Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Pentecostal Purse

Do you all want to know a secret? One of the reasons that this blog got neglected was because we were back in the USA for about two weeks at the beginning of August. Probably about ten or so of you already know that little secret. We went back for an ADMIT conference in Tulsa and Arkansas Campmeeting in North Little Rock. Both conferences were an absolute blessing to attend. But, that is not what I am here to talk about today. If you have already heard the story, (Mom Bracken told it when she was speaking at the Ladies Meeting in North Little Rock.) just come back tomorrow.

The first day that we got to the US, Abbey told me very emphatically that she needed a "Pentecostal Purse". "A what??", I replied. "What is a Pentecostal Purse?" After she gave me the come-on-Mom look, she said, "It is BIG, black and shiny." Much like this:

Except not a Prada, obviously. Well, before we left Tulsa, a dear friend of ours gave Abbey money for her to buy a "Pentecostal Purse". So, in Little Rock, we headed to TJ Maxx (seriously, I love that place!) to find the perfect purse. And that was when I knew for sure that she was really my daughter in heart, not just in blood. She had forty dollars and she searched until she found a purse on sale. And what did she do with the extra cash? Well, bought a new wallet and a new notepad, of course!

And if don't think she has her finger on the pulse of Pentecostal Ladies, next time you are in a Pentecostal church, look around and count all the big, black, shiny purses!

I should also mention this story as a side note. After Mom Bracken spoke in Little Rock, we were chatting with a lady we met in the bathroom (Honestly, I think that is a such a girl thing, you know, to make friends in the bathroom!) and she told us that she was in the car with her husband headed back to the hotel and she said, "I think I might have to get me one of those Pentecostal Purses!" To which he replied, "A say what??" Now I know how trends get spread!


Kathy McElhaney said...

Ha! Too cute. I bought an "almost" Pentecostal church in Venice ~ it's black and shiny, but not big ;)

Tiffany Bracken: said...

Well, 2/3 Pentecostal is better than none I guess! Hehe.

Actually, the day that she got a new purse, so did I. I told my husband that I just had to because I didn't want anyone to think that I wasn't Pentecostal! It was a great excuse...

De Chao said...

Your daughter is awesome too.

Elaine said...

My mother has been trying to get me to "backslide" for years because I stuff "Pentecostal" purses FULL. She heard your mother-in-law speak in AR...but I guess she wasn't convicted of trying to get me to buy "denominational" purses. Thanks for the laugh.