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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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Wednesday, November 5, 2008


My Precepts Bible study fascilitator went straight to the Word of Truth last night. These are God's words of encouragement to us. We have our work cut out for us!

1 Peter 2:11-17 (from the Message)

Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it. Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they'll be won over to God's side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives. Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God's emissaries for keeping order. It is God's will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you're a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.

God is never finished even when we feel at a loss.


Bonita said...

Wise words, Van! I love how that version reads.

Pam said...

I really needed to hear that. I spent the day before and the day of the election fasting and praying. Something I have never done at that magnatude. I felt completely defeated, confused, sad, angry, you name it. After my emotions calmed down though I did take time to go to God in prayer and ask for guidance. I love your blog Van, thanks for writing.

Sandy said...

I love the Message - it relates so easily to us all!
Thanks for visiting me today - let me know how your gardening goes :)

Laura said...

Amen, Van! I just read your last post as well and am standing in applause! You said it, lady! We need to trust our Lord. We have one King. We are not citizens of this world.
You always bless me.

beth at aunties said...

I am so glad I did step into your blog today!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful words with us, Van.
Always trusting in the Lord and Loving Him,

Sassy Granny ... said...

Without the Lord, these would be bleak days indeed! How grateful are we that He is sovereign, the real King of kings that rules our hearts even now.

Be still my soul, for God is on your side!

Be blessed,

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog the other day. It was such an encouragement after a particularly disappointing day. I appreciate and admire your POV so much.
Wishing you a beautiful week,