Monday, February 27, 2023

Happy Monday!!!

When it's all said and done...
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Weeeeeeeeeeelllll that’ll preach!!!
The only thing that matters IS
                        what God thinks!!!
Spend this week contemplating WHAT GOD thinks, rather than what people think! Let your confidence be IN Christ!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 26, 2023

FINALLY!!!!

After 110 days of hospitalization, my brother was FINALLY RELEASED!!! Thaaaaaaaaaaaank you JESUS!!!!! We serve a miracle working, prayer answering God!!!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’• 
My brother is still in remission from Leukemia after his relapse in 2021 and should never have it again since he got his transplant this last time. However, there can still be health complications that come from Chemo, that not only destroys cancer, but can damage your overall body as well and also he will always have a compromised immune system from chemo, radiation, the transplant, etc…
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He went in early October of 22 because I forget what it’s called, but my cells I gave him attacked his stomach because the doctors took him off his immune suppressant to see if he was still in remission and it just led from one virus ๐Ÿฆ  to another and another, I can’t keep track of everything he had while he was in there! The only thing I remember was at one point he had CMV which I had tested was in my immunity dormant but became active in him, I only remember cuz one of my brothers said it stands for CRAZY MARY VIRUS ๐Ÿฆ  LOL ๐Ÿ˜  
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Then he kept having all this pain and more infections and they finally figured out that he had to get his gallbladder out but they were scared to do the surgery on him because of his health but they finally decided they had to do it for him to ever get better ❤️‍๐Ÿฉน Buuuuuuut then they had to ween him off of some medication that stops wounds from healing etc…
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Buuuuuuut he had the surgery on February 13th and was able to return home on February 22nd!!!! 
Special thanks to Lizzy for being such a gooooooood wife to my little brother!!!! We were blessed when you became a Ginty!!! ๐Ÿค— ( plus, when I stayed with him when he was 16, that’s when my weight got up to 408… soooooo better you than me my lovely little sister!;)

And reunited with his kids!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ 
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Really we are soooooo thankful!!!! There were times we really didn’t know the outcome, buuuuuuut sorry mom, it looks like you’re going to have to wait a little longer to see your favorite son!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
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and my oil is at 40% sooooooooo that’s how long he has to fully recover…. I literally almost blew my engine waiting for him to get out in December till I finally broke down and took it to cobblestone!!! The guy was liiiiiike there’s absolutely NO OIL in here!!! Soooooooo yeah…that would’ve been all on you John!!! 
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My payment to you for doing my oil is FREE COOKING LESSONS!!!!! Bahahahahaaa;)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Soooooooooo TRUE!!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA! 
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Oneness Conference 2023!!!

Had such a gooooooood time at “The Oneness Conference” in Avondale this past week!!!




Annnnnnnnd I was beyond excited to see my gooooooood friends from Vegas, Gabby and Karenza!!! Don’t forget to ask GABBY!!!




♥Mary Frances :)

Happy Sunday!!!!


Juuuuuuuuus sayin!!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Happy Single Saturday!!!

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Seriously, tardiness is one struggle I do NOT struggle with!!! I consider myself to be a pretty prompt person and strive to USUALLY be about 5 minutes early...In fact, IF I am late its usually cause I planned it and didn't want to be the first one there...OR I GOT LOST!!! BAHAHAHAAAAA!!!

Friday, February 17, 2023

Marriage Workshop!!!

I just wanted to tell all the married folks that read my blog about a new workshop I just heard about...I know, I know, I'M NOT MARRIED, buuuuuuuuut, I KNOW A GOOOOD THANG WHEN see it, annnnnd THIS SOUNDS LIKE AN AMAZING WORKSHOP!!! 
If any of my married readers attend this workshop, PUUUUUUUUUUULEEEEEEZE.
 let me know how it goes!!! BAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAAA!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, February 16, 2023

He that hath knowledge...

I was reading this Proverb, " 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, February 15, 2023

The Bible said it...

NOT ME!!! ;)
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!!! ;)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Experiencing THE POWER!!!!

