Monthly Archives: December 2009

Month: December 2009 Happy Christmas

May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His Face to shine upon you and give you peace. I pray you have received the gift of Christ… the gift of salvation through faith in the Only One who can save, the only perfect atonement for mankind. His life for yours, His peace for your pain, His forgiveness for your sin, His payment in full, His presence in your life. Christmas is about His presents. His presence. God bless you this Christmastime with the Joy of the Greatest Gift ever Given. with love, pamela

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Month: December 2009 Leave it to Levi Strauss & Co to be at the forefront…

Of some sort of trend or controversy or something… These are just some things I’ve been mulling over since seeing a Levi’s ad. Do you s’pose this just might be a boon to the company — a marvelous marketing campaign that just might bolster sagging retail sales? I appreciate the seeming change of heart at LS & Co — or the affirmation that men — hard working men — not social causes, have built their company. That, or someone in their ad department had a brilliant idea to market pants to — da ta da dahhhhhh — Men! I remember fifteen years, or so, ago that Levi Strauss was on my personal “do-not-buy-retail” product list. That was for its stand on marriage and benefits to other than traditional marriage and later its stand on the Boy Scouts, et al. Well… I feel fairly certain that their overall corporate position on roles and gender blending/blundering and moral ambiguity, etc., etc., has not changed. And, for that matter, the company has more than likely attempted to keep a step ahead of metropolitan trends. Not that Levi Strauss is, in the grand scheme of things, the end all be all, but as marketing continue reading

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Month: December 2009 hey, so, it’s me…

No, I didn’t move to another country and, no, I didn’t lapse into a coma or drug abuse or anything like that… I just haven’t been blogging. And I probably won’t start back at it just yet, either. It’s a long story. But not interesting enough to blog about. Suffice it to say that I’ve just had a sorta difficult autumn time and it’s been pretty much an uphill climb to stay on track… you know, the kind of track your thoughts travel on. Something I’ve never been really very good at is handling discouragement — or hiding it, either — yeah, I know… I tend to be pretty good at encouraging others in trials… But, somehow that doesn’t always translate into a personal reality. I mean, I can really see great good in others. I can really see beautiful qualities, abilities and potentialities in others. And, generally speaking, I can empathize with others and am quick to see and offer Scriptural solutions or spiritual encouragement when others face trials, disappointments, discouragement or depression. I hope I’ll see the brightness of the new season as sort of a signal to turn the corner and embrace the new year. I’ve been continue reading

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