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There is one above all others. He speaks and sings and covers us with mercy while we zip from place to place seeking shelter from life’s storms. I’ve often wondered what would happen if I stopped to listen to His voice whispering on Springtime’s wind during these downpours. Would I finally hear the … Read More


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April 6, 2018 · by Joann Claypoole ~ Dreamdoves Flights Of Fancy · in Beautiful, beauty, Cancer Survivor, Faith and Inspirational Stories, Hair and Beauty, Inner Beauty, Melanoma. · I tried to do everything right when it came down to caring for my hair, skin, and body. I didn’t ask for melanoma like you, or your friends didn’t ask for breast … Read More


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March 28, 2018 · by Joann Claypoole ~ Dreamdoves Flights Of Fancy · in Beautiful, beauty, Cancer Survivor, Faith and Inspirational Stories, Hair and Beauty, Inner Beauty, Melanoma. · ~ Inner Beauty vs. Vanity ~ Do you remember the dolly you played with when you were a little girl? You know, the one with long shiny hair and green doe-like … Read More


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February 20, 2018 · by Joann Claypoole ~ Dreamdoves Flights Of Fancy · in Faith and Inspirational Stories, Flowers and Gardening, Inner Beauty, Nature = Soup For The Soul. · I’ve often felt sorry for the flowers and wildlife in a few classic stories. Imagine a hollyhock or a white-tailed doe standing tall next to our hero … Read More

Letting Go

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Dear friends, The long awaited date: September 1, 2015 is almost here. I know it sounds crazy, but somehow I feel the same way I did during the weeks that preceded the first day of kindergarten for each of my four sons. On one hand I can’t wait to finally … Read More

Dove Book

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 Look what I just found on Amazon! Take a look: Please take a moment to pre-order your copy of The Gardener’s Helpers. Official launch date, Sept 1. Book Description:Let there be light. With these four words, God began to create everything that ever was or ever will be. He hung the sun, … Read More

A word from heaven

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~ A word from heaven ~ May there be peace within you today. Trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.  Do not forget the infinite possibilities born of faith—in God, and others. Use the gifts you have received. Pass on the love that has been given to you. … Read More

A Dreamdove’s Rant About Nature

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Could I sit behind a desk all day? No. Not me. Never. I’d rather give blood, or have a tooth pulled—or both. I imagine thick walls of dark glass standing guard so sunlight can’t pour into the room, and having a boss who hates the annoying glare on his computer screen. How sad. How … Read More

I’m A Hugger

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I believe in hugging babies, trees, and maybe even a few baby trees. Don’t laugh until you try it. Hugging trees is a great stress reliever … especially if the bark isn’t too rough. If it is, the slight sting will dull if you loosen your grip a bit. Soon … Read More

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