Doris Hoover

                  Captivated by the Creator


Come and join me in this place of quiet rest. Place your worries aside for awhile and gaze upon the Lord. The Creator of heaven and earth reveals His magnificence in the things He's made. 


As you look at these photos, I hope your heart is stirred by the beauty God places around us. Through nature, the Lord invites us to find rest in Him.  


Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." (Psalm 4:8)

Look at the peaceful colors God uses to paint a sunset. They remind us to relax, breathe deeply and trust in the Creator's ability to care for us. At the end of each day the Lord displays His splendor in the sky. The sunset proclaims a message of God's power over the universe. We can certainly rest in His mighty hands.




"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself." (Matthew 6:34)

Jesus tells us to look at the flowers in their lovely outfits. They never give a second thought to what they will wear, yet they're dressed better than a king in his finest royal garb.

      If God cares so diligently for fleeting wildflowers, He certainly cares for us. Every flower is a reminder that we can release our worries to the Lord. 

       Go out today and observe the beauty of the flowers. They're sending you a message to trust and not worry. 

Doris Hoover loves to share the spiritual lessons she learns in nature. In her devotional book, she leads the reader to beautiful places in her home town. Her poetic descriptions draw you into the moments that stirred her heart. 


No matter where you live, this book will encourage you to search for God's amazing gifts and the love notes he places for you to discover in your own community. 


Author Doris Hoover provides inspiration and practical wisdom based on timeless biblical stories full of hope, courage and joy. What a great companion for exploring the gardens, golf courses and peaceful pockets in this unique community. Not only will you be enlightened and refreshed, but a sense of gratitude is sure to accompany this good read.

                       Lucinda Secrest McDowell, author of Dwelling Places,

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