Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Behind the scenes...

Last year, I was trying to open a new PayPal account and the card I was adding wouldn't go through! It kept like denying money transfers and it was soooooooooo INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING!!! I was liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat IN THE WORLD is going on????
I'm a busy woman!!! I've got bills to pay, money to send annnnnnnnnnd just some really important things to do...
Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike HELLO...
Weeeeeeeellllll NO MATTER how many times I put my bank card in, no matter how many times I put my bank account info in...NOTHING WOULD WORK with my PayPal account! I read and reread the directions over and over again!!! I was getting SOOOOOOOOOOO MAD!!!! WHAT AM I DOING WRONG???
Finally I tried to call PayPal buuuuuuuuuut whatda ya know, their lines were busy and I was gonna have to be on hold for liiiiiiike a million-kajillion hours and hey, "Ain't NOBODY got time for THAT!!!" ;)
Sooooooooooo I decided to email the customer care email and asked them what was going on with my account and if they could explain to me what I was doing wrong??? Well, they got back to me the next day in an email and explained to me that I had done everything right with adding my new debit and bank account, but that PayPal does a security check before they allow things to go through my account to make sure it was ACTUALLY me and not just someone claiming to be me. (I'm paraphrasing!) They explained that it could take about two weeks and they are so sorry for the wait etc...
After reading their explanation, I couldn't really be mad at PayPal anymore! After all, although it was frustrating to have to wait, Identity theft and fraud IS REAL and PayPal really was just looking out for me!!!
What if there is a hold up in our lives, because behind the scenes, God is doing a security check??? Think about it, so often we don't understand WHY God is making us wait on something. Why God just doesn't let certain things go through??? You've been waiting SOOOOO LONG for something, buuuuuut...
 WHAT IF there really is nothing wrong with you??? Sometimes we do need to make changes in our lives and we should ALWAYS be ready to do self-examination. BUT, What if this is just God looking out for you? What if, BEHIND THE SCENES OF YOUR LIFE, God is doing a security check to see if this is THE REAL DEAL!!!! To see if something really is THE BEST THING for you!!!
In your Bible, Numbers 22, you can read the story of Balaam and his donkey. The long story short the donkey would NOT move forward on their journey because the angel of The Lord was blocking his path with a sword, but Balaam could not see the angel and got mad and beat his donkey to keep going. Then God opens Balaam's eyes and he to can see what his donkey saw. "And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way..."
There have been times in my life that I just could not understand WHY God did not allow something to work out! It seemed like everything lined up in a row and pointed in that direction to happen, It literally made MORE SENSE for it to happen in my life, than for it to NOT HAPPEN annnnnnnd YET it never did. 
That's because there was a God-block standing in the way, stopping it from happening. Only now can I see, what God could see all along. There are other things that i may never know and always wonder WHY they didn't happen, buuuuuut I know that I can trust God to look out for me. 

I want to encourage you all today, to know that sometimes things aren't working out because God is doing a security check behind the scenes to ensure that this is indeed THE BEST thing for you. Don't push, or beat or fight against the God-blocks in your life. Seek God on the matter. don't stop Him from standing in the way of something bad happening in your life. If it is right, be patient, it will happen when it has passed through God's security check!!!! 
"Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." (Psalm 37:5)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Seriously, don’t you think I’m the best cook everrrr???

Sooooooooo a month or so ago I made this chocolate cake and I know I shouldn't brag BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT...
YOU KNOW I AM!!! ;)))))
I said to my sister, LIIIIIIKE DUDE!!!! This cake is sooooooooo goooooood!!! I'm liiiiiiiiiiiike I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!! I'm liiiiiiiiiike OMW, I am SUCH A GOOD COOK!!!! My sister is just basically rolling her eyes because this is pretty much ME, EVERY TIME I COOK...until God decides I need some humbling...every time I think I'm THE BEST COOK EVERRRRR...God reminds me that I can't make Mexican rice...liiiiiiiiike my ONE IMPERFECTION is MEXICAN RICE!!!! (Ok there could be a FEW more!!!;)

Sooooooooooo i'm just in the kitchen talking about my cooking and I'm just like Theresa, liiiiiiiiiike I'm such a good cook, HOW AM I NOT MARRIED???? Liiiiiiiiiike it literally HAS to be because God has some huge reason I'm NOT married yet because IT IS NOT BECAUSE I CAN'T COOK!!!! She's just sitting at the table doing paperwork, hardly listening to me, and I'm like just one more time, liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike don't you think I'm like THE BEST COOK EVERRRRRRR???
At this point Odin joins the conversation and he's like,
 WEEEEEEELLLLLthat one time you did catch the oven on fire πŸ”₯ and almost burned the house down, buuuuuuut other than that, you are pretty good… but you know, 
THE FIRE πŸ”₯!!!! 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAA...Yes THE FIRE!!!! (You can read about that TRUTH HERE!!!;) It was soooooo funny!!!!! See that's just one more reason to marry me...I'm FIREπŸ”₯ IN THE KITCHEN...literally!!!πŸš’πŸ§― BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!!

