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
from Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Pound to Palace

My book, Little Halos, is available for $5.99 from Proverbs
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Today is the long awaited day. I am traveling to Santa Fe. I love, absolutely love, did I say I enjoy and am thrilled to travel. Today I am traveling with a purpose. That makes my flight even better!

I can’t wait to see what God will do with my time while I wait in the airport!

I can’t wait to greet that poor soul who will sit beside me in the airplane – two different people. I am praying for them tonight. I hope the Lord has a God sized encounter planned.

I can’t wait to hug my favorite people – my mother, aunt, uncle, and sister!

I can’t wait to see what God will do on Saturday as women come together to struggle with their trials and leave at the end of the day soaring on wings like eagles because they have leaned that the WAIT God calls us to is a good thing!

Last week I mentioned the radio interview. Dr. Deb the show hostess asked me several great questions. I am going to answer them over the next few weeks. Here is the first question:

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

We fear the unknown. We don’t have time to wait. We have no patience. Our society has no room for slackers. We are judged by the amount of territory we cover - by the number of chores we accomplish…

If someone were to ask you how you spent your day and you responded, “Oh today I waited on God.” No one would be too impressed, now would they?

And what about you, friend. Do you find waiting a hard thing to do?

Psalms 25:5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. For You I wait all day


LisaShaw said...

On the home page of my Ministry website is Psalm 25:4-5. Scriptures that I pray and walk with. I had to learn how to wait patiently on the Lord in certain areas because patience in general was not a strong area of my personality. I believe the longer you spend with the Lord the more you come to understand not only why we wait but how to wait joyfully and with great expectation.

Safe travels and may you enjoy your time there.

God bless.

Laura said...

Oh, traveling mercies, Van! and many blessings over your trip. sounds very exciting. Can't wait to hear all about it!

(did you notice I said "can't wait"?--does that answer your question about how hard waiting is for me?)LOL

Tammy said...

I'm asking God to watch over you as you travel.

I hate waiting.I guess that's why God gave me this verse to meditate on Psalm 37:7.

Blessings and enjoy,

Julie Coleman said...

I'll be praying. Those lucky women who get to sit under your teaching. I know they will be blessed.

B His Girl said...

You are so right Van. Waiting on God will not bring you affirmative nods from the world but the Lord sees us look to Him. I hope you encounter God throughout your trip. Enjoy your family time. B

Yolanda said...

Waiting can be difficult but over the past couple of years I've learned that WISDOM WAITS.

I would MUCH RATHER today, wait on God then get ahead and have a huge mess on my hands. It's much sweeter waiting on Him, honestly!


Laura said...

Don't keep us in suspense, Van! How did it go? I'm all ears...