Thursday, October 19, 2017

FREE MONEY-Object Lesson!!!

A while back I did an object lesson that I thought that I would share with you all, I had thought about doing it somehow as a devotional buuuuut I wanted you all to be able to use this in your churches as well to help encourage and inspire people!!! 
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What I DID: I laid money out, REAL money(Don't be CHEAP!!! It's NOT as effective if you use FAKE money, so shell out the $20 in ones for the sake of Christ!) around the front of the church, then I called on different adults that I had ALREADY talked to before church had started and told them what to say, AND I said to them, HEEEEEEEY! I'm passing out FREE MONEY today, all you have to do is come up here and find it, pick it up AND IT'S YOURS, would you like to come up here and get some money????
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NOW who can resist an offer like that??? Only a VERY LAZY PERSON is going to be TO LAZY to bend over and pick up MONEY they see lying on the ground!!! Buuuuuuuuuut ONE BY ONE, each person that I called on gave me an excuse for WHY they didn't want to come up and pick up some of the money that was lying on the ground!!! (Now once again, this was all PRE-planned out BECAUSE in actual REALITY, there ain't NO ONE in my church that would ACTUALLY say NO to this offer...bahahahaha!!!)
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They were ONLY single, one dollar bills, buuuuut STILL, money is MONEY, right???? I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE??? HOW CAN YOU BE TO BUSY AND TO LAZY TO COME UP HERE AND PICK UP SOME FREE MONEY???
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Of course ALL THE KIDS were screaming, I'll come get it, I'll come get it, I'll come get it!!! (I'm pretty sure IF I remember correctly, that I did pick out some of the kids in the end to come pick up the FREE MONEY) Buuuuuut I went on to explain in my lesson that THE BIBLE says,"...I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest." (John 4:35)
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I talked about HOW there is a harvest of souls that are WAITING for us to come along and pick them up, bring them to church, tell them about Jesus. They are READY, ALL we have to do is just GO, we just have to look, we just have to find them, we just have to bend over and pick them up, it's so simple, BUUUUUT we're LAZY!!!
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When we don't go out and find the harvest, we are being JUST AS LAZY as all the people that made up excuses tonight to not come up here and pick up the money off the ground. THE BIBLE SAYS, "... The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;" (Mathew 9:37) 
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WHO in their right mind would be to lazy, to bend over and pick up money off the ground??? And if that's so, then how much MORE should we be willing to bend over and pick up the harvest of souls God has out there?!?!?!
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."(Mathew 9:38)
Lord, HELP ME,
NOT TO BE LAZY!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I hope this object lesson/devotional can be a blessing in your church, if you use it, I would LOVE to hear about it!!! Maryfranceswriting@gmail.com God bless!!! (:

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Happy Brain-boosting-Wednesday!!!

It's your middle-of-the-week-brain-booster!!!
"Did you know???..."
That KISSING Can reduce teeth decay???
Annnnnnnnnnnd with that ONE simple fact,
I think it's SAFE TO SAY....

This girl AIN'T
NEVERRRRRR
been kissed!!!!
If you've been doubting the purity of my lips,
let me know at the next conference,
I'll take out my fake teeth,
AND THEN YOU'LL KNOW!!! ;)
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
ANNNNNND NOOOOO this does NOT mean I'm saying,
KISSING IS THE NEW TOOTH PASTE!!!!!!
I can just hear people, buuuut PASTOR,
Mary says it's for HEALTH REASONS!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 
"...Weeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)

♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Nobody tell my dad I took a pic without my fake teeth in...No shame in my game, I'll do anything to get a smile!!! Hee, hee!!!! 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Time To Live!!!

