Thursday, April 19, 2018

Maryness #2

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I sooooooooo do this ALL THE TIME!!!
This little trick qualifies as a genuine life hack. | 19 Truths All Directionally Challenged People Know:
EXCEPT, I don't just LOWER the music!!! I HAVE TO TURN IT OFF!!! OFF!!! LIKE, SILENCE MUST PREVAIL!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Also when I'm at the drive-thru ATM, for some reason I can see the screen BETTER when the music is completely OFF!!! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Have a Maryness meme, email it to me at MaryFrancesWriting@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hey Girl, HEEEEEEYYY!!!

Don't be the kind of woman...
that always needs a man,
BE THE KIND OF WOMAN...
that ONE MAN really needs!!!
This saying speaks volumes to me. There is something about learning HOW to be your own person that is dependent on God. Someone was talking recently about how there really aren't a lot of options here in AZ for singles and someone else spoke up and said, WELL, you really don't NEED a lot of options, your ONLY MARRYING ONE PERSON, you ONLY NEED GOD'S WILL! Be a woman that ONLY NEEDS God's will, and EVENTUALLY, IF it's God's will;) they'll be a man, THAT ONLY NEEDS GOD'S WILL!!! 
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I think there is a lot to be said about a person that can wait on God. You don't need to CONTINUALLY be in a relationship WHILE YOUR WAITING for God's will for your life. Plus, you can SAVE YOURSELF AND OTHERS, a lot of drama and heartbreak, if you'll learn how to just be!!! Just be and Learn how to DEPEND ON GOD while you wait. Of course that doesn't mean that THE FIRST relationship your in is going to work out, relationships are the in between a YES AND NO for marriage, BUUUUUUUT...you know if your the kind of person that just HAS to have someone to depend on, don't BE THAT PERSON!!! You don't ALWAYS NEED A MAN, buuuuuuuuut...
YOU ALWAYS NEED JESUS!!!
DEPEND ON HIM!!! 
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:9)
♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

How to be SMART!!!

I was just going through old drafts of blog posts that I've never written, just thoughts that I save in a draft for a later time, this was one that I found from quite a few years ago, its such a good thought, I had completely forgotten it but thought NOW would be a good time to post it...

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Ever wish you were one of those people that other people viewed as SMART???

My mom said something last week that I just HAD TO BLOG ABOUT!!! She was talking about how  if you do NOT submit to your pastor, you will NOT truly submit to GOD. The she said, "I have no fear of man, my fear is of GOD!!! I don't submit because I fear man, but because I fear God!!!" You know that really stuck out to me, because IF YOU KNOW MY MOM, you know just HOW TRUE this statement is!!! My mom, is INTIMIDATED BY NO ONE!!! (except God!) LOLOLOL However, she submits, because she FEARS GOD!!!
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The Bible says that THE FEAR OF GOD, is the BEGINNING OF WISDOM!!! I really have to wonder sometimes about people's actions, DON'T YOU FEAR GOD??? I don't care what MAN thinks, buuuuut I DO CARE what GOD THINKS!!!
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IF you want to be a person of knowledge, THE FIRST thing you need to learn is TO FEAR GOD!!!
"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)
♥Mary Frances :)

Currently...

So currently, for all those who are (and for those who aren't) interested, I am...

Reading - Basically just the Bible at this point, BECAUSE...I can't find ANYTHING good to read!!! It seems like NOTHING compares to Lynn Austin and Jan Karon books, someone suggested Francine Rivers buuuuuuut IDK...I just can't get into her books...Her romance is just TOO MUCH INFO for my liking to read about...I like mysteries...buuuuuuuuut NOT to intense and gory...I just don't wanna read about serial killers and junk...Although, I WILL SAY, that the Lynn Austin BIBLE stories are a little too much for my liking too...Especially the ones with King Manassah, even though it did open my eyes as to HOW EVIL things were in the world during the Bible days, I felt really uncomfortable hearing about it...Jus sayin, in MY PERSONAL OPPINION!!! Oh the Bible AND my blog...BECAUSE FOR SOME REASON, NO ONE ELSE SEEMS TO UPDATE THEIR BLOG ANYMORE...Ahem peeps...The Blog Police are COMING FOR YOU!!! Feel free to email me some bookspiration!!! MaryfrancesWriting@gmail.com

Singing - Hmmmm... I think I have a Denae Abbott CD in my car player right now...

