Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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...
MY MOMMY!!!
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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!!!
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 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
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You wanna know WHY I like to say JESUS, soooo much WHEN I PRAY??? Because, 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 ol god, I SAY JESUS!!!
BECAUSE...
I WANT MY GOD!!!
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
(Romans 10:13)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Mess Proof???

Soooooooooo for Christmas, my sister bought me a new kitchen aide, annnnnnnnd it came with thi really nifty plastic cover thingy that wraps around the edge of the mixing bowl of the kitchen aid to prevent messes while baking...
MAKING IT MESS PROOF!!!
Buuuuuuuuuuuut there was question, it was MESS PROOF, buuuuuuuuuut
WAS IT MARY PROOF???
WAS IT MARY PROOF???
What do you all think??? ;)
Think about it...
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Whatda ya think???
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Could God possibly allowed something to be MARY PROOFED???
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Is there anything to hard for The Lord????
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MIRACLES DO STILL HAPPEN MY FRIENDS!!!
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Monday, April 27, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

Pretty accurate...Weeeeeeeeeeelllll...minus the snow here in AZ!!!
This next week we're supposed to be hitting triple digits!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Happy Sunday!!!!!!

Wherever you are today, it's The Lord's Day, soooooooo give your problems to Him!!!
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 5:3-6)

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Sooooooooooooo MY MOM!!!

I could NOT stop laughing when I read this...IF YOU KNEW MY MOM...
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!
This is soooooooo MY MOM!!! The Italian New Yorker that said it like it was!!! Her motto to me growing up: Don't be Fat and Lazy!!! BAHAHAAA!!! I really want wood carving and just to put it next to a picture of my mom! She would've loooooooooooved that saying!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Weeeeeeeeeeeellllll...Guess who????

We were reading this Proverb on one of our Sunday morning Bible readings, " He that hath knowledge spareth his words..." Annnnnnnd I thought, Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll...
 Guess we all know from that scripture WHO...
NEVERRRRR got her college degree!!! Hee, hee!!! 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

More MARY thoughts!!!

Sooooooooo the other day I was having this very random, MARY THOUGHT!!! I was thinking about the fact that everyone always says I have really good self-esteem...BUUUUUUUUUT...I was thinking...


What if I really don't have good self-esteem????
What if I REALLY AM...  
JUST BEAUTIFUL???
 AHAHAHAHAAAAA!!! ;))))
Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy!!!
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I ACTUALLY asked my brother that VERY QUESTION last week and he was just like, Wow Mary, WOW!!! I gotta keep things stirred up and flowing ya know?!?! Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut THEN I had another VERY RANDOM MARY THOUGHT!!! I was like, OMW, WHAT IF I'M REALLY NOT PRETTY??? WHAT IF I JUST HAVE GOOD SELF-ESTEEM??? 
I pondered this very thought for about 10 seconds,
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 Then I was like, NAWWWWW!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Bible Notes!!!

Sooooooo the other day I'm reading my Bible and look to see WHAT I had previously written underneath a highlighted scripture in my Bible...
It's "These are the things which defile a man," (thefts, fornications, false witness, blastphemies, murder, adultery...) "but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man..." THEN I have written under that, "We do NOT need to wash our hands!"
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YES, for realz my friends...I REALLY WROTE THAT IN MY BIBLE!!! BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! I wish I could say that I've had this Bible since I was a child, buuuuuuuuuuuuut, i'm pretty sure I've had it since I was at least 18 maybe even in my 20's...AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut heeeeeeeeyyyy just to spiritualize my notes, WHEN YOUR DOING THE LORD'S WORK...you JUST NEVER KNOW when your going to have to eat something WITHOUT WASHING YOUR HANDS...Soooo there you have it...IT'S OK...JUST EAT AND DO THE WORK OF THE LORD!!! LOLOLOL!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I hope NONE of my nursing degree friends read this post...hee, hee!!! ;)
p.p.s In light of everything going on...WASH YOUR HANDS!!! BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!! 


Monday, April 20, 2020

Happy Monday!!!

WHY DID SO MANY ITALIANS GET THE CORONA VIRUS???
That's WHY soooooo many Italians got the Corona Virus,
we all ATE OUR MASKS!!!
 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 17, 2020

Inside MARY'S head!!!

I would like you all to see exactly how my mind processes things!!! A while ago my pastor was talking about when Aaron's rod sprouted and grew almonds on it...
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I was like OH WOW, that's superrrrr cool...
then I was like, Hmmmm...
I wonder if anyone ate the almonds????
 I mean I WOULD!!! And if they did, WHAT DID THE ALMONDS TASTED LIKE???? They were probably liiiiiiike THE BEST ALMONDS EVERRRR...
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ooooh...ALMOND BUTTTTER....
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HEEEEEEYYYY HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HAD Cerreta's Cinnamon Almond butter??
Put that on Trader Joe's Cinnamon Apple swirl bread and it's SOOOOOO THEBOMB.COM!!!
Jus sayin!!! 
That is the process of what goes on in my mind with just ONE SCRIPTURE READING...it can get very complicated...BUUUUUT FUN... at times...BEING ME!!! hee, hee!!! 
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. AMEN PASTOR...PREEEEEEEEEEEEACH!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 16, 2020

More Trust!

