Sunday, July 25, 2021

Help for my family…

Hello readers…
I’ve been telling you all about how good my brother is doing as he goes through having cancer for the second time in his life, but this time with the added stress of having a wife and three young children he needs to support. 

As of August, he will have used all his sick and vacation time from work and will have absolutely no income. It will take up to a year for disability to kick in and in the meantime they have a mortgage to pay and children to support.  He will also never be able to work the job he had before because he will not be work outdoors due to the bone marrow transplant he will be having. 
Their bills are about $2,000 a month. My 6- year-old niece, Bethany was worried that her daddy can’t work,  so she was writing stories to sell to help pay their bills. Anything you guys could give to help out would make this auntie very grateful!!!!😊 
Help Here!!!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Heritage Bound!!!

On my way to the AIRPORT for HERITAGE!!!! Wooooohoooo!!!

Heritage Bound!!!

On my way to the AIRPORT for HERITAGE!!!! Wooooohoooo!!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Great News!!!

Doctor said his body recovered from the first chemo treatment like the body of a teen!!! Finished it last Friday and they didn’t expect him to be released for at least 10 days!!! God is good…SOOOOO GOOD!!!
Getting one last jug of FREE PURIFIED WATER before his next treatment!!! Lol
Good News, 16 years later, I’m still a high match for his bone marrow transplant…which is looking like it may even be as early as August now!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

When you get back down the mountain...

If you've ever hiked a mountain, it's a pretty amazing feeling when you get to the top and then you look down. When you look down, you can clearly see every single path and trail and where they lead too. Looking at it all, yo think it would be impossible to ever get lost because every trail is so clear in your to your eyes. 
YET, every time you start the climb down, the clarity of where you are going and what trail to take is suddenly not so clear to you anymore. There have even been a few times i've started to get lost and had to stop and ask another hiker which way to the parking lot...and I think HOW can I not know which wat to go, when just a bit ago every path seemed SO CLEAR to me!?!?
Sometimes in our walk with God, the same thing can happen. We have that mountain top experience with God and every path in life seems so clear...we think we'll never have a doubt or worry again about  where God is taking us on our journey with him. BUT then we come down from that glory high and eventually the cares of life can leave us confused and wondering where to go next.
That happened to me a few years ago. I thought God had told me some things that were going to happen and it all seemed so clear...BUUUUT then LIFE happened and I remember just sitting there and I said God, it all seemed so clear not to long ago, I could see all those paths so clearly, I thought I could never be confused about life again, BUT now here I am at the bottom of the mountain and I don't know what to do or where to turn next. I was on the very paths I had clearly looking down on before, but now that I’m here, I don’t know where to turn next. God, Would you make those paths you showed me before, clear to me once more?
And HE DID!!! You guys, if your confused and your paths seem unclear, just ask God to give you clarity in your life. Not only will he stop and tell you what to do next, He'll take you by the hand and walk with you every step of the way. Don't try and find your way on your own...
STOP and ask the Master Hiker for directions!!!
"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 3:5-6)

♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Happy Brain-boosting-Wednesday!!!

"Did you know???..."
That the word Bible…
                              Is NOT in the Bible?!? 
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" 
(AIO BTV quote;)
Well the reason WHY it's not in the Bible is because it just means Greek!!! 
"Bible (From the Greek Biblia, Meaning "Books") ."
Yeah, I've been studying Greek...JUUUUUUUUUUST KIDDING!!!
(More like studying GOOGLE!!!;)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

The Prettiest Mom!!!

Sooooooooo a few weeks ago, we went out to eat with my brother and his family after church and my sister is talking to my sister in law Grace about something and I'm not really paying attention and she's like, yeah, Mary said I'm at least as pretty as so and so...AAAAND I INTERRUPT...
I'm liiiiiike thats NOT what I said, I ACTUALLY SAID YOU WERE PRETTIER!!!
Weeeeeeeeeeeeellllll my nephew Kyle hears this and not having any idea what the actual convo is, he says, HEEEEEEEY AUNT MARY!!!! YOUR WRONG!!! You said that AUNT THERESA IS PRETTIER THAN MY MOM annnnd that's NOT TRUE!!! MY MOM IS PRETTIER!!! 
I don't even bother correcting what Kyle THINKS I said, I just bust up laughing!!! When all of the sudden theres this roar from across the table...
YOU. ARE. WRONG!!! Odin has now joined the conversation, your mom is NOT PRETTIER THAN MY MOM, MY MOM IS PRETTIER THAN YOUR MOM!!! 
They're now yelling back and forth WHOSE mom is prettier! MY MOM! NOOOOO, MY MOM!!! NO MY MOM IS PRETTIER!!!! NO MY MOM IS THE PRETTIEST!!! And we're just all sitting there laughing soooooooo hard at them!!! 
I was like Maaaaaaaan...I need to have a son just so he can say I'M THE PRETTIEST!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, July 5, 2021

Happy Monday!

It’s COFFEE O’clock!!!!
Yeeeeeeessss there’s a coffee shop that will write on your drink for an extra$1!!!!! #soooooworthIt
Daily drip is the cuuuuuuutest, funnest coffee shop everrrrr!!!! They have amaaaaaZing flavor choices to, like tiramisu and salted caramel marshmallow!!!!! 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Arise Conference!!!

Everyone has been asking me the dates for this conference sooooooo I figured I’d just post it on my blog!!!!
Such a good conference!!! You don’t want to miss it!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2021

My random thoughts…

Sooooooo when we were kids my Grandpa, Joe Mangino, Italian New Yorker, NYPD, Cook on the US Navy Ship, lived through the depression era, would suck the bone marrow out of chicken bones!!!
As a kid I would watch him just crack those bones open with his teeth and just suck everything out!!! I would just watch in utter amazement!!! I thought, man the inside of bones must taste SOOOOO GOOD!!!
Well one day I managed to break one of my chicken bones in half and just like Grandpa I started sucking out the marrow…
Much to my horror… it was soooooooo DISGUSTING!!!🤢🤮🤢🤮🤢 like literally I spit everything out!!! Idk what Grandpa was tasting buuuuuuut…my bones 🦴 would never be broken open again…annnnd remembering that today made me send this text to my brother…