During the time that my mom was dying, she had a vision of heaven and after that vision of heaven, her desire for this world was COMPLETELY GONE, all she wanted was to go to heaven. I didn't see what my mom saw, but I was there when it happened, I was there to witness her in the middle of her vision, she told me about it, she was in COMPLETE AWE of heaven and I was in AWE OF HER AWE!!! That got me to thinking, WHY doesn't God give us ALL a vision of heaven??? 
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I mean if we could all just get a glimpse of whatever it was that my mom saw, wouldn't it make EVERYONE just want to live for God? Wouldn't a vision of heaven give us all something to strive for? Something to keep us going? I started thinking, praying, God I want a vision of heaven too! I want to see what my mom saw. But it was a prayer God didn't seem to answer...WHY???
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Then one day it hit me, WHEN my mom saw heaven, she completely lost her desire to live, all she wanted from that point on was to go that which she had seen and I realized, what if the reason WHY God doesn't give us all a vision of heaven is because he doesn't want us to lose our desire to live before its our time to go!!! The Bible says there is a season to everything, there is a time to be born and a time to die. If there is a time to be born and there is a time to die, than that ALSO MEANS that there is A TIME TO LIVE!!!
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There was a time where when I would think about dying and I would just feel SCARED! ONE DAY, I'm going to die...DIE!!! It happens to all of us and I just didn't like the idea of it!!! I couldn't understand it...I mean, I knew that I was saved, my heart was right with God, buuuut still DEATH, its THE UNKNOWN, I want to live!!! I was praying one day and I was like, God, I don't know why I feel this way, please help me not to fear death when it happens to me one day!!! When I was done praying, I got up to get one with my day, cleaning and stuff, I was going to listen to Adventure's In Odyssey, but then I thought, EH, lets see what's playing on Holy Ghost Radio.
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I flipped on one station then decided to flip it to another, then another, didn't know who was preaching but just left it on, that preacher was about half way though preaching and another came on, If I remember correctly, it was Bro. Coon, and his whole message was about the grace of God, but right in the middle of all that, he was talking about how he had been praying one day and he didn't know WHY but he was just like, "God, GIVE ME THE GRACE TO DIE!" He said he didn't know WHY he was praying it, but that was his prayer and he said that God answered him and simply said, I WILL, WHEN IT'S TIME!!!
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When I heard that, I knew that God had answered my prayer as well. I hadn't turned on HGR to get a answer to my prayer, buuuuut God is just AWESOME LIKE THAT!!! I honestly believe that there is a certain amount of fear that will always be in us all for this unknown thing called death, BUUUUUUT when it is our time, GOD WILL GIVE US HIS PEACE AND GRACE TO DIE!!!
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Should we be looking forward to heaven? YES, OF COURSE we should be! God gave my mom just a small glimpse of what was to come to give her that beautiful peace and He allowed us to feel her awe of what she had seen so that we would know that truly there is something to look forward too!!!I believe that the reason God gave my mom that vision of heaven was because it was HER TIME TO DIE!!!   There is something in us that should always be longing and striving for heaven as our goal, buuuuuut NOT to the point that we lose our desire to live BEFORE it is our time to go! If your living, it's because God STILL has a purpose for you here on earth, it's because there is WORK that needs to be done, there are souls He has for you to reach, it's because...
it is YOUR TIME TO LIVE...
SO LIVE!!!
"And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it [is] the gift of God." (Ecclesiastes 3:13)

♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Happy Monday!!!

Some days its just one of those days...A MONDAY!!! 
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Happy Sunday!!!

happy sunday quotes and pictures | He is all I need, He is always there, He is my everything, He is GOD.
"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)
♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Single Saturday!!!

Story of my single life summed up in ONE LOOK!!! (Well minus the earing) BAHAHAHA!!!
God's telling you to think again.

♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, October 13, 2017

Looking For A Friend???

My mom testified at church one time, and she shared something that I had NEVER heard before!!! It was soooo neat I just have to share it with you all!!!
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She said that when we lived in New York, before we got in church, one of the things that prompted her to EVEN go to church at all, was that she was looking for a friend. She said that although there were people our family associated with, she didn't feel like she really had her own friend.
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She was hoping for someone that she could do stuff with or just talk with on the phone! So when the Kathy, the lady across the street from us, invited my mom to church, one of the things that prompted her to go was she thought..."Maybe if I go, I'll find a FRIEND!!!"
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She said that there were a lot of people that she met at church that she enjoyed fellowship with, BUT she said the friend she got, wasn't THE FRIEND she had been looking for. She said that when she got the Holy Ghost, she got a friend that has NEVER left her side. We were only at that church for nine months before we moved to AZ, she left behind her friends at that church, BUT Jesus, came right along with her!!! All her life long till she died she had Jesus, and she said that Jesus is STILL the best friend she has ever had!!!
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Are you looking for a friend?
LOOK NO FURTHER!!!
 JESUS wants to be YOUR friend!!! GO TO JESUS!!!
He is THE BEST FRIEND YOU CAN EVER HAVE!!!
Oh, What a friend we have in Jesus! 
... a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
(Proverbs 18:24)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Calling ALL men!!!

I saw this quote below and immediately thought,
this is a quote that MEN would appreciate!!! 
There's just SOMETHING about a MAN AND HIS STEAK!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Happy Brain-boosting Wednesday!!!

Here's your middle-of-the-week brain booster!!!
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"Did  Do you know???..."
What the MALE Biblical equivalency is to a VIRTUOUS WOMAN??? You know how in Proverbs 31, the Bible describes a pure woman, married OR single, as a VIRTUOUS WOMAN...
Soooo what is a good, pure man described as? 
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Think about it, A VIRTUOUS WOMAN and A ___________ MAN!!!
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A RIGHTOUS MAN!!! 
(James 5:16)
A friend asked me that question a long time ago, I was VERY STUMPED, even AFTER they gave me the reference James 5:16 when I couldn't figure it out as a clue, I was like ummmmmm...A FERVENT MAN??? BAHAHAHA!!! I'm REALLY sloooooooooooow sometimes...hee, hee!!! NOW, go ask YOUR friends and see IF THEY can figure it out too!!! 
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"...Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllll NOW YOU DO, annnnnnnnnd don't you FORGET IT!!!" (AIO BTV quote;)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

UNFATTENED!!!

