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One Purse Heartbeat July 2019 Newsletter July 31 2019

The word pruning just sounds unpleasant. The idea of cutting back or cutting out, reminds me of dieting. While it can be a very healthy practice, my resistant mind jumps immediately to having less and missing out on things that I enjoy. I’ve struggled with a bit of a “more is more” mentality for most of my life. As a visionary and a dreamer, I’m always in pursuit of more....

One Purse Heartbeat June 2019 Newsletter July 02 2019

We live an age of superheroes! When I was growing up I remember watching the Justice League on Saturday morning cartoons… “Wonder Twin powers activate!” LOL - anyone else remember those days? We have come a long way since then. Superheroes now dominate the big screen, taking in some of the largest box office dollars in history. My children have grown up following the Marvel series. With every new movie...

One Purse Heartbeat May 2019 Newsletter May 31 2019

We exist to support the courageous efforts of survivors reclaiming independence by empowering their future stories through Dream Fund scholarships and opportunities for mentorship and growth. One Purse is currently raising funds to provide twenty-five scholarships for brave women pursuing healing and restoration by June 1st! Each $1,000 scholarship provides access to life-changing educational resources that would otherwise not be available to the women we serve. You can join us by giving...

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...