Listening - Right now I'm listening to the wash machine running...FOR REALZ!!! Buuuuuuuuut as soon as I'm done writing this AIO is going on...I can't write and listen to AIO at the same time...JUST CAN NOT!!! 

Working on- LOSING WEIGHT!!! I really, really, REALLY wanna get down to 249 by the end of this month!!! Currently at 254, soooo I'm NOT FAR, just gotta PUSH!!! Also, drinking MORE water, I've been trying to drink 150 oz of water a day, did really good last week buuuuut kinda fell off over the weekend!!! 

Walking - Ummmmm Malls and shopping centers!!! LOLOL

Running - Just signed up with my pastor's wife for my 3rd 5k of the year, The GLENDALE ICE CREAM RUN!!! You can sign up HERE!!! 

Laughing - Saw a funny play on Friday, The Importance of being Earnest!!! The part that made me laugh so much was when this guy she just met proposes to her, and she says, oh but  you already proposed to me 3 months ago, he says, but HOW could I have when I only met you today? She says, Oh, it buuuuuut it all happened in my mind, and it was VERY ROMANTIC, you can read ALL ABOUT IT IN MY DIARY!!! AHAHAHAHAAAA...it was a little to CLOSE TO HOME FOR ME!!! 

Smiling - Because GOD IS GOOD, So good, Sooooo good, SOOOOOO GOOOOD!!!

Praying - For inspiration in writing...which could possible be WHY i'm writing this post Right now!!! Hee, hee!!! 

Accepting - That a DAINTY JEWELL'S 3x STILL DOES NOT FIT ME!!! Seriously people, talk about an EMPHASIS ON DAINTY!!! Most of my clothes now are 1x/2x EVEN SOME LARGES, I have one non-stretchy dress that is a 3x, DJ's 3x, I think I'm gonna have to lose at least 2o more pounds before these dresses fit...I don't mind the number on my clothing, all I care about is if it looks good, buuuuut I don't think its a true 3x if it still doesn't fit me yet...jus sayin..LOL I was really, really, REALLY HOPING to wear them to conferences this summer buuuuuuut, we'll see!!! Also accepting THAT with the spring comes beautiful flowers while hiking, WHICH BRINGS ALL KINDS OF BUGS...WHICH I DESPISE AND HATE WITH A PASSION!!!

Looking forward to - The summer activities I'm going to go too!!! AMA and HERITAGE, THE BAY, HERE COMES MAR BEAR!!! 

Learning - Over and over again, every day to trust in God and LEAN NOT on my own understanding!!! 

Writing - I'm currently working on a big writing project...which I will divulge the details on in the future...NOT SURE WHEN...buuuuuuuuut PRAY FOR ME...For inspiration, God's direction and ANNOINTING!!! 

Future goals: Paying off debt, by the end of this month I should have my loan for weight loss surgery paid off, then I've got a few other medical bills that I can start making larger payments on, wanna make some BIG dents on those by the end of the year!!! 

Excited: BECAUSE ODIN WILL OFFICIALLY BE A GINTY ON MAY 16th!!!!

Finishing - This blog post. Bam. END.
♥Mary Frances :)

Monday, April 16, 2018

Happy Monday!!!!

#Italians don't an have inside voice!
Soooooooooo TRUE!!! I remember many a sleepovers at friend's homes, parent's said we had to be quiet and we'd start whispering, buuuuuuuuuut, my whisper just kept on getting louder and louder annnnnnnnnnnd LOUDER!!! Till eventually we would get in trouble and be separated til we fell asleep at night!!! LOL 
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What can I a say, I got it from my grandpa Mangino!!! NO ONE was louder than him!!! Cashiers and people would say, sir, please, you don't have to yell at me, my grandpa would say, I'm NOT! If you wanna hear me YELL...then the whole ground would explode when he switched from his NORMAL voice, to an ACTUAL YELL!!! AHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Friday, April 13, 2018

Giving God YOUR BACON!!!

