfect down here, upright, fearing God, avoiding evil. Then only when we leave this world behind and go to our perfecter, will we truly be PEREFECTED!!!  
FInISHED.
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COMPLETED. 
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PERFECTED.
"I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Perfect Man!!!


How many of you ladies out there want THE PERFECT MAN???
How many of you men out there WANT TO BE THE PERFECT MAN???
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We'd all like to either marry him or be him right?! Don't deny it!!! Annnnnd really, there is a PERFECT MAN!!!! Well believe it or NOT, there ACTUALLY is a perfect man...BESIDES JESUS...yes, indeed there is!!! Don't start swooning ladies and don't start puffing out your chests men...that'll definitely take you off the perfect list annnnnd NO HE'S NOT THAT Mr. Wonderful doll people love to send me pics of and say "I thought of you!!!" HAHAHA, you know the doll that says affirming things OR the GROW A MAN little mini OR take a date key chain...OR...
Everyone's ABSOLUTE FAVORITE TO SEND ME...
 THE PERFECT MAN MILK CHOCOLATE
Cuz he's CHOCOLATE!!!
I get this chocolate one sent to me in a pic at least 3 times during Valentine's season...Really guys...I looooooove chocolate, buuuuuuuut MODEST CHOCOLATE only puleeeeeeeeze!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
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Some of you reading this are like, OOOOOOOOOOOh, that was me...YEEEEEEEES, it was YOU!!! Annnnnnnnd I LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU, Annnnnnnnnnnd it's all good!!! Hee, hee!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜™ I mean, I usually don't care depending on the person, buuuuut this one guy sooooo annoyed me once. For this little grow-a-date, he was all, look Mary for you! (I was so beyond annoyed) then when my friend broke up with, him, I THOUGHT about sending him one and saying, looks like you need it now bro...buuuuuuut I REFRAINED!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 
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If only the will of God was as simple as a trip to the store, wouldn't that be nice??? Buuuuuuuuut hey, also kinda boring and probably not as special OR exciting!!!! 
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Anywayz, back to the Bible's perfect man, besides Jesus...
When I talk about THE PERFECT MAN: I'm talking about an actual man that lived. Quite a few years ago, at the Bible College I attended at a local church across town, I had a teacher, Brother Brown from Avondale, that challenged us about no one but God being perfect. HE was teaching us on Job and he read to us, "There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil." (Job 1:1) I paraphrase but he said to us that there was one perfect besides God and it was Job. He said that the Bible says Job was perfect, I didn't decide he was perfect, God did, and if God said he was perfect, then HE WAS PERFECT. 
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I recently brought that lesson up to a group of friends. We were standing around talking and someone brought up something petty, but not a big deal, they had done that they wished they hadn't and then someone else was like, well you know, NO ONE'S PERFECT! Someone else says, yeah only God is perfect. I immediately remembered what I had learned all these years ago and I was like, weeeeeeeeeeellllll ACTUALLY, the Bible says that JOB WAS PERFECT!!!  Everyone just kinda looks at me, I'm like really it does, I CHALLENGE YOU to argue with God! Its right there you guys in Job 1:1, JOB WAS PERFECT!!! Everyone just started laughing, okaaaaaaaaay your right Mary!!! I'm like, WEEEEEEEEEEELLLLL, that's what Bro. Brown told us in class....I don't know if I woulda actually figured that out on my own accord...Buuuuuut I do listen in class!!! Hee, hee!!!
I may not be perfect...
 buuuuut I know who was!!! 
(Join me tomorrow for Part 2: How to be perfect! And yes really it is possible I mean, heeeeeeyyyy...just look at...Oh snap...I better stay humble!!! Hee, hee!!!;)
♥Mary Frances :)

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P.S. Warning: If you are striving to be OR wanting the perfect man, please take note THAT he may come with a lot of tests, all your kids may die, all your possesions may be lost, he also may come with boils, and as his wife, you may tell him to die!!! Jus sayin!!! AHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

Friday, May 10, 2019

If you're happy and you know it...(Singles Edition;)

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THAAAAAAAAANK YOU!!!!!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Remember, there are worse things than being single: 
1. Being married and miserable 
2. Being Single and miserable!!! 
Whatever state you are in, be happy in Jesus, because the JOY OF THE LORD IS OUR STRENGTH!!!! 
"Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice."
 (Philippians 4:4)
Mary Frances :)

Monday, May 6, 2019

Happy Monday!!!

