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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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Van Speaks

To book an event please contact me directly:
704-839-6790    or       vanmwalton@aol.com



TOPICS:

If I was Created for the Garden, Why am I living in the Jungle?

This is the story of Van’s faith journey. Born in South America to a career oilman father and a teacher/writer mother, she grew up exploring the rain forest with her dad and investigating Indian legends with her mother. Join Van in her adventures and learn to

• accept God’s word as the source of life’s purpose

• apply biblical Truth to every day’s uncertainties

• allow grace and mercy to transform the agony of painful circumstances into joy

• answer God’s call, however challenging, with hope and confidence.


The Wait of the World: When life’s burdens become too heavy to bear

Does it feel like each “wait” God hands you grows heavier as time passes? In her presentation Van describes how times of waiting resemble the regimen an athlete experiences in the weight room. Waiting, like weight lifting, might feel like torture as muscles stretch, yet time spent in God’s Wait Room can build spiritual strength and God confidence. So, while you wait for God to change the circumstances of your life, be encouraged to:

• Build your faith as you face trials

• Increase your ability to comfort others using lessons learned during hard times
• Find biblical truths to replace despair and defeat with hope and victory.

• Face your fears and frustrations convinced God fights your battles



GirlZNCHARGE:
Tweens Christian Leadership Program encouraging girls to confidently take charge of life decisions, leading them along a path founded on biblical principles.




From the Pound to the Palace
Defy despair ~ Discover dignity (Based on Van’s children’s book, this presentation can be tailored toward women, mothers, children.)

When Van stepped into the dog pound looking for a family pet, her first impression of the abandoned and stray animals reminded her of the human condition— life laced with fear, loss, rejection and hopelessness. In this message, Van describes how the little dog she brought home forever changed her perspective of herself and her relationship with God. Paralleling God’s invitation to adopt us into His family, Van invites her audience to experience God's best for them as they sit at their Master's feet, walk by His side, and find purpose for their lives through His instructions and promises.


Knowing Me, Knowing You
(Based on Personality Plus a study of personality styles)

The popular song says, "There is nothing we can do..." when relationships begin to break apart. The fact is, there absolutely is something we can do. We can learn to accept others and embrace their God-given personalities, a successful route to a life of harmony. Van invites you to better understand yourself so you can become more intimately acquainted with others, through her fun-filled, interactive and enlightening presentation.
Consider inviting Van to your next Parenting Seminar, Teacher Training,
Team Building Workshop
Mother Daughter Banquet
Valentine’s Dinner
Teenage Girl’s Night Out or
Ministry Leadership Retreat



Secrets Woven in the Robe (Parents)

Hannah began praying for her son before he was born! Then, after weaning him, she sent Samuel to the temple where he grew to be a priest, a prophet, a judge, and a known man of God. Van has learned Hannah’s secrets. Listen as she shares how you too can be an important influence in your child’s spiritual development.


Ewes Moving (Women Who Move)

How do women respond to God's call when we hear that we are facing a major, long distance move? Do we listen, allowing the Shepherd to lead us, or do we pine for the past? Van’s stories encourage the “contemporary corporate pilgrim" to experience the move as God's calling to "higher pastures."


In A Nutshell

Van shares her many lessons from God’s creation, including the life-styles of squirrels. Listen to her warm and inspiring stories learned from the nature in her backyard. You will be encouraged to go out on a limb to build your faith











2 comments:

debbie said...

I'm not sure how to get in touch with you regarding this, but I've just read "A Rock that is Higher than I" from Proverbs 31 ministries devotions page. This is ME: "God commands us to bear each others' burdens. (Galatians 6:2) The problem with me is that I don't stop at "bear." I carry my concerns to extremes. I feel like a traitor if I ignore difficult issues being faced by the ones I love. I feel I need to be in mourning, wearing black, dragging myself and everyone around me into my grieving experience..." I've just lost a dear dear friend, and this "extreme" part of me is a big reason why. Her words: I just don't think I can take this relationship anymore. You and your life are just too much for me. Most of the time everything is okay, and there's nothing you can do anyway--I just don't think I can handle the way you deal with things anymore..." etc. When I read your devotion, I felt like God was telling me to just BE. This all sparked from our mutual friend who has an infant in NICU having surgery after surgery...Anyway, if you could share with me how you've been able to deal with it, I'd appreciate any words of wisdom! I have found that over the past few weeks I'm having to give it to God every hour...some days even more, and on my lucky days, less. I never saw the way I took on others' pain as a bad thing until now. Thank you for your words...again, anything you might be able to share with me would be much appreciated! Debbie

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting six years on my wife to do the rihht thing. She tells me she loves me but yet she never visit or canythong what d.

I want to be a good example to my daughter but I need to know if I should move on and how do I ASK god?