Author Archives: dorissavanover

About dorissavanover

Wife, mom, mom-in-law, and grandma, I write stories of everyday blessings - those ordinary moments that become extraordinary when we become aware of being in God's awesome presence. Recently retired, I enjoyed twenty-eight years of employment as an executive assistant to a commercial real estate broker. I'm excited to have more time to write and share the wonders of living an abundantly fulfilling life; a life of having a real relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior, the Son of our very loving Heavenly Father.

Walking with Jesus

My husband and I were about to go to another doctor’s appointment and this one was with a thoracic surgeon. A growth was found in a CAT scan and this was the next course of action. The growth is behind … Continue reading

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God’s Loving Answer

Once again, I am awed by God’s loving answer. During a conversation with my aunt, I realized how only our Heavenly Father knows the best and the perfect and the most timely and comforting answers of all. For many months … Continue reading

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True Worship

During a conversation with my Heavenly Father, I was reminded that we are all called to worship Him. Questions raced into my mind: “What is worship, really?” “How do I know that I’m worshipping Him in a way that is … Continue reading

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Vision – Bigger Than I Can Comprehend

I often sit in my backyard gazebo actively seeking a deeper awareness of God’s loving presence in the moment. One early morning,  sitting in the gazebo, I was talking with my Heavenly Father, asking Him to visit with me. (There … Continue reading

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The Day Unfolds

A pretty piece of folded cloth lies before you, and you know there is something special folded inside that cloth. You have a choice. You might hurriedly tug, pull, and maybe rip the beautiful cloth (a treasure in its own … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

sharing the truth from Wally Fry – thank you, Wally.

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Hope Returns

With my husband’s current medical issues, fear started overtaking hope. I know fear is not God’s plan for an abundant life. He gives us hope – always – in the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Understanding and trusting in … Continue reading

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I’ll Be There

My daughter-in-law called, and hurrying her words, said, “What are you doing right now?” “Cleaning.” “People are coming to look at the house and I only have an hour to get it ready! Can you come help?” “I’ll be there.” … Continue reading

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“This is What You Do”

Author’s Note: From 40+ years ago…just wanted to share this story of God’s gentle instruction.  I remember it so clearly and still thank God for His loving care – always! Standing at the kitchen sink, washing dishes, a memory popped … Continue reading

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God Never Fails Us

Sitting in my backyard gazebo – a favorite place to visit with the Lord – my Father answered my immediate need. Trying circumstances had been piling up, as they have a tendency to do on some days. I sat still, … Continue reading

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