Monday, March 21, 2022

Happy Monday!!!

Most importantly, don’t forget to…
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Happy Single Saturday!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 17, 2022

If I could meet one historical figure…

One person I REALLY want to meet!!!

A while ago, I was thinking about it, 
 I sent a text to all my friends asking them and NONE OF THEM KNEW!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd NONE them had never even thought about it...I was like, WOW!!!
I decided to do a little research and find out who this brilliant mind behind this amazing stuff!!! In my mind I figured it was probably some glamorous-girly-girl chick, Annnnnnnnnnd much to my surprise it was NOT!!! Glitter was invented by a man...and not a pansy man buuuuuuuuuuut a manly man.. A RANCHER COWBOY DUDE!!!
(read more about it HERE!)
Henry Rushcmann, YOU are an amazing man!!! I WANT TO MEET YOU!!! I want to shake your hand let you know, you changed my life man!!! And IF you weren't dead, and around my age and lived for God(on fire for God, burden for the lost, has a job, has a car, motivated, take charge, spiritual leader, good with finances, kind-hearted, patient with Mary Moments, accepts my maryness, wants to have at least 3 kids, willing to adopt, tithe paying, pastor obeying, righteous, Apostolic Warrior,  man of prayer) I may have considered us as a couple...I mean, generally speaking, i'm NOT really into cowboys, just NOT my interest...
YOU invented GLITTER!!!
I would make an exception to marry a cowboy 🀠 that invented glitter!!!
Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2022



♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Book Peeking!!!!

Heeeeeeeeyyyy everyone!!! I know it’s been a while since I’ve given you any kind of an update on my book buuuuuuut, I want to give you a SNEAK PEAK πŸ‘€ into….

Peter’s First Italian Feast!!!
 (AKA: Acts 10 through Mary’s eyes!;)
Sooooooooo the cover is already done buuuuuuut I’m going to be that really annoying person that makes you WAIT to see it!!!! Hey I don’t want you all to start drooling 🀀 YET!!! ;)
Buuuuuuut check this out…
When the angel appears to Cornelius in Acts 10:3-4

Isn’t that literally epic!?!?!?!?  I told you guys my illustrator was GOOOOOOOOOD!!!!! When they told me about her, I was thinking πŸ€” yeah everyone always uplifts the people in their church to be nice…. Ya know since we’re Christians and all that… buuuuuuut they were NOT just being nice!!!! To say that I’m impressed with her talented is an extreme understatement!!!! I prayed and ask God for help in this matter and he literally blessed me with one of THE MOST TALENTED ARTIST IN PENTECOST!!!! 
There’s pictures she’s holding off on even showing ME cuz she knows how I am and that I’ll want to SHOW EVERYONE!!!! Annnnnnnnd I will too!!! Not on the blog buuuuuuut in person, the moment they ask me about my book!!!! Hee, hee!!!!
There’s one picture that is soooooooo MARYISH!!! Liiiiiiiike, when you guys BUY THE BOOK and see it, you will soooooooo know!!!! Awwwwwww that’s sooooooooo Mary!!!! And if you don’t know which picture, then you don’t REALLY know ME!!! 
Main thing we’re waiting on right now is THE EDITOR!!! His wife said I could put some fire πŸ”₯ under him sooooooooooo if you guys wanna help me send some matches to The Apostolics at ABQ feel free too… hee, hee!!!! No I’ll WAIT… the end result will be worth it!!! Plus waiting…It’s pretty much what I’m GOOD AT!!!! πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Plus I can use this in the future…. Remember how I said two months and then you ended up taking 6??? Bwahahahahahahahahaaaa!!! *evil Dr. Blackaaard laugh!!!

Sooooooooo what do you guys think of the picture???? Pretty awesome right????? 

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

You Know Your a Arizonan IF...

You know  your from ARIZONA IF...
You've ever told A child,
Yes my friends, TRUE STORY!!! Ive told kiddos that while waiting for the bus… back in the day before I WAS THE BUS… Bahahahahaaa!!!! my friend who was on the phone with me DIED laughing...I guess that's NOT really something you say in Cali OR NYC!!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Yes, I AM AN ARIZONAN!!! (ANNNNNNNND PROUD OF IT!!!)

