Sunday, June 30, 2013

What to pray...

I was listening to Holy Ghost Radio the other day, honestly not really paying complete attention to the message that was playing. A lot of times i'll leave it blaring on while i'm doing whatever around the house. However I was listening and the preacher was talking about what we should be praying for in what we get for our future spouse, of COURSE, my ears INSTANTLEY perked up and I had to write down what he was saying we should pray for!!! He was basically saying that people are NOT looking for what they SHOULD be looking for in a spouse!!!
HE SAID WE SHOULD BE PRAYING...
Weeeeeeeellllll...I just thought I would share that with you all...TOO GOOD NOT TO PASS ON!!! ;) Kinda reminds me a little of my post, What we should look for in a spouse!
 If you've never read it, you can do so HERE!!!
Weeeeeeelllll have a good week of prayer peeps!!! :)))))
♥Mary Frances :) 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Awesomest tie everrrr!!!!

Soooooooooo I'm sure that ALL you Apostolic guys out there have just been WAITING for me to do another post on suggested men's clothing for you all!!! Weeeeeellll I FINALLY found something that I felt was WORTH BLOGGIN about for you all!!! A TIE!!! YES!!! I found a tie that I LOOOOOVE!!! ANNNNNNNNNNND unlike my last post of reccommended clothing, which you can reread HERE!!! This TIE is NOT gonna break your bank account cuz its found at the AWESOMEST STORE EVER!!! Yes, thats right, WALMART!!!
Okaaaaaaaaaaaay soooo look at this rack of ties and take and guess WHICH TIE it is that i'm IN LOVE WITH!?!?!?!
IF you guessed THIS ONE...
You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!!
THIS IS THE AWESOMEST TIE EVERRRR!!!
I LOOOOOOVE THIS TIE!!! Seriousley, it is soooooo NICE!!! It just speaks absolute manliness!!! Plus it is NOT boring...sooo many guys ties are just like, blah, blah, BLAH!!! I mean like seriousley, no offense but some of you guys out there, your ties are soooo DULL I'm just falling asleep LOOKING AT YOUR TIE!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! BUUUUUUUUUUT NOT THIS TIE!!! Cuz THIS tie is THE AWESOMEST TIE EVERRR!!!
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Annnnnnnnnd guess what??? It is ONLY $10 bucks!!! THATS IT!!! Wives, BUY THIS TIE FOR YOUR HUSBAND!!! Guys, BUY THIS TIE FOR YOURSELF!!! Guess what ALL my brother's are getting for Christmas this year??? LOL YES, thats right THIS AMAZING TIE!!! (Altho, I only saw two at the Walmart across the street from PV MAll!!!)
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Guys, what are you waiting for??? Go to your local Walmart or go online HERE and buy yourself the AWESOMEST TIE EVERRR!!! Annnnnnd heeeeey if you happen to be a Single-Godly-Handsome-On-fire-for-God-burden-for-the-lost-normal-guy-with-a-decent-job-not-in-debt-owns-a-car-never-been-married-no-kids-tithe-payer-young-man annnnnnnnnd you wanna match just let me know, cuz I sooooooo ROCK THIS COLOR!!! (Mar Bear PURRRR) I mean, i'm 'jus SAYIN' in case you were wondering!!! ;) ;) ;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, June 28, 2013

I'm NOT Beautiful like...

Sooooo all my up lashes are going up, like they're supposed to... Buuuut then there is one up lash,  that is perfectly curled downward!!! It doesn't look bad, it actually, in my personal oppinion is still quite LOVELY...hee,hee!!! It's JUST sooooooo WEIRD!!! Buuuuut I loooove it cuz it reminds me of...
ME!!!
AHAHAHA!!! Yes REALLY, i DID just say that!!! You know cuz I just kinda walk right along with everyone else, doing my own dance and singing my own tune, not caring if i'm completely DIFFERENT from everyone else that i'm hanging out with!!! I recently saw a quote that I absolutely LOVE!!! It says,
"I'm NOT beautiful like YOU...
I"m beautiful like ME!!!"
I just wanted to tell all you ladies, girls, gals and chicas out there today, JUST BECAUSE you don't look EXACLTY JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, does NOT mean that your NOT beautiful!!! There may be another female that you know annnnd you think, OH IF I COULD ONLY LOOK LIKE HER!!! Heeeey just cuz she is beautiful and you look NOTHING like her, does NOT mean that you are NOT beautiful!!! God made us ALL DIFFERENT!!! Different shapes, sizes, shades, colors, heights, frames, straighy hair, curly hair, wavy hair, fluffy hair, gray hair, red hair...big noses, hook noses, perfect noses, freckles, dimples...WHATEVERRRR you got...LOVE IT!!!
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 Cuz guess WHAT??? Thats how God made YOU!!! Its like I said in my post, How to compete for a guy, (or a for a girl IF your a guy!;) Read it HERE!!! You may feel like your that ONE quirkey eyelash thats curling in the WRONG direction, buuuuuut heeeeeey just WAIT cuz theres always gonna be ONE cRaZy person that comes along and thinks, She's not like all the other girls I know, she's different, kinda off, buuuuut its weird cuz I STILL think she's really, really PRETTY!!!
You don't have to be the cookie cutter image
 of someone else!!!
 JUST BE YOU!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

When I was a teenager!!!

