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Van Walton

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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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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

God's face


This sunflower voluntarily came up on its own. No one planted the seed. One day this spring it poked itself up through the dirt and began its climb. 

Reminds me of God. 

Where did this sunflower come from? No beginning. Just appeared! 

I have to walk past this giant marker as I come and go from home. It stands as a protector, reminding everyone, this house is watched over by a giant brilliant sunflower! 

Sort of comforts me- you know? 

I crane my neck to look up into its face, sun blinding my eyes. No one has seen God.

What I see when my eyes focus is a little family of bees crawling around on the face of the giant sunflower.
“Seek me and I will let you find me,” God says. 

A relationship with the Almighty. It isn’t complicated. He is closer than we think. HE stands watch over us, inviting, beckoning,

“Come.” 

I want to be a bee- living my life seeking God’s face, taking my nourishment from Him. 

Sweet as honey.

 Seek God's face and may His glory cause you to ~ 

Shine!

6 comments:

Wendy Bello said...

Poetry is getting into your prose!! Beautiful words, and message.

Michele said...

Dear sweet Van,

Thank you for your beautiful words. I agree 100% with you, I wanna be like a bee, seeking God's face, so I can be as sweet as a honey.

You are beautiful and I love you.

Michele Caséca

Anonymous said...

simply beautiful.

Stacey said...

behind of my reading, but read this just when I needed it! Hallelujah!

Anonymous said...

Hi Van,

Thank you for sharing this. It is beautiful that God opened your heart to see this sunflower and see such a powerful and true message in it for all of us. The picture of the bees feeding from the sunflower is very endearing, I want to be like one of them too. (Roxanna Tineo)

Michele Caséca said...

Hi beautiful Van,

I miss you and I miss you posts!
Please don't abandon your writing.
You are an amazing writer!

I love you,
Mizzy