Something New, JUST FOR YOU!


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He is risen! He is risen, indeed!

This has been the greeting for this season of the Christian year for centuries. So I greet you, on this first Monday of the Easter season with the words of our fore-parents in the faith — He is risen!

This magnificent truth is something to celebrate. And more than that, it is something to live. ‘We are an Easter people’ — I’ve heard it, I’ve read it and I believe it to be true. This grand Easter event colors every other aspect of life when we lay claim to the word ‘disciple’ — Easter changes everything.

So it seems to me that this first week of the Easter season is a natural marker for new beginnings. And I am beginning something today, something which makes me more than a little bit nervous:


I have an eBook!


And I am giving it away to everyone who signs on the dotted line for yet another new thing in my life: a semi-monthly personal letter.

This small epistle will be from me to you, and will land in your in-box on the 1st and the 15th of each and every month for at least the next year. That means the first issue will show up in just nine days.

I’m calling this letter, “More Wondering. . . ,” and in it I will say things I won’t be saying anywhere else on the worldwide web. It will be an amalgam, I hope. A mash-up of personal note, updates on my book-publishing project (did you know I have one of those?), things that have caught my eye on the web, quotes I love, photos I’ve taken. A little of this and a little of that — all of it, I hope, adding up to something worth reading and enjoying.

My blog guru, LW Lindquist, has been hard at work putting the ebook together — and friends, it looks amazing! It’s an edited version of the blog series I did at the beginning of 2014 called, “Living the Questions: Reflections on the Mystery.” I’ve edited those essays for this new format, and added some questions for reflection at the end of each of the eight chapters.

An 8-chapter book — can you believe it?

I cannot tell you what a joy it was to see this thing jumping up at me from the screen of my Kindle Fire. 

It will be available as a free download whenever you subscribe to my new letter, “More Wondering . . . ” Because it’s in PDF format, the book is easily downloadable to any mobile device that connects to the internet. I just turned my Kindle sideways, and there it was, filling the entire screen! Amazing, right? 

I am delighted to be able to offer you this gift. And I want you to feel free to share this news with friends. In fact I hope you will — and please direct them back here, directly to this post so that they can get their own copy — after all, it’s FREE!

I think it looks pretty fabulous — don’t you?

Living the Questions 3D cover

You can sign up for the “More Wondering . . .” letter using the form below, or the signup form in the sidebar:

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And yes, there will soon be one of those pesky pop-ups on this blog. That’s because I really would love for anyone who reads something I’ve written here to have the opportunity to join our newsletter circle.

Can you all help me spread the word? a Facebook share or a tweet or two would be just grand.

Thanks, friends! And I hope you enjoy the eBook and the newsletter when it comes into your inbox on the 15th of this month.

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  1. Gwen Acres says

    I hope I signed up correctly! I will be looking….
    Excited to see what you are up to now!

    • Oh, hooray! Someone actually signed up for this! Thank you, Gwen. It will be a while – the 15th – before you get your first letter. But LW and I tested the system and it works like a charm. 🙂 Thanks so much.

  2. oh, I am all over this. sending notices to my buddies…and i’ll share on facebook for sure.

    so excited about this.

  3. This is wonderful news.


  4. ps. I figured this out … if I use my newer blog title link, my comments don’t show. But if I use Gg: Notes on the Journey (my old one) … bingo, my comments are in. 🙂

  5. I am so in!! Looking forward to reading your book, Diana. I’m trying to get back into the swing of things – been very quiet for a while. Thanks so much for this.

  6. An exciting new venture! Congratulations, Diana. (I’m sorry there isn’t another way for me to get a copy because I stopped signing up for newsletters when I got my new computer…had too many filling up my inbox and finally chose to eliminate all. But I wish you much success with it.)

  7. Sharing this now!

  8. Nancy Gordon says

    Hooray for you! I’m so glad you’re working on books!! I told you awhile back you needed to do that!!

    • Thanks, Nancy. We’ll see if I can ever make this book thing happen. I’m gonna give it a whack, at least. 🙂

  9. Hey, after having come through 40+ days of Lenten meditations, we’re all hooked! Can’t wait!

  10. Oh how exciting! Great news, Diana. I’ve signed up for more of you in my inbox! And this is too good to keep to myself.. sharing now… Well done you!! 🙂 xx <3

  11. Was just praying for you a couple of days ago
    now I know why!
    wonderful news – looking forward to your letters
    and sharing the news

  12. Exciting!!

  13. Sandy Hay says

    I’m in and I posted this on Facebook too 🙂

  14. Well done – this is exciting! You should have a personal cheering squad with pompoms and glittery uniforms, who leap up and down and yell ‘Yaaaay! Go Diana!’. Lol!

  15. Gwen Acres says

    Just shared with a bunch of my friends via email!

  16. Beverly Poole says

    I went to Montecito Covenant till 2004 when I moved north of Santa Barbara so I doubt that you still remember me, Diana, but you were always such an inspiration to me. You always had such words of wisdom. I just got the information from Gwen so I’m very excited about sharing in this journey with you. Thank you for for taking the time to learn how to use technology to get share your wisdom.

  17. How exciting!!! I’ve signed up, Diana! Blessings!

  18. Look at you go, Diana! Blessings on all of the new unfoldings. Thanks for sharing with #SmallWonder.

  19. I’m in, and headed over to FB right now to let all my friends know this is an opportunity to grab onto!

    Praying God continue to bless you, Diana, with energy and passion for writing, as these new projects take wing!

  20. ro elliott says

    I signed up… looking forward to diving into your ebook and your newsletters as they come… blessings!!!!

  21. Lynn D. Morrissey says

    Diana, I am soooo untechnological! I signed up for More Wondering (almost wrote more wandering, and I’m really good at that! 🙂 ), but are you saying if I have done that, then I will receive the Ebook? Glad to spread the word, and congratulations. I know from experience that writing a book is not for the faint of heart! All the best, and how lovely for you to offer it free.
    Blessings on your Kindgom efforts,

  22. Lynn D. Morrissey says

    I just tried to share from this page on FB, and it says the page is not found?? Help.

  23. Think I just signed up. Hope it goes through.

  24. Jean Woodruff says

    Added my email. Hope it worked:)

  25. Sandy Hay says

    Diana, I subscribed but didn’t download your ebook until I try today. Now I’m not able to access it. any suggestions ?