Thursday, December 24, 2015

What you really, REALLY NEED!!!

"You will never know that Jesus is all you need....


...until Jesus is all you've got."
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Ghetto Chivalry!!!

THAT Ghettolicious MOMENT...
When your going thru the drive thru...
and your window on the driver's side is broken...
SOOOOOOOOOO you have to open the car door to pay and get your stuff...Annnnnnnnnnnnnd the McDonald's worker so kindly holds your car door open for you while you reach out to get your stuff!!!
Heeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyy!!!
Yes, I was impressed!!! Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

It's NOT the puppet!!!

I was thinking about puppets one day, i'm not into puppetry, but I know some people that are! and I always enjoy watching a GOOD PUPPET SHOW!!! BUUUUUUT I was thinking about how it works with puppets. If you see a really LAME puppet show, its NOT the puppet's fault, its the PUPPETEERS fault! And you don't have to have an AMAZING puppet to have an AWESOME show!!! A really GOOD PUPPETEER can do a good show with ANYTHING!!!
 
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I've seen awesome puppet shows with SOCK PUPPETS before!!! Yes, SOCKS!!! Was it the socks that made the show awesome??? NO!! It was the puppeteer, MAKING THE PUPPET SOCKS do awesome things. You know WHY??? Because IF your a good puppeteer, you don't need the biggest and the best puppet around to do a great show, because YOUR skills as a puppeteer will make whatever you are using good!
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 This got me to thinking about our own lives. If we put our lives into this world's puppeteers, we'll end up involved in all the wrong things. Hollywood, drugs, imorality and ultimately a life of misery and emptiness! Thats the devil's puppetry in your life...DESTRUCTION!!!
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However, IF we'll put our life into GOD'S HANDS, he can make something beautiful out of our life!!! Sometimes we think that God can't use us because we're a NOBODY! We think WHO AM I that God could use for his glory? I wasn't raised in church, I come from a broken home, i'm  the only one in my family living for God, my dad's gone,I feel inferior, i have no experiance, I don't know how to dress, I don't know how to act!
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 Maybe you feel like that one lone,
 dirty sock, with a hole in the toe,
 it doesn't matter!!!
God has a plan FOR YOU!!!
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Its NOT the puppet that is amazing...its an AMAZING PUPPETEER!!! You don't need to be an amazing person to do great things, you just need to put YOUR LIFE in the hands of an AMAZING GOD!!! :)
    "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."(Jeremiah 29:11)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, December 21, 2015

Happpppppyyyy Monday!!!!

I'll tell you whaaaaat,  I slept GOOOOOOD last night, despite the million times nurses and CNAs came in the hospital room last night to do stuff with my mom...Mommy poo is in the hospital...long story I'll tell you all about later!!! You sho don't need an alarm when your in the hospital!!! LOL Buuuuut for those of you that are at home, Time to wakey-wake yo self up!!! :))))
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, December 18, 2015

#HappyHolidays

Ahahahahahahaha!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, December 17, 2015

FIXED!!!

"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
 I will sing and give praise" (Psalm 57:7) 
What did David mean when he said this?

 I looked up the word fixed in the dictionary. It says;
fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.rendered stable or permanent, as color. set or intent upon something; steadily directed: fixed stare.
definitely and permanently placed: fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
not fluctuating or varying; definite: fixed purpose.