Growing up in Pentecost, there have been many times I've experienced the power of God in my life. Many church services where there was never preaching because we just began praying during the song service and got lost in the presence of God. There have been powerful tongue interpretations withing my own church and conferences. There have been times where God has spoken direct truths into my heart that I needed to hear! I've seen God transform lives, buuuuuuuuuuut there are two times above all the others that stand out to me more than all the rest.
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1. One year at a youth conference, there was a powerful move of God during preaching. The preacher said everyone that has the Holy Ghost take a lap around the building. Well since it was a Pentecostal conference, just about the whole entire conference was taking a lap around the building. As we ran the preacher said, the Holy Ghost is going to take over in some of you all before you even fully make it around the building and I was one of thost people. Before I got back to my seat I was slain in the spirit at the altar. I had seen this happen to other people but never in my life experienced this and to be perfectly honest, i was a little scared. In all of my life I have never felt a force so strong that I had absolutely no control, I could not move my arms or body, it was like the spirit of God had pinned me down and there was nothing I could do. I was going through a really hard time in my life and it was like God was letting me know just how completely powerful he is. Nothing happens in our lives that is out of his control and he is truly an all-powerful God that we should not bother fighting against but should submit to. I just laid there completely in awe of God's power!!! 
2. Another time the power of God has stood out to me was several years ago I went with my sister to a farmer's market and we're walking along looking all the craft and food vendors items. As we walked along there was a palm reading vendor, to be honest I really didn't think anything of the lady and wasn't really even paying too much attention to her. I wasn't scared of her, I wasn't going to be rude to her, I really wasn't thinking about anything much other than; I hope some of these food vendors have some good free samples. As we walked, my sister was on the left side of me and I was on the right, closest to the palm reader but there was still going to be a good space between us as I walked by, it's not like we were going to bump into each other as I walked by. 
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And I probably would have walked by without ever again remembering walking by this palm reader, but something happened that I will never forget. As I walked by, that palm reader jolted backwards like as if i had slapped her hard. Yet it was more than that, it was like this electrical force had jolted her back in pain and I don't even know if she as a human knew what had just happened to her.  I was so surprised at her reaction and yet i instantly knew what had happened; I hadn't said a word to her. I hadn't touched her. I hadn't made eye contact with her. I hadn't avoided looking at her, I was just nonchalantly walking by thinking about FOOD, but I KNEW what had just happened!!!  The spirit inside of her had felt the Holy Ghost inside of me and did not want to be near God's spirit.
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That moment has stood out to me as another moment of JUST HOW POWERFUL GOD IS!!! But more than that, was the correlation between the two events. In the first God's power pinned me down and I had no control but in the second, unbeknownst to me as to what was going to happen, the power inside of me to authority over a palm reader.  When we get the Holy Ghost, that SAME POWER that pinned me to the ground and I had no control over is literally living inside of us. Oh yes, I know the Holy Ghost is the spirit of God living inside of us. Buuuuuut do we ever stop to think about how much power we have living inside of us as well???
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 "Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,"
(Ephesians 3:20) 
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So often we forget with this scripture that it also says, ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKETH IN US...We have that same spirit that makes demons jump back and tremble LIVING IN US!!! We have the power of God but we don't even realize it! We live our lives not realizing that we have power and authority in the Holy Ghost, and the devil likes that, BUT GOD wants us to tap into His power in our lives. If you have the Holy Ghost, YOU ARE NOT A WEALKING!!!! Ask God to help you to realize his awesomeness, his power in this world and his power living inside of you! Ask him to help you to not just let that power sit there but to us that power in your life to live an overcoming, victorious life and also to use it to bring more souls into His kingdom!!! 
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"Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee... For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:6-7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, February 13, 2023

Happy Monday!!!

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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll that'll preach!!!
Get me some WATERRRRR!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
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A drama free church is a WELL HYDRATED CHURCH!!! Hee, hee!!! Imagine everywhere pastors just start passing out gallons of water to their saints!!!
 Bahahahahahahaaaaa!!! 
Have a drama free week my friends!  

