Wednesday, April 27, 2022

20 years later!!!

Tonight Bro. Sam preached and before he got started he said that it’s just been 20 years now he got back in church!!! When he said that I was liiiiiike WOW!!! I can’t believe it’s been 20 years already!!!! I still remember soooooo clearly when he came home 🏠!!!! 
It gives me hope for others that have backslidden!!! If you think Mary has forgotten about you just because you don’t hear from me YOUR WRONG!!! I’m praying for you!!!! ALWAYS PRAYING FOR YOU!!! When you can’t fall asleep at night… you can know I’ve been praying!!!! Prayer 🙏 can do more work than any words I could ever say!!!! It may seem all has bee lost, buuuuuuuuut 20 years from today I pray it’s you back up there preaching!!! God is STILL ABLE to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can ask or think!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Denae and GOD...

Soooooooooooo I had told my sister that I wanted a kitchen torch...I know, I know,  your all thinking, THE LAST THING MARY NEEDS IS A KITCHEN TORCH...buuuuuuut whatevs...to like make food all fancy and make creme brulee!!! Weeeeeellllll, she got me one for Christmas annnnnnnd I decided to use it for the first time in March to make creme brulee for Denae's birthday!!!
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You guys let me tell you something, I cooked that creme over the stove top and I tasted it and it was sooooooooooooo bomb!!! I was liiiiiiiike T, you HAAAAAAAAVE to taste this!!! of course she was like, does it have raw egg??? I was liiiiiiiiiike IDK if its still raw at this point buuuuuuuut who cares!!! 
TAAAAAAASTE IT!!!!
Sooooooooo my sister through caution to the wind and tasted it and let me tell you guys something...she was soooooooooooo impressed!!! I can't remember her exact words buuuuuuuuuuuut I KNEW she loooooooved it!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll this got me to bragging and NOT SHUTTING UP ABOUT IT!!!
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OMW!!! See i'm sooooo the best thing everrrrr!!!! Now I can add CREME BRULEE to my list of Kitchen accomplishments!!! My sister was like, can you please stop bragging about it until you've actually finished making it because every time you brag about your cooking God has to teach you a lesson and something gets ruined and that stuff was GOOD... I'd like to ACTUALLY be able to eat it!!!
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT if you all KNOW ME, the mouth did NOT STAY SHUT!!! I continued to talk about the awesomeness of my creme brulee as I put them in their little brulee dishes and into the oven!!!! Then I decided to actually open up my kitchen torch and figure out how to use it and after about 10 minutes of NO FIRE coming out...we finally realized that you have to buy the gas or some kinda little tank for the torch seperate which is sooooooooo ANNOYING!!!! 
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I was liiiiiiike weeeeellllll NOW HOW AM I GOING TO BRULEE THE TOP OF THE CREME BRULEE???? Ooooooooooo I KNOOOOOOW!!! I'll use the candle lighter...I mean its all fire right???? sooooo i sprinkled the sugar on top and put the candle light over it...
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WRONG!!!!
That candle thing literally did NOTHING!!! apparently a kitchen torch is A LOT HOTTER than a candle lighter!!! The sugar just sat there NOT melting at all!!!
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At this moment I HAD A CHOICE!!! I could either just except the fact that my custard was NOT going to have bruleed sugar on top buuuuuuut hey it was baked and still delicious OR I could TRY ONE MORE IDEA to BRULEE THAT SUGA!!!!Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll...
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YOU KNOW WHICH ONE I PICKED!!! 
I had thought, WHAT IF I put the baked custard that has the sugar on top, back in the oven, on the top shelf annnnnnnnd put the oven on BROIL for 2 minutes???? I BET THAT WOULD MELT THE SUGAR TO BRULEE!!!