I was talking to Anali the other day annnnnnnnd in her FRUSTRATION towards todays kids she exclaimed and i'm PARAPHRASING her words, that she is just soooo fed up and tired of how todays kids are ALWAYS on their eltronics and tablets!!! She goes, you KNOW when I was a kid, I ACTUALLY did stuff, like craft projects and painting and stuff. I'm just kinda like, yeah... as I continue to listen to her rant about how todays children play.
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 Then after another minute or two longer I interrupted her with my laughter!!! I'm like okaaaaaaaaaay ANALI...while YOUR thinking about how YOU played as a child i'm thinking about...im having my own little WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER!!!
 HOW I STALKED AS A TEENAGER!!!
 Like HELLOOOOO whats up with all this, BEHIND THE SCENES...VIrtual, Online stalking??? Facebook??? Instagram??? Twitter???
When I WAS A TEENAGER...
I STALKED IN REAL LIFE!!!
 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I mean...I brought my binoculars to CONFERNCE!!! Oh YES I DID!!! Sat on the FRONT ROW TOO!!! Hee, hee!!! ;) I didn't just like his status on Facebook, I just straight up told him to his REAL face, I LIKE YOU!!! I didn't just FOLLOW his tweets, I really ACTUALLY FOLLOWED HIM!!! I didn't leave him anonymous comments, I put notes under his door at conferences proudly signed my name!!! We door knock ditched at 3am!!! I didn't just become friends with HIS ONLINE friends, I REALLY BECAME FRIENDS with HIS FRIENDS!!! Like duh...WHY DO YOU THINK I HAVE SOOOOO MANY FRIENDS now??? Hee, hee!!! ;)
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Annnnnd I didn't just find his house on Google maps, I REALLY FOUND HIS HOUSE!!! Like he comes out in the morning and i'm just sitting outside like, heeeeeey, Just keepin in touch!!! BAHAHAHA!!! OH ANNNNND I didn't steal pics from someones blog, photo stream or Instagram, I CHASED HIM IN REAL LIFE WITH MY MOM'S CAMERA!!! Like Helloooooo PEOPLE!!!! I REALLY KNEW HOW TO STALK!!! I mean I think...
I put the extra,
in EXTRA BOLD!!!
OH YEAH... thats way I rolled when I WAS A TEENAGER!!! AHAHAHAHA!!! No really, I think...I'm THE REASON they started the...
 LADIES OF LEGACY CLASS
at the Bible College!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

God wants YOU!!!

