Friday, February 23, 2018

Doors


Have you ever noticed HOW MANY different kinds of doors there are???
 Tyler and I took a ton of pictures of cool doors while we were in France.  I've been meaning to make a collage of all the pictures.  Haven't gotten around to it yet.  :
There's doors that have to be PUSHED to be opened, there's doors that you have to PULL to open. There's sliding doors, there's car doors, there's revolving doors, there's glass doors, there's screen doors and there's automatic doors, there's locked doors and I'm SURE, many more!!!
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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF A DOOR???
A door is a moving structure used to block off, and yet still allow access to something, an entrance to a place, yet a closure to a place within an enclosed space, such as a building, room, closet or vehicle.
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In life, there are MANY doors that we will walk through and some that we will SEE, but NEVER walk through. The question IS, HOW do we know if a door is meant for us to walk through or NOT???
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So often you will hear and probably even say at some point, "I'm JUST waiting for GOD to open the door before making a decision." AND while this is good to a certain extent, SOMETIMES, we're waiting for God to open a door that says PUSH or PULL on it!!!
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Sometimes, the door has a LOCK and only God can unlock it but there are other times that the door has a lock and GOD has given us THE KEY and now it us up to us to take that key and unlock the door. Sometimes we have to KNOCK and WAIT for God to open the door, And YET there are other times, when God locks a door and it will NEVER BE UNLOCKED!!!
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Sometimes, there's a revolving door, and God wants us to go through something before we can get to what is on the other side. Sometimes you just gotta shut the door for a little bit, while your riding to your destination and THEN its time to open that door again! Sometimes there's sliding doors and you gotta figure out if you should SLIDE that door all the way open, or if you should just partially slide it open to not let anything IN or OUT with you.
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Sometimes there's a glass door and you can see very clearly what is on the other side and weather or not you should open that door! Sometimes there's a screen door, and you can only kind of see what is on the other side, but you'll never really know, TILL YOU OPEN THE DOOR!!!
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Sometimes in life, there are automatic doors. There are things in our life that are just automatic. They just happen without us trying or doing anything for them to open. Church, school, family, those were automatic doors for me that just happened without trying. Waking up and going to sleep are just automatic doors. And you'll find blessings that come to you in life, that were just automatic without you doing or saying anything to have ever gotten them!!!
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There are automatic things that God expects us to do. I remember hearing someone once say that they kept bumping into someone, they didn't know what God wanted to do, but they just wanted to pray about if they should witness to them or not. Bishop Abbott spoke up, WELL, I can tell you what God wants to do for that person, HE WANTS TO SAVE THEM!!! Sometimes we over-spiritualize the OBVIOUS or THE AUTOMATIC!!! Should you witness??? YES!!! The Bible says that God is NOT willing that ANY should perish, BUT that ALL should come to repentance! Should you repent??? Should you obey God's word??? It's an AUTOMATIC DOOR!!! YES, you should!!!
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As a female, sometimes, its good for us to be a lady, WAIT and let a man OPEN THE DOOR FOR US, but sometimes, you can't always wait around for someone to be opening the doors for you.
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I've seen AZ females, usually in the dating or newlywed stage of life, SIT IN THE CAR after reaching a destination, in 120 degree weather and NO AC, WAITING FOR THE GUY to get out of the car and open the door for her. Now, I believe in chivalry, I like it, its nice, I appreciate it, BUT, in 120 degree weather, I'm OPENING MY DOOR AS QUICKLEY AS POSSIBLE AND HIGHTAILING IT TO THE CLOSEST PLACE WITH AC!!! Why??? BECAUSE ITS HOT OUT!!!! Sometimes you just need to be PRACTICAL!!! The original intent of chivalry was NOT the romanticized version that we know about now. The original intent of chivalry was for a man to do something for a female, elderly person, or child, that they could NOT do for themselves.
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There are times, when you need to wait, trust in God and LET HIM OPEN THE DOOR! There are times in life, when there is NO WAY you can open the door yourself and the only thing you can do is WAIT for God to open it. However, while YES, God IS indeed a gentleman, SOMETIMES, there are things that YOU CAN DO FOR YOURSELF!!! Sometimes, you just gotta OPEN YOUR OWN DOOR!!!
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HOW DO YOU KNOW IN LIFE, WHAT TO DO AT EACH DOOR YOU COME TOO???
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The KEY to knowing how you should proceed at each door in life, is THROUGH PRAYER!!! Jesus says in John 10:9 "I am the door..." THE KEY to knowing, IS SEEKING GOD or THE DOOR!!! We have to continually seek God in prayer for His will and direction in our lives. "The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God." (Psalm 14:2)
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Should I wait? Should I PUSH? Should I PULL? Should I knock? Should I get a key? It can seem so complicated knowing what to do in life, and yet, its SO SIMPLE, PRAY!!! God wants us to PRAY!!! We will know what God wants us to do at each door in life, when we seek Him for His will and direction in our next step.
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“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8)

♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, February 22, 2018

i wonder what...

I would like you all to see exactly how my mind processes things!!! A few weeks ago my pastor was talking about when Aaron's rod sprouted and grew almonds on it...
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I was like OH WOW, that's superrrrr cool...then I was like, Hmmmm...I wonder if anyone at the almonds? I mean I WOULD!!! And if they did, WHAT THE ALMONDS TASTED LIKE???? They were probably liiiiiiike THE BEST ALMONDS EVERRRR...ooooh...ALMOND BUTTTTER....
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HEEEEEEYYYY HAVE YOU GUYS EVER HAD Cerreta's Cinnamon Almond butter??Image result for cerretas Almond butter
Put that on Trader Joe's Cinnamon Apple swirl bread and it's SOOOOOO THEBOMB.COM!!!
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Jus sayin!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. AMEN PASTOR...PREEEEEEEEEEEEACH!!! 

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

We had a birthday party for my mom, I know it sounds kind of creepy buuuuuut its really just a way to get together and remember her, she didn't want a gravesite or anything so this is just kinda our way!!!! 
Her family has grown quite a bit, she would be happy and proud!!!
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We ate Pasta fazool...Only Italians know what that is...And Olive Garden's is NOT the real deal...NOT EVEN CLOSE!!! The best way to describe it is like an Italian Chili...KINDA...LOL!!!

 Balloons to heaven to honor her!!! 


Happy Birthday Mom...Wish we could just go grocery shopping together one more time...Like a grocery list from heaven!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Celebrating two years!!!!

This past Saturday, February 17th, marked my mom's second year in heaven!!! 
I had signed up for the Zoyo Froyo run and was pleased to see that it was on her Heaven anniversary!!!! I decked out in her favorite color, LAVENDER and of course my bling-bling running skirt and put a message for her on my hat!!!
RUNNING IN HONOR OF YOU MOM
Celebrating 2 years in heaven
2/20/53-2/17/16

This run was through Zoyo Frozen Yogurt at Tempe Town Lake...at the end of the race, aside from medals, Zoyo gave us all Zoyo Sundays!!! 
READY-SET-GOOOOO!!!!
Running, running, running...remembering...OH YEAH...that's what I meant to do this week..BUY NEW SNEAKERS...I knew I had forgotten to do SOMETHING!!! LOL 
ANNNNNNNNNND FINISHED!!!! 
Completed my second 5K in 57 minutes!!! 
I'm sooooooo PROUD of my finisher's medal!!! 
Now on the wall in my room!!! 
Zoyo asked, WHAT toppings would you like on your frozen yogurt???
I SAID...
EVERYTHING!!!
I know that being able to do these runs may not seem like a big deal, buuuut I LOOOOVE doing them, IF ONLY BECAUSE...NOW I CAN!!!! I know my mom would be sooooo happy that I'm getting my health in order, that was her dying wish for all of her kids!!!
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I wish that she had been able to get her health back and we could have done these races together, buuuuuut even though we'll never run a race here together on earth, one day, We'll be running together, ON STREETS OF GOLD!!!
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Next race the Donut 5K Race!!!
They have THE CUTEST finisher's medal too!!! 
#Imjustwarmingupforstreetsofgold 
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Happy Monday!!!

(9) Funny ~ Good Morning ~ Images ~ Quotes
Goal for this week...writing, writing, WRITING!!!
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Happy Sunday!!!