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, March 7, 2022

Happy Monday!!!

Thanksgiving is 7ish months away, 
buuuuuuuuuuut the time to be THANKFUL IS NOW!!!!
This past week I've felt such an overwhelming thankfulness for this truth...for the salvation of God and for him finding me as a little two year-old-girl and for preserving me all these years!!! I can't even fathom the horror story my life would be WITHOUT JESUS!!!! Like the message my pastor preaches, God's already done ENOUGH at calvary and if he neverrrr does ONE MORE THING for me, IF all my earthly dreams never come true, IF I NEVERRRR get a husband, if I never get to be a mom, Jesus died for me, He saved my soul from a BURNING HELL...and THAT'S ENOUGH!!! THANK YOU JESUS FOR SAVING ME!!!!
Happy Monday!!! This week, BE THANKFUL!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Happy Sunday!!!!

Pray it through...CUZ no matter what it is, IT'S NOT WORTH GOING TO HELL OVER!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, March 4, 2022

Praying till we forget...

A few weeks ago, I went hiking with the kids, and when we were done, we were walking back to the car and Odin says to me, Aunt Mary, I was praying sooooooo hard at church on Sunday. I was just crying and speaking in tongues, he's like, did you see me Aunt Mary!?!?!?!? I was like, I DID see you, and you were praying very good!!!. 
He's like, yeah I was...then he kinda like GASPS and he says, I was praying soooooooo hard, I FORGOT to even ask God for a pet bird and a Tesla!!! 
Buuuuuuuuuuut it got me to thinking, no my nephew is not some kind of super spiritual kid, buuuuuuuuuut still, I can't help but think that is the very essence of what prayer is supposed to be...
To pray till our own desires are forgotten, 
because our own spirit is lost
 in God's desires!!!
" And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God." (Romans 8:27)

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, March 3, 2022

If your opening a can of hominy...

If your opening a can of hominy OR any can for that matter....ANNNNNNND...your very cute Pioneer Woman can opener FAILS YOU and does NOT fully NOT I repeat, DO. NOT. use your muscles to finish opening the can... because ...
Thats AFTER it stopped bleeding and to be honest it looks better in the pictures than in reality...I couldn't angle my finger to get it all in buuuuuuuut it sliced about half a inch in and half a inch down and then the outside slice is about an inch and a half in a frown type of line...if you wanna see a video of it just text or email me....ahahahahahahahahaaaa!!!

Annnnnnnnnd there was A LOT of blood EVERYWHERE!!!
To be honest I was REALLY FREAKED out when it happened and I was all by myself and I thought am I supposed to like call 911 now??? buuuuuuuuuuut even though I was scared, I also did NOT wanna pay the medical bill...sooooooooo the only thing I remember from my first aide class was to APPLY PRESSURE to the wound....
Then while I did that I sought medical council from my nurse friends.and anyone else that was interested in my plight!!!! I also googled what to do and after about 2.5 hours it DID stop bleeding!!!! 
Then when my nephew got home, I decided to FREAK HIM out since the cut looks like a mouth and was still opening I made it talk to him...Yeah he was kinda paindful to do buuuuuuuuuut soooooo worth his reaction...ahahahahahaaa...Then I went to Walgreens, bought medical tape and peroxide and got to work on myself and it's healing QUITE NICELY!!!
I think i'm going to have a REALLY EPIC looking scar too!!!! I showed it to EVERYONE at church last night too!!! I was liiiiiiiiiike, I think its going to look like my finger is SAD all the time...
Denae was like, BUT THAT'S NOT YOU!!!!
I was liiiiiiiiiiike yeah buuuuuuut then when people are sad I can say, are you SAD??? and show them my finger!!! Then I can say...
and then I was telling everyone at church, I mean while I had an audience, hee, hee, i was liiiiiiike, YEAH, annnnnnnnnnd the cut was sooooooooo DEEP I was just look inside it, I thought I could see a bone maybe and I just kept looking inside me!!! Someone was like, WHY??? 

I like, weeeeeeeeeeellllll....I wanted to see WHAT I LOOK LIKE ON THE INSIDE!!!!
Cuz ya know...THEY SAY it's MORE IMPORTANT to be beautiful on the THE INSIDE than the outside!!!! AHAHAHAAA!!! In case you guys are wondering,  I'm NOT VERY BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE!!!! Things were looking pretty UGLY!!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)
In defense of my insides... it WOULD be REALLY hard to compete with the outside!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! Okaaaaaaaaay I knoooooow that was sooooooooo something like a really immature teenage guy would say...buuuuuuuuut I just could NOT resist it!!! #SomePeopleJustNeverrrrrrrGrowUp!!!! ;)