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Did you ever know that GOD WANTS TO USE YOU!!! God can use ANYONE, buuuuuut He wants to use YOU!!! Sometimes there are things that God directs to do and our first thought is, Oh I can't do this! I need to find someone else to do this!!! I tell my sis this A LOT...she's probabley rolling her eyes even as she reads this, LOL, buuuuut sometimes she'll tell me oh YOU need to go talk to so and so about going to church or a Bible study!
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Annnnnnnnd I'm like, WHY ME??? And she'll say, because your BETTER than me at talking to  people! ANNNNND I SAY, yes, buuuuuuut WHY DID GOD, put them in YOUR PATH and NOT MINE??? And she'll say, weeeeellll because... and I'm like NO THERESA, God wants to USE YOU!!! I told her, i'm willing if no one else will or can do it, buuuuuuuuut, for SOME REASON...God CHOSE YOU!!!
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Often times God will give us a soul or even just a job that he wants us to do and because of our own inadaqucies we think, Oh i'm NOT qualified, I'm not good enough and we try to pass it off onto someone else!!!! One thing that the Abbotts taught us our whole lives growing up is, IF they asked you to do something, you said YES!!! If they asked you to testify, YOU TESTIFIED!!! If they asked you to sing, YOU SANG!!! If they asked you to clean, YOU CLEANED!!!! If they asked you to be in choir, YOU WERE IN THE CHOIR!!! If they asked you to direct the Christmas play, YOU DIRECTED THE CHRISTMAS PLAY!!! If they wanted you to write it, YOU WROTE IT!!! If they asked you to teach Sunday School, YOU TAUGHT SUNDAY SCHOOL!!!
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Bro. Abbott always taught us that we needed to have a heart that was willing to say YES to WHATEVER was asked of us!!! I mean, with a few understandable exceptions when sick or whatever, but they never wanted us to have an attitude of when it was COMFORTABLE for us and on OUR TERMS, that THEN God could use us!!! He said if we go somewhere and we're requested to sing, you better have song ready to sing and NOT to come up with an excuse or to say that you were on vacation, YOU SANG!!! There were times Bro. Abbott would just hand me the mike at alter call and say I want you to sing, and I was thinking WHY ME??? I'm NOT a singer, I'm a WRITER!!! Ooooo buuuuut I didn't say that, I just SAAAAAANG!!!
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This past Conqueror's Conference they did a singspiration before one of the night services and they wanted people to volunteer to sing, well, it turns out that there was a grand total of about three groups that were going to sing. One of the people in charge was like, MARY!!! We NEED VOLUNTEERS!!! I'm like, heeeeey don't look at ME!!! Then Someone else said to me, Mary, Why don't YOU sing!?!?! I was like, WHAAAAAAT ME??? Nooooooo!!!
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They were like, WHY NOT??? I'm like, BECAUSE, I'm NOT a SINGER!!! They were like, WELL you sing at OUR CHURCH!!! I'm like yeah, buuuuuut thats our church, i mean IF I mess up at my church, big deal...BUUUUUUUUUUT...this is a YOUTH CONFERENCE!!! Like do you know just HOW EMBARRASSING that will be??? God's like, Oooooo so its all about WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK huh??? Ooooo CONVICTION smacked me up side of my face...I'm like UH FIIIIIIIIINE.
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Sooooooo I went and told the person in charge...then I did a quick practice...and with a pounding heart I waited for church!!! Annnnnnd when it was time for the singspiration, I went up and sang my little song...Ooooo it was the most nervous, terrifying feeling I had felt, buuuuuut I did it!!! I refused to let the fear of smirks or talk later on hinder me from saying YES, to God!!! Because what does it matter what PEOPLE think, I wasnt singing for PEOPLE anyways!!! We need to remember that when God asks us to do something, HE IS THE ONE THAT WE ARE DOING IT FOR!!!
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Its easy for us to say YES to something that we are GOOD AT!!! Its easy for me to say YES to write something or to speak or testify for something, because, I KNOW that I'm GOOD AT IT!!! And I don't mean that in a concieted way, I KNOW MY STRENGTHS!!! Buuuuuut its a WHOLE LOT HARDER to say YES to something that we're unsure of ourselves in doing it! Buuuut God doesn't want us to put our confidence in our OWN ABILITY, buuuuuut IN HIM!!!
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"And Moses said unto the LORD, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue."God said SOOOO WHAT???...that doesn't matter...Whats a little SPEECH IMDEDIMENT to me??? HELLOOOO...I MADE YOU!!! "And the LORD said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say." Buuuuuuuuuut Moses just couldn't be ok with God saying it didn't matter...He musta been thinkin about WHAT the Eyptians were going to think of him..."And he said, O my Lord, send, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom thou wilt send." God said OK FINE, i'll get someone else to help you...buuuuuuuut YOU were my FIRST CHOICE!!!"And the anger of the LORD was kindled against Moses, and he said, Is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he can speak well. And also, behold, he cometh forth to meet thee: and when he seeth thee, he will be glad in his heart."Moses didn't have enough trust in God to believe that God could ACTUALLY use him DESPITE his inabilities"And thou shalt speak unto him, and put words in his mouth: and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do." Annnnnnd soooo God made Aaron and Moses a team, buuuuuuuuut he didn't NEED AARON to USE MOSES!!! "And he shall be thy spokesman unto the people: and he shall be, even he shall be to thee instead of a mouth, and thou shalt be to him instead of God." (Exodus 4:10-16)
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In God's original plan, he was going to use Moses, just the way that he was!!! God wants to USE YOU!!! It doesn't matter to God HOW good you are at something, WHAT matters is YOUR AVAILABILTY and the WILLINGNESS in your heart to him when he asks you to do something!!! God doesn't see us the way we see ourselves!!! Our weaknesses don't matter to God because our STRENGTH IS IN HIM!!!
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God can use someone else, buuuuut he wants YOU!!! Sometimes I don't know WHY i'm driving to Glendale to bring people to my church in SCOTTSDALE!!! Sometimes i'll even suggest, you know there is a REALLY good church like five minutes from you??? And I'll hear OH NO MARY, I want to go to church with YOU!!! Annnnnd it can be A LOT OF GAS, buuuuut i just have a deal with God, AS LONG AS HE PROVIDES THE GAS, I'LL PROVIDE THE TRANSPORTATION!!! 
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 Inviting people to church and bringing people to church, I am pretty good at this.... buuuuuut OH MAN I get nervous trying to help pray someone through to the Holy Ghost!!! Oh I can put my arm around someone just at the alter and PRAY WITH THEM!!! Buuuuut the actual LEADING someone into how to pray, I get soooo SCARED and nervous about it!!! I'll look around to see where all the GOOD ALTER WORKERS ARE...buuuut if they're busy praying with someone else...guess WHAT???  God wants ME!!!
Did you know that God wants YOU!!! Not just your momma, not just your daddy, not just your sista, NOT JUST YOUR BROTHA, not just your granny... YOU!!! Don't pass it off onto someone else...
Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the LORD? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say."
GOD WANTS TO USE YOU!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jr. Camp...THE HEART OF THE MATTER!!!

