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Hi, I'm Van. I've been described as a firecracker. A golfer, a skiier, a paddler, a Most Valuable Player, a master carpenter, a musician, a poet, an artist, an encourager. Today, I'm wrestling with the real worth of these descriptions, because now I'm spent, ruined. ...again.

It's hard to believe, I've lost two amazing sons. One, a junior firefighter, the other, a symphonic musician. They were 15 years apart, both died at 17 years old. Over the years, I've become increasingly more Heaven-minded. I can't imagine growing old without them, but I'm looking forward to a time when I'll see them again.

I don't think of myself as an extremist, but if there exists a 'spark' in my heart for Jesus, I wouldn't want anything to snuff it out. Rather, fan it to flame. Although I'm shaken, I don't want to turn away from my faith in God, rather continue to trust and worship Him.

May a revival of His loving-kindness spread over us like a wildfire.


Member Since: 6/4/2012

Fitness Minutes: 3,442

My Goals:
I want to actively function well in my community. I want to share smiles and be supportive.

My Program:
My program when I first signed up for SparkPeople: As a part of my survivor plan, I'm working on getting in better shape. Eating right. I'm seeing a psychologist and a naturopathic doctor. Praying regularly. I joined a women's gym and attend the Church.

Updated on 11/30/14: I'm working a lot. And taking care of my pets, which I enjoy doing. I plan on joining a yoga group. And I still attend church meetings.

Personal Information:
I like adventures.

Other Information:
I like:
* Hiking
* Flying Kites
* Pets

Books I like:
* The Hiding Place, Corrie Ten Boom
* Rikki Tikki Tavi, Rudyard Kipling
* Trusting God, Even When Life Hurts, Jerry Bridges
* Watership Down, Richard Adams

Movies I like:
* Shawshank Redemption
* The Little Princess
* My Bodyguard (starring Chris Makepeace)
* Temple Grandin
* Comic book movies
* End of the Spear
* Unstoppable

"Never use money to measure wealth, Son." - from the movie Broken Trail.

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