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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Monday, December 15, 2008


Seek first His kingdom

Yesterday the sermon in my church was not based on the nativity! When the pastor stood to preach, he referenced Matthew 6.

“Wait a minute,” I wanted to scream! “That chapter is way past our Savior’s birth. Shouldn’t you back up and preach about Jesus in the manger?”

I was wrong. The pastor was right.

He did preach about the nativity.

“Seek first the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 6:33)

Today I am asking myself, “Where is God's kingdom?"

This I know—

The kingdom of God is not found at a royally set table fit for nobility.
The kingdom of God is found in a trough.

As you seek Him this season where are you searching?

A table ~~

or a trough ~~


Laura said...

It seems to me that no matter where I search this season, He is there...

Yes! Seek first His kingdom. Such a poignant reminder this time of year! Much needed by this gift-bearer.

Love you, VAn!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

God Bless You, Van, on your wonderful ministry. My best friend is into Hispanic ministries at her church and also does alot of translating professionally. God has obviously given you a tremendous gift--and you are using it doing God's will.

God Bless You. Thanks for visiting my blog. I am enjoying reading yours.

Christine said...

Very well stated...thanks =O)

On Purpose said...

I LOVED this mornings devotion Van...I want to do all things on purpose..especially seek Him! Thank you for allowing God to speak these words through you!