So last week I was at a family get together and I'm sitting on a bench with my nephew and he asks me to sit with him and everyone else on the bench. So I sit down and he's like, WOW, it's pretty tight on here!!! Then he says, buuuuuuut it's NOT because of you Aunt Mary...
You've been,
UNFATTENED!!!
I was like, AWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! Isn 't that the sweeeeeeeetest everrrrr!?!?!?!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. I haven't ACTUALLY been completely unfattened just 90ish pounds of it...Hee, hee!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

You know your a church van worker IF...

You've ever said...
NO PLAYING HIDE AND SEEK ON THE WAY HOME!!! 
True story!!! My brother was like, MARY, why did I just hear someone's voice come from down LOW???? Like from underneath a seat???  AHAHAHA!!! I was like, LOOK at Chris, he's being GOOD, my brother was like, NO, I THINK THAT'S JUST HIS HIDING SPOT!!!! BAHAHAHA!!! 

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

September Life Update!!!

September 1st started at none other than...
KNOTTS BERRY FARM!!! 
Getting some loving!!! 
They did the hearts for me...it was superrrr cuuuuute, buuuuut, their was a lady standing their and she was like, OH MY GOODNESS, they're doing the hearts, I think I'm going to start crying!!! I was like, CRYING??? REALLY??? It's CUUUUTE, buuuuuuuuuuuut my eyes are DRY!!! BAHAHA!!
The Supreme Scream!!! I finally fit, all that waiting and it wasn't even THAT scary!!!
The LPC group...minus THE too-cool-to-hang-with-their-partent's-teens!!!
YummmZ- the food!!!



Annnnnnnnnnnd it was Lola's bday!!!
My cuties!!! 
Going to see a play...new theatre in Fashion Square Mall!!!

When you FINALLY complete something on your bucket list, I have REALLY high aspirations in life...BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

Monday, October 2, 2017

September Weight Loss update!!!

Weeeeeeeeeeelllllll this month I got down to a GRAND total of 91 pounds lost...WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I would LIKE to try and get down to 259 by the end of this month, I don't know if I will BUUUUUUUT I am going to PUSH for it...Like a woman in labor...okaaaaaaaay maybe not that much...ahahaha...Like the epidural version of that...bahahaha!!! I have my one year with my surgeon at some point this month of October and I would REALLY like to impress him with a 100 pound grand total loss...I have lost 20 pounds since my last check up with him buuuuut I would like to impress a LITTLE bit more!!! 
Sooooooooooo the other big thing in September was being able to fit on ALL the rides at Knottsberry farm!!! That was such a HUUUUUUUGE deal for me!!! you have know idea how much I have ALWAYS wanted to get on the silver bullet, the supreme scream, the ghost rider and THIS YEAR, FINALLLLLLY!!!
#NORIDELEFTBEHIND
 Okaaaaaaaaaaaay to be perfectly honest, there was a kiddie ride in Camp Snoopy I didn't fit on buuuuuut I don't think that counts since I'm NOT a kid!!! BAHAHAHA!!!
Sooooooooo for coffee, now I can buy a Starbucks drink and keep it in the fridge and drink it every morning for three days or so, drinks NEVERRRRR lasted me that long before!!! I usually downed a drink in less than 10 minutes!!! LOL 
 
Of course MORE fitting into clothes...Hee, hee!!! 
 Annnnnnnnnnnd I'm back to my beloved HIKING!!! 
 The exercise that NEVERRRR bores me!!! 
I plan to tackle Squaw Peak by the end of this month!!! 
Soooooooo Goals for October are:
1. get down to 259 
2. Hike Squaw Peak
3. Start practicing running for the Fountain Hills Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving!!! 
4. Buy a new Fitbit
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Soooooo MARYISH!!!

If I had a cute neighbor...hee, hee!!!
This totally cracked me up...reminds me of ME, when I was...ummmm about 14 or 15!!! LOL
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

August update!!!

Weeeeeellllll I'm obviously BEHIND buuuuut here goes Augest!!! 
 Hanging out with Grammy Kathy again, that was a treat and a blast from the past!!!!
 My first latte art...

Finding slides at Fashion Square...this COULD be why kids LOVE ME...hee, hee!!!



 I ATE FISH!!! 
 Long story short, don't promise Stultz you'll eat fish if he catches one...I'm not sure if I thought he wasn't going to catch one OR if I thought he wouldn't hold me to my word...Anywayz, he caught them AND HE HELD ME TO MY WORD!!!
 Ash's love birds!!!

 Stultz won..Psh!!!

 He should win after analyzing the directions for 30 minutes....BAHAHAHA!!!
 Me and my lil man!!!
 Cerretas tour!!!
 Another game night!!!
 Another South Mountain Drive...