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Happy Sunday!!!!

If anyone knows of a REAL SELF CLEANING ๐Ÿงผ TOILET PLEASE TELL ME!!!!!! lol ๐Ÿ˜ because truly that would be a SUPER BOWL WORTHY OF MY ATTENTION!!!!
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I don’t even have a clue as to WHICH TEAMS are playing this year and I just found out this past week it was in AZ!!! Buuuuuuut I am soooooooo excited about it today BECAUSE hopefully everyone will GO HOME AND CLEAR THE FREEWAYS!!!! I HATE TRAFFIC!!!  
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Let’s have GOOOOOOOOOD CHURCH ⛪️ TODAY!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, February 11, 2023

You miiiiiiiiight be single IF…

BUY YOURSELF FLOWERS!!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaayyy, I didn’t actually buy this particular bouquet, sometimes I just take pictures with really pretty floral arrangements buuuuuuuuut I have before!!! Although to be honest, if the bouquet ๐Ÿ’ was pretty enough and the price was right, I’d probably buy myself floral bouquets if I WAS MARRIED TOO!!! 
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When we went to pikes market in Seattle, they THE PRETTIEST FLOWER BOUQUETS ๐Ÿ’ FOR SOOOOOO CHEAP!!! If I lived there I would buy myself a new bouquet EVERY WEEK!!!
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♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 10, 2023

Mary did you know???

Mary did you know??? IS Facts about Mary!!! That you MARY or MAY NOT already know!!! 
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"Did you know???..."
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What would you all guess MY FIRST WORD as a child to be???
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I'll give you ONE HINT with this picture below...
BTW: Look at this LIL flower, it's sooooo little annnnnnd soooooo CUUUUUTE!!!  isn't it just ADORABLE??? 
I could just kiss it it's sooooooo cuuuuuuuute!!!
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OMW!!! Did you guess FLOWER??? Yeeeeeesss my friends, MY FIRST WORD everrrr, according to my mother, was FLOWER!!! Quite fitting I must say if you know me!!! 
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
I suppose you all could just call me...
Or NOT so-Little-Miss-Flower!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Still he LOVED YOU!!!

Jesus loves YOU!!! 
As I've talked about recently, In 2021, one of the hardest things happened, one of my best friends chose to leave and go their own way. I was completely devestated but after a few months I had a few things to say to my friend that I felt like I just really needed to say. IF YOU KNOW ME, you know that when it's all said and done, I will NOT hold back from speaking my mind. 
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I told my friend I want you to know that Jesus STILL loves you. And I told them, let me tell you something, when you chose to leave, I have never been more shocked about anything in my whole entire life!!!  I was blindsided, caught off guard, buuuuuuut God wasn’t. God knew these decisions you would make, and he loved you anyways. God is omniscient, all knowing, yet even knowing the choices you would make, he still chose to love you. 
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 I said, Had it been me that had known the future, I don’t know that I would have allowed myself to become best friends with you! I would have tried to protect myself from the hurt I would one day feel when you made this decision to leave! I hate to say it but it’s true… my love is not perfect, like God’s love!   
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I think ๐Ÿค” I would have said, eh, they'll one day walk away from the things of God. Why bother taking the time to hang out with them, they're leaving anyways, what’s the point? Why risk the heartbreak of knowing they’ll one day be gone and out of my life, I’ll just find someone else to be friends with!  That's ME!!! Sorry if it sounds rude or mean buuuuuuuuut it's the truth-Had I known the future like God, as an imperfect human, I would have chosen differently.
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Buuuuuuuuuuut NOT GOD!!!!
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
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God looked ahead in time as he hung on the cross, he saw you right now, doing whatever it is your doing at this very moment, and he still loved you!!! God knew every choice you would ever make, and he died for you anyways!!! Good knew, yet he still sent a Pentecostal family to live across the street from a little four-year-old boy! God knew every choice you would ever make, but his love still called you out! 
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Isn't it so amazing to think, that an ALL-KNOWING God, would still choose to still choose to love us???
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And maybe there is someone reading this today and you feel like you messed up or made to many mistakes- You turned your back on God or you thought you knew better than what others advised you to do. You gave into your flesh or to peer pressure. BUT JESUS STILL LOVES YOU!!!  God doesn't condone sin, but he still loves you, all you have to do is repent.  
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God knew from the first time he ever called your name, every good and bad choice you would make, yet he chose you anyways! He knew when he hung on the cross every bad decision you would make, and he died for you anyways. There is forgiveness at an altar of repentance. Jesus loves you!!! 
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Humans may reject you, BUT God's love is not like human love, His love is perfect, and he is reaching for you. You’re his little lost lamb ๐Ÿ‘ that has left the fold, he still has the 99, but that’s not enough, he wants you too! Just cry out to him and ask him to help you and he will come rescue you! Come home, the shepherd is waiting for you! JESUS LOVES YOU!!! He loves you. He loves you. He loves YOU!!!
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“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?" Luke 15:4 (KJV)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