I was reading this the other day and it totally cracked me up...
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[A pig and a chicken were walking by a church where a gala charity event was taking place. Getting caught up in the spirit, the pig suggested to the chicken that they each make a contribution.
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“Great idea!` the chicken cried. “Let’s offer them bacon and eggs!"
"Not so fast,” said the pig testily. “For you, that’s a contribution. For me, it’s a total commitment!!!"]
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It makes me think, how often do we just give God a CONTRIBUTION of ourselves. Yes, the chicken was giving of herself, but it wasn't her everything. It was what she had produced that she was giving of. When the chicken gives her eggs, she may miss them, but at the end of the day she's still there, she's still alive, she's still breathing. 
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On the other hand, for the pig to donate it's bacon, it was a total sacrifice. There was NOTHING else left once it gave the bacon. There is a difference between us giving God contribution of our self and really giving God OUR ALL!!!
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 So often we sing the song, ♪♪I will give you all, I will give you all, IF ALL is what you ask of me, THEN I will NOT withhold..."♪ Buuuuut soooo often we ARE withholding! There are parts of us that we have NOT really released to God. We haven't yet said I don't know what's going to happen, BUUUUUT I'm trusting IN YOU!!!! I'm going ALL THE WAY WITH YOU JESUS!!!
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ABRAHAM GAVE GOD HIS ALL!!! The Bible says, 
"By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure." (Hebrews 11:17-19)

WHEN Abraham OBEYED God and gave him Isaac, it was MORE than just him giving up his son. You can say well it wasn't ABRAHAM sacrificing himself to God, it was his son! NO, you don't understand, Abraham had a promise from God that out of this son would come the many nations like the starts in the sky and the grains of sand. By obeying God and laying Isaac on the altar, he was willing to give God back His promise. He was laying his own dreams on the altar as a sacrifice to God. However, Abraham trusted God and laid it all down...
"And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me. (Genesis 22:12)
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When you give God your ALL, there is NO GOING back!!! Its NOT just giving God what you've produced of yourself, its NOT just a contribution of you can produce from yourself. When  You give God your ALL and  I mean REALLY GIVE HIM YOUR ALL, there is NO GOING BACK, because there is NOTHING left for you to go back too, because you gave it ALL to God. God doesn't just want WHAT you can DO for Him. God wants YOU!!! ALL OF YOU!!! 
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♫♫♪And IF my sacrifice is LESS♪♫ than giving you my very best, help me remember Calvary's cost, and be willing to say yes♪♪♫♪
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God didn't just give us a contribution of himself, he gave us His ALL!!!! Think about it, when Jesus sacrificed himself for us; They beat Him! They spit on Him!!! The scourged him! He was whipped! He was mocked!!! He SUFFERED!!! He BLED!!! He DIED!!! HE GAVE US HIS ALL!!! And God did ALL THAT, HOPING that we would give him OUR ALL!!! He doesn't just want  your contribution...

 GOD WANTS YOUR BACON!!!

"Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren."
(1 John 3:16)
♥Mary Frances :)

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Sister Fran doesn't say water...

So the other day, one of the grandmas at our church was telling me about when her oldest granddaughter, Kensie, who is now in my class, was in my mom mom's class.
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She said that one Kensie was telling her, Grandma,
Sister Fran DOESN'T SAY WATER!!!
She says, WADA!!!!
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
Gotta LOVE that NEW YORK ACCENT!!! 
♥Mary Frances :)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#Sweetestcompliment

Soooooo Sunday night at church, my lil nephew Kyle came to sit with me during pre-service prayer at church. So we're praying together and then he just reaches up and touches my face and says,
YOUR SO CUTE MARMIE!!! 
(They call me Aunt Marmie)
 Weeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllll...that got him the biggest MAR BEAR SQUEAL, HUG, KISS, SQUEEZE ANNNNNNNNNNND THE WHOLE SHABANG!!!
Such a little charmer!!!
Isn't that just THE SWEETEST THING EVERRRRR????

♥Mary Frances :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

When girls are liiiiiiiiiiike...

Me annnnd my husband hardly ever fight!!! Everyone's liiiiiiiiiike, NOOOOOO REALLY??? Annnnnnnnnnnnd i'm like, IF you think THAT'S IMPRESSIVE, I can ACTUALLY BEAT THAT...
MY HUSBAND AND I, 
Have NEVERRRRR had a fight!!!
(NOT EVEN ONCE!!!)
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)
P.S. Weeeeeeeelllll, at least I don't think we've ever had a fight, it IS possible to have fought with him if I didn't know he was THE ONE...YA know!?!?!;)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Happy Monday!!!

