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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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesdays are for Waiting

What does waiting look like?

One of my students gave me three little ugly bulbs for Christmas. What a nice gift. I planted them in the potting soil that came along in the gift box. I watered the dirt and set the flower pot in a window. Then I could do nothing but wait. From day to day I glanced toward the flower pot wondering how long it would be before the little shoots pressed up toward the sun.

Ah! Here they come.

How long before they bloom. I watched and waited…
Daily the paper whites stretched taller and taller.

Then I noticed these little “pockets.” Was the flower hidden in there?

IT wasn’t long before one by one these lovely little flowers burst out.

First one:

And then another.

This is a perfect picture of our waits. Deep in our lives a flower is waiting to bloom. It’s there. Have hope~ there is a bloom inside every life!

Even in the dead of winter.


Laura said...

How beautiful they are! I'm in one of those stall times, Van. Having trouble being patient. This helps.
Thank you, sweet friend:)

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful analogy! The pictures are lovely as well. Thank you for sharing this post!