Soooo this past Sunday morning, at Coffee and donuts at my church before pre-service prayer, I was talking to a man in my church named Bro. Dave. This is my friend, Janelle Karlson's dad, and Bro. Dave KNOWS ME annnnnd I'm always doing or saying things in class to make him laugh. Soooo we're there at coffee and donuts chattin it up and he asks me if I'm going to Jr. Camp this week???
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I was like, Oh no, I'm not going!!! He was like, Oh really?! I'm soooo surprised! That just really seems like something you would be involved in since your always doing things with the kids and stuff! So i'm like, yeah well I have to work this week, plus its like $100 to go HELP!!! I'm like, SOOOOO I would be paying a $100 to go, plus I would be losing a weeks worth of pay, thats going on like close to $400 for HELPING at Jr. Camp...sooooooooo I'm EXPLAINING myself to Bro. Dave and he is just nodding his head understandingly!!! Then he says...
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AND besides all THAT,
There are NO GUYS going YOUR AGE
ANYWAYZ!!!
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AHAHAHA!!! I just like busted up laughing!!! And then he just busts up laughing!!! I'm like, YES Bro. Dave, Thank you for just GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER!!! (Not that there are EVERRRR actually guys MY AGE at conferences, soooo I guess we she say, AVAILABLE LEGALLY AGED GUYS) AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! He's like, WELL YOU KNOW, that IF YOU KNEW there were gonna be guys there, you wouldn't even think twice about laying out $400 to go!!! I'm like weeeeeelllll...I'm NOT EVEN gonna lie...Ain't THAT THE TRUTH!!! BAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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I'm like HEEEEEEY...you know what...we got Jr. Camp pretty much EVERY SERVICE up on my row at church...annnnnnnnnnd its FREE!!! God's gonna have to give me a STRONGER burden in order for me to ACTUALLY GO TO JR. CAMP AND PAY FOR IT!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

More of JESUS!!!

When we got back from A Mountain Apart, everyone that went was asked to give a testimony, this is the basis of what I said and what God impressed upon my heart while I was at camp! A little bit before we got to the camp grounds I texted my mom and told her that I would be losing phone service soon, (Even tho I didn't) that I would talk to her at the end of the week and to pray that I got a BLESSING!!! She texted me back and said that she loved me and to just listen to that still small voice while I was at camp!
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You know, I went to camp with SOOOO MUCH on my heart! I was praying and it felt like my prayers were in soooo many different directions! Like God, I want to do something for you! I want you to use me! I want to be a soul winner! And I'm thinking about different lost souls, I'm thinking about finding the will of God in my life and doing his will...when I just STOPPED praying about everything else and I just started praying, God, I WANT MORE OF YOU!!!
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 I think that was Wednesday morning that I felt God impressed something on my heart one morning in early morning prayer!  I started praying, more of you Jesus! I just want more of you! I was praying God I just want to be so filled with you that it begins to overflow out of me! As I was praying I just imagined my heart vessel being so full of God that it just litterally overflowed and poured out of me!.
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But as I was praying and thinking about this, I was thinking about the Spirit of God being so much in me that it would flow out of me and fall onto the ground. Buuuuut even as I thought of that, I got to thinking about when a pitcher of water is to full, what do we do??? Do we just let it all overflow to the ground??? NO! We GO GET ANOTHER PITCHER and start putting some of that water into the next pitcher!
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As I was praying that morning, I really felt God talking to me. It wasn't that loud, blaring, audible voice, but just like my mom had told me, that still small voice,God impressed on me, NO, my spirit won't be wasted, IF you get so full of me that your vessel begins to overflow, it won't fall to the ground in waste, MY SPIRIT is going to find ANOTHER VESSEL to be filled!!!

