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

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009


My little dog teaches me daily – how to wait.

His life so closely parallels mine. Just like me his life has a regular routine. 

He asks to go outside to roam around, sniff the world, observe life, stretch out in a little ray of sun.

Just like me - from time to time I find the door shuts on my routine:

Then he decides he wants to come back in the house. So he goes and stands by the door.Sometimes the door doesn't open right away.

Imagine that!

Why does he go to the door, sit, look in, and patiently wait?

He trusts I will open the door. He knows from past experiences the door will open. He has learned --- I take care of him. It is my responsibility. All he needs to do, is to be ready to walk through the door when it opens.

Are you waiting for something important to happen in your life? Maybe you have been waiting for a long time and you are about to give up. Are the circumstances around your wait about to crush you?

Jesus said, “ I am the way…”

From one who waits, let me encourage you- step up to the DOOR, the DOOR called Jesus. Draw near to Him, there is no better place to wait.

At just the right time the door will open!




Laura said...

Isn't that the cutest picture? Lucy Mae does the same thing to me time and again. They just want to be with us, I think.

I'm hoping all is well in your world!

Edie said...

You have a cute pup! I love animals! They teach us so much about our Creator and His love for us.

I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and for recommending my blog designing services. I appreciate it.

I will have to go check out your book, From the Pound to the Palace. I'm always looking for Christ-centered childrens books for my grand-girls.

Nice meeting you!
Rich blessings!

Jennifer said...

I love that reminder...as, right now, I am waiting (WAITING) for the door to open! I know - truly know - that my heavenly father will open the door in just the right time and He has not "left me outside"....but I needed this reminder today!

Lynn Cowell said...

I got my P31 magazine today. It is terrific! The pictures are amazing and I loved your article!

JottinMama said...

This post encouraged me :)

Thanks so much for sharing!

Kate :)