Sunday, April 30, 2023

Happy Sunday!!!

It’s soooooooo gonna be with it… 

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Single Saturday!!!

Still waiting for that feeling!!! ;) hahahaha πŸ˜‚ 😝 

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

God Cares about...

Soooooooooo I think around 2010, we went to Maui and I bought a souvenir, weeeeeeeeeellll one of many buuuuuuut this particular one was my absolute FAVORITE and THE ONLY ONE I still have today!!!
It was a handmade flower hair accessory made out of dried pineapple 🍍 leaves and I had bought it from just some random booth of locals that lived there!!!
Buuuuuuut you all know me and of course I couldn’t just buy something from the locals, I had to talk to them! I had to ask them about their culture and ethnicity and customs and well liiiiiiiike most people, THEY FELL IN LOVE WITH ME!!! Annnnnd the next thing I knew they were weaving me a fresh Hawaiian 🌺 flower wreath for my hair, the base being made out of palm leaves and beautiful flowers woven in!
And they didn’t charge me for it! They just place it on my head like I was royalty…. And told me I was beautiful!!!! Annnnnnd you guys KNOWS how much I looooooove flowers!!! Soooooooo let me tell you all something, I wore that flower crown everyday I was there annnnnd I got SOOOOO MUCH ATTENTION from it!!! (There’s actually another really funny story I’ll share another time!)
Anyways, if you guys know me, I have tendency to not keep things foreverrrrr!!!! Buuuuuuut I’ve always kept that handwoven pineapple 🍍 leafe flower! It’s a neutral color and goes with anything and even though in some ways it’s almost plain, its simplicity has an exotic flair to it! And it’s unique too- you neverrrrr go anywhere and see someone else with a handwoven pineapple leaf flower!!Plus I have such a good memory of the Hawaiian people that made it and crowned me while I was there!!!
See here’s a picture of me with it… see???
Well I’m usually willing to share any of my hair accessories with my niece, and I don’t even care if she asks, buuuuuuuut one day she walks into church MY MAUI FLOWER in her and I just about had to pray through during prayer!!! I looooooove that flower and it’s pretty much irreplaceable!!! And yeah I knoooooow that there’s a good chance I’d lose or break it, buuuuuuut at least I’ll just be mad at myself and not someone else….I mean all my other things can be rebought buuuuuuuut NOT THAT ONE!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeellllll I didn’t say anything buuuuuuut when she gave it back to me I hid it in my drawer… I’ve had it for 12 years… I’ve gotta preserve it!!!
Well I wore it to church a few more times and each time I took it off I’d tuck it into my drawer! Then one day I was cleaning and straightening up my drawers and I realized something…
It was no where!!! I searched through all my hair accessories and it.was.GONE. 😭 and my room is clean and I don’t have clutter or lots of junk because I’m constantly clearing out sooooooo I knew it was under junk or something…UGH!! I was liiiiiike I guess that’s what I get for not wanting to share it, buuuuuuut STILL I’d rather it was me that lost it!!!! Haha 😝 
I went to my sisters room and was liiiiiiike, you’re not going to believe this buuuuuuut my flower from Maui is OFFICIALLY GONE!!! My sister was like, after all these years??? I was liiiiiike yeah!!! I guess I should’ve known me keeping something for this long without it breaking, or getting lost was just too good to be true!!! NOTHING LASTS FOREVER!!!
Then I was liiiiiike, I know it’s kinda dumb, buuuuuuuuuut, I actually think I’m going to pray about it!!! SO I DID!!!! I was liiiiiike, God I know it’s just a stupid hair accessory, buuuuuuuuuut you know where it is and if you want to, you can get it back to me!!! And that was that!!! I went on my life for the few weeks… SHOCKINGLY;) juuuuuuuuust fine without my FAVORITE HAIR ACCESSORY!!! 🀷‍♀️ 
Then one Sunday, I opened my purse, okay so I only use a purse on Sundays… I know, I knoooooow I’m WEIRD!!!! Well and it’s always the same purse! I only have two purses, a church purse and a casual purse and the casual purse is RARELY USED!!! So open my Sunday purse and GASPED…

