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One Purse Heartbeat April 2019 Newsletter April 30 2019

Eight years ago, I was shopping in a small resale boutique when God interrupted me with this thought, “For the amount of money you are considering spending on one purse, you can change someone else’s life!” Out of nowhere, my little shopping expedition was transformed into a journey of exploring the needs of others and considering how I could come alongside those needs with resources. This coming week we will celebrate...

One Purse Heartbeat March 2019 Newsletter March 30 2019

A dear friend painted a sign for me a few years back and it sits in our One Purse office as a reminder to the call - “Do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God” this comes from a verse found in Micah 6:8 where the question is asked “What does the Lord require of you?” I love this verse and I am challenged by it....Click here to...

One Purse Heartbeat February/March 2019 Newsletter March 01 2019

I get asked the question often, “Is prostitution trafficking?” and to be honest I’m still learning how to perfectly answer that question. However, what I find sits behind that question, most of the time, is a desire to delineate between those we perceive to have a choice and those who do not. Click here to continue reading the One Purse Heartbeat Newsletter.  

One Purse Heartbeat January 2019 Newsletter January 31 2019

It is with great anticipation that we begin 2019! We are so grateful for all of the ways that supporters like you helped us to equip, empower and encourage survivors last year and achieve some amazing impact, including...Click here to view the complete January issue of the One Purse Heartbeat newsletter.

One Purse Heartbeat December 2018 Newsletter December 20 2018

On that first Christmas, when the angels proclaimed to the shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men!”, it was an announcement of a hope the world had never known, the hope of peace and freedom from darkness! Jesus came to redeem what was broken and lost, and ultimately, He paid a price He didn’towe, so that we could know a freedom we don’t deserve... Click here to...

One Purse Heartbeat November 2018 Newsletter November 21 2018

At Thanksgiving, it seems only fitting to reflect on all that we have to be grateful for and all of the ways that you have given to us this year by: Hosting One Purse Gatherings Volunteering at our office and events Advocating for the needs of survivors Giving financially to our organization  Donating high quality, gently loved purses Introducing One Purse to your circle of influence Being a monthly partner of...

One Purse Heartbeat October 2018 Newsletter October 24 2018

When I was a teenager I remember hearing the saying, “There are two things we should give our children one is roots and the other is wings” and I remember thinking that my parents had given me those gifts in so many ways. However, as I transitioned into adulthood, I struggled to make healthy choices for myself, and for a period of time, my life was headed down a very...

One Purse Heartbeat September 2018 Newsletter September 30 2018

At One Purse we often say, “We stand in the gap and believe for survivors, until they can believe for themselves, that they were created for so much more!” The idea of holding belief for someone until they can hold it for themselves is a significant gift when someone is hurting or struggling. When we are in the midst of pain or difficulty it’s hard to believe we will ever make it out, but to...

One Purse Heartbeat August 2018 Newsletter August 31 2018

All my life I’ve been drawn to the extraordinary. People who overcome challenges against all odds and heartwarming stories of personal sacrifice for the sake of others, they draw me in and inspire me! I want to be like them! Not that I get excited about signing up for their personal adversities, mind you, or that I’m particularly motivated to lose so that someone else can gain, but I want...

One Purse Heartbeat July 2018 Newsletter July 31 2018

I used to think that leadership was a quality that some people had and other people followed. Over the years I’ve learned that leadership is influence and we all possess influence in some measure. Parents influence children, teachers influence students, and friends influence friends. When you think about the people that influence you, what characteristics do they possess? Are they kind and generous with their time and money? Do they live...

One Purse Heartbeat June 2018 Newsletter June 30 2018

I don’t like pain, I avoid it every chance I get! I don’t like to experience it myself and I don’t like to witness it in others. When I was younger, I never wanted to have kids because I was afraid of the pain. Four children later, and forty plus years into life, I’ve known a bit of physical and emotional pain, and if I were running the universe, I...

One Purse Heartbeat May 2018 Newsletter June 01 2018

Have you ever wondered where dreams come from? I don’t mean the ones you have at night while you’re sleeping, though I’m curious about those too! I mean the dreams that we find in our hearts. The ones that we may have carried with us from the time we were a small child or the one that sparked in our imagination just last week. I’ve always been fascinated by dreams. What makes one...