FOR I AM NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL; FOR IT IS THE POWER OF GOD FOR SALVATION TO EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES, TO THE JEW FIRST AND ALSO TO THE GREEK.
IN THE END, IT'S NOT THE YEARS IN YOUR LIFE THAT COUNT. IT'S THE LIFE IN YOUR YEARS.
YOU GIVE ME LIFE.
Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sarah was impatient, Elijah was depressed, Moses stuttered, Zacchaeus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead... God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED!
leaving is not hard enough; you must stay gone.
train your heart like a dog,
change the locks even on the house he's never visited.
you lucky lucky girl, you have an apartment just your size.
a bathtub full of tea. the heart the size of Arizona,
but not nearly so arid. don't wish away your cracked past, your crooked toes, your problems are papier mache puppets
you made or bought because the vendor at the market was so compelling you just had to have them.
You had to have him. And you did. and now you pull down
the bridge between your houses.
You make him call before he visits. you take a lover for granted, you take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.
make the first bottle you consume in this place a relic.
place it on whatever alter you fashion with a knife and five cranberries.
don't lose too much weight, stupid girls are always trying
to disappear as revenge. and you are not stupid.
you loved a man with more hands than a parade
of beggars, and here you stand. heart
like a four poster bed. heart like a canvas.
heart leaking something so strong
they can smell it in the street.