WOW! When you read the scriptures before this in the Bible you will see that David cried out this prayer to God at a time in his life where he felt like everything was falling apart, yet he was still holding on to God. He was litarally living his life on the run! He was hiding out in a cave from the APPOINTED, CHOSEN, ANNOINTED man of God that had been put over the children of Israel!
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Can you imagine how David must have felt knowing that THE KING of Israel wanted to take his life?! We know that David didn't like it or understood it, YET he told God, MY HEART IS FIXED!!!
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There have been times in my life were i just didn't get it!!! I didn't LIKE the things that were going on. Things that in my heart I knew, I KNEW they wern't right! There have been times in my life where I have told God, I'm sooooo confused, I don't understand, I'm unsure of EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING...all I KNOW, is that I LOVE YOU JESUS!!! OH I LOVE YOU JESUS!!!
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"Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life." (John 6: 67:68)
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This scripture has been on my mind all day today- I just keep thinking about it. Driving to church I  started crying...I just couldn't help myself. I told God, I HAVE NOTHING outside of you!  I can't imagine EVER leaving! Others may leave, but I won't, I CAN'T, because like Peter said, TO WHOM SHALL I GO???
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I've had some HARD times this past year. I've hurt, i've cried, I've wondered, I've questions, I've pondered and I've cried SOME MORE!!! Buuuuuuuut even in it all, I've NEVER wanted to leave God!!! NOT because I'm UTLRA spiritual, BUUUUUT BECAUSE I KNOW in my heart, beyond a shadow of a doubt...
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 Life without God is MEANINGLESS, POINTLESS, WORTHLESS to me. God IS MY LIFE!!! I have NO HOPE except IN HIM!!! I don't understand when people leave God. I just don't get it! I can understand what has made them upset or sad or depressed or confused...buuuuut WHY LEAVE??? You may not like your circumstances, BUUUUUUT you may as well just stick with Him, because we have NOTHING outside of God anyways!!! In Jesus are the words of ETERNAL LIFE!!!.
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I think that in life, in our walk with God we all come to a place that we have to make up our mind. A time where we stop wondering IF we are gonna make it and JUST decide I AM gonna make it!!! It doesn't mean that we don't have struggles or questions. It doesn't mean that we won't make mistakes or trip. It just means that IF I do fall, I'm gonna get back up!!! I am gonna HOLD on to God NO MATTER what!!!
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"My heart is fixed..."

FIXED!!! What does it mean??? 
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fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.rendered stable or permanent, as color.set or intent upon something; steadily directed: fixed stare.definitely and permanently placed: fixed buoy; a fixed line of defense.
not fluctuating or varying; definite: fixed purpose.
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It means even though people have done you wrong, even though you don't understand, even though you don't like your situation, even though your confused, even though your hurting, YOUR GOING TO STICK IT OUT...your gonna keep praising him...Your going to live right...Your gonna KEEP ON, KEEPING ON!!! If you re-wrote the scripture to go with the dictionary definition to make it more clear what David was saying, I think it would go like this-
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My heart is fastened and attached to you God. It is planted firmly and cannot be moved. It is stable and permanent. My mind is intent on You and steadily directed by You. It is definite, permanent, not changing from moment to moment or by the circumstances around me. My purpose is to praise you God, therefore, I will!!! 
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My heart is fixed
O God, my heart is fixed:
 I will sing and give praise (Psalm 57:7)
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

THIS WOULD SOOOOOO BE ME!!!
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Baby mosquito came back after 1st time flying, Her mom asked her "How do you feel?" She replied:
"It was wonderful...
Everyone kept clapping for me!"
AHAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooo ME!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

IF Bishop Abbott were Santa...

Annnnnnnnnnnnd he was playing Scrabble with his reindeer...
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, December 14, 2015

Juuuuuust passing emissions!!!

