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
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Pound to Palace

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Saturday, January 24, 2009


Yesterday, Friday, dawned a sunny and lovely day --the first we’ve had in Charlotte for a long time. The earth felt warm.

So my DH and I went on an adventure. He is a jack-of-all trades. I’d spoken of the junk yard I like to visit with girlfriends and now, suddenly, in the middle of winter, he was looking for a project. Maybe the junkyard would offer up a piece of trash he could turn into treasure.

The junkyard did not disappoint. True to my description this was a real junkyard. He wandered and wandered looking for… I don’t know what. He admitted he didn’t know what he expected to find either.

Meanwhile I contemplated the lessons of the junkyard. It somehow reminded me of the sea of humanity. Here everything that was seemingly worthless came to rest.


Baby carriages:

I thought, “How often do I - maybe you? feel discarded, useless, cast away, ignored, and unwanted?”

Wandering around, taking pictures I saw this image:
"Rescue me!"
Where had the life vest come from? Who had put it there?

Do you feel ordinary, rejected, set aside, thrown away?
There is a Life Saver who longs to lift us up and save us from the vast sea of seemingly insignificance.

To Jesus we are significant, valuable, -- critical and included in the plans He has for every person He created. His hands reached down from heaven and formed YOU and me to make a difference in the world.

It is crucial that we find the Life Saver and stand up for all to take note:

Jesus saves!


Yolanda said...

What a great, great visual!

Lovingly reaching for Higher Grounds with my Savior,

Gail W. said...

This was awesome, Van. It pricked my conscience as I thought about times I have regarded someone whom God loves as throwaway material. Yikes!

Tammy said...

I will never look at junk in the same way,again.

At one time or another it belonged to someone and had a purpose. Now you really got me thinking!

Laura said...

What an exciting adventure! I love to look for junk to "turn to treasure" too. Something so wonderful about restoring that which was cast aside and creating something precious...

yes! That is what He has done for me.

Sending love,