About Mary

Welcome to my ministry home!

I'm Mary Graziano Scro, and I have a passion for helping others grow in their walk with the Lord! I spoke at my first seminar in 2000 about the Joy of Living Single, and since then I've shared at women's retreats, conferences, and small group studies.

Being gifted with the blessing/curse of an overactive, analytical mind, the Lord gave me my ministry name, Life Is Not A Formula, to remind me life is not about formulas, rules, or figuring things out. 

Life is about daily obedience to Jesus. 

John 8:32 contains an awesome promise: the Truth will set you free. But you can't forget John 8:31 - when you obey Jesus, you become His disciples. Then you know the Truth (Jesus) that sets you free.

God loves us radically and passionately. We show God we love Him by obeying Him (1 John); then we are able to experience His love more deeply...and overflow with love for others.

I've learned, often through failure, that the more we invest in our own unique relationship and obedience walk with Jesus, the more love He can express through us to a world that desperately needs Him. Then, and only then, can we become and make disciples as Jesus commanded.

And that is what the Christian life is about.

Browse at your leisure, and be sure to subscribe if you are encouraged by what you read. 

I welcome all comments - we're journeying together, and I love hearing what the Lord is doing in your life!

Mary Graziano Scro, a graduate of Christian Communicators Conference, is an inspirational and entertaining writer and speaker who intuitively weaves analogies and personal testimony with practical biblical teaching. Mary's mission is to encourage others about the awesome life God has planned for them, if only they are willing to choose wisely in their everyday lives (John 8:31-32). Mary and her husband Don live in Marshall, VA.

Mary is inspired to write short books for people who want a to-the-point message that is easy to read. 


  1. Dearest Mary!

    I met you at the 2nd of Freda McGee's retreat in Tiger, Ga! What a blessing you were/are to me! Sorry it has taken me so long to get in touch with you! Your book is amazing and I refer to it often as I still struggle in areas and it helps to 'straighten me out'! ha! Hope you are well and having an awesome Christmas season! Hope to see you again one day!!! Much Love,
    Kim Johnson

    1. Yes, I remember you, and our walk and talk, very well, Kim - blessed me too! Thank you so much for writing me this note, I'm glad my book is a encouraging to you. The Lord uses the book for me too, to remind me of His faithfulness when I'm struggling.

      And yes, I hope our paths cross again. Merry Christmas, and have a blessed new year!


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