This project was inspired by a Soul-Spirations blog post that DeYonne Parker wrote in 2015 where she compared and contrasted the contents of her purses with those things she carried in her heart in different seasons. The Lord began to prompt DeYonne to turn the blog into a book, but one she didn’t have to write by herself. She was very hesitant because she had already written, “Girl, Get Your S.W.A.G. Back!” and it took a lot out of her. At the beginning of 2018, she took a courageous step and invited 11 powerful women to open their “purses” and share their transformational stories in the book, “If Her Purse Could Talk”.
Contributing Author, If Her Purse Could Talk; COO, Influencers Publishing, LLC
Words are powerful; they can bring life to barren places. I believe there is life in every experience, even the traumatic ones, because God has given us the authority to “with a word make something out of nothing.” (Romans 4:17 The Message (MSG)) By sharing my story “I am not my Purse” in If Her Purse Could Talk, I hope to encourage you to speak love, joy, peace, success, and greatness into and over your lives. Because that is what God desires for you! Know that there is a path that can take you from your desert to your destiny – and God will always there with you!
“Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated…because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right therewith you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6 MSG)