I love this, it's SOOOOO true!!! 
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I've never really been good at BALANCE!!! Physically speaking, I'm a total klutz, any exercise that involves one foot, I usually switch to another exercise, but I also have to strive for balance in all areas of my life. I'm a zealous! I'm an extremist!!! I've been known to be ALL or NOTHING!!! If I love something, I don't just love it,  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!!
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 But I've had to learn how to be more balanced about stuff. Not to over-do a good thing, and when I'm not feeling something, I may still have to do it anyways. Or I may not agree with something, but I don't have to push all my ideas on to everyone else if its not a heaven or hell issue. We must strive to be balanced in every area of our lives, Physically, emotionally, socially, intellectually, because all of those things will effect us SPIRITUALLY!!! 

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Happy Monday everyone!!! 
Have good balancing week, this week!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Sorry about that!!!

Sooooooo last weekend I took Odin to the splash pad at the Scottsdale Quarter, a VERY RITZY upscale shopping center, in Scottsdale. Now you have to understand that Scottsdale, also knowns SNOTTSdale, is a generally speaking, more wealthy city. While there are a few ghetto areas, its kinda like Glendale, most of its ghetto but there are some REALLY RITZY areas of Glendale that the public bathrooms actually aren't locked up with a code to enter, buuuuuuuuuut there far and few in between, while Scottsdale is the opposite, mostly ritzy with a FEW ghetto areas, with that being said, THE SCOTTSDALE QUARTER is a very ritzy area...Not that I'm intimidated by anyone's snootiness!!! LOL
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So I take O to the Scottsdale Quarter, we're surrounded by all the Scottsdale Mom's and I'm just lounged out on a chair, totally chillaxing, reading the latest Adventure's In Odyssey book, WHEN...O just shouts to me:
"AUNT MARY,  
can I PEE on the lily pad?! say yes or no!"
I look around at all these snooty blonde mom's that look about to pass out upon his question and yell out, 
 "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"
He says, "oh ok, SORRY ABOUT THAT!!! 
I won't do it again!!!"

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I look around a all these Scottsdale Mom's aghast, it was hard to keep from busting up laughing, especially when Odin then felt it was his personal duty to go to every child and let them know, "No peeing in here guys, it's not allowed! We don't do that that guys, we don't pee on the lily pad!" AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAA!!! I love that Kid!!!! 😍😍😍
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Master Stultz!!!

 πŸ˜ŽGUESS WHAT YOU GUYS???

STULTZ GRADUATED!!! πŸ‘Š
Yes, AGAIN!!!
Master's Degree this time!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeellllll, he graduated, buuuuuuuuuuuut he still actually has a few weeks of school left...which is just weird buuuuuuut, I have NO DOUBT he'll pass!!! Anywayz, I just wanted to take a moment to say congrats and I'm a proud friend! He's made a lot of sacrifices without sacrificing the things of God.
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So the graduation was A LOT different then his graduation from ASU!!! GCU is a Christian college, so before hand they had gospel singers on the platform, then they had prayer before the ceremony started, and they gave all the graduates Bibles with their degree portfolios, I thought all that was SUPERRRRRR COOL!!! Oh and the inspirational speaker was ACTUALLY interesting...liiiiiiike for the FIRST TIME everrrr I heard a interesting college graduation speech!!!
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Wooooooooohoooooooooo!!!
#TeamStultz

Soooooooooooo the one thing I will say ASU had on GCU was, 1. GCU only gave him 6 tickets, ASU was unlimited annnnnnnnnd their streamers at the end HAD BALLOONS TOO!!! Buuuuuuuut GCU's streamers were still pretty cool!!! You can recall my ASU balloons and streamers moment HERE
Click HERE to see the animated picture series google pics made for me!!!!
My BELOVED STREAMER!!! I begged Stultz to save me one when they came down...liiiiiiiiiike BRO, I know your about to get your MD buuuuuuuuuut will you PULLLLLLLLLLEEEEEZE save your barely-got-her-high-school-diploma-friend a MASTERS DEGREE STREAMER!?!?! He graciously obliged!!!
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Jonathon with his parents!!!
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            Tommy and StultZ                                                                        
AbIe and Stultz

Annnnnnnnnnnnd of course we ended the night at Cheesecake Factory, because HEEEEEEEEYYY, where else can you never go wrong??? Hee, hee!!! πŸ‘…
Anywayz, BRO, I know you still have a little bit more to go, a few more weeks of school, then finishing up your CPA tests, buuuuuuuuuut pretty soon you'll be officially DONE!!!! Done, done, done, DONE WITH IT ALL!!!! Wooooooohoooooo!!!! Then we'll have to have a big DONE CELEBRATION!!! And of course you can always feel free to consult your party advisor!!! (Low fee, or maybe a discount if you do her taxes next year;) Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)