(Since I NEED to get my emissions done THIS MONTH on my car, I thought this would be a good REPOST from a few years ago...ANNNND A REMINDER!!! To get it done! Anyone know where Im supposed to go to do this???LOL)
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Just passing emissions...you JUST GOTTA PASS EMISSIONS!!! Several weeks ago, while lying in bed, about to drift to sleep, that thought kept running through my mind. All you gotta do to keep your car is to get it to PASS EMISSIONS...if it doesn't pass...you gotta get it fixed or get a new car...JUS PASS EMISSIONS. I'm not trying to win any car races, i'm not trying to do any fancy tricks or show off my stuff, I just need a mode of transportation that is reliable, I just need something that will get me from point A to point B and as I lay there with this RANDOM thought running through my mind... I had to get up out of bed to write down the thought that began to formulate in my mind...
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Sometimes that's how we are in our walk with God, we're JUST TRYING TO PASS EMISSIONS!!! We live with mindset of, I just wanna make it to heaven! Now don't get me wrong, I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT TO HEANEN TOO!!! There is NO greater goal that I strive for in this life than t make it to heaven. That is THE HOPE that we live for in this life...HEAVEN!!!
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Everyone will always tell me, JUST MAKE SURE that your check engine light isn't on when you go to get your checked for emissions, because they will NEVER pass a car with that on...
Annnnnd we start to live with that same check engine concept in our own life. Just so long as there is no sin in my life, I'll make it to heaven and we're not striving for anything MORE...I just got to NOT SIN!!! I know we've got to continually live in a state of repentance,However, there is something in my heart that wants to do MORE than, just MAKE IT TO HEAVEN!!! There is a song that we used to listen to as kids, and the lyrics to that song said, ♪You can't get to heaven on roller skates, cuz you'll ROLL right by those pearly gates...♪ And it seems like sometimes that's how we are living our lives, just skating a long. We're NOT sinning, we've obeyed Acts 2:38, buuuuut we're NOT really do anything MORE for God, than JUST MAKING IT TO HEAVEN!!! There is SOMETHING in my heart that says, ITS NOT ENOUGH for me to do just be GOOD!!!
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 I remember my brother's eating the dinner I had cooked one time, and I asked them how it was and they said, yeah it was good. And I said THATS IT??? JUST GOOD??? I wanted to hear them say it was MORE than just good, I wanted them to hear them say it was AWESOME!!! You know sometimes when I have someone take a pic with me and my friends, instead of asking, like A NORMAL person will ask, do I  look good? I like to playfully ask, DO I LOOK AMAZING??? Because there is something in me that's says, WHY settle for JUST LOOKIN GOOD, when I can strive for AMAZING??? Another time, I made these homemade twix bars and I asked the guys at my church to rate them from 1-10 and they came up with an 8.5! I was like, WHAAAAT??? Just an 8.5??? One of them explained to me, that's pretty good! A 5 is AVERAGE, so an 8.5 is definitely ABOVE average. But there is something inside of me that just isn't satisfied with just being ABOVE average...I WANT TO BE A TEN!!! Annnnnd when I finally reach a TEN I'm gonna start going for an 11!!!
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The Bible says that Daniel had an EXCELLENT SPIRIT!!! "Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him..." (Daniel 6:3) I want to have an EXCELLENT spirit within me. I don't want to waste my life living for God. Its not enough for me to just have a GOOD spirit, I'm striving for EXCELLENCE!!!!  I don't want to look back at the end of my life and say, "Weeeeeeeelllll...at least I'm saved!" At least I'm going to make it to heaven!!! Why should I wait till I get to heaven to experience the miraculous, when its RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!!! There is something in my heart that wants to do MORE than just make it to heaven!!! I want to share this gospel message with as many people as possible! I want to take souls to heaven WITH ME!!! I want to know God to the fullest extent that I can possibly know him here on earth. I want to dig deeper. I want to go further! I want to knock harder! I want to be EVERYTHING that God wants me to be. 
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   In my own life I pray against a spirit of complacency, against a spirit of mediocrity! I don't ever want to get so comfortable that there is not a longing in my heart for something MORE. I don't want to become passive about the things of God! I don't ever want to forget what Jesus did for me, where he brought me from! I don't ever want to become so satisfied in my walk with God that I lose that hunger to talk to him, to be with him, to feel his presence! I don't ever want my life to be SO GOOD, that I begin to FORGET THAT THIS WORLD IS NOT MY HOME!!! I want to live with a dual feeling of homesickness for heaven, yet a desperate knowledge of the fact that there are people all around me on their way to hell.
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There is a quote that says, When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everthing you gave me."I want God to use me to make a difference. I want to be a blessing to those around me! I want my life to bring him glory. I REFUSE TO JUST PASS through this life...Its NOT enough for me to just be passing the emissions of my heart, I want to soar. To one, not just slide my way into heaven, but to have an assurance of knowing that my time on earth is complete and the Lord is going to WELCOME me home...
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"His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." (Matthew 25:23)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Tamale Festival 2015

Finally, THIS YEAR,  2015,
I FINALLY GOT TO GO TO THE FOOD CITY TAMALE FESTIVAL!!!
Every year since I've ever heard about it, I have ALWAYS wanted to go!!! Buuuuuut with it being in December, the Holiday season, something has ALWAYS COME UP!!! Buuuuuuuuuuut NOT THIS YEAR!!!
The streets are just lined up with tamale vendors and they're ALL giving out tamale samples...How cool is that??? 
It was sooooo cold and breezy out tho so we got hot chocolate to warm us up!!!
 
