Thursday, January 30, 2020

What kind of candy???


So I always like to have a treat to give the kids when they get off the van and go home at the end of the night, its kinda a threat to them to behave on the way home.
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 Weeeeeeelllll the kids LOOOOOVE Mexican candy, they've requested it many times, therefore, the last several weeks I've been buying the big O bulk bags from Food City and they've been VERY pleased with this!!! Well one night in the van, they were asking me what the treat was this week and I said, CANDY!!!
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 They were like, Mexican candy??? I'm like, YUP!!! They're like, AGAIN??? Its ALWAYS Mexican candy don't you have anything else? I'm like, Nooooo...they're like griping about it...Soooooooo I'm like, OMW, you guys, I just remembered, I DID BRING ANOTHER KIND OF CANDY!!!!
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They're like, YOU DID??? I'm like, YES!!! I don't IF you guys have ever heard of it before buuuuuuuuut its called...
NO CANDY!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHA
Sooooooo tonight you have a choice,  you can either have, MEXICAN CANDY or NO CANDY...Whichever one you want!!! Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!
Good one Mary!
GOOD ONE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

I'm NOBODY!!!

I recently heard a story of a queen, maybe the queen of England, when she was a child, she was out and about in the city and someone recognized her and not wanting to be wrong about who they thought she was, they kept asking her, 
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"Who are you?" 
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Trying to get her to say that she was indeed royalty. Finally, the little princess looked at the person questioning her, she squared her shoulders, threw her head back, looked them in the eye, and she said...
 "I'm NOBODY
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut 
MY DADDY is THE KING!!!
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As Christians, we have to have the humility to know we are nobodies,
 with the pride of knowing, who our Father is!!!
"And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." (Romans 8:17)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll this'll PREACH!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
















This week take the time to SPEAK THE TRUTH...IN LOVE!!!
HAPPY MONDAY!!!! 

Friday, January 17, 2020

The easiest part of writing...

This past year, Denae Abbott wrote a brand new Christmas play for our church to produce, "The Gospel According to Luke" Of course Denae did an amazing job as writer and director of the play, buuuuuuuuuuuut of course every Christmas Drama, comes with it's DRAMA!!! HAHA!!! Which usually comes from the ones acting out the play. 
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One Sunday morning, Denae and I were talking about it, having previously written a Christmas play together and I myself NEVER having the desire to ever direct a play again. (I'm NOT a director!!!) So we're talking about and at the same time we came to the conclusion, IT's not the writing part of the play that's hard, that's EASY!!!!  IT'S THE GETTING EVERYONE IN THE PLAY TO DO WHAT WE WROTE THATS HARD!!! The easiest part, IS the writing!!! 
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Now, if your not a writer, you may see that differently, buuuuut if you are a writer, writing is just a natural part of who you are. Although, you may occasionally have a writer's block, something that I myself have never really struggled with, if you are a writer, writing is simply a creative way of expressing yourself. To me, writing is like creating a picture but with words instead of paint. To me, writing is not a hassle or a chore, it's part of who I am, my passion. When I don't write, it's never for lack of inspiration but a matter of time or balancing out my life with other responsibilities and hobby. However, It's not hard for me to write, it's easy. Yes, the hardest part of writing a play is not writing it, it's getting the players to cooperate in doing what you wrote
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And that got me to thinking, God is the writer of our life stories. The Bible says in Hebrews 12:2 that we should look unto "Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith." God has already written each and every one of our life stories and I don't believe it was hard for him to do that. Writing our stories was the easy part, it's getting US to cooperate with His writing that is THE HARD PART. As one preacher said one year at a Heritage youth conference, "If you want God's will for your life, it's easy, just stay in His will." If you want a beautiful life story, it's simple, let the writer of your life, WRITE! 
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We sit here below and we fret and we worry and we try to figure it all out, yet God already has it all written. Before we were ever even born, God had written our life stories. However, in the process of us fulfilling His will, we get frustrated or mad or sad or sometimes just bored so we meddle or we try and liven things up in God's plan. But it's already been written, we just need to trust in the writer of our lives and know that his ways are better than ours. And if you have stepped out of the writers plans for your life, it's not hard for the Lord to rewrite that part, if you'll only step back in and begin to cooperate again with the Author and Finisher of our faith. His mercies are new every morning. Writing our stories wasn't hard for the Lord, it was so easy for Him to write out beautiful stories for each and every one of us. HE has great things in store for us, for our lives. 
Just trust the writer.
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Walker Family!!!