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Weeeeeeeeeeeellllllllll I was very proud of my idea, I put the tray of little custards into the oven and set the timer for two minutes!!! After one minute I peaked in and nothing really yet buuuuuuuut I saw signs of the sugar melting!!! 
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YOU GUYS, I DO NOT KNOW WHAAAAAAAAAT HAPPPPPPENED BETWEEN 1 MINUTE AND TWO MINUTES....buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut BEFORE TWO MINUTES WAS UP.... I was screaming....

FIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!🔥 FIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!
FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRE!!!🔥
Thankfully my sister was sitting right there at the kitchen table...probably doing paperwork...she practically just rolled her eyes while I ran around screaming...she says, at this point I don't even know how you manage to NOT burn the house down when I'm not home!!!
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I'm liiiiiiiiiiiiike, WHAAAAAAT SHOULD I DO???? 
water??? Water!!! SHOULD I GET WATER???  💦💦💦
She says no, then she calmly opens the oven and blows out the fire!!! I was liiiiiiiike whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat??? and just like that the FIRE IS OUT!!!!
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I'm liiiiiiiiiiiiiike OOOOOOOH THAAAAAAANK YOU JESUS!!!
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She's just liiiiike I told you NOT to brag about them until they were ACTULLY DONE!!! 
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And for about two seconds I was humbled about my cooking...THEN my sister said the words that changed EVERYTHING!!!! She says, you know WHY I said NOT to get water to throw on them??? I was liiiiike WHY??? Would it make the fire worse or something??? She says, NO, because I knew they weren't completely ruined and I still wanted to eat one!!!!
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I was liiiiiiiiiiiiiike, SHUUUUUUUUT UP!!!! That's HOW GOOD OF A COOK I AM??? THAT YOU ACTULLY RISKED BURNING DOWN YOUR HOUSE TO EAT MY FOOD!!!!!!!!!
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I will literally NEVERRRR
 SHUT UP ABOUT THIS NOW!!! 
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Annnnnnnnd guess what??? They really were STILL GOOD!!!! 
A little extra bruleed buuuuuuuuuuuuut underneath the creme was still basically PERFCTO annnnnnnnd  we ate them all at Bible study that night!!!!

Denae and God excepted
 MY BURNT OFFERING!!!!
(Well actually i'm NOT sure about God...He may still have a few lessons for me!;)


♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, April 25, 2022

Happy Monday!!!

I saved this quote from Bisop during his preaching several years ago...LOOOOOOVE IT!!! Try SMILING this week...it's a pretty wonderful thing!!! ;))))) Happy Monday and have a great week!!! 


♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Happy Sunday!!!

Have GOOOOOOOOOD Church today!!!
 "I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)


♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Happy Single Saturday!!!

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 22, 2022

Your Focus!!!