MJ was embracing her Heritage and completely enjoying all the food she could eat here...this is a mango on a stick with chili-lime on it...HANNA...we got get more of that fruit from the fruit man when I come out!!!
These tamale vendors were Apostolics just like us, so I told them I was going to give my business to THEM since they're my sistas!!! :)))
There was soooooo much I wanted to try, Chili Releno in a fresh tortilla, a gordita...The non-taco bell version looked AMAZING, anyways, I couldn't try EVERYTHING but I finally decided on this thing called a Papusa, my Guatamalen friend told me about them and is going to make me one next time I go to the Bay, (Yeah, EAT, laugh and talk, that's pretty much ALL we do when I'm there!!!LOL) So I was like, OH I HAVE to try this papusa  NOW!!! But this one was made by an El Salvadorian woman so I still gotta have the Guatamalen version!!!
HaVE I ever told you all HOW MUCH I looooove tamales??? I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THEM!!! YUMMMMMMMMM!!!!
 
One day I'll have to tell you about THE FIRST time I ever ate a tamale!! BAHAHAHA!!
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This picture I HAD TO TAKE!!! The man in the black was petioning for people to sign his paper to legalize pot...everyone is just like walking by like whatever and he's like, FINE, just don't care about people and them getting their lives back!
 
 And THEN the bum on the street starts giving him advice on  what to say, he's like, Tell them, STOP CREATING CRIMINALS...LEGALIZE MARAJUANA!!! The guy was like, OH now that's GOOD!!! And then proceeded to say it!!! I was like, WOW!!!
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Overall it was a VERY FUN TIME!!! It's free to get in and besides all the free samples there a lot of free things that you can win and stuff...I got MOST of my stocking stuffers!!! Hee, hee!!!
♥Mary Frances :)


Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thanks Mark! (Part 3)

FOUR YEARS LATER...
Sooooooo four years later, us in the youth group were all riding in a mini van to a youth conference. We got to talking and of course we all started telling funny, "Remember When..." stories!!! Eventually someone was like, Hey Mary, remember when Ching-chong (That's what we'll call this guy that liked me) gave you that $100 for your birthday??? I'm like, Oh yeah, and I threw it away because it was hidden behind the picture of us in a frame that I didn't want, ANNNNNND all of the sudden I got a crush on him, they're like, buuuuut when the MONEY WAS GONE, SO WAS THE CRUSH!!!!
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So we're all like laughing hysterically, DON'T WORRY, Ching-chong wasn't with us!!! So one of the guys, MARK was like, I don't think I've ever actually heard this story before! We're like, WHAT??? So we retell him the whole story and now Mark's laughing with us, then he's like...
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Soooooo when did this happen??? We're like, oh quite a few years ago, right before they all went on that missions trip! Mark's like, WAIT, right before Ching-chong left for that trip, he asked me if  he could borrow $100! We're all like, HE DID? He's like, Yeah, he said he was short $100 and really needed it for the trip! We're like, oh so did you let him borrow it??? He's like, Yeah, I mean, he was going to do the Lord's work, I didn't want him to be short so I gave him $100 to borrow...
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I'm like, and he gave ME $100 for my birthday gift...that's soooo ironic...THEN IT ALL CLICKED...I'm like, WAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIT...
That means that the $100 dollars he gave me for my birthday, he ACTUALLY BORROWED FROM YOU MARK??? He's like, well I guess..that's what it looks like...We were like, HYSTERICALLY LAUGHING SOOOOOOOOOOOO HARD!!! I mean REALLY, can we say, GHETTOLICIOUS???
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I'm like, I don't even have words...WOW...What can I say except this was a typical move of our beloved Ching-Chong...to borrow a HUGE amount of money, to give as a birthday gift, to a girl that didn't even like him!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!
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Then i'm like, so how long was it before he paid you that back??? Marks says, Well ACTUALLY, now that you mention it, HE NEVER DID!!! We're like, WHAAAAAAAAAAT??? More HYSTERICAL LAUGHTER!!!!!!!!! I'm like, now this REALLY IS TYPICAL OF HIM... to borrow a HUGE amount of money, to give as a birthday gift, to a girl that didn't even like him and for the cherry on top, to NOT EVEN PAY BACK THE POOR FRIEND HE BORROWED IT FROM!!!
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I'm like, Okaaaaaaaaaaaay, now I REALLY AM SPEECHLESS, I can't think of ANYTHING TO SAY EXCEPT, your a really good friend annnnnnnnd...
THANKS MARK!!!
Lord bless you for your generosity!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Thanks Mark! (Part 2)

Weeeeeeeeeeellllllllllll, once I had that $100 in my hand, MOM DID find out about it annnnnnnnnnnnd of course, like any good mom would, she DID NOT APROVE of me excepting the gift!

