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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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Monday, August 31, 2009

MOVIN' ON AFTER MOVIN' IN MONDAYS

Amazing! We are moving right on through this year.

Just like the pilgrims in the Sinai desert following after Moses. I wonder at what time “the move” the grand exodus slowed down. Was each day a drag or did time for the children of Israel fly by? I wonder when Moses stood on Mt. Nebo and looked over into the Promised Land if he said, “Oh my, it seems like yesterday we left Egypt?”

I don’t think so!

So – last week I mentioned that we would go through a seven week journey – a pilgrimage walking with pilgrims doing what they do.

First of all Pilgrims PRAY.

Jesus taught us to “keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation.“ (Matthew 26:41).

He also commanded saying, “ that at all times we ought to pray and not lose heart.“ (Luke 18:1)

I find it amazing how God’s divine design really works.

In the midst of a move while trying so hard to be a big girl to accomplish all things, to bear all burdens, to swallow my tears, to see the move as an adventure – I fail. I crash. I fall in a heap of sobs. “Will life ever be the same?”

Of course it will – it will be better!

Ten years ago I moved to Charlotte, NC. You would think I would have mastered the move thing since I have moved from the time I was a baby. Gut no. It gets harder with age. To make matters worse, my 5th grader was sad. I mean he was really really SAD. We left his brother behind. The family dynamics changed. Life in our house had an empty spot – a big empty spot.

My little guy said almost daily in his sad little humble voice, “ I wish we didn’t have to move.”

I replied, “ I wish we didn’t have to move either.”

That little guy is now a senior in college – attending the university right here in North Carolina – on the beach BTW…. AND

When asked, “Where do you want to work when you graduate from college?” he replies, “I hope in NC. I can’t imagine living any where else.”

So there you have it. A move can mean better days ahead even though you don’t see it.

And what to do until those better days show up? Use the down time – Pray like a pilgrim. Watch and pray so you and yours don’t fall. Pray ceaselessly and use the time to grow closer to your God, because before you know it you will be up and running again with no time to spend with the Father.

Pilgrims pray while they are on the journey.

Why not begin praying through the Psalms. Tomorrow is Sept 1. Pray through a Psalm a day. You will get through the Psalms before the year is over.

Let’s begin now:

Lord would you bless me as I take this journey through life.

Watch over me and keep me from walking in the counsel of the wicked

or standing in the way of sinners , or sitting in the seat of mockers.

 My delight is in your law, LORD, and on your law I desire to meditates day and night. May I be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Please allow whatever I do to prospers so I may glorify you.

Keep me from the ways of the wicked who are like chaff that the wind blows away.

Lord, make me righteous and watch over me all the days of my life.

Yup. God's design works. With prayer life's circumstances have a way of turning aroud! Prayer gives a new prespective on each day.

So pray and SHINE!

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3 comments:

John Cowart said...

As I move from one project to another, I find it difficult what to pray for. Scared to move for fear of taking the wrong step. Again.

B His Girl said...

Thanks for this Van. I heard pray, pray, pray. B

B His Girl said...

wondered why you were missing on the list? B