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 Resources

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

Proverbs 31 Ministries


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Friday, August 3, 2007


I finished up the Young Author's week with a high. Air, my dog, the main character of my book went with me to meet the children. When we stepped out of my car, little faces flew to the windows of the club house where the summer day camp operates. My heart thrilled with the excitement those young faces shown. The thought struck me that very little thrills most people today because we have seen so much and been exposed to so many experiences. When Air and I walked into the club house the children obediently sat in a circle. Together we walked around while I introduced my friend to the children and they had a chance to pet him.When I released him from the leash, they were astonished. "Won't he run away?" I used this moment to explain to them about the blessings of submission and obedience. These two acts are the beginning of freedom. I told the children that we can be allowed to make all kinds of free choices when we make good decisions. Then the circus show began and he charmed every one! My faithful friend sat, stayed, begged,rolled over, and jumped high in the air. "Do it again," they all cried. The next time I put him through his tricks without giving him treats and taught another lesson. "Look children. He continues to do what I ask without getting an attitude. I don't give him rewards or treats every time, yet he continues to wag his tail and be happy. Are you positive when your parents ask you to do things around the house without always rewarding you? Learn from this little dog." They fell in love with him!I am in love with him too. YOu see, his dedication to me has taught me how to live a life dedicated to my Master. My little dog has taught me to be glad. When the children had seen all the tricks they lined up with their books and DVD's so Air could "sign" his book.

From the Pound to the Palace. It's kind of like choosing to live in the garden instead of the jungle.