CMM at the restroom #4857363111

So one time, I met up with one of my friends and this adorably quaint little bakery restaurant in North Scottsdale called, Sugar Jams, you guys, this place is AMAZING, i'll be doing a review on them SOON and you all will be heading on over there when you read about their scrumptiousness, buuuuuuuuuuuuut TODAY, let me tell you about the CLASSIC MARY MOMENT that happened yesterday!!! AHAHAHA!!!
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Sooooooooo after we're done eating, my friend and I are leaving, but I decide to go back in to take pics of this cute place AND use the restroom...two cups off coffee annnnnd its POTTY TIME folks...lol...sooooooo I go in and find the restrooms.
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I look down the hall and see both doors for both bathrooms, I look at both of them BEFORE I go in and THEN walk into the bathroom that is FOR ME!!!
I walk in and am thinking OH wow even the bathroom is CUTE...Awwww....buuuuuuuuuuuut WAIT...
WHY IS THERE A URINAL IN THE LADIES ROOM???
OMW, even this adorable lil bake shop in Scottsdale is trying to be Gender neutral friendly...PSsssh... I TELL YOU...
WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???
Then BEFORE I head into the stall, as a slight after thought, I think, THIS IS the right bathroom, RIGHT??? Soooooooo I pop my head back out the door and stare at it, YES, this IS indeed the right bathroom,
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 M for Mary...
OH WAIIIIIIIIIT...
M is FOR MEN,
NOT MARY!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
Yes really you guys, I went in THE MEN'S restroom, BECAUSE, M IS FOR MARY!!!
I mean, in defense of my MARYNESS, if you really think about it, it IS easy to get confused BECAUSE, most restrooms SAY the whole word MEN on it, NOT JUST an M...and the lil pic of the dude...lol...OKAAAAAAAY anyone with an M could make this mistake...RIGHT??? I mean, I have an ADORABLE M sweater... LOL You would think after THIS CMM HERE at Chic-fil-A all those years ago, that I would remember that urinals mean i'm in THE WRONG bathroom, buuuuuuuut all these years later and I STILL get confused!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. The WOMAN'S room is EVEN CUUUUUTERRR than the men's...
just in case anyone was wondering...AHAHAHAHA!!! ;)))))
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

THINGS THAT MAKE ME ROLL MY EYES!!! (Hee, Hee!!!;)


1. Bathrooms that don't have deodorizer
2. Bathrooms that DO have deodorizer but people don't use!
3. When stores or businesses don't have trash cans before you walk inside
4. When Christians say good luck!!! Ummmm...Did you mean God bless you???