She said, that's not right Mary! You don't even like him, there is NO way you can take that large of an amount of money from him! I'm like, MOM, I mean we are friends...She's like, NO! That's taking advantage of him! I'm like, I don't see HOW, when I in NO WAY manipulated him into giving me the money annnnnd I've told him I don't like him and he STILL wanted to give it to me! She's like, well, that's HOW I feel about it!!! (Lets NOT talk about the hot-pink-flowered-razor-phone he gave me!!!! Remember HOW cool razor phones were??? Yeah, I wouldn't know, I HAD TO GIVE IT BACK!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!)
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Soooo I knew WHAT my mom thought, Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut since I was a legal adult at the time, she let me decide what I was going to do, buuuuuut she let me know how she felt!!!! Soooooooooo being the good girl that I was, I decided to just pray about it!!! :)))
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Weeeeelllll as I prayed about it, its like all of the sudden God began to change my feelings for this guy!!! All of the sudden I felt like I was missing him and thinking about seein him again was even making my heart slightly flutter annnnnd then I realized, OH MY WORD...I ACTUALLY LIKE HIM!!!!
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I had such a crush on him that I felt like it was ONLY RIGHT to accept this young man's generosity...
LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN!!!

And let me tell you all, I went to town shopping, "IN LOVE" the whole entire way!!! I bought a lot of stuff, buuuuuuut the ONLY thing I actually remember was this beautiful navy blue dress I bought with white beaded flowers going down the bottom of the front and one side of the top of the dress!
 All the other girls were like, Ooooooh wait till he sees you in that...annnnnd thus we named the dress, THE ENGAGEMENT DRESS (Ironically, later on when I DID have a boyfriend, he requested me to me to wear that dress in some pre-engagement pictures we were getting done...which btw obviously didn't work out! *That awkward moment where you never get passed the pre-engagement stage...LOL...anyway, after that break up, that dress was officially DONE FOR!!! AHAHAHAHA!!!)Weeeeeeellllll...I managed to stretch that $100 out for the two weeks they were on their missions trip...
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Finally, the day after I spent the last dollar, the guys were back! The girls were all sooooo estatic to see me and this guy together now that I ACTUALLY LIKED HIM BACK!!! They were like you have to wear your hair down and curled and you MUST WEAR THE ENGAGEMENT DRESS!!!
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Sooooooooooo I did exactly what they said I should do, buuuuuuut, I don't know WHAT HAPPENED, buuuuuuuuuut LIKE, my heart just wasn't into this relationship anymore. Its like, as I had spent that last dollar the day before, suddenly, GOD CHANGED MY FEELINGS FOR HIM AGAIN...the crush was DONE AND OVERRRRR annnnnd I realized something...
IT JUST WASN'T GOD'S WILL!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(Okaaaaaaaaaaaay people, don't judge me,
I may have been in my 20's buuuuut...
 I was just a KID back then!!!)
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Annnnnnnd that was THE END of this story...
TILL ABOUT 4 years later...
 "Thanks Mark!" Part 3 TOMORROW!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. The guy DID like the dress!!!
P.S. I actually STILL take gifts even if I don't like you back...
In case anyone wants to buy me something...I'm jus sayin...I'LL TAKE IT!!! ;)))

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Thanks Mark!!! (Part 1)

Part 1
I was thinking about another story the other day from WAAAAAAAAAY back in the day, I was probably in my early 20's at the time, and I had a rumor that a certain you man that like me was going to give me a VERY BIG BIRTHDAY PRESENT...this may or may NOT be the same guy from, "Just Two Cups Of Water" My brother's all told me, he said he's going to give you $100!!!
 