Annnnnnnnd thats the message that God gave me at camp, Stop focusing on EVERYTHING ELSE!!! Stop trying to figure out how its all going to happen and just focous on GETTING MORE OF ME!!! (Jesus) Sometimes we try to analyze God! We try to figure Him out like some kind of mathematical equation, buuuuuut there is NO LOGICAL explaination for how God works...We just know that WE NEED  HIM!!!
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Sometimes we find ourselves soooo focused on working for God, that we focus more on THE WORK, than on THE ONE that we are working for! Take Mary and Martha, Mary was sitting at the feet of Jesus soaking in every word that he said, while Martha was in the kitchen, working, preparting FOR JESUS, they were both doing good things, they both had their hearts in the right direction, yet Jesus clearly says that Mary had chosen the better part! What's better than working for God??? It's just being WITH GOD!!! Mary just wanted JESUS!!! God wants us to work for him, buuuuuut ABOVE ALL ELSE, He wants us to spend time with him!!! Jesus wants us to want him!!!
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How are we going to reach the lost? By getting MORE of JESUS!!! How are we going to reach our loved ones??? By getting MORE OF JESUS!!! How are we going to have revival??? By getting MORE OF JESUS!!! How are we going to find the will of God for our lives???? BY GETTING MORE OF JESUS!!! Sometimes we focus so much on the problem, BUUUT what we really need to focus on is THE SOLVER OF OUR PROBLEMS!!! JESUS!!! JESUS!!! JESUS!!!! If we would just get so filled with him, EVERYTHING ELSE in our life is going to fall into place, in HIS TIME!!!
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 If WE the people of God could just get soooo hungry for God, that instead of focusing on our problems, and finding solutions, that we just seek after God our vessels will be soooo FILLED WITH JESUS its going to begin to overflow out of us and find another vessel to begin to filled! Oh God I want more of you!
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 I've had that song on my heart since camp,
♪More of you, MORE OF YOU!!! MORE OF YOU!!! ♪♪I have it all, yet what I need, is MORE OF YOU!!!♪ It seems I've had my fill, YET I HUNGER STILL, empty and bare, Lord hear my prayer, FOR MORE OF YOU!!!♪♪♪
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"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled."
(Matthew 5:6)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

You know your Pentecostal WHEN...

WHEN...
You roll out of bed early in the morning, exhausted from a late night of church the evening before. You throw on some clothes WITHOUT EVEN looking at yourself in the mirror before driving to work! THEN when you get to work, feeling like you must look like CRUD, you get compliments on your LEFTOVER HAIR!!!
  "Your hair looks so pretty Mary! Where did you get it done?!" Uh, ACTUALLY, I did it myself! "Really?!?! WOW!!!"
YES...
I'm PENTECOSTAL!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

AMA Goodbye!!!

Annnnnnnnnnd this was our morning of the FINAL GOOD BYES!!!
 FRIENDS FOREVERRR!!!
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These were the SAME steps and porch that we had our WATER FIGHT on!!! Ooooo I sooooooooooo FORGOT to tell you all about that!!! Yes! There was a WATER FIGHT annnnnnnnnnd I want it to go on record that IT WAS STARTED BY DENAE ABBOTT AND DAWN WHATEVERRR HER LAST NAME IS!!! LOL
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Buuuuuuuuuuut WHO GOT THE BLAME??? Yes, thats right ME!!! Miss Proverbs 31 herself!!! Bro. Andrew comes walking over with this HUGE grin and is like, OH this has Mary Ginty written all over it!!! I was like, WHATEVERRRR!!! I mean, yes, once it DID get started, I did HELP take it to the NEXT LEVEL, and YES I DID manage to get the WETTEST, OF COURSE....buuuuuuuut I did NOT START IT!!!
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I was like, Bro. Andrew, WHAT do you think of us having like a big, huge, PLANNED water fight??? He was like, NOPE!!! The pastor's already talked about a PLANNED one and decided against it!!! I was like, Oooo okaaaaaaaay....soooooo as long its NOT PLANNED!?!?! He was like, WEEEEELLLL....annnnnnnd if the unplanned once get out of hand they will be ended as well!!! I was like, OH...Ummmmm...okaaaaaay sooooo anywayz we're NOT EVEN HAVIN THIS CONVO RIGHT NOW!!! Heh, heh, heh!!! ;) Buuuuuuuut we NEVERRRR did have another UNPLANNED water fight...NEXT YEAR PEOPLE!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sunglass funeral!!!

Sooooooooooooo do you all remember me tellin you guys about how my pink-heart-shaped-sunglasses broke???
Remember the devestation I felt in my heart on the trip over??? The laying on of hands???
Weeeeeeelllll...Funeral arrangements IMMEDIATELY began to be made!!! Jac even handmade a COFFIN for the sunglasses one night from two nacho thingys...LOL!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday AMA!!!

Thursday morning started off with another beautiful walk to the chapel for prayer, knowing that in previous years, this WOULD HAVE been the morning we were all saying goodbye to each other!!!
Bro. Frazier giving us our morning devotional, he was talking about heros in our lives, as in people we look up to but also Biblical heroes! My heroes are not the celebrities of this world....buuuuut the people of God!!!
Also, I forgot to say that the day before Bro. Mattew Garrett did our devotional and he talked about how the word of God is a sword that divides the spirit and the flesh. He was talking about how sometimes there are things that God will just begin to tell us to seperate out of our lives. Its not like we're not living for God, its just time to let go of things in order for us to move up higher and draw closer to God! I know personally for my own self that this made perfect sense when he talked about it! There have been things that i've felt like God wanted to me to get rid of or let go of, WHY??? I'm allowed to do it, its ok, its not SIN!!! I can't explain it, its just an urging in my heart that I can get rid of until I obey. But hearing this devotional helped to understand more, its the word of God dividing the spirity and the flesh!!!
Denae singing one of her newest songs that she has written which will be coming out on one of her albums soon to come!!! I'm soooooooo excited, I can't wait to hear another one of her CD'S!!! Btw people you can buy her music and the Abbotts on iTunes!!! Look up Denae Joy and also The David Abbott Family!!!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The reason YOU...