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"This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalm 118:24)

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

March update!!!

Playing with my lil O!!!
I made the jello-pretzel bars with BLUE jello...they came out tasting GOOD buuuuuuut the crust wasn't crunchy!!! Buuuuuuuuuut they did match my eyes and outfit...HEE, hee!!!
Playing at the park!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Febuary Update!!!

A little bit behind, here's my month of Febuary update!!!
Cute cop I got a pic of for MJ when we were eating...if only in honor of my teenage song...LOL 
Hiking...
Hiking!!!

MORE HIKING!!!!

Annnnnnnnnnnnd SOME MORE!!!
My kiddos!!!
Saying bye to Tony...Pray that God leads him in Bakersfield!!! 
Oh LOOOOOK...
MORE HIKING!!!
Gravy biscuit sandwhich at Starbucks...
Sooooooo gooooood....soooooooooo WORTH the calories...buuuuut at the same time its the kind of calories that you have to PLAN for...cuz...your basically going to have to skip a meal if you eat it...I recommend...eating a LATE breakfast EARLY lunch that day and then just eat dinner!!!
The Valentine Frapp...I didn't think it was good, THEREFORE, NOT worth the calories...sooooo I threw it out and called up Starbucks and got the money back on my card!!! 
Loooooooooooove this!!!! LOL

Monday, April 2, 2018

Happy Monday!!!

Soooooooooo you don't realize HOW addicted you are to coffee...UNTIL...you decide NOT to drink it!!! I decided for the month of April to do a DRINK FAST!!! This is my own terminology to abstain from ALL drinks aside from water!!! That means, NO COFFEE, NO BOBA, NO TEAS, NO REFRESHERS, NO JUICE!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!
Happy Monday! coffeelover caseofthemondays disney cinderella
I'm already SOOOOOOOO regretting my decision to do this, THE ONLY thing that has kept me going was hearing my sister say, IT WON'T LAST!!! That was THE ONLY THING that kept me from making coffee this morning, THE ONLY!!! LOL Buuuuuuuut i'm done with day 2 ONLY 30 MORE TO GO...Okaaaaaaaaaay NO I CAN'T COUNT!!! AHAHAAAAA!!!
♥Mary Frances :)

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter! Happy April Fools!!!

 LPC Easter Breakfast!!! 
















 That BIG-OBNOXIOUS-SMILE you get on your face WHEN...
You get Stultz GOOOOOOD on April Fools day!!!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA!!!!!!!

♥Mary Frances :)

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Donut 5k!!!

Got there EARLY this morning to down town Chandler...I got a race to run....
BUUUUUUUUT FIRST...
COFFEE!!!

 Soooooo you got an EXTRA medal if  you ran the race with an inflatable donut..SOOOOOOOOOO of course I DID IT!!! Hee, hee!!!
All the thin girls had trouble keeping theirs up over their hips...ME...I'm pretty sure even with MORE WEIGHT LOSS...I won't have to be worrying about mine falling off...pretty sure I'm set FOR LIFE!!! BAHAHAHA!!! #skinnygirlproblems #FLUFFYgirladvantages
 Our medals...aren't they sooooo ADORABLE...they were even GLITTERY!!! 
 Me in all my glory!!! 
 On your marks, get set...
LEEEEETS GOOOOOOOOOO!!!
 1 mile down...2 more to go!!!
 Annnnnnnnnd its donut time!!! 
 They gave us two donuts every mile or so!!! 

 I couldn't eat that many...buuuuuuuuuut you better believe I pulled out zip lock and took as many as I could...BAHAHAHAHA!!!! 
2 miles down...ONE to go!!! 
 Annnnnnnnnnnnd DONE!!! 
 I ate one chocolate during the run and one strawberry at the end annnnnnnnnnd...
 Got enough for all the kids at church ANNNNNNND my niece and nephews!!!

Oooooooh YEAH, that's how this girrrrrrl ROLLS!!! 
Next 5k i'm doing is THE COOKIES AND MILK RUN!!!
Hit me up if you wanna run too!!!