 I was like, WHAAAAAAAAAAAAT??? I mean, that may NOT seem like an EXTREMELY big gift, buuuuuuut when you have NO INTEREST in the guy, it KINDA IS!!! LOL!!!
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Well I was superrrrr excited about this gift, I mean, being jobless at the time, the possibilities for what I could do with $100 seemed ENDLESS!!! I couldn't wait...$100...better NOT let mom find out about this!!! Hee, hee!!!
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It turned out that on my birthday, July 18th, (mark your calenders folks;) this guy wasn't even going to be here. Him and my brothers and several other guys from our church were going on a missions trip overseas...AW bummmmmerrr...no $100 for Mar Bear!!! Then my brother's told me, no, he said he's  going to leave your birthday present at the house when we leave early in the morning!!!
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So the guys left for the airport at like 4am annnnnnd there was NO WAY I was getting up that early to see them off!!! Buuuuuuuuut when I woke up that day, sure enough, sitting by my pillow was a beautiful gift bag with a card.
 
I was like YEEEEEEESSS$$$!!! I didn't really care what trinket was in the gift bag, OF COURSE the first thing I did was tear open the card.
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I opened up the card and it was some flowery-rose card with eloquent poetry, blah, blah, blah, I didn't bother reading it or ANYTHING that was written in the card...buuuuuuuuuuut much to my dismay, there was NO $100 in it! Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat???? It was such a fancy card it had all these little layers of pretty papers and I searched EVERY LAYER AND STILL NO $$$$$$!!! Ugh!!!
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Weeeeeeeellllll maybe it was in the gift bag, like in a box or something!!! I open the gift bag and all that's in it was a FANCY ROSE PICTURE FRAME...with a picture of THE TWO OF US IN IT!!! I'm like, seriously??? A picture of us??? I don't want no picture of US...I don't even look good in the picture...LOL
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Oh well, I shoulda known a $100 gift was just all talk!!! Not wanting to clutter up my room, (See how organized I am?:) I simply walked into our kitchen and put the whole gift in the trash can, CARD AND EVERYTHING!!! Then, I just went about my day...ta, ta!!!
 
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Well later my brother calls and asks me if I got the gift? I was like, Oh yeah...he's like did you get the $100??? I was like, NOOOOO!!! There was no $100, just a picture of us!!! He's like, well you were supposed to look for it!!! I'm like, I DID!!! I searched that card high and low and there was NO $100 in it! He's like, where is the gift now? I'm like, IN THE TRASH!!! He's like, what??? Mary go get it out!!! I'm like, WHY? Its just a picture of us that I don't want!!!
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He's like, JUST GO GET IT OUT!!! I'm like, Okaaaaaaaaaaay...then he says, open up the back of the frame, SO I DID, he's like, now move the card board piece, so I did, annnnnnnnnnnnnd LO AND BEHOLD...there between the picture and the cardboard in the back of the frame was $100!!! $weeeeeeeeeet!!!
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My brother is like, I can't believe you almost threw that away!!! I'm like, Okaaaaaaaaaaaay well hows a girl supposed to know there was a $100 bill in it??? He's like, well you were supposed to LOOK FOR IT and then if you didn't find it when we got back from the trip he was going to show you...I was like, OH! He's like, I mean, he wasn't planning on YOU throwing the gift in the trash!!! LOL Oooooooooooops...my bad!!! Hee, hee!!!
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*BRO TIP: Buuuuuut hey guys, just a heads up, if you like a girl but she doesn't like you back and your going to give her $$$ and you plan on hiding it somewhere in another gift, you may want to tell her so she doesn't throw it away...Jus sayin!!! ;)
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Soooooooooooo NOW I had the $100... fresh and in MY HAND...
NOW WHAT???
(To be continued!!! Stay tuned for part 2 tomorrow!!!;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, December 7, 2015

Happy Monday!!!

Surprisingly, I wasn't really too overly tired this morning, DESPITE the late night partying!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Good times, GOOD TIMES!!!
Get some coffee(Unless your NATURALLY CAFFEINATED :P) annnnnnnd have a GREAT DAY WITH JESUS!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
 
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Happy Sunday!!!


"I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord." (Psalm 122:1)
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, December 4, 2015

One person I REALLY want to meet!!!