Annnnnnd don't forget the WALK INTO A POLE PART!!! AHAHAHA!!! Its kinda mean buuuuuut I would soooooooo laugh too!!! Ooooo buuuuuuuut just make sure its NOT while driving!!! LOL...but fo realZ tho!!! :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AMA Wednesday!!!!

Wednesday Morning...we woke up and REALIZED last year today would have been our LAST day together at camp!!! That woulda been like soooooo SAD!!! I told Bro. Andrew that afternoon when we were all hanging out and he was asking our oppinions on some stuff, KEEP THE EXTRA DAY!!! I know we had to pay EXTRA this year buuuuuuuut in my personal oppinion it sooooooo WORTH IT!!! Annnnnnnd EVERYONE in the group agreed!!! I told Bro. Andrew, YES I heard a lot of people complaining about the price raise, buuuuuuuuuut I TOLD HIM, all those people that were complaining about the price raise, have NEVERRR been to A Mountain Apart Camp!!! Annnnnnnnnnd WHO were the people that came this year??? Basically the SAME FAITHFUL HANDFUL of people that have gone EVERY YEAR annnnnnnnnd a FEW NEWBIES!!! Sooooo yeah...Puleeeeeze keep the EXTRA DAY!!! LOL!!!
Travis just TOTALLY enjoying his breakfast!!! AHAHAHA!!! Okaaaaaay I think he is pretty much one of the ONLY campers that didn't like the food!!! LOL!
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This is Emily again...she told me, my mom said that if I told you I liked your blog that you would probabley put me on there...So wanna get a picture of me??? AHAHAHA!!! I let her borrow some of my accessories, it was sooooooooo CUUUUUTE when she came walkin into church with my stuff on!!! I had to pause from my prayer to take a pic and when I did she put out her arms to pose and said;
"Look A LITTLE MARY!!!"

Monday, June 17, 2013

REVIVAL!!!

Its soooooooooooo EXCITING!!! We are having MAJOR REVIVAL at LPC!!! God is sooooooooooo GOOD!!! In the last like week or so we've had sooooo many visitors that are just showing up at our church!!! Seth and Alyssa invited their waitress at Ihop last week after Old Time to the conference and she came the last two nights and Thursday night she got the Holy Ghost! 
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Yesturday she got baptized in Jesus name...JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS!!! 
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Also, we had another girl that got the Holy Ghost on Sunday morning and lotsa people at the alter praying and being touched!!! This is soooooooooo AWESOME you guys!!! Pastor decided to keep Bro. Alexander on for more revival services this week!!! I'm soooooooo SIKED UP ABOUT THIS!!! A bunch of us are meeting up at the church Tuesday evening to do outreach!!! Keep LPC in your prayers this week everyone!!! I can't wait to see what God is going to do!!! :)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

What kind of beautiful???

I saw this bag at the icing and thought, ooooo I sooooo NEED that bag!!!

But then I saw it sitting next to a tray of make up! I thought, what an oxy moron this is!!! How can you be your own beautiful when your covering up your beauty with paint and being fake??? Buuuuut really I guess that is being YOUR OWN BEAUTIFUL to the world!!! That IS the way of the world...to be YOUR OWN PERSON!!! People want to MAKE what has already been created by God...To try and MAKE yourself...be their own creator!!!!Buuuuuut that is NOT what the Bible says!!!
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"What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?"
(1 Corinthians 6:19)
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The way of the world says to BE YOUR OWN, buuuuuuut the Bible clearly states that we are NOT our own!!! I'm not going to make MY OWN beauty, I don't belong to myself, I've been bought, I've been purchased and I've been cleansed by the blood of Jesus!!! I would rather NOT be MY OWN beautiful, but instead would like to be
GOD BEAUTIFUL!!! (:
I am HIS!!!

"For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's."
(1 Corinthians 6:20)

♥Mary Frances :)


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Operation: Whaaaaaat???

Gettin ready for one of the night services this week for Old Time Camp Meeting, and my sis looks at me and is like WHOA...I'm like yeah, I'm going all out tonight, its operation LOOK GOOD for me this evening!!! Then I paused as I thought about what I said, THEN I corrected myself to my sis, I'm all like, ACTUALLY...
I ALWAYS LOOK GOOD!!!
Tonight is gonna be OPERATION:
 LOOK AMAZING!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Jus sayin...why strive for just GOOD???
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

AMA TUESDAY!!!

