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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, February 18, 2009

WEDNESDAYS ARE FOR WAITING

I can't wait for She Speaks!



I've got another, "I can't wait for..." This time next week I will be winging my way west! I can’t wait.

I have a speaking engagement in Santa Fe, New Mexico. While visiting Santa Fe I'll stay with my aunt and uncle and get to see my mother and my sister.

Saturday I had a radio interview that introduced me as the speaker for the women’s retreat at Christ Church.

Dr. Deb of Walking in the Way Ministries and I spent close to an hour discussing the idea of waiting. She asked me lots of questions.

How would you have answered?

Why do women find waiting such a hard thing to do?

Does God “command” us to wait?

What possible good comes from waiting? After all, it only serves to frustrate and frazzle us, right?

What insights have you gained from your time in God’s Wait Room?

Next week I will post some of my answers.


Just in case you find yourself in His Wait Room right now with a wait you can barely endure, whatever you are doing, turn on the Praise Music. Lift your hands to God. Let go your time trial, worship Him.

God is enthroned on the praises of his people and through his divine design your spirit will soar.

YOU RAISE ME UP
Josh Groban

When I am down and, oh my soul, so weary;


When troubles come and my heart burdened be;

Then, I am still and wait here in the silence,

Until you come and sit awhile with me.



You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up: To more than I can be.



There is no life - no life without its hunger;

Each restless heart beats so imperfectly;

But when you come and I am filled with wonder,

Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity.



You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains;

You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas;

I am strong, when I am on your shoulders;

You raise me up: To more than I can be.







7 comments:

Small House said...

So glad you stopped by my blog today, because it lead me to your blog. It has been so fun reading through it. I have really enjoyed your insights, and how you express your feelings towards our Father in Heaven. I look forward to coming back and reading more.
Thanks!
Sandra

JottinMama said...

I love that song. It was played at our wedding, actually :)

And waiting - yes. It seems as if I'm going through a season of it right now myself.

Thanks for your encouragement!

Big blessings to you,
Kate :)

Julie Coleman said...

Wait... a four letter word in my book. But not in God's book! I'm reading Elisabeth Elliot's "Secure in the Everlasting Arms." Fabulous book-- you have to read in small chunks because she is so meaty in her observations. This is one great one on waiting: "He makes us wait. He keeps us on purpose in the dark. He makes us walk when we want to run, sit still when we want to walk, for He has things to do in our souls that we are not interested in."

B His Girl said...

She Speaks was a blessed time for me with the Lord. Two days ago I was sitting on the sofa in our youth building waiting for my son. I began talking to a woman who sat near me. She's lived in my town for about 6 months. We started talking about God. She move from Charlotte to my town. As I told her I was a Christian speaker, she asked me if I had ever been to She Speaks. She knows Lysa and has been to She Speaks also. God made it so clear He was connecting us. I was 'waiting' and God reminded me His purposes are happening even while we wait. It was a delight to see Him at work connecting us. I pray for fresh words in your speaking assignments Van. Have a great day. B

Laura said...

These are good questions, Van. They warrant some thought. Maybe an entire post! I wish I could fly to New Mexico to hear you speak! Break a leg!

Stacey said...

I wish ya'll would bring the conference to Pensacola! Tough questions.... Grat song too.

Wolf said...

i love santa fe. i think it is so interesting how different every state/city is when it comes to color, etc. when we first got to santa fe and the new mexico area, i was astounded at the colors they painted everything! it is a beautiful place and how lucky you are to be going there!