5. When people say, "It must be Nice!" Like when you say what your doing or if you got something new, and they say, "It must be NICE!" Look I don't have everything in life that I want, but I don't tell my friends EVERY TIME they get married or have a baby or something that I really want, "It must be nice!" I'll rejoice with you when you get your spouse and baby, can you please be happy for me that I got ANOTHER new dress instead???? AHAHAHAHAAHAAA!!!
6. When people use manipulation to try and get me to do something. "We don't have a lot of money, so we were wondering if you could bring the steak tonight!" Look, I RARELY say no to people when they ask me to bring something, if you want me to JUST ASK...I don't need a free guilt trip with it! Or when people try to use my emotions to manipulate me into something even after I said NO! I rarely say no, SOOOOOO...IF I said no, IT's NO! Or I love the, "Do you want to be a blessing and________________________????" Actually, I KINDA wanted a blessing tonight...AHAHAHAHA!!!
7. When people don't eat my cooking
8. When people are wasteful with my cooking
9. When people don't use blinkers
10. When girls use guys to pay for their meal or flirt to get a discount or free drink! Seriously, that is soooooo ghetto and cheap and I'm the QUEEN OF FREE buuuuuuut that's one thing I will NOT do!!! My mom would reach outta heaven with her cane and bop me a good one for that!!! (Still remember her making me give back that hot-pink-razor-phone a guy I didn't like gave me for my birthday...You don't like him Mary! BUUUUUUUT I like the phone MOM!!! Remember how cool razor phone were guys???? And this was a HOT PINK one...sigh...buuuuut I learned! LOL)
11. When People don't want their picture taken!!! Seriously, your not too ugly, Your not too pretty, your not too spiritual, your not to fat, your not too cool, your not too popular, your not a celebrity, JUST SHUT UP AND SMILE FOR THE PICTURE!!! I'm just over here having fun, making memories...
AND BEING A STALKERRRR!!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!! If it's NOT for me...it's probably for SOMEONE!!! Heh, heh!!!
12. Negativity
13. Boring Clothes
14. Margarine instead of butter!!! It's NOT the same!!!Look people, FAT is FAT, buuuuuuuuut, margarine is CHEMICAL FAT!!! If I'm going to use FAT I WANT REAL FAT!!! Bahahahahaaa!!!
15. Cottage Cheese instead of Ricotta cheese!!!
16. Since your single can you ________________???? I can do it weather I'm SINGLE OR MARRIED...Soooooo BOOM!!!! 
17. People that won't say their age! Seriously, WHO CARES???
19. Overly cheap people that can afford something but want it for cheaper! 
20. When I say I don't want pets because they're to much responsiblility and people say, "Weeeeeeellll don't have kids then!" (I may not be the brightest bulb in the pack, buuuuuuuut there IS A DIFFERENCE between a child and dumb animal- The main difference being I actually care about one and NOT the other...jus sayin!!!) 
21. MOOCHERS!!! I may not be the best with my money, buuuuuuuuut I don't get people to buy things for me, wasteful or NOT, everything I buy is with MY OWN MONEY!!! I remember this one girl that a guy that I LIKED, liked her...and EVERYONE kept saying how she was sooooooo good with her finances and thats why they'd be such a good match!!! Buuuuuuut she also always somehow got people to buy things for her so she didn't have to use her own money! Finally after hearing for the millionth time how good she was with her finances, I said, Is she good with her finances??? OR is she good with EVERYONE ELSE'S FINANCES??? Jus sayin!!!!
22. PEOPLE THAT THINK THEY"RE TO GOOD OR MATURE FOR ADVENTURES IN ODYESSY!!! YOU.ARE.NOT.MY.PERSON
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, February 6, 2023

Happy Monday!!!


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Sometimes God gives us what we want, without us ever having to do anything to get it...SOMETIMES...
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buuuuuuut SOMTIMES...
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 God gives us everything we NEED to make what we want, the question is: ARE WE WILLING TO WORK FOR IT??? What are you going to do this week to work towards your dreams in God's kingdom or just life goals in general??? What will you do this week with what God has already given you to work towards your dream??? 
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As for me, books don't just write themselves ya know...
weeeeeeeelllll...I guess you all know what I'll be up to this week!!! 
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Writers gonna write!!!

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Whoever wrote the praying for cake quote is obviously, NOT a baker, cuz if they were, they would know that BATTER is the eggs and oil and all the ingredients you need to bake a cake mixed together...sooooo yeah...probably man!!! ;) LOL 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Happy Single Satruday!!!!