TUESDAY!!! Sooooo this is when all the FUNNNN REALLY got going!!! Soooooooo Tuesday morning I woke up refreshed...annnnnd headed out to the chapel for early morning prayer...it really is soooooo AWESOME to have the opportunity to meet early in the mornin with all my fellow campers for that special time of prayer!!! Early morning prayer IS VOLUNTARY...you do NOT have to go....buuuuuuut ALL THE COOL KIDS GET UP AND GO!!! (:
As you can see tho, my eyes are still not opening all the way tho...AHAHAHA!!! Soooo then after morning prayer is over its time for breakfast and we all walk over to the cafeteria together and had I think it was this AWESOME belgum waffles...there is always fresh fruit/cerial/ grandnola/ yogurt and coffee/hot chocolate...yeah breakfast is pretty much THE BEST!!!

If I have free time before morning church I just like to walk around by myself and observe nature and my surroundings...its soooooooo pretty!!!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AMA Monday night

Soooooooo last Monday night was the first night of AMAYC!!!
 
We all had sandwhiches in the bottom of the dorms...me and Daisy discovered we both love pepper jack cheese!!! YUM!!!! I mean, I already knew that I did...I just didn't know that Daisy did and she didn't know that I did...know what I'm sayin??? LOL
The chorale from the Moore's church sang...THEN Bro. Andrew began his week long of MANY ANNOUNCEMENTS!!! AHAHAHA!!!
Bro. Joel Booker preached an AMAZING message about God shaking the foundations of our whole life...like an earth quake and we are FOREVERRR CHANGED!!! It was definatley a good message to start off the conference!!!
This is my outfit that I wore the first night...just in case you all were wondering...which i'm SURE you all were!!! Even tho I my hair looks cute...I had a BAD hair day!!! See, it was SUPPOSED to be down and curled buuuuut that soooooo did NOT happen!!! LOL
 

After church that night I was sooooooooo TIRED!!! I felt kinda outta it!!! See look at how my eyes are just droopin in the pic...my two hours of sleep was FO SHO catching up to me!!!
 
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Here we all are just hanging out...I met Dawn's sister, Sis. Miranda, she is sooooo AWESOME and funny!!! LOL!!! I was like were you here last year??? And she said that she was! I was like, OH did I meet you??? And she said that she had kinda tried to talk to me about my hair but that I seemed disinterested or something in talking to her!!! I'm like Oooooo...I'm soooooo SORRY!!! Annnnd I explained to her that I'm super airheaded at times...and Denae was like, yeah annnnnd if Mary is distracted about ANYTHING its pretty much impossible to hold a convo with her!!! Yup...this is TRUE!!!  
I was sooooooo tired I actually went inside an hour before bed time...buuuuuuut then on the way to bed I got distracted and started talking to Devi and Shannon and Jac...it was an LPC/former LPC girls moment!!!
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Preserving your youth!!!!

How to stay young??? In the world that we are living in today, people will do ANYTHING to try and stay young! They diet, they excercise, they have face lifts, tummy tucks, lipo, they dye their hair to cover the grays, they try and use makeup to cover wrinkles, They hang out at clubs, party, drive fancy cars, get drunk, get high, they wear clothes they shouldn't wear, they'll try just about ANYTHING to try and stay young, but NOT really obtaining their desire!!! But REALLY how can  you STAY YOUNG???
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This past week at A Mountain Apart Youth Camp, we all had some good laughs about my actual age and the fact that I was hanging out with people that were in reality, WAAAAAAAY younger than me!!! The last night, Sis. Devi walked into our room and was like WOW, you girl's is room is A MESS!!! 

Without missing a beat Delora says, "Well YOU KNOW, its just a bunch of teenagers...
 AND A 29-year-old...
 that are staying in here!!! 
Annnnnnnnnnd we all laughed really HARD!!! Buuuuuuuut it got me to thiinking about YOUTH!!! I mean, I know I was the oldest camper there, yet I didn't feel awkward or like I didn't fit in! The girls that I hung with the young people I was hanging out with the most, that I considered, the OLDER young people, were the ones that were 18, 19, 20, 21 year olds and then there was basically a HUUUUUUGE gap in the years  to me...buuuuuuut I honestly didn't think about it when we were all goofing off and having fun together!!! I mean, despite the age difference, we were basically all at that same point in life. Graduated from high school, working a job, living for God, waiting and seeking the will of God for our lives...I understood and connected with them on the same level. 
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Friday, June 7, 2013

Lookin from above...(Repost from Jan 2012)

I LOVE being on the airplane and just looking at the clouds...it just totally awwws ME!!! Like they are just like right there...sooo close to you that you just want to reach out and touch the fluffy things!!!

And the weirderst thing is when you have flown up SOOOOO high in the airplane and you look out the window and the clouds are BENEATH YOU!!! Its soooo cRaZy!!! To think that these things are soooo high up and out of your reach are actually NOW UNDER YOU!!!

