Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Two Most Important Items in My Purse

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I’ve just finished sewing the handle onto my favorite bag…again.

I’m not sure how many times I’ve had to complete that repair in the seven years I’ve been carrying this most wonderful Baggallini. Something like this one. J

I love the pockets, the storage, and I’ll be sad to have to let it go. The seams are bursting, and it’s on its last legs.

My daydreams now are filled with Vera Bradley…something that can carry my iPad and other assorted important items in a colorful and comfortable manner.

I need to save a few more pennies, though, or visit an outlet store. J

The handle I’ve just repaired came loose at the most inopportune time, and I found myself scrambling for another bag to use in the interim. The different bag was smaller, and I wasn’t sure what would fit. What was most necessary to transfer?

Of course, the wallet was necessary. Car keys. Tissues. A small notebook. I also like to carry chapstick {I may be an addict. J} and some acetaminophen.

But as I sorted through, I saw two items I just couldn’t bear to leave behind.

A pocket Bible.

My driver’s license has my earthly identity on it ~ my legal name, address, and all sorts of numbers that belong to me. But the Bible carries my true identity as a child of God.

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” ~ John 1:12-13

It’s also comforting to know that I can pull it out and search the Scriptures in any spare moment.

A pocket copy of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America.

Perhaps it’s my law school education. Perhaps it’s the fact that I was raised by a lawyer and ardent patriot. But if I’m going to enjoy the freedoms I have in this country, I want to know and understand the Supreme Law of the Land that holds those freedoms in place.

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” ~ First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

When news items come across the radio waves as I’m out and about, or my husband or children and I discuss the issues of the day, it can be helpful to be able to refer to the exact language.

Whatever purse I end up with in the future, I’ll be sure to tuck inside my pocket Bible and Constitution. J

What’s the most important item in your purse?

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  1. Ok that threw me for a loop. I totally get the Bible, have one in my purse as well. But I can honestly say I've met, seen or heard of anyone carrying a pocket Constitution. That's awesome!

    1. I thought that might surprise a few folks, Jenny. :-) Just tonight, on the way to church, my husband and I were talking about the elections and couldn't remember how often representatives were elected. I pulled out my Constitution and found in Article 1, Section 2, that they are elected every two years. :-) Thanks so much for stopping in!

  2. For me the most important thing is my Bible...it isn't a pocket Bible but it is a full Bible and I've always carried one in my purse since I got saved years ago. It is in addition to the full size Bible I use for every day. I always pick my new purse by how will my Bible fits. lol For me, second would be a small notebook and a pen. It seems I'm always needing to copy something down on paper or write something to give to someone else. While I would consider the Bible my most important, I would consider my notebook to be my most used. :) Grace and peace....

    1. I have often wished for a full Bible for my purse, but I need to find a small one first, Ann'Re. :-) And I agree completely on the notebook and pen...indispensable!

  3. I carry a pocket Bible in my purse, too, Meghan: the Bible app that is my phone. :)
    Have a blessed day~

    1. :-) I wondered if anyone would comment about a phone app. That works, too! I just don't have a smart enough phone to have the apps. :-)

  4. I love my VB Mailbag. I drolled over them at the outlet last time I was there but mine has not fallen apart. My iPad fits or my Kindle. I love the outside pockets. What interesting things do I have in my purse? Multiple currencies -- I might have 3 or 4. I have a Bible on my phone.


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