Soooooooooo when I was with Jenny in Carlsbad, weeeeeelllll I was DETERMINED that we were going to play 13 Dead End Drive!!! I think I've been talking to them about playing this game since I first bought my ticket to go...maybe even before that!!!
The whole point of the game is to win Aunt Agatha's fortune by killing off the other characters in the house traps! Sounds kinda violent buuuuuuuuuut it's REALLY FUNNNNN!!!  BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
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Weeeeeeeellll we ended up being soooooooo busy we didn't end up playing it til after church Sunday night and we were all SUPERRRR tired!!! Especially Jenny who even PURPOSEFULLY killed one of her own characters BECAUSE SHE HATES CATS!!! Yes...thats how much she hates them!!! LOL (I was a little offended because you know if I was a cat that is what I think I would look like...white and fluffy!!! and one of my nicknames IS fluffy cat!)
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Anyways, I was playing pretty bad myself, WEEEEEELLLLL only cuz I was STILL LEARNING how to play as we went, buuuuuuuuut Jenny and Ryan had basically killed off all my characters EXCEPT for one!!!
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Well at this point I was liiiiiiiiike, soooooo basically I'm going to lose?!?!?! So Ryan says well most likely. Buuuuuuuut instead of just conceding, OH NO, I NEVERRR CONCEDE A GAME, I nverrrrr give up with out a FIGHT!!! I said, WELLLLLLLLLL you neverrrrrr know!!!! After all WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!!! I think I may have even asked God to help me beat my enemies...YES...I do stuff like that in board games!!!! AHAHAHAAA!!!
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And from that point on I started going after KILLING RYAN AND JENNY'S CHARACTERS in the trapS!!! Before too long Jenny was out, after all she had killed her own character the cat and we got the rest!!! ANNNNND even though I only had one character left, I went whole heartedly after killing Ryan's characters.
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Weeeeeeellllll now it was basically an equal game, Ryan and I each had one character left and I determined to kill his last character, I forgot about getting to the finish line, meanwhile Ryan bamboozled me annnnnnnd he made it with his last character to the finish line and WON!!!
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I was liiiiiiiiiiike OH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!! I ALMOST WON!!! I came soooooooooo close to winning!!! SEE even though It looked like I was going to be the FIRST ONE OUT of the game, I turned it around and I came sooooooooo close to winning too!!! Ryan was like, i'm paraphrasing, yeah, if you had actually focused on WINNING instead of killing my characters, you most likely would have won!!!(and even though my blog gives him a headache, that inspired me for this devotional!🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄) I was liiiiiike, AAAAAAAAAH!!! 
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LATER ON...
It made me think how sometimes in our walk with God we do the same thing. We start off determined to win, buuuuuuuut as the cares of this life come along, We forget what it's all really about and we begin to focus on something else. 
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Instead of focusing on reaching lost souls, we focus on positions. Or instead of worshipping God we focus on hurts and offenses. Instead of focusing on glorifying God we focus on being noticed and receiving credit for the good things we have done. Instead of focusing on giving we focus on being blessed. Instead of focusing on God's anointing and favor in our life, we focus on our own accomplishments. Instead of focusing on a relationship with God we focus on doing things for God. 
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While most of these things in of themselves are not bad things, they can not become our focus in this life. It's all about JESUS!!! Jesus! Jesus! JESUS!!! Jesus is the one who died for us. Jesus' name washes away my sin. Jesus is the only name that saves. Jesus HAS TO BE OUR FOCUS IN LIFE!!! Jesus is all that matters. We have to focus on living for Jesus! We have to focus on what Jesus did for us. We have to focus on being pleasing to Jesus! We have to focus on telling others about Jesus! We have to focus on one day seeing Jesus face to face!!! 
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One thing my mom ALWAYS told me in life before she died was, "Just keep your eyes on Jesus Mary, and everything will be alright." When hurts in this life come my way, I remember her words. Instead of focusing on my problems, I have to focus on Jesus! If I focus on hurts and offenses I start to stumble and lose my way, buuuuuut if I just focus on JESUS, I'M GONNA MAKE IT ALL THE WAY!!!
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I just want to encourage everyone today to keep their focus on JESUS!!! You can come sooooooo close to making it, buuuuuuut if you lose your focus on what really matters your gonna slip!!!! BUUUUUUUT, If you'll just keep your eyes on JESUS, everything is going to be alright!!! YOUR GOING TO MAKE IT!!!! As the song says, ♪♪Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in his wonderful face♫
♫And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
♪In the light of his glory and grace♫
"Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:2)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 21, 2022

First time!!!

Sooooooo the kids, I MEAN YOUTH GROUP, hee, hee, asked me to make S’More bars for their fundraiser to go to On Course…. Aaaaaaaaaand a absolute 
     MIRACLE HAPPENED WHILE MAKING THEM!!!
No fire 🔥 while broiling the marshmallows!!! Add it to the faith chapter in the BIBLE!!! Miracles are STILL HAPPENING!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


♥Mary Frances :)

AMA!!!


