Thursday, July 30, 2009

Stand Up and Stand Out!

Have you ever thought that what you do doesn't matter? It does...if you touch one person at a time you are making a difference. You are an example! Be proud! Continue to work for the good of God for your deeds will not go overlooked. Be the light God wants you to be - Shine bright in a dark world that you were born to stand out in..not fit into! I may get laughed at...cursed..but when you are sharing the word and they do this they are not making fun of you..they are making fun of God and denying Him. In the end they will be faced and held accountable. So everyone out there continue to share the word of God, help others, and be the Christian God wants you to be! No matter how dark the world gets ~SHINE!! SHINE YOUR LIGHT AND PRAISE GOD!!!

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~ Matthew 5:16

Monday, July 27, 2009

Be Content and Trust in the Lord

As I was checking out at the grocery store I heard a girl complaining about having to get up every morning and go to work and they didnt pay her enough. As I listened she continued to say how she loathed her job and how she is going to tell her boss off and quit. I was thinking so many would love to have that job to provide at least a little for their family. She is so into the world where she feels that the world is more important than anything. As I stood there I prayed...Lord, help this girl. I pray that she finds you Lord and lives to be content with faith in you. Amen! Be content with the things you have and not jealous of what others have. Be thankful you have a job, be thankful you have food on the table, be thankful you have a home to go to, be thankful you have a car to drive, be thankful you wake up everyday, be thankful that God is with you every minute. So many people do without everyday...why complain?? Everyday you can hear people complain all over about the things they don't thankful of the things you do have..someday you may not have it. The next time the need to complain comes up think about all the homeless people and all the kids who don't have food. This is something we all including me need to practice. Be blessed!

Philippians 2:14~ Do all things without grumbling or questioning.

1 Timothy 6-8~ But Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Honey where are you???

The other day my mom calls me outside to show me bees on the hummingbird feeder. Well I thought it was going to be bumble bees or yellow jackets but it was honey bees! More than a dozen of them flying around. This was so cool. As some of you know I would love to become a beekeeper and have been reading up on it. My son was laughing telling me " You wanted honey got them!" I sat for a while and watched them fly around and well I had to be daring and brave. I poured hummingbird nectar in the palm of my hand and what do you know!!! Several flew on my hand and drank the nectar. Yes, I know...I'm crazy! For the past two days the bees have been coming back to drink. We keep fresh nectar around and I have spotted some of the bees taking up on some flowers. Now if I can only find the hive..maybe there is some honey....?

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Watermelon Festival 2009

Evening ya'll! We went on a family outing to Pageland, SC for their annual Watermelon Festival. This is the second year of going. The parade was filled with tricked out rides, horses, Shriner's performers, bands and so much to list. As we sat on the curbside watching the parade groups of people were walking up and down the sides handing out things. A group was handing out Bibles. I thought WOW! This is so great! A few floats were by local churches and they were beautiful! It makes me feel good that there are people and churches who get out and do this kind of stuff to spread the word. We all have to admit that this world is getting worse each day. It was awesome to see this kind of thing going. After the parade, we went to the vendors, of course!!!! So much food and fun!!!! HUGE turkey legs, funnel cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos just to name a few. Me and Zach walked to the craft side while my parents were strolling along. I bought a beautiful large framed print of a lighthouse for a very good price, along with some tshirts and Zach got a cartoonature done. While walking we noticed a lot of booths that were Christ related. Such a beautiful site!!! Its amazing in this dark world we live in that there are so many bright shining lights. Today was truly a blessing not because I spent it with my family but that I spent it with God. I look forward to going back next year!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I love reading some of my friend's inspirational words. My friend Van writes words so beautifully and I admire her so much. When I need encouragement I can always go to her page and find positive words. I am posting her work to share with others as she wants it to be. She is a very beautiful person and a true woman of God....someone I look up to as I walk in my journey.

As I spent time with God Monday night....I kept seeing this old dirt road which led into a woods(struggles).I felt like God wanted me to share with others how we should travel this dirt road that will eventually lead us to our own personal destination, planned by Him.
As we travel along life's dirt road, struggles will come our way. God says, "Do not look to the left or to the right, don't even look ahead until you've looked above."
Sometimes we just look ahead and start running, without looking above, to the Almighty one for His guidance. We just run on ahead as we know we shouldn't focus on the darkness around us. But sometimes we tend to want to get through a circumstance so fast, we forget to Stop and BE STILL to see what God has planned and how He wants us to deal with it. What does He want us to learn or what does He want someone else to learn as they watch us as we patiently,joyfully and never wavering in our faith go through a struggle.
So remember look above to Him, the Almighty one. The one who knows best. The one who will turn what was meant for bad into good. Give Him your praise as He pours down His mercy and grace. Look above as He shines His light on your dirt path to see you through the woods(struggles). Your struggles will look dim in compared to His light.
Have a blessed journey
Veneldia J Hummel

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Toby Mac here we come!!!! 4 tickets in hand! Oh yea!!

HOT DOG!!! Tickets went on sale at 10 am and after 20 minutes of busy signal- I GOT THROUGH!!!! YAY!!!! I got 5th row seats section FF on the Grand Strand floor- Good seats!!! This is part of Zach's birthday. I called him and he screamed with excitement! I'm excited too. This is our first concert and I am sure there will be many more! Some friends of mine Amy and Chris are going to be going too they are a few rows closer. I told her I would wave to them. It's going to be so much fun!!! So we will see you in October in Columbia Toby!!!! Toby Mac here we come!!!!