Thursday, October 9, 2008

Do not take a purse or bag or sandals (Luke 10:4)

Mostly I am a sunglasses girl....not about the shoes, usually, certainly not about the handbag. I watch Clinton and Stacy enough to know everything shouldn't be "matchy-matchy." I tend to buy a bag...always on clearance, always neutral, usually pretty casual...and use that one bag until it is literally falling apart. My current purse (bag) is a little Gypsy-Rose-ish/hippie. If I had the energy to photo it and upload the picture, I would. It's a tan/brown "pleather-like" material with a long shoulder strap. One big zipper compartment, shaped kind of like a bucket. It has some really cute daisies embroidered on it in a line down one side. I've been using it way too long. My daughter says to me, everytime we are somewhere and I am fishing for something, "Mo-om (2 syllables)--just get a new one!" When I had my accident and my best friend was at the hospital trying to locate my debit card and insurance card so that she could get my Rx, she couldn't believe it was the same one I'd taken with me on our girl's getaway to Las Vegas last December. Way too long, like I said. Everything I put in it migrates to the bottom and I can't ever seem to find what I need. It was a little embarassing to have her, who knows my deepest darkest secrets and loves me anyway, have to dig in it and maybe run into a quarter with gum stuck to it or something.

Sometimes, I feel like it's kind of like my heart when I get far from God. Looks pretty cool and hip from the outside, but the inside is a disaster. It's chaos with dirty receipts, mints that have fallen out of their tin, and several non-working pens. All of the promises the God has made are half-forgotten and have sunken to the bottom of this dirty pit. God has been urging me to clean up my heart lately. This is the first time in nearly a month that I have used my right hand to type. He has made me be still, broken me, for my own good. I am working on cleaning out all the dark corners of my heart. Anyway, do you carry a purse or a bag? Do you need to dump it out and start over fresh? Replace all those old receipts with God's always fresh promises for your life? Those are the things you can really redeem...or rather, they will redeem you. Let's all start new this fall...go ahead and clean out the junk. Maybe even splurge on a new purse...?


What Your Handbag Says About You

You tend to be relaxed throughout the day. You are naturally at peace.

You are a high maintenance person. You feel lost outside of your normal environment.

You are a very creative person. Your life tends to be a whirlwind, but you always seem to pull it together.

You are practical and down to earth. You tend to be a rather reserved and quiet person.

You are a very unique and special person. There's no one else who is anything like you.


Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

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My ADHD Me said...

"You are a very creative person. Your life tends to be a whirlwind but you always pull it together".
I like that.
My hand bag definitely says it.
Well, it would. If it could talk. But it can't...or can it?

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

I'm gonna do the handbag thing, too. Thanks for making the application to spiritual stuff. I like seeing things in a new light.