WHO IS SOOOOOOOOOO BEYOND EXITED ABOUT CAMP???
Me! Me! Me! 
ME!!!
Two great preachers lined up this year!!! I'm really extra excited about Bro. Andrew Foster too...FINALLY!!! I mean remember the old days when there was just like 15 young people and we'd beg Bro. Andrew to let us stay up later the last night!?!?!?! BAHAHAAA!!!
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So its still announced as a youth camp buuuuuut these days, AMA is basically a family camp and young people have the option of staying in a dorm together!!! Almost our WHOLE church is going this year!!! And my brother Abe and his wife and their kids are FINALLY GOING!!! All of us all snuggly in the van riding up together...bahahahahahaaa!!! This is going to be the BEST YEAR EVERRRRR!!!
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HIT ME UP IF YOU WANT TO GO HIKING!!!🥾
 Whoop, whoop!!! ✋

♥Mary Frances :)
For more info or to register go HERE!!!

A BUDGET???



♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Happy Brain-boosting-Wednesday!!!


HERE IS YOUR MIDDLE OF THE WEEK BRAIN BOOSTER!!!
Sooooooooo for my birthday this past summer, I told my sister that I wanted this Bible study series through the Pentecostal Publishing house. Basically, theres like 20-something workbooks that go over all different subjects. I believe they are for homeschoolers, buuuuuuut, I really wanted them just for more knowledge on basic things. The first one is all about God's Word, then repentance, then water baptism, the Holy Ghost, etc...
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Weeeeeeeeeeellllll I showed them to Denae and she was really interested and we actually start doing them together in our Monday night Bible studies. Over the past 6 months, we've learned some really interesting things that expounded on basic things that we already have been learning about all our lives annnnnnnnnnnnd I thought I would share some of them with you on BRAIN-BOOSTING WEDNESDAYS!!!
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Soooooooooooo I have a question for you all...
WHICH COMMANDMENT FROM JESUS COMES  FIRST: BELIEF OR REPENTANCE???
This is a little like what came first the chicken or the egg??? Buuuuuut answer this to yourself, which do YOU think Jesus commands first, BELIEF OR REPENTANCE???  Think about it...
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Did you answer it in your head???
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I would have picked BELIEF!!!
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BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT...
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"Did you know???..."
That THE CORRECT ANSWER IS...
REPENTANCE!!!!
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It almost seems impossible...HOW CAN YOU REPENT without FIRST believing???
YET JESUS SAID IT!!!
You can't truly believe UNTIL you have turned AWAY from everything you have previously known, you have to repent of all your former beliefs, to believe the truth!!! 

"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Ruining Dinner?!?! #MaryDietTip

Soooo I had this random dessert thought the other day:
When people eat DESSERT BEFORE dinner, people always say, I don't want to ruin my dinner by eating DESSERT FIRST, BUUUUUUT why doesn't anyone ever say: I DON'T WANT TO RUIN MY DESSERT BY EATING DINNER FIRST!!! ??????
Think about it you guys, wouldn't you be saving calories IF YOU ONLY ate  your dessert and NOT DINNER AND DESSERT??? Something to think about this week... WHAT IF OCCASIONALLY, we just ate BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DESSERT??? OR BREAKFAST, DESSERT AND DINNER???? Wouldn't it AT LEAST HELP if when we do splurge, that we made up for it in other areas of our eating??? I MEAN THINK ABOU T IT:

We could HAVE OUR DESSERT
annnnnnnd SAVE OUR CALORIES TOO!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, April 18, 2022

Happy Monday!!!

WEEEEEEELLLLLL...
GOD IS ABLE!!!!
Hope you have some PLEASENT surprises when you weigh in this week!!! 
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Resurrection Sunday!!!

"He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay." (Mathew 28:6)


♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 16, 2022

Happy Single Saturday!!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAAA!!! 


♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 15, 2022

Have you joined???


