ATT and Direct TV Users

I sure do hope folks are watching what they get in the mail these days.

I have gotten two weird “letters” documents in the mail. The first one is from the Natural Gas folks. It pretty much says that if I have Natural Gas coming into my home they have a right of way to it, and along the “yellow and flagged areas”. My husband and I have been wondering what all of those little yellow and orange flags are along the road way. I got the answer in the mail.

The gas co sent me a map of the flags.:

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Now, I get a letter from ATT about the merger with Direct TV. It is a bit invasive as well. I really don’t want them knowing everything I watch on TV. Not that I watch bad stuff it is just not any of their business what we watch. We may like Charles Stanley better than Fox News. What are they going to group us in categories? If really is ridiculous and makes me want to try the Digital Antenna they offer on TV.  IDK Maybe we should. Free TV sounds good to me. Actually about 0 TV sounds good to me.

So, it seems from the letter from ATT we need to go into our accounts and before the next 30 days change or set our privacy preferences. The Privacy Brochure they sent tells us all how to do it with the worst legal and alien garbage language you have ever seen. Crazy!! I do not know who writes these but bless their hearts I feel sorry for them to have to write like that way.

Here are some pics of the letter from ATT and the Privacy Brochure they sent to me.

Watch your mail too.

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Just saying…I am going to follow up so they don’t send crap –oopps messy nasty stuff in my house.

onward….

From Such Turn Away

Originally posted on Gracenotes from Pebble East:

Jesus Illumines

From Such Turn Away…….

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV) “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affections, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.” 

Turn to what to who? If you don’t know what my answer to this question is then you don’t know me. Or maybe you aren’t sure what to turn to, your children, your parents, and your husband? Who? Turn to God of course. If you can’t face Him, that’s fine, Bow. Turn, bow and call on His Name. Believe on Him. Call on Jesus. Then follow the light, The Light of the world.

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Turn to The Light

Jesus Illumines

light has no shadow

 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (KJV) “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their ownselves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affections, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away.” 

Turn to what to who? If you don’t know what my answer to this question is then you don’t know me. Or maybe you aren’t sure what to turn to, your children, your parents, and your husband? Who? Turn to God of course. If you can’t face Him, that’s fine, Bow. Turn, bow and call on His Name. Believe on Him. Call on Jesus. Then follow the light, The Light of the world.

You will always be able to find the Light if you seek it.

Light dispels darkness. If you go into a dark room and shut the door and light a candle what happens? The light replaces the darkness. Open the door and the darkness stays inside. It doesn’t flow out into the other room. No. The darkness stays inside the room. It doesn’t flow out. Light flows out. Following Jesus is following the Light.

It is a totally beautiful thing. Ever wondered why you love to look at stained glass windows? It is the light! The colors, the shining glass, even the patina leading that holds the pieces of glass together shines.

Possibly this is why many people who claim to have experienced near death say they saw a light and went toward it. Their heart must have loved Jesus and when they almost got to heaven the first thing they saw was the light! The Light. Jesus.

My own near death experience didn’t take me far enough to make it to The Light. It came to me but I didn’t see it, I felt it. I felt heaven and Jesus and it was the most awesome, love filled….moment. In trying to describe it I always get held up right here. This is the point in the story where I run out of words. Like Paul said in the Bible he was caught up into the heavens and he couldn’t tell if he was in his body or out of his body. He says he also could not find the words to explain it.

2 Corinthians 12:1-10 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Vision of Paradise

12 It is doubtless[a] not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.

The Thorn in the Flesh

And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Even though, “they” say I have PTSD from the wreck and the trauma of it I try really hard to forget the truck turning over and sliding into me. I strive to remember the feeling of a brief brush with heaven. It is going to be glorious people!

See why I have trials and tribulations, why I have, “been through so much”? The devil hates me and tries all the time to shut me up, shut me down. He is not going to win because as long as I can write and share, I am going to. It is my reasonable service. Never does He want me to be mealy mouthed. Jesus wants me to share. He gives me WordPress and Facebook, email, text, a voice. I use it.

Someone recently told me that Facebook was irrelevant. It is not. It just depends on how you use it. The way things are going I do not know how long I will be able to write and post and share. But, for now I can and I am. Jesus wants everyone to know. So share I am.

www.angelaposeyarnold.com

A Pastor friend of mine told me yesterday to, “let God use me”.  My response was, “I am trying, Brother Ricky. I am trying.”

God Bless You.

I do not know exactly if God is already sounding His trumpet or if people are trying to be misleading. I love the sound so it surely could be our God. I am praying, watching, hoping, loving, and living, until then.