Soooo I was reading through really old blog posts and came across a poem my niece MJ wrote me when she was REALLY LITTLE!!! It's the hilariously-cutest lil poem everrrrr! It goes like this:
Mary is Mary
By MJ Ginty
Mary IS MARYMary is MerryBuuuuuuut Mary is NOT Married because Mary still needs to find someone to MARRY!!!
Or to be Biblically correct-someone needs to be finding ME!!!;)

Ahahahaha!!! WAAAAAAAYYYY TOO FUNNY AND CUTE!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 3, 2023

You can trust me!

I sat in the rocking chair at our house staring off into nothingness sobbing. I would never trust anyone again, my best friend for the past 8 year of my life was gone, just like that GONE!!! With just a text, “you’ve been a good friend, But I have some decisions to make, that only I can make, I hold nothing against you or anyone at church. And just like that, without any real explanation, my best friend was out of my life, and I honestly didn’t think I would ever trust anyone again. It’s not that I didn’t want to trust, I just didn’t think I could! 
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I’ve always had issues with trusting people. I had not allowed myself to be a cynical person but there was a wall from growing up in a somewhat broken home and a lot broken promises. (Not from my mom! She lived this until she breathed her last breath!) But life, it just happens.
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I remember talking to my one and only ex-boyfriend on the phone, not sure WHY we were talking if we had just broken up buuuuuuut you know broken hearts ๐Ÿ’” are stupid, and my last words to him were, well I don’t trust you! And that pretty much nailed the coffin to our relationship permanently shut. Your word is your word. Don't say things you can't fulfill, and the wedding dress was dropped off as a donation to Savers the local thrift store.
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But not trusting people had started long before him. It started as a little girl's dreams of a whole family going to church together were shattered. A little girl who heard promises broken over and over and over again. By the time I was 15 I stopped believing that just because someone said something meant they would really do it. As I got older it was friendships that got tossed aside for another person. It wasn't something I really spoke about to other people, it was just something inside of me, I dis-trusted people. I may have had been friends with EVERYONE, but that didn't mean I trusted them. 
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But then I made friends with someone that was so different than anyone I had ever known. They lived for God despite their circumstances and the home they lived in. They seemed slow and steady and above all else, faithful. Usually, when people teased guy friends about me, POOF, the friendship was instantly gone, but he still stayed my friend despite what anyone said. He always pushed me towards the things of God and encouraged me to develop stronger Godly character. There was never worldliness or from what I could see a desire for ungodly things.  I told him one time, I don't trust very easily, so this is kind of a big thing for me to say, but I trust you more than just about anyone i know, and I really did. 
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It NEVERRRRR once crossed my mind that he would backslide. Him leaving was not a nightmare come true, because I never once in the 8 years we were friends thought he would leave. But he did and when he left, momentarily, so did any grain of trust I had for any human did too.
"you’ve been a good friend, But I have some decisions to make, that only I can make..."
I just sat in the rocking chair, rocking back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, staring into nothingness and crying. In my mind I thought, I don't think I can ever get married now. Not because I didn't want to find someone, but because I didn't think I'd ever trust another human again. I started thinking about friends and was beginning to thing, eh, I should just let them go before they hurt me to. It was like the last thread of trust in humanity I had snapped when my friend left and I could no longer trust any human again. 
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It wasn't that I didn't want to live for God, that thought has NEVER entered my mind, it was just like, I'm going to have to do this without anyone else because everyone just keeps proving I can't trust them. As I sat there, I could feel complete distrust and cynicism creeping into my heart as I sat in that rocking chair rocking. 
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I wanted to pray, but all I could say, was, "God, who can I trust now? God who can I trust? Who can I trust? God who can I trust? Over and over and over again I kept asking him that rhetorical question. 
Who can I trust? 