Sooooooo after I donated my bone marrow to my brother, I decided that I would like to be put in the bone marrow bank for another cancer patient that may need a bone marrow transplant.I've ACTUALLY been told by  people that I shouldn't do that and go through the whole process again for just some random stranger, "don't go all cRaZy saving lives now Mary! One is enough, you've done your part!" buuuuuuuuuuuut, I feel differently. 
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WHAT IF I had NOT matched my brother??? He would have been dependent on the generosity of others willing to donate to their bone marrow to strangers. If I get matched again, that person is someone's child, sibling, parent or spouse, and although the process of donating bone marrow is a bit uncomfortable and a little painful, a little time consuming, it's worth it to be a part of preserving someone's life!!!!
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To me, donating my bone marrow isn't as great of a sacrifice as when someone donates an actual organ and their cut open to do it. Although the results to save someone's life is the same, it's not the same toll on the body of the donor. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT, when I started the process to donate to my brother, the workers, doctors, nurses, CNAs, even the receptionists at the front desk would THANK ME for doing this for my brother!!! Annnnnnnd the only thing I was thinking is, HE'S MY LITTLE BROTHER, who wouldn't do this for a sibling??? (Liiiiiiiike literally, its not even that sacrificial cuz it would be a real inconvience in my life to go through the heartbreak of him dyin...jus sayin...keepin it real!;)
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Yes,  my spinal cord was throbbing, I could feel my bones expanding, I had insomnia at night, and the last night I actually couldn't sleep because my heart started beating so fast from the medicine. Yes it was annoying laying still in a hospital bed for hours and having to use a porta potty and get help to use it...buuuuuuuuuuuut hey, my niece and nephews get to grow up with a dad and really everything I did was NOTHING in comparison to that!!! 
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Well they told me at the hospital, when I started the process to donate to my brother,  that my body would keep donating bone marrow and that it would be perfectly safe to donate to another person in the future and still be able to donate again to my brother if he should ever need more of my bone marrow. When I heard this I decided that I would for sure then want to be able to do this for another person as well so went HERE on BE THE MATCH and registered for kit to start the process of being put into the bone marrow bank. 
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I swabbed my saliva and sent it back to them in the envelope they send you. After a few weeks I got a message from BE THE MATCH that said they had processed my DNA and I was being saved into the bone marrow bank. Then they said and you are now officially apart of...
THE LIFE SAVING TEAM!!!!

 When I read that I was liiiiike WOWWWWW, I feel sooooooooooo COOL!!!
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Annnnnnd that got me to thinking!!! 
 Have YOU JOINED God’s life soul-saving team!?!?
Have you committed to God to be a part of His work???
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No it's not  glamorous. Sometimes you will feel uncomfortable. There will be times when you need to sleep, buuuuuuuuuut God wakes you up in the middle of the night and says, Ok, it's TIME TO PRAY!!! 
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It's not fun laying in your bed with a burden so heavy that your just shaking, your heart is racing, mean while they're out being STUPID. YET God is saying, PRAY! PRAY! PRAY! There's nothing exiting about exima rashes from the stress of it or answering stupid text messages at bedtime or answering phone calls you wish you could ignore... BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUT...
YOUR COMMITED TO GOD'S SOUL-SAVING TEAM!!!
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One of the most powerful messages i've ever heard, was Bro. Ikerd, missionary to Africa for 28 years and at the end of his life he came back and started one more church in Prescott AZ and you hear him addressing his church,(I'm paraphrasing!) telling them that he is coming to the end of his life. He says that his ticker is about to stop ticking and then he breaks down and starts to cry. WHY is he crying??? Because he says he is leaving, buuuuuuut there are still SO MANY LOST SOULS and WHO is going to reach them???? He is crying LITERALLY because his time on earth to reach souls is coming to an end! That impacted me more than any other message ive ever heard about reaching lost souls!!!
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Maybe you're tired and weary, you think you've done enough or they tell you you've done enough, buuuuuuuuuut there is one more soul that needs you to reach them. a soul is lying in wait somewhere between heaven and hell and YOU have the opportunity to help get their soul to heaven. And when you think about it like that, EVERYTHING else seems to dim in comparison to the sacrifices you will have to make in joining God's Soul-saving team!!! If one soul gets to heaven because you joined God's team, that's ALL THAT REALLY MATTERS!!! #WorthIt
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 Somebody did it for YOU!!! Will YOU do it for somebody else???
WILL YOU JOIN GOD'S
 SOUL-SAVING TEAM???
"To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me." (Acts 26:18)