In a ziploc bag is my favorite hair accessory!!!
Now I had used it SEVERAL SUNDAYS since I had prayed about it… soooooooo idk if I just never saw the bag, which I have no recollection of putting it in there if I did OR if God was just like, let me put that in a ziploc before I put it in her purse… buuuuuuuuut there it was!!!
My beloved pineapple 🍍 leaf Maui flower!!!!
I know, I know, I knoooooow…
It’s just a stupid little trinket, buuuuuuuuuuut…

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, April 24, 2023

Happy Monday!!!!


♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

How to compete for a guy!!! (Repost from 2010)

or a girl...
if your a guy...
heh, heh!!!
Have you ever wished you had a SPECIAL tool, a secret weapon, that would ensure you to win the competition with fellow single peers seeking to find their helpmate?!
To be THE ONE that they choose???
I sure HAVE!!! If your reading this and saying Oh no, I'm NOT like that, GIRRRRL PULEEEEEZE... you can say whateverrrr you want...buuuuuuuut I'm just gonna be real today...AS I ALWAYS AM!!! ;) We ALL want our crush to choose us over our peer! 
WEEEEEEELLLLLLL, I DISCOVERED that SECRET TOOL!!! The ONE THING that can ENSURE you to ALWAYS win the competitive battle. There is SOMETHING you can do that WILL guarantee a WIN!!! Annnnnnnd being the AMAZING person that I am, I'm NOT going to keep this secret to MYSELF, I'm going to SHARE it with YOU ALL!!!
Soooo listen up LADIES annnnnnnnnd ALL you GENTLEMEN that SECRETLY read my blog but don't want to admit it...Are you ready??? THIS IS MY SECRET TOOL...annnnd once I share it with you...your life will change...FOREVERRRR!!!! (Weeeeellll not really...buuuuut it IS some pretty AWESOME advice if I do say so myself!!!;)
So waaaaaaaaay back in the day, I liked this certain Apostolic young man, I don't really know how to describe him except to say he was tall, dark and HANDSOME!!! He was soooo fun and cool to hang out with. Plus, to top all this off, he was like TOALLY annointed of God, which of course  REALLY impressed me. I remember telling all the girls, "Like NOT only is he, the BEST LOOKIN guy in Pentecost, but he is annointed too!"

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

Here's your 
"Did you know???..."
That Abraham Lincoln, the president that freed the slaves, did you know thaaaaaaaat, HIS WIFE’S NAME WAS MARY??? 

Yeeeeeeesssss that’s right…. MARY!!! I share my name with yet another amaZing historical figure and especially because she was married to Abe Lincoln, one of the greatest presidents in American history!!! 
I was listening today on Audible to a historical fiction story involving the civil war and the assacination of President Lincoln and it mentionioned his wife MARY!!! I was liiiiiiiike noooooo waaaaaaaayyyy!!!! That’s sooooo cool!!! 
It is also said that her whole life, despite where she lived,  and those opinions, she was a STAUNCH ABOLITIONIST…annnnnnnnnd happened to a…
Looks her and I had A LOT IN COMMON!!! ;)
"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Seeing through Love...