Sooooooooo about a month or so ago, my pastor was telling the church about a message is dad used to teach to the church about a family called The Walker Family!!! (Representing all the people that continually get up and walk around, going in and out of the sanctuary during the service!) He said his dad would talk about this family whenever people started getting up so much during the service for every little thing that it was becoming a distraction during the preaching...he then proceeded, like his father, to tell us basically that he noticed lately that The Walker family was back at church and to basically keep the movement and getting around to the minimum! (Of course if your child is screaming bloody murder or throwing up, please take them out! LOL) 
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As a 3-4 year old child, I VERY MUCH remember Bishop Abbott preaching about this family! That night, a group of us went out to eat for Stultz's birthday, and Bishop Abbott and Bishop Sister Abbott, (That's what we call Elder sister Abbott...I think it sounds better than Elder Sister Abbott, cuz elder sounds old! Or as Odin calls her, The OTHER ABBOTT! LOL)
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Soooooo we're all sitting there eating, and Bishop and Bishop Sister Abbott and I was like, SOOOOOOOO about THE WALKER FAMILY, I don't know if anyone else was listening, buuuuuuuuuuut I KNOW MY MOM was!!! I KNOW BECAUSE I peed my pants after TWO OF THE TIMES The Walker Family was preached about because my mom wouldn't let me go to the bathroom during the service when I said I HAAAAAAAAAAAD TO GO!!!
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The Abbotts started laughing so hard...I was like, and remember how the church off of Highland in Scottsdale, you had to walk across the front of the church to get to the bathroom! They're like, YES!!! And we all started laughing again!!! You just have to know my mom...thinking, you can wait Mary, just hold it....she was sooooo determined to do the right thing...
ANNNNNNNNND 
THEN there's me...

even as a child...
I was the exception to the rules!!!
THE REASON WHY THERE ARE CLAUSES IN THE RULES!!!
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*For Example: Liiiiiike, don't get up during the service, UNLESS you really are going to pee your pants!!! OR, Always stop at the stop sign, UNLESS it means that the car behind you is going to crash into you!!!! (If you hear screeching brakes and your thinking, NO way she's actually going to hit me, MOST LIKELY, SHE IS!!! Jus sayin! ;)
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♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Selfies?! I THINK NOT!!!

Everyone always says I take a lot of selfies, BUUUUUUUUUUUT...I was thinking about it the other day and I had an amazing MARY THOUGHT!!! I came to the conclusion, that contrary to popular belief,  I ACTUALLY do NOT take a lot of selfies!!! Whenever I am at an event or we go to some national park or monument with my family or friends, I courteously offer, before we take a group picture, to take a picture of each family unit on their own. My brother and his wife and kids, my sister and her kids, my friends and their spouse and kids and everyone asks me if I want my own pic that they'll take... YOU KNOW WHY???
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BECAUSE, I'm my own family unit!!!! I am THE ONLY PERSON in my own family unit!!!! Therefore, every time I take a picture of myself, I'm actually taking a FAMILY PICTURE!!! Once I get married the selfies will END be much, much less!!! ;) 
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SELFIES???
 I THINK NOT!!! Let's get politically correct: if your single and you take pictures of yourself, the politically correct thing to say is NOT  selfies, it's family portraits...remember that guys...we live in a politically correct world lets not be sooooo negative!!! ;)))
Soooooooo I take a lot of selfies...
What can I say??? I'm a very FAMILY ORIENTED PERSON!!! 
Don't judge!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

SORRY!!!!

Sorry that I haven't been writing on here a lot this past month, our internet went down with a storm and is FINALLY fixed...sooooooooo the writing is BACK!!! Feels like i'm not fully living to my fullest potential when I'm not writing for people!!! Like I'm breathing...buuuuut it's a struggle!!! Buuuuuuuuuut I'm back and I promise to make up for what I haven't done and sooooooooo look forward to some good reads the rest of this month!!! Woooooohoooooo!!!! 

  
 ♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, January 13, 2020

Happy Monday!!!!

Enjoying this winter in AZ thanks to my Ugg boots, sweater tights, sweater dress and long sweaters over everything!!!!




I still haven't actually worn my winter jacket yet...it hasn't been quite cold enough to ACTUALLY not wear cute warm clothes!!! AHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Happy National Spagetti Day!!!

One of THE BEST DAYS EVERRRRRR!!!!
I looooooooooooove SPAGHETTI!!!

National Spaghetti Day is January 4th!:

JANUARY 4th  ~~ It’s National Spaghetti Day! :: Celebrate with Disney's "Lady & The Tramp":
ALWAYS HAVE!!!
ALWAYS WILL!!!
♥Mary Frances :)