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Dallas/Roswell/Carlsbad/Roswell/Carlsbad/El Paso Trip!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllll if your wondering where I've been for the last week, it's ALL IN THE TITLE OF THIS POST!!!! 
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Wednesday night was church at my church and as we're going home I said to my sister, well the flight is at 5am but I need to be at the airport by 3am, do you think I should go to sleep tonight or take an over the counter sleeping pill to fall asleep OR just set my alarm to see if I fall asleep on my own??? You know what she said to me??? She said, annnnnnnnnnnnd I'm QUOTING HER WORD FOR WORD, she said,"What amazes me, is that, YOU ACTUALLY THINK I CARE!!!"
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It all started off at 2:30 🕝 am Thursday, the morning on the 7th when my Uber driver picked me up and gave me his life story on the way to the airport!!! He didn't help me with my luggage, WHICH is an unwritten rule that they're SUPPOSED to do IF THEY WANT A TIP!!!! Buuuuuuuuuut as I was leaving, it was his parting line that ACTUALLY got him a tip!!! After giving me his whole sob story of rent being soooooooo expensive and he's also paying his sister's and her kids and possibly his sister's friend's rent...He said, WELL, HAVE NICE LIFE!!!! I don't know why but that really cracked me up!!! Liiiiiiike, we're literally NEVERRRRR going to see each other again!!! Sooooooooo I gave him a tip in the app to help pay everyone's rent!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
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NEXT THING...My SUITCASE WAS FIVE POUNDS OVER!!!
 Liiiiiiiiiiiike literally...
 STORY OF MY LIFE..
.EVEN MY SUITCASE IS OVERWEIGHT!!!! 
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Sooooooooooo they told me I had a choice to either get rid of the extra weight OR pay $100!!! Seriously, soooooooooooooo LAAAAAAAAME!!! Buuuuuuuuuut I got rid of five pounds of stuff and one of them WAS NOT THE 15 POUND LASAGNA THAT I FORGOT TO PUT SAUCE IN BETWEEN THE LAYERS ON!!! AHAHAHAHAAA!!! 
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Sooooooooo I'm just telling everyone that I take Benadryl every night for two reasons. 1. Otherwise I would NEVERRRRR fall asleep 2. since 2018 ive had really bad allergies and sinus issues so that helps with it. Ive talked to the docotor about it and we dont think I have insomnia...I just like LITERALLY don't get tired!!! I don't take naps unless I'm sick or just soooooooooo exhausted...it's not that I don't like naps, I just wouldn't fall asleep to even take one!!! 
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Soooooooooooo after church on Wednesday, I decided that unless I fell asleep naturally, I would just stay awake until it was time to go to the airport...annnnnnnnnnd I was kinda curious to know HOW LONG I COULD STAY awake before getting tired!!! Buuuuuuuuuut I have to keep schedule so I never actually find out!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll Guess how long??? I fell asleep, NATURALLY, on the airplane at 5:45 on the way to Dallas!!! Soooooooooo basically it takes me 24 hours to get tired enough to fall asleep on my own!!! Which is soooooooooooo weird because I remember when I was young I was ALWAYS TIRED! like In high school and college I was sooooooooooo UNHEALTHY, ALL I DID WAS SLEEP!!! I would fall asleep in class, in between classes, ALL THE TIME!!!!
