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, December 12, 2008


… Three full days of driving from Charlotte to Santa Fe and a five hour return flight. I am so thankful for airplanes and it is good to be home.

In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. He existed in the beginning with God. God created everything through him, and nothing was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything that was created, and his life brought light to everyone.
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it. John 1:1

God accomplished His mission by sending Light into the darkness. He sent His Son, Jesus into our dark world so we would have light in the midst of our darkest days and nights. When I ponder this I realize there is no greater gift.

Activity: Turn off all the lights in your house tonight. Give each family member a candle. Light one and then another to experience how little lights shining together accomplish the mission of bringing light into a room.

Thoughts to ponder: Does God have you on a mission? Ask Him to show you His plan for your life this holy season.


Laura said...

I think mine is one of those mystery missions where the tape will self-destruct after I learn what it is! Seems like I'm spinning wheels lately...

I'm glad you made it home safely, Van!

Now you can enjoy the season in your own sweet place.

Love to you.


Kristin said...

So nice to have found your blog! I bought your Pound to the Palace book last year, and my girls love it. I enjoyed this post you just wrote about light. My mind has been on that lately, too - I just blogged about it yesterday!! Merry Christmas!

JottinMama said...

Cool activity with the candles!

And I LOVE that "Thought to Ponder". What a great question! "Does God have you on a mission?" Wow! That's powerful!

Have a wonderful weekend! :)

- Kate :)

Mariel said...

this is so good, our church did it last year. all the families were to make a candle that represented your individual family and we went around lighting one another's candles and talking about missions beginning in our homes with our children and extending out to neighbors, etc. As for my personal mission? I am beginning to see it has to do with speaking (big, yikes!) and writing to disciple women for Jesus. I am seeing my 'main' focus is to reveal my weakness so His power can be made perfect there!! Glory!

Jennifer said...

That's a very nice ideas w/ the candles!