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

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Single Saturday!!!

71 Hilarious Memes about the Single Life -
Sooooo want a nightgown like this now!!! BAHAHAHAAAA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, February 16, 2018

January update!!!

The year started off with our usual, fireworks in the street thingy...
Cute outfits are ALWAYS a good plan!!!

Have you guys everrrr been to Lush???? Like seriously, I looooooove this place!!!
I just need to find a place where I would actually have the opportunity to use a bath bomb!!! LOL
 LUSHIES!!!

Peace, Love and Confetti!!! 
I want this, is says, Sparkle and Shine!!!
Annnnnnnd I want this sign!!!
Annnnd I want this sign for when I get married, buuuuut clearly i'm ACTUALLY the type of girl that would make a sandwich for ANYONE!!!! LOLOL
OMW this play was soooooooooo HILARIOUS!!! 
Seriously could NOT stop laughing at certain points!!! 
If your in AZ I HIGHLEY recommend coming to a play at the HALE theatre in Gilbert AZ
When we were walking out, there was a candy dish in the props with mints in them, I just HAD to see if the mints were real annnnnd GUESS WHAT???
THEY WERE!!! 
Tried another Boba place...Java Boba!!! 
Annnnnnnnnnd who can resist a TIPS jar like this???
OKaaaaaaaaaay I can, buuuuut It was to cuuuute to NOT take a picture!!! LOL
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My lil man!!! 
My new summer hat, I figure I got a name to live up to now since the GCA principal calls me Sister Cupcake due to my cupcake beanie...sooooo CUUUUUUTE!!!
Annnnnnnnd It was soooo awesome, I got to hang out with my friend Crystal and her family this past month...
I've told her every year we gotta hang out when she comes, buuuuuut this was the first year that we ACTUALLY DID IT!!! Soooooo funnnn!!! 
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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Throwback Thursday!!!

Denae sent me this pic a few weeks ago I was just laughing....
ANNNNNNNNNNNNND NOW!!!


♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You know it's Mary's Bible when...

There just happens to be GLITTER literally seeped into the leather surface and cracks of it!!!
I was looking at it the other day, like, HOW in the world is there glitter in my Bible like this, buuuuuut it doesn't come off either, it's just THERE, like a part of me for all the world to see!!! Liiiiiike, my name of it, without actually writing it...I LOOOOVE IT!!! (:

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

When your cup is STILL full...




Sooooooo I've been on a water drinking kick lately annnnnd according to the "health" people, your supposed to drink half your weight of water in ounces, my weight is 250ish, that's 125 ounces of water a day, which JUST AIN'T HAPPENING unless I literally live and sleep in the bathroom...ahahaha...They're all telling me this and I'm thinking like, OKAAAAAAAAY obviously your NOT following this rule yourself IF you still have your job...cuz IF you were following this rule you would be running to the bathroom ever 10 minutes.BAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
Anywayz, I am TRYING to at least drink A LOT MORE water than I have been, so I drank all these 24 oz cups of water, then when I got to Starbucks yesterday, I went through my car and gathered up all the trash in my car to throw away. As I'm throwing all these empty water cups into the trash, I notice that the last cup I toss in is feeling pretty heavy still! I was like, AWWWW maaaaaan... I thought I DRANK ALL THE WATER out of these cups before I threw them away.
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I'll be HONEST with you all, the thought of ACTUALLY taking the cup out of the trash and finish up the water went through my head, buuuuuuut then I was like, NAAAAWWW, I can't do that...it's IN THE TRASH MARY...there's like, germs and stuff...buuuuuut....I did glance at my water cup one last time before I walked away...
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Annnnnnnnd my eyes widened in disbelief in what I saw in the cup...
It was NOT water in my cup that was making it so heavy,
I HAD drank it all, it was...
MY CELL PHONE!!!
Yes peeps, I had THROWN out my cell phone!!! Annnnnd NO I did not give a second thought about the germs on it, I reached in and grabbed it!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
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Sooooooooooo my friends, if THINK you drank ALL your water, buuuuuuuut your cup is still FULL, look INSIDE, you never know what you'll find it!!! Who knows, it could be something of value, like a CELL PHONE or something...HEEEEEEEEYYY!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)