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Annnnnnnnnnnnnd after a very, very long layover in Dallas, where we had to switch gates and planes and I took a 13 year old boy under my wing cuz he was traveling by himself and literally hyperventalating and sobbing cuz he was soooooooo scared!!! Apparently, I was the most motherly looking in the group heading to Roswell because he kept looking at me with pleading eyes! Annnnnnnnnd of course my Mar Bear heart was stirred....So I was like, hey everythings ok, your going to be fine and you can stick with me when we go to find our next gate....cuz the Dallas airport is HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!! He was like, ThAaAaAnk you...allll stuttery...then we start walking over and I realize I don't even know where our gate is cuz I was calming this kid down when they said it!!!!! AHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!
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Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut after all that....
We landed in ROSWELL!!!
Not wonderful, beautiful, amazing and fun Roswell, buuuuuuuuuuuuuut home to soooooooooooo many of  my wonderful, beautiful, amaaaaaaaaaaZing, FUN and Godly friends!!! We walked off the runway, which cracks me up, liiiiiiiiiiiiike literally, THE ONLY OTHER PLACE I've done that was in a little island called Bohol in a 3rd world country AND ROSWELL!!! Bahahahaaa!!! And guess what???? I'm sooooooooooo used to being a city girl, I ACTUALLY GOT lost in the airport BECAUSE IT'S SOOOOOOOOOO SMALL and THERES NO SIGNS annnnnnnnd I didn't know what to do without SIGNS!!! I asked the police officer where I should go to get my luggage annnnnnnnnnnd HE ACTUALLY STARTED LAUGHING AT ME!!! He's like, turn right and YOUR THERE!!!
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Then Jenny came and found me in her mom's beautiful van...Thank you Jenny's Mom for letting them borrow that for me!!! :)
FIRST STOP TARGET AND BOBA!!!
Jenny had to remind me at Target to be careful what I was talking about because we were in a SMALL TOWN...I was liiiiiiiiiiiiiike OH YEAH!!!! not that I was saying anything bad...JUST GIRL TALK!!! Hee, hee!!!
Then we drove an 1.5 hours to Carlsbad, where Jenny and Ryan live!!! Yes, they drive that to church in Roswell twice a week and also doctor's appointments...Did I say Jenny is pregnant??? Anywayz we talked the whole time and I informed Jenny that I was really worried that after all this time of talking on the phone that things wouldn't be cool in REAL LIFE!!! That happens sometimes....Liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike your GREAT FRIENDS with someone on the phone annnnnnnnnnd then you hang out in real life and your liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiike OMW THIS PERSON IS SOOOOOOOO ANNOYING!!! (I'm liiiiiiiiiiiiike WHAT IF THAT HAPPENS AFTER MARRIAGE  to some bro and YOUR JUST STUCK???)
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Anywayz, that night I made Mar Bear Tacos and then we played a board game and Ryan said rolling dice and killing monsters makes me OFFICALLY a NERD!!!! Buuuuuuuuut I lost sooooooo I don't think i'm quite there yet! Still holding onto my "Cool City Girl Shopaholic" card for now!!!!
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Then we went out for a night tour of Carlsbad so that Rayden could fall asleep and they took me to all the mansions along the other side of the river and basically we just cruised around and wasted gas but it was super fun.
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FRIDAY!!!
Was go, go, go, go!!! Which is exactly the way I like things!!!!