Sooooooo the other day I was at Fry's getting out of my car, when I heard a couple talking to each other about a car. They were like, OH look at THAT CAR, that's a beautiful car!!! And in my head I thought, who cares about some fancy shmancy car!!! I LOOOOOVE MY CAR!!! I love my Honda Element! I don't care if it's not the latest, greatest, thing!!!  It's high off the ground, but compact and it has THE COLDEST AC annnnd it's really cute and reliable!!!! Sooooooo what if it has some scrapes and a dent on the bumper!!!! Those things just give it character!!!! It's THE BEST car I've everrrrr owned and I LOOOOOOOOVE my Orange Blossom Orange Crush, scrapes, bumps, DENTS AND ALL!!! 
Weeeeeeeellll when the couple saw me as they walked by they stopped said, OH we were just talking about your car, it's a BEAUTY!!! I was liiiiiiiiiiiiike... OH THAAAAAAANK YOU!!!! They were like, yeah we love Honda Elements, we used to have one and really miss it!!! I was like, Oh totally agree!!! This is my favorite car i've ever owned!
And we parted ways smiling! 
Annnnnnd I thought, that must be what it's like to see through the eyes of love. When you love someone, you don't stay focused on all their flaws and imperfections. Yeah, you know they're there, buuuuuut you LOVE them!!!
God sees us through the eyes of love So often we compare ourselves to others. We want to be like them! (ok just to be really honest, I don't struggle with this a WHOLE LOT....buuuuuut occasionally...every ONCE IN A BLUE MOON!!!;) If only I was more like this or like so and so! Buuuuuuut God sees us the way I saw my car and was defending it in my head. He hears us or knows what we're thinking inside and he's LIKE, whaaaaaat??? That's MY GIRL and I think she is AWESOME!!! She's just the best thing everrrrrr. That's MY CHILD!!! I took EXTRA time to make him the way he is. 
God's LIKE, no I'm NOT talking about someone else, THAT'S YOU I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!! You don't need to try and be like someone else!!! Bumps, scratches, imperfections, flaws and all, 
"I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: Marvellous are thy works; And that my soul knoweth right well."
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Happy Sunday!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Single Saturday!!!

Wenn Gott dir bereits gesagt hat, dass er nicht fΓΌr dich ist und du versuchst alles, damit es irgendwie funktioniert.
                                    THAT'LL PREACH!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 14, 2023

After the peak top!!!

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 :)

Thursday, April 13, 2023

We were sooooooo POOR...

Growing up, 
We were soooooooooo POOR
When I asked my mom for a BABY ALIVE...
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Two of them ACTUALLY!!! Hee, hee!!!
I suppose in the end, my Baby Alive's have turned out more handy then that doll ever woulda...cuz who’s gonna work on my car or pick me up when I forget to get gas ⛽️???? Haha!!! THANK GOD WE WERE POOR...That doll woulda been LONG GONE BY's kinda hard to lose these guys!!! Hee, hee!!! ;)
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Send me your *We were soooo poor we_____________

Monday, April 10, 2023

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Happy Easter!!!

He’s ALIVE!!! Jesus IS ALIVE!!! Celebrate πŸŽ‰ 

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Happy Single Saturday!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllll that’ll preeeeeeeeeach!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 7, 2023

Where's MY KEYES???

Soooooooo the other day I gather all my stuff and am heading to the car and I’m looking πŸ‘€ for my Keyes and can’t find them anywhere!!!

I’m liiiiiike greeeeeat!!!! I look on my dresser, the counter, my bed, NO WHERE!!! Ugh….. probably locked them in my car πŸš—….
Then I glanced down….
Liiiiiiiike DUH….
They were in my hand the whole time in between my water, two protien shakes and bag of vitamins…

Weeeeeeeeeelllll how I was I supposed know that???
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Because I’m a woman!!!!

Sooooooo there’s this mystery series I was enjoying, weeeeeeelllll they’ve been getting a little too scary for me, buuuuuuut I was enjoying them! And in this series, at a certain point in the story, the author will say, all the facts of the mystery have been laid out in the story line and as the reader you can use all the facts to solve the mystery on your own before you continue with the story!!!!
Weeeeeeeeelllll I think this is really cool and at this point i usually DO INDEED figure out the mystery… buuuuuuuuuuut I don’t figure it out with the facts!!! 
You see, 
I don’t need facts
                              Because I’m a woman
                               IVE GOT INTUITION!!!
That’s right, us woman don’t NEED FACTS!!! Bahahahahaaa 
♥Mary Frances :)