And then I heard it,
softly and quietly,
JESUS whispered to my heart,
"You can trust me!" 
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It was so clear and so real to me, Jesus told me, I could trust him. And in that moment, the cynicism I had been feeling evaporated from around me. The flood gates of my heart opened up, "I trust you Jesus, I trust you. I put my trust in you Jesus." That moment was a turning point of my healing. TRULY, I can trust Jesus. In a crazy, messed up world, I know who I can trust.  
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 There are times that even though I may not outwardly show it, inside I am still leery of people, but I know that if I seek after Jesus, he will lead me and guide me to the right people in my life. He told me I could trust him and I know that I can. 
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I'm telling you guys, people may have failed you, but you can trust in Jesus! He is unshakable and unwavering. He will never leave you or forsake you. Don't let cynicism take over your life. I believe that the devil would have loved it if I had become a cynic, because ultimately, distrust towards all people will end up in distrust towards God. And you can't run this race on your own, God made us to need each other. The family of God is part of your journey to heaven. No matter how many times we're hurt, we need to learn to trust again. Ask God to lead you to the right people. 
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You can trust Jesus, 
I KNOW,
Because when I didn't think I would ever trust again, 
he whispered those words to my broken heart!!! 
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"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." 
(Romans 15:13)
♥Mary Frances :)


Thursday, February 2, 2023

Did you use that???

I was telling the ladies and girls stories from back in the day, WHEN I WAS YOUNG, i mean if you think I'm cRaZy now, you would not believe how much i've matured since my time as a teenager!!!! Sooooo here's me BACK IN THE DAY!!! 
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I come walkin out of the bathroom at Chick-fil-A this one time with my youth group...
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So I use the bathroom and come out and Micheal, one of the guys who is usually on the quieter side, is like, "Did you just use that?" I'm like, "uh, Yeah!" So he is like you used THAT bathroom? I'm like, YES! He's like, so you actually used the toilet in there? I'm just like thinkin, okaaaaaaay enough questions about my bathroom use! Liiiiiiiiiike aren't we getting a LITTLE PERSONAL??? So I respond with some  attitude, "Uh yeah, I used that bathroom! WHY?!" 
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He very simply & calmly says, "Because, thats the Men's." 
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AHAHAHA! I was like, OMW! I can't believe I just went into the MEN'S room AND used it without even realizing it!!! We were all like HYSTERICAL laughing! Then I was like... 
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HEEEEEEY! Thats why there was a urinal in there!!!
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My brother John was like, WHAT?! You mean to say that you ACTUALLY saw the urinal and didn't realize it was the men's bathroom!?!?!? 
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I'm like, "YEP, that's what i'm saying!!! Yes people, NO JOKE, I saw the urinal and thought to myself, hmmmm thats kinda odd to have in the woman's bathroom......like okaaaaaaaay ...whateverrrrrrr...People these days are just SOOOOO weird!!! WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???"
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BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
TotaLLLLLLLLLLy a
Classic Mary Moment!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Bad Matchmaking-By Odin Ginty Case #8475621111

Sooooooo if I haven't told you all this already, Odin is the world's MOST AWKWARD AND HORRIBLE matchmakerrrrrrr EVERRRRRRRR!!! Buuuuuuuuuut it's a better matchmaking moment in his life IF the person, which he is TRYING TO MATCH YOU WITH, is at least NO WHERE AROUND TO HEAR HIS MATCHMAKING!!! I mean, that's literally the MOST YOU CAN HOPE FOR WITH HIS MATCHMAKING SKILLS!!!!
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllll a few months ago we were at a play at Hale Theatre and he turns to me and says OOOOOOOOH AUNT MARY.
There's a CHOCOLATE man for you!!!
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Sooooooooooooo I look over to Odin's matchmaking man, THANKFULLY sittting the completely opposite side of the building, and see a handsome. fluffy, chocolate man...

He looked like a chocolate teddy bear!!!
I mean HAD HE BEEN IN CHURCH, i may possibly have been a good match, except for one BIG detail...
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I said, YES ODIN, annnnnnnnnnnd he also has his arm around...
HIS WIFE!!! 
He's like, ooooooooh,
Sorry about that Aunt Mary!!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)