First we went to Blue House Cafe and it was sooooooooooo GOOD!!!

ANNNNND COFFEE!!!
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Monday, April 11, 2022

Happy Monday!!!


If there is anything I’ve learned thus far in life, 
                        it’s that JESUS IS ALL I NEED!!!
Every time I think I can’t live without someone, God proves once again that He really is the only one I can’t live without!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

One of my heroes is a DAD!!!

Soooooooooooo if you guys have never heard of Jungle Jam, it’s one of my absolute favorite Kids Radio Show!!! (My mom was against them back in the day because they replaced Ranger Bill! Sooooooooo she called up Focus on The Family and complained, my mom made today’s Karens seem angelic… Bahahahahaaa and she demanded to know WHY they would replace Ranger Bill with Jungle Jam and they explained that they were just trying to have a show for kids that was a little more with the times! Annnnnnnnd MY MOM SAID in that NYC accent, oh what are you guys going to do next to be up with the times, have Michael Jackson singing Amazing Grace?!?
Anyways, that was ONE THING I was not in agreement with my mom on!!!! I loooooooooved and still do, JUNGLE JAM!!!
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And I’ve been getting my nieces and nephews into them now too!!! Well the other day Odin was asking me if Gruffy Bear 🐻 has a wife and I was like yes it’s Muffy Bear! And he was like do they have a kid? So I was like no it’s just them and he’s like I think they do and I’m like no I don’t think so!
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Well the next day he comes running in my room and he says Aunt Mary, THEY DO HAVE A KID BEAR, they just mentioned him on this episode!!! I was liiiiiike sooooooo excited!!! Awwwwwww they had a BABY I SQUEAL OUT!!
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My sister who is walking down the hall hears me say this and peeks her head in and says, Who had a baby?!? I’m liiiiiike, GRUFFY AND MUFFY BEAR!!!
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She just stares at me blankly! I’m liiiiiike YOU KNOW, from Jungle Jam!!! She’s like they’re  bears… and not even real ones!!! She’s just walks away liiiiike and you actually got excited about this???
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I’m liiiiiike YES BECAUSE GRUFFY BEAR 🐻 and I’m a teddy bear 🧸 and he had a baby annnnnnnd I loooooooove babies and he WROTE BEAR 🐻 🤗 HUG!!! 
Gruffy Bear is a Daddy ❤️ 
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Annnnnnnnnnd you know Bear 🐻 Hug 🤗 is MY SONG!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd I’m MAR BEAR 🐻!!! Annnnnnnnd I give Mar Bear 🐻 hugs 🤗 annnnnnnnnd sooooooooo that makes Gruffy Bear 🐻 one of my heroes!!! Annnnnnnnnnd probably also one of the reasons I’m NOT MARRIED buuuuuuuuuuut you know what… I’m STILL GONNA BE ME CUZ BEING ME IS FUUUUUNNNN!!! And I’d rather be ME and single than NOT ME and married!!! 
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Annnnnnnd then you hear Odin, I don’t want you to get married anyways Aunt Mary…you can’t leave!!!! Awwwwwww 🤗 
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🎶 Bear 🐻 hug, giiiiiiiive AUNT MARY A BEAR HUG 🤗!!!! It’s a special way of SAAAAAAAAAAYING 
I LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOU!!! 🎶 
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♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, April 4, 2022

Sooooooooo on Sunday….

During preaching, randomly THE FUNNIEST blog post idea came to my head and I was liiiiiike no Mary, do NOT make a note 📝 or write ✍️ it down, just concentrate on THE WORD and you can write it down later!!!! Annnnnnnd when you’re a writer, especially with my crazy head, you learn that you just have to push writing ideas aside sometimes!!! If it’s preaching time, Preaching is the most important thing right now…it really is annnnnnnd we had an amazing altar call!!!
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Then after church ⛪️ I remembered that I had an idea for a great blog post, buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I FORGOT the idea 💡!!! I was liiiiiike nooooooooo!!! I was liiiiiiiike God puleeeeeeeeeeze help me to remember it!!!
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Annnnnnnnnnd basically, that is WHY there is NO BLOG POST  TODAY!!!! Cuz I’m still waiting for God to answer my prayer 🙏 hee, hee!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Happy Sunday!!!!

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1jrsRBL7hVCKIF0hmF98419Q_M_finMH0
May we neverrrrr forget the undeserved blessings of God’s abundant grace in our lives!!!!
"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord."
(pSALM 122:1)

Saturday, April 2, 2022

SIngle Saturday!!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!


♥Mary Frances :)