©Angela Posey-Arnold 2015

I’m Fixin’ to Preach/Teach this morning

Get the devil Out of Your Life

He don’t even get a capital letter in my book, in my writing. I have had to rebuke him too many times. He don’t deserve the respect of a capital letter. I have a big thing about capital letters. I write, I write a lot. I make sure in all of my writing to give the proper respect to Diety. God, The Father, The Holy Spirit. Even angels, unless you call them by name, Michael, (for example: or Gabriel), don’t get a capital letter. I’ve had to do a great deal of spell check red swiggle lines. But, I know proper respect of a Southern Christian Writer when I see it.

If Diety is not capitalized be careful of what you are reading.

All that to say I have come across some times in my life when I’ve had to take a stand for Jesus right then and there. I know the Power of Christ and I do not believe the devil’s lies.

“Old Hairy Legs” as Kate Fauchon so elegantly refers to him, is a deceiver. He wants to destroy your marriage, he will cause you to fuss. You may think you are fussing over a “friend” but be careful—it might just be that the friend is being used by the deceiver, maybe they don’t even know it themselves. Maybe you think they have good intentions, but keep your eyes and ears open.

You can discern the evil if you pray, read God’s Word, speak God’s Word, sing praises, etc. Worship and music makes everything better. Use it to gain wisdom, God speaks to those who love Him. We just have to be listening. If there is jealousy in a relationship, ask yourself what are you jealous about? Bitter words and confusion reign when the devil has a foothold.

He will not win unless you let him. He uses your friends’ anything what gives him an opening. Gossip? Oh, brother, he loves that one. Anytime he can inflict emotional pain he will.

You must, as a Christian, take a stand and say outloud! He will not win! Not in this house! Not in my life! Stand firm and don’t back down. Exodus 14:13…Read it. God fights for you. Just ask Him, He will. Say outloud if you need to—“no longer will I respond to the things the devil starts!” Say it. Write it! Read it. Believe it. With Authority say, evil spirit-Leave! JESUS LIVES HERE! Stomp your foot like Jesus did in The Passion of The Christ when He stomped on the head of the devil snake.

Say, evil spirit leave! Jesus Christ is the Master of this home! Tell the devil you WILL NOT win here! Now with joy and believing in your heart and your voice say again Jesus lives here! He always has and He always will. Jeremiah 29:11

cropped-nurse-booksigning.jpgThanks for reading…God Bless   Make music to His glory…it’s so much fun.

Black and White Saddle Oxfords

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Black and White Saddle Oxfords

By

Angela Posey-Arnold

I still have the doll.

Before I was born, back in the 50s, black and white saddle oxfords were the hit fashion trend. Bobby socks and saddle oxfords were popular when my mother was 15.

In 1964, when I was four, the doctors took my legs out of braces, the catch being I must wear corrective shoes, black and white saddle oxfords. They weren’t in style then, just corrective. I wore them for 2 years before I realized that other little girls had red patent leather shoes with buckles.

Every month, after we moved to Haleyville from Centerpoint in Birmingham, we made the two hour trip back to the north side of Birmingham to Carraway Methodist Hospital. There we waited most of the morning of our appointment. Mother and I watched the tropical fish in the huge tank that divided Dr. Benjamin Meyers waiting area.

Mother said they gave every patient the same appointment time. We came to know the nurses and receptionist well, as a matter of fact everyone who worked there seemed to know us. Especially the interns who Dr. Meyer called in just to watch me walk down the hall and back. When I danced the twist for them they resounded laughter and joy. He called me his miracle baby. We loved him.

Every few months, as my feet grew and changed Dr. Meyer sent us to Kay’s Shoe Store downtown Birmingham. Until kindergarten I really didn’t care about other little girl’s shoes. But, boy when I hit first grade I wanted a pair of red patent leather shoes with a buckle! I cried and begged Momma and Dr. Meyer. No avail. The black and white correctives had to stay, for now.

I don’t know why I grew to hate those shoes, they were for my good. I should have been thankful for them. I really was happy I didn’t have to wear the built up sole kind like some other kids at his office. I guess I was just being a 6 yr. old.

One day our elementary first grade paraded up the huge concrete stairway to the high school on the hill. We went to a football pep rally. It was great! Cheerleaders, Majorettes, Players, the Band how exciting and fun. Suddenly I realized the cool beautiful, teenage cheerleaders had on saddle oxfords. For the first time I saw red and white saddle oxfords. School colors were red and white. I was elated.

The first thing I told Momma when she picked me up from school was, “We have to go to Kays. They have red and white saddle oxfords”. Mother was happy and I was. In a few weeks I had red and white saddle oxfords, still corrective on the inside. They were now called, Ra-Ra’s.   I thank God for it all. To God be the glory.

©Angela Posey-Arnold 2015