Invited celebrates how God met the author during a dark time in her life when she wondered where he was and surprised her with the gift of a relationship with an aunt not previously known by her. The relationship with her aunt, who serves as a spiritual director, helped usher Diane into a new chapter of her walk with God, where she began living more and more in the reality of God with and within her. She shares honest glimpses of her life, what she is noticing about herself and God, as well as rich insights and wisdom--on topics like finding Jesus in the ordinary, entrusting others to God, forgiveness--offered over the years from her spiritual director/aunt during their sessions. As you chew on Aunt Barb's insights and as you see Diane embracing and celebrating what God has done and is doing, freeing her to be who she was made to be and seeking to live her life in response to the love of God, you will want to be on the lookout for God's invitations to you. ""Diane turns the ordinary on end as she looks at faith. She loves Jesus deeply and will help you see him in a beautiful, honest, and brilliant way."" --Lisa Toney, Author of Thrive: Live Like You Matter and Executive Pastor of Purpose Church Diane Carver Mann is a lifelong resident of Southern California and has been married to her husband, Brent, for over thirty years. A trained spiritual director, she offers individual direction sessions and day retreats, and provides direction opportunities and prayer classes at church retreats. She enjoys writing, retreating, hiking, backpacking, and spending time with her family, which includes her four children, their spouses, and five grandchildren. Her poetry and reflections can be found at ""Prone to Wonder"" (anewsong4di.blogspot.com).