A month or so ago, I was thinking about it,
WHO INVENTED
GLITTER???
 I sent a text to all my friends asking them and NONE OF THEM KNEW!!! Annnnnnnnnnnnd NONE them had never even thought about it...I was like, WOW!!!
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I decided to do a little research and find out who this brilliant mind behind this amazing stuff!!! In my mind I figured it was probably some glamorous-girly-girl chick, Annnnnnnnnnd much to my surprise it was NOT!!! It was invented by a man...and not a pansy man buuuuuuuuuuut a manly man.. A RANCHER COWBOY DUDE!!!
(read more about it HERE!)
Henry Rushcmann, YOU are an amazing man!!! I WANT TO MEET YOU!!! I want to shake your hand let you know, you changed my life man!!! And IF you weren't dead, and around my age and lived for God(on fire for God, burden for the lost, has a job, has a car, has good self-esteem, motivated, take charge, spiritual leader, good with finances, kind-hearted, patient with Mary Moments, organizes my Maryness, wants to have at least 7 kids, willing to adopt, tithe paying, pastor obeying, righteous, Apostolic Warrior,  man of prayer) I may have considered us as a couple...I mean, generally speaking, i'm NOT really into cowboys, just NOT my interest...
buuuuuuuuuuuut...
YOU invented GLITTER!!!
Purrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!
Mary Frances :)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A dependent!!!

I was thinking recently about the upcoming elections and I was realizing that people tend to lean towards voting for people that can give them what they need. And these people that are running for president present themselves to the people that need them by appealing to their needs financially, ethically and morally. Therefore, the more one is dependent on the government for help, THE MORE THE GOVERNMENT HAS CONTROL OF THEM!!! 
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Meanwhile, the people that are running for presidency are dependent on their sponsors, therefore the sponsors of control over them.  Then there is Donald Trump, he doesn't NEED any sponsors, he depends on himself, therefore he is dependent on himself, which is equally scary when you think about it.
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But it really got me to thinking about how when we are dependent on something, the thing that we are dependent on CONTROLS US!!!  A drug addict is dependent on drugs. An alcoholic is dependent on alcohol. If you live with someone, you are controlled by the rules of their household. Children are controlled by parents. Government controls nations. Bosses control your work. Cars control where you go. Bodies are controlled by nourishment. Fish are controlled by water, temperature is controlled by weather, and the list of control and dependents goes on and on, I'm sure you can think of many more. The fact is, what you are dependent on, CONTROLS YOU!!!
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Then as I was thinking about this, it hit me, The more depenendent you are in God, the more he has control of your life! Think about it, if you depend on God, IN EVERY AREA OF YOUR LIFE, He then in turn has CONTROL of every area of your life.    
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Now I'm NOT promoting sitting around and doing NOTHING, promoting asking God to HELP YOU, to guide you in what to do next. Elisha told the widow woman to borrow all the empty pots from her neighbors and THEN HE FILLED THEM!!! Sometimes God just does it and sometimes We got to put some umph and work into it! But there comes a time when you've done all that you can physically do, AND now you don't depend on other sources to help you, you go to God and you depend on him to help you.
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So often I've heard people say, WHY don't we see miracles in the Unites States that we hear missionaries talking about in foreign countries??? You know WHY??? Because they are dependent on GOD to provide for their needs.
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When there are NO doctors, no medicine, no food banks, no welfare offices, no online dating sites to help them out in their times of needs. They depend on God to help them when they're sick! They depend on God to help them when they're hungry! They depend on God to help them find a spouse. When they need a job, they depend on God to help them find a job!
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Furthermore, when you are dependent on God, He NOT only has control over provision for your needs, he has control of your actions, your choices, guiding your thoughts, helping your attitude.
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 It puzzles me that as humans, we tend to want to depend on someone or something or even in our own self, when we are just mere humans, flawed and imperfect. Why do we tend to depend on creation to help us, instead of THE CREATOR??? Why oh WHY would we want to be controlled by imperfection, by the finite, when the perfect, infinite one is waiting there with a perfectly laid out plan to help us.
"Those who leave it in God's hand will eventually see God's hand in everything."
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 I want to become more dependent on God. My hearts desire is to be so dependent on God that He literally has control of EVERY area of my life! Oh God help me, help us, your creation to become completely dependent on you, our creator!!!
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" 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 :)

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Just two cups of water!!!

The other day I was thinking about a time waaaaaaaay back in my teens and I busted up laughing!!! There was this guy that like, absolutely ADORED ME!!! Like, anything I wanted he would do! He liked me for like, EVERRRRR!!! He bought me expensive stuff that my mom always made me give back if it was to high, he took me to banquets, he just pretty much kissed the ground I walked on...NO JOKE!!! LOL He went to our church at the time and was good friends with my oldest brother.
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Well one day, this guy and me and my sis and my brother  and I'm not sure who else may have been with us, but we went to the drive through at Jack-in-the-box. I'm NOT sure where my mom was, but we had her van, which the transmission was going on it so it was CONTINUALLY stalling!
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Weeeeeeeellll as we were going through the drive through, I don't know WHY, for some reason I was getting up and switching spots with someone in the van. Well when I got up, the VERY OBNOXIOUS guy in his big O pick up truck yells out to me, Fat @*^%$@ I was like, kind of embarrassed but at the same time I was just like, Dude, your stupid whateverrrrr!!!
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 But I mean, no matter what, comments like that still hurt you and put a damper on your spirits! No one in the car really said anything much about it just like, oh just ignore him he's being stupid. But this guy that liked me just sat there and didn't say anything!!!
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So when we got up in line to order, we all said what we wanted and this guy that likes me says, "Just two cups of water for me!" So we're like, your not gonna eat? He's like, NO! Just two cups of water! We're like, OKAAAAAAAAAY...I hope he's NOT sick because he was also known for having the most random bouts of sickness!!!
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So we get our food and we're about to pull out on to the street and this guy says, No pull over in the parking lot and he starts to open his door! We're like OH GREAT! He's going to get sick!!! Now people are really going to say stuff! Well he gets out of the van and he's still holding his two cups of water. Then he looks my brother in the eye and he says, GET READY!!!
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NOW we're like, OH NOOOOOOOO!!! He then walks DIRECTLY to the big O pick up truck, goes up to the passenger side where this rude guy's girlfriend is sitting and he says to her, "HEY!" and when she turns her face to look who said that to him, he throws the first cup of water in her face! Well having NO CLUE what had just happened to her, SHE SCREAMS!!! Like,
AAAAAAAUUUUUUHHHHH!!!
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Meanwhile, we're all siting in the van like, TOTALLY FREAKING OUT!!! Oh no, we're all gonna die!! What if this guy has a gun??? What are we going to do? What if he tries to chase us? What if the van stalls while we're trying to get away!!!
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Weeeeeelllll...When she screams, of course her rude boyfriend turns to see what is going on and upon seeing water all over her, he's like, WHAT IN THE @&^%$????? Just cussing up a storm and like a champ, when he turns his face to look out the passenger window to see what is going on, this guy that likes me takes the second cup of water and throws it in HIS FACE!!!
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 Which was EXACTLEY what this guy had planned to happen...he threw the first cup at the girlfriend, TO MAKE SURE, this obnoxious RUDE guy, turned his face to the passenger window so he could REALLY GET HIM...RIGHT IN THE FACE!!!
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Well now this guy in the truck is OBVIOUSLEY IRATE!!! He's yelling and screaming and cursing, revving his engine, BUUUUUUUT there is NOTHING he can do BECAUSE, there is a car in front of him and a car behind him...HE'S STUCK!!!
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My devoted lover liker comes RUNNING BACK TO THE VAN at full speed, we have the door open and my brother just TAKES OFF OUT OF THERE!!! Thankfully, much to our relief, THE VAN DID NOT STALL!!! The Lord had mercy on us all!!! Finally when we were at a safe distance from Jack-in-the-box, we're like, LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY!!! I can't believe you did that...that's soooo STUPID...that's SO AWESOME...your an IDIOT...buuuuuuuuuuut DUDE THAT WAS AWESOME!!!
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He's just like, NOBODY, TALKS ABOUT MARY!!!! Awwwwwwww!!! Isn't that sooooo sweet??? Annnnnnnnd I have to say, had he had all his ducks lined up and been where he needed to be spiritually, weeeeeelllll I may have considered him!!! LOL!!! Cuz as idiotic of a move as that was, as a teenager, I was STILL pretty impressed by his bravery to do something soooooo STUPID, in order to STICK UP FOR ME!!!! Like seriously, AWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
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As for that rude-obnoxious guy, first of all, I HOPE that his girlfriend realized she was dating a JERK and dumped him and second of all, I hope that every time in his life since then, when he goes to make fun of a fat girl, I HOPE HE REMEMBERS...
TWO CUPS OF WATER
Annnnnnnnnnnd THE MOST STUPIDEST ACT OF CHIVALRY EVER KNOWN TO MAN KIND!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. And I'm honored that the act was done FOR ME!!! Hee, hee!!!