Buuuuut it got even cRaZiEr lookin cuz at one point I looked out and the clouds were sooooo FAR below me that they looked like they were just floating on top of the ocean!!! I was like NOW WAY!!! I mean, know how much higher they are than the ocean. I have stood many a times at the ocean and looked up...waaaaay...waaaay...WAAAAAAY up into the sky and seen the clouds up on high...BUUUUT NOW here I was flying...up soooo HIGH ABOVE the clouds that THEY looked EXTREMELY close to the ocean!!! In fact, they were WAAAAAY closer to the ocean than they were to me anymore!!!

AND I got to thinkin that, I BET that must be the way God sees things. There are times in our lives that our hopes and dreams seem sooooooo FAR ABOVE US!!! They seem way out of our reach...like we would never be able to get to them. BUT, thats not the way God sees it!!! He just looks down and the things that WE think are soooo far ...God sees how close they really are to us!!!
Don't give up my friends!!!!
 Whateverrr it is that your WANTING...a job, a better job, a house, a degree, citizenship,  a baby, adoption, a healing, ministry, A SPOUSE...hahaHa...a lost loved one to be saved...WHATEVERRR it is don't give up!!! Just keep waiting on God...It may SEEM FAR...but from God's view its CLOSE...way, way closer than you think!!!
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"But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it."
(Romans 8:25)
 ♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Where is he???


I LOOOOOVE this song by Eric and Leslie Ludy, authors of, When God Writes Your Love Story...
Nooooooo matter how LONG it takes...I will be FOUND waiting, FAITHFULLY!!! :)
 
♥Mary Frances

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

When we get married!

When Daisy was here in January, we were walking thru Marshall's together and I randomly said, you know what Daisy, I know it may seem LAME buuuuut....when I get married, I want to pack my husband's lunch for him to take to work...I've ALWAYS wanted to do that!!! Daisy says, ME TOO!!! I'm like REALLY??? SHe says, YES REALLY!!! I'm like, yeah, I hope I don't marry some guy that doesn't want me to pack his lunch, that just wants to BUY his own lunch everyday...that would be such a disapointment!!! :(  AHAHAHA...fo realZ tho!!!;)
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Then we were passing the baking aisle and i was like ooooo DAISY LOOK...its a lil container to hold ONE CUPCAKE!!! That is soooooooooo CUUUUUUUTE!!!!
I was like DAISY, just think we could use it to pack cupcakes in our husbands lunches without them getting squished!!! I was like duuuuuuuuude DAISY, we are going to be such GOOD WIVES!!! Just think, when our husbands unpack their lunch everyday at work, they pull out their homecooked meals, sandwiches made in LOVE, annnnnnnd THEN the lil cup cake holders with they're cupcake...I bet ALL the other men will soooooooo MAKE FUN of them, buuuuuuut REALLY, waaaaaaaaay deep down inside, they'll be JEALOUS of our husband's AWESOME PROVERBS 31 WIVES!!!
Yeah...thats the kinda wives that we're gonna be!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Miriam's 23rd birthday!!!

Happppppppppy 23rd Birthday to my funalicious friend...
MIRIAM JEFFERS!!!
Annnnnnnd yes MEN, she IS SINGLE...a very FUN and Bubbly person!!! ;)

Her friends, Keri and Meghan threw her a really nice party... that was suppppppoooooosed to be a SURPRISE...buuuuuuuuut she was HOMESICK annnnnnnd didn't feel like hanging out...she just wanted to go home and CRY...soooooo SHE DID!!! LOL And her friends were there TRYING to get her party ready for her annnnnnnd soooo they wrapped streamers around themselves and said SURPRISE...LOL!!! And then Miriam said she DID CRY!!! AHAHAHA!!! Someone's like, Oh Miriam, WHY were you crying??? Annnnnnnd without missing a beat, Megan says, cuz its HER party and she can cry if you she wants too!!! AHAHAHA!!!! Good one MEGHAN!!! (Fist BUMP!)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Cya all in a week!!!

Losing phone service!!!

Heart glass break!!!

My 3rd pair of pink, heart shaped sunglasses broke today!!!! The girls laid hands a prayed over them but I think that they will still have to be buried!!! Haha!!! All i could think of the whole time was ANALI!!!





Driving to AMA!!!

We're havin fun! Sooooo i stayed up alm night, got to the church at 3:30 am... sooooo TIRED i just crashed on the foyer if the church!! Buuuut I got like an hour and a half of sleep, half a cup if coffee and have been WIRED ever since!!! !
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Got pics of Trav, Stultz, slinky and Aurora sleeping! I'm like sooooo ready to see everyone!!! We've played a million games of mash!
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The comment of the trip, zack Cleveland turns around to our convo, DID I JUS HEAR YOU GIRLS SAY THERE'S A SINHLE GUY IN AFRICA???
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Then Aurora, 11 years old is like, I don't want to be single when I'm a grown up! I'm like HEEEEEY there is NOTHING wrong with being single!!! It's better than being married to the wrong person!!! Aurora says, yeah buuuuut it's NOT better than being married to the RIGHT PERSON!!! Ahahaha Thanks Aurora!!!!

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