I interviewed a Nazarene preacher once
who said God spoke to him
when he happened upon the right passages
at the right time—
I thought it sounded like
throwing a dart at a map
with your eyes closed.
I walked through a used bookstore once
and sat on a stool in the parenting section
looking for something more
than the complete idiot’s guide
to blended families—
but then God spoke to me
in the fiction section
when she said,
Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart.