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
31 Ministries.

Little Halos

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

He came back!

So I thought we ran the sneaky snake off.

First problem with this thinking is that it is false!

If you don't get rid of it- IT WILL come back!  

Sure enough he came back as bold as ever. There he was early in the morning sunning in the same spot where I had found him yesterday. Now he had taken up residency.

What has boldly taken up residency in your life.

Let's see-

Stinking thinking, judgmental attitude, the need to control, chronic sadness over unmet expectations, loss of dreams.  These are just a few of the "evils" that have taken up residency in my life.  I call them evils because each threatens to take my focus off the ONE who can free me from the shackles that steal my joy make my life effective.. 

Today my husband and I had to do battle- real battle. This time we couldn't just run IT off. We had to get rid ofIT - kill IT.

You know what? We stuck with it. We stayed on top. We didn't give up --- and we got the slithering sucker.

This is what I learned - RELIEF at having done the work to get rid of IT. Now I know IT is gone and I am safe. He will no longer meet me each day, cause fear, get in my face, threaten me or mine.

Got sin? Do battle. Fight 'til you overcome, and

Shine .


Michele said...


I'm fighting dear Van!
Thank you sooo mmuch for this post!
It really made my day!

How is your trip doing? I hope fine! Are you in Little Rock?
Please rest, for you and for me! hahah!


Wendy Pope said...

i love this van! glad that snake is gone before we come over and swim. lol