About Me

Van Walton

Fun Facts about Van Walton

My favorite smell: The way the earth smells after it rains.

My favorite sound: The first notes of a grand symphony.

My favorite way to relax: Sitting anywhere outside - on my front porch, on my deck, or by the lake, early in the morning with my first cup of coffee.

My favorite birthday dessert: a Peach cobbler baked by my husband. He’s my fave chef!

I will not eat: Avocado. They turn my stomach into a volcano that never erupts.

Technology I couldn't live without and why: My laptop - it takes me anywhere I want to go.

One thing that makes me smile: My sons' faces!

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My book, From the Pound to the Palace, is available for $10
from Proverbs 31 Ministries.


Pound to Palace


My book, Little Halos, is available for $5.99 from Proverbs
31 Ministries.


Little Halos


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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

REACHING OUT FROM MY GARDEN

Recently I met a beautiful all-American girl at the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conference, an event for future speakers and writers. Angela is lovely in every way. She has a warm heart and dancing eyes. Her smile is contagious and I know she cares for others. She is beautiful inside and out!

Knowing that I have a deep desire to reach the Latinas in my community, Angela asked me to help her reach out to a Spanish speaking woman who works in the grocery store she frequents. How special is that? Angela wants to reach out to someone she doesn’t even know. Angela is concerned Juana doesn’t speak English so she copied one of the Proverbs 31 Daily Encouragement for Today Spanish devotions and took it to her new-found friend. She asked me to teach her five phrases so she could set up a time for the two of them to teach each other their native languages. How creative is that? Don’t you just want to be like Angela and reach out to those in your community who may not feel welcome, who might
be lonely, or who don’t even speak your same language?

Angela just found out that Juana may leave the country and return to Mexico. If only Angela “had listened to God faster”, she would have had more time with her friend. I agree with Angela. There are times I didn’t listen very fast. I have lost opportunities to touch others.

I am getting better, though.

Thanks for reminding me, Angela!

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