No Mary! We're scared! We can't see!!! This is the voice of my girls yelling at me on a Wednesday night Bible class as I blindfolded them, doing an object lesson with them. Leading them around outside the church, they couldn't see but I could and was leading them. They were freaking out, I laughed at their dramatics and said, you can't see BUUUUUT you know ME, you know I would NEVER do anything to hurt you guys.
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Do you trust so and so?! Has anyone ever asked you that? And i'll think, yes, to a certain extent I trust them, BUUUUUUT, I don't really know them that well, the people that I truly trust enough to let into my uttermost thoughts and feelings are the people that I truly know. The ones that have been there for years and their friendships have stood the test of time. I know their character and I know that they love me and only want what's best for me. These are the people have been there in the good times and the bad times, they've seen me at my best and they've seen me at my worst and they've stuck with me through it all. They know ME and I know THEM and that IS WHY I trust them!!!
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That got me to thinking about trusting in God, sometimes we say we trust God, but we trust him like we trust someone that we don't really know that well. We see him as that person that we don't know very well, that nice co-worker, or the friendly acquaintance we have fun and take pictures with at a conference but we don't truly know them, so we trust them yes, but only to that certain extent. And that's how we are with God at times, we trust him yes, but do we trust him with the uttermost part of our hearts? Do we trust him with all our fears, our hopes and our dreams? 
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If your having trouble trusting in God, it's only because you don't know him well enough. But its SOOOO SIMPLE, if you want to trust God MORE, just get to know him MORE!!! I promise you, the more you know God, the more you will see his true character, you will see for yourself his nature, his loving-kindness, his mercy and his grace. How do you get to know him more, pray more, read your Bible more, ask him to draw you closer to him, seek his face, you will not be disappointed with getting to know The Lord!

Then when the hard times come and it feels like your blind-folded and your scared because you can't see the way, I can imagine hearing the Lord saying, but why are you scared when I'm leading you? you know me my child, you KNOW I would NEVER do anything to hurt you!!!  Just get to know him more, he will show you that he is true! The more you know him my friends, the more you will trust him!!! 
"I am the good shepherd...
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. and know my sheepand am known of mine." (John 10:14)

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Are you rich???

 AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAA!!!
Too HILARIOUS!!! 
I GOT THE GOLD!!!!
I'M RICH!!!!
Are you???
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Corona Pick Up Line!!!

 Soooooooooooo, I've been hearing that THE HEAT is supposed to kill the Corona Virus...IF that's the case, BRING ON THE AZ 120 weather!!! Then I was liiiiiiike, HEEEEEEYYY, that'd make THE AWESOMEST PICK UP LINE!!!
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Goes like this:
Did you hear that heat kills THE CORONA VIRUS???
If that's the case...
We're SAFE!!!!👊
HEEEEEEEEEEYYYY!!! 👐
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♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. This was SPECIAL for you Jenny, hope you can fall asleep better tonight!!! Hee, hee!!! Don't forget to use this pick up line on the Hubz-He'll be soooooo flattered!!! ;))))Gotta help all you old married folks add some spice to your marriage!!!BAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

A Quarantined Hike!!!

Soooooooooo i'm pretty much cool with everything being shutdown, except for church ANNNNND the mountains!!! If they stop me from hiking i'm going to be REALLY DEVESTATED!!! 
The AllTrails App made me agree to this statement, I was like, YEEEEEEESSS whatever it takes, just take me to the trails!!! 
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Soooooooooo I've been trying to wake up early enough to make it to the top of the mountain in time to see the sun rising, but so far I havn't been successful, I think I need to get up at 4:20 tomorrow-yeah, i'm crazy buuuuut I got to bed super early, like between 8 and 9:30 usually,

 anywayz, when I got to the top yesterday, there's like one more little hill that everyone runs up, there's no pretty view once you get to that hill, but there's a fence with a sign on it with a hand and your supposed to high-five it- then you've officially completed your workout hike!!! 
Soooooooo when I got to the top I see that the high-five hand has been crossed out, cuz of COVED19, I don't know why, buuuuut it really cracked me up!!! I was like, what if we just lysoled it??? 
Soooooooo I just 
Air-high-fived it!!! :D
I mean,  you gotta do what you gotta do to COMPLETE the hike ANNNNNND stay healthy!!
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Oh and WAAAAAIIIIITTTT...
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There's also a paw print lower for the dogs that hike to high-five, and theirs was crossed out too! That really busted me up!!! Ain't no dog gonna get sick...let's not mention that fact that their paws have been touching the ground the WHOLE hike!!!
Can dogs even get it??? 
Oh wait, it all started with a bat...soooooooo apparently so!!! 
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Oh and then they have this sign up with like COVED19 hiking guidelines, and the one that just cracked me up was, Make sure you wash your hands continuously with soap and water...
I'm like, YEEEEEEEEESSSS, because I don't know how many times I've gone up a mountain, seen a sink on the side and said, NOPE, not gonna wash my hands!!! AHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!! 



♥Mary Frances :)