Tuesday, February 17, 2015

How to Discover a Woman's True Personality by What's in Her Purse

I found a rock in my purse today. I don’t mean a pebble or a wee stone that jumped onto my key chain when I dropped it in on my front porch. I mean a rock the size of a tangerine, defiantly staring up at me from under a pack of tissues, a compact, and fourteen breath mints, jeering “mwahahahaaha! I am the reason your purse has felt so heavy since Christmas—you forgot to take me out!”

It was right. My pastor husband’s Christmas Eve sermon was about setting up memorials in our hearts to the Lord. He gave each of us a rock to place in a prominent place in our home, as a reminder that Jesus is “Emmanuel—God with us.” Mine never made it out of my purse.

You can tell a lot about a woman by what you find hiding in her purse.

*      If a limp stalk of celery peeks out from under her lipstick, she’s on a diet, and needed a quick snack to make it through the afternoon at work, but couldn't find a Ziploc baggie when she rushed out the door this morning.
*      If three candy canes at various stages of consumption are stuck to a Toys R Us receipt, she has grandkids, and forgot to give them the remains when they left to go back to Kansas on New Year’s Day. Or, she didn't forget—she just loves little reminders of her three angels who live too far away.
*      If a notebook brimming with lists of ladies’ names and plot ideas stares up at you, she’s a writer, and hates to let ideas slip out of her brain.
And if you find a sassy rock, you’ll know she’s someone too busy to clean out her purse more than twice a
year, is married to a preacher, and has to go to the chiropractor every month due to a too-heavy purse.

How about you? What interesting items would we find in your purse today?



  1. Nothing near as interesting as what is in yours! My chiropractor told me to lighten my load. :)

  2. Hi Jeanette! That is so cute! My purse is so heavy, and I have no idea why. I think a rock would be a welcome item, at least I could blame it on that.
    My purse is loaded with kleenex. In all stages of use and crumpled-ness. It looks like a party bag gone bad. Every time I leave the house I grab a few more (don't ask me why) and if I'm at Panera or Starbucks, I throw in napkins. It's an illness, I get it!

  3. I must say, the rock is impressive in the unique purse items department. Glad you discovered it before too much time went by. :) I carry everything from tissues to bandaids, mints, makeup, hand sanitizer, nail files, a calendar, tablet, and more. My family knows that if they need anything while out, just ask Mom. More than likely it's in my purse.

  4. Good afternoon~

    My sister gave me a Winnie The Pooh purse - more like a duffle bag with pretty handles. I have EVERYTHING you could possible imagine in there, probably including the kitchen sink. I either don't want to be caught without something I need or I think that the game show host from Let's Make A Deal will be behind me in line while I'm buying butt paste for my granddaughter at Target. In either case, I'M READY! :D

    Blessings to you, sweet lady~

  5. For me, it is usually what I am missing out of my purse that causes the issues. I tend to take things out, and leave them behind somewhere! Often I try not to even a carry a purse into places. Maybe a rock in my purse will remind me to always look and make sure I never left something behind!


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