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German Shepherd Puppies

Posted by Victoria

Nov

14

The past several weeks have been a delight as we welcomed our new litter of pups into the world. The joys of raising this canine family have been myriad. I’ll let the pictures tell you the rest…

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Promised Grace

Posted by Jessica

Oct

4

“But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” James 4:6

“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.” II Corinthians 9:8

“…My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians 12:9a

“By the grace of God, I am what I am, and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.” I Corinthians 15:10

 

“He giveth more grace.” Now that’s a promise to bask in for a long time. Let the truth of this simple, yet deeply rich thought saturate your mind.

God gives more grace. 

Ponder each word alone.

“He.” Jehovah Jireh, the Great Physician, the Master Who owns the universe. This is the One Who gives more grace.

“Giveth.” There’s no obligation; it’s a gift freely offered.

“More.” As if “no obligation” wasn’t enough, more is added. Abundance. Bounty unmeasured. This is the kind of “giveth more” that our merciful Heavenly Father bestows.

“Grace.” Divine favor. Super-natural enablement.

God gives more grace. And He gives, and gives, and gives again.



Sep

7

A few weeks ago, the ladies were gone to a wedding in Indiana, so we fellows were at home with Daddy. We came home from church on Sunday and were wondering what we would have for lunch. We decided we would make grilled jalapeno, real bacon bits, egg, and cheese sandwiches. I decided to put the recipe up so others can enjoy this wonderfully splendid delicacy.

To make one sandwich:

1 chopped jalapeno

About the same amount of bacon bits as jalapeno

1-2 eggs

Cheddar cheese

2 slices of bread, buttered on one side

Butter the bread and fry eggs. When the eggs are done, remove them from the skillet and place on unbuttered side of one slice of bread. Dump the jalapeno and bacon together in the skillet. When jalapeno is cooked, put egg, cheese, bacon, and jalapeno on a piece of bread in the pan. (butter on the outside of the sandwich). Let it grill until lightly golden, then turn over and grill the other side of sandwich. Next place on plate and take a picture. (It is best to eat it with a fork.)



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24



NC FEW 2017–A Pictorial Review

Posted by The Neely Team

May

3

Happy Resurrection Sunday 2017

Posted by Patrick

Apr

15

“And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” Revelation 22:17



Happy 30th Anniversary!

Posted by The Neely Team

Mar

9

With hearts full of gratitude to the Lord and our wonderful parents for His faithfulness to them and their faithfulness to each other, we Neely siblings decided 30 years of marriage was an occasion to celebrate! Plans began to form as the Lord directed our steps, and the surprise party was a delightful success!

We started the surprise by having our extended family at our house for dinner after church. That itself was shocking when Dad & Mom walked into our dining room and found family from far and near!

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But then we added another layer to the surprise, and invited several close friends for a dessert reception following. What a blessing it is to celebrate the faithfulness and mercy of God with so many loved ones!

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We love you, Dad & Mom, and are so thankful for you! May the Lord give you many more wonderfully sweet years of serving Him together!

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Thoughts for 2017

Posted by Jessica

Jan

1

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As our family gathers to remember the faithfulness of the Lord in 2016 and also lay out some goals and plans for 2017, some specific thoughts stood out to me.

  • God is always good.
  • We don’t know what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future; and He is faithful!
  • The worst thing that can happen to me is for me to have my own way (Proverbs 1:30-31).
  • God’s Word is a refuge for us.
  • “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all they getting, get understanding. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.” Proverbs 4:7, 13
  • “Your attitude will determine your altitude.” Trust the Lord, and soar to new heights!
  • Goals are important. But it is equally important to hold those goals with an open hand. Let the Lord lead.
  • We have time for everything we’re supposed to do. If God calls us to do something, He will supply the time and energy. “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

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May you know the blessings of the Lord as you seek, trust, and serve the Lord in 2017! Happy New Year!



God’s Protection

Posted by Darlene

Oct

3

This story begins weeks before when we heard an unusual and loud noise while driving back from Greenville in the “Big Van”… our beloved, white, fifteen-passenger “Grizzly.” A couple of weeks go by, and “the noise” comes and goes…

On Monday last week, Jessica and Victoria took the “Grizzly” to town to get the oil changed while they were running another errand. When they left home, the van was making “the noise” quite loudly, and so they called Patrick… they called him again as they continued to drive when they noticed that the battery light had come on.

He called them (third phone call) to check on them… and as they approached the intersection to turn into town, Jessica realized she had no brakes or steering! … But at least the noise was gone! Winking smile

God turned the red light to a green arrow so Jessi was able to make the necessary right-hand turn into town (by “man-handling” the van). She then was able to get into the left turn lane, and because God cleared the traffic (again), she was able to once again man-handle the van into the NAPA parking lot and get it stopped. The NAPA store was the original destination!

Praise the Lord – for safety for the girls as they lost all brakes and steering! That the belt broke (yes, that was the problem!) at the very intersection where the auto shop was that was going to change the oil; that we didn’t lose the steering or brakes as we came over the mountains on our way back from Greenville… the place where the noise first happened. Praise the Lord it happened in our own town with “our mechanic” there to repair it!; and that it happened “at home,” not en route to Texas, the 1600+ mile trip we left for three days later.

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What an amazing evidence of God’s provision, protection, mercy, goodness, faithfulness, and grace.

How I praise Him.



Daniel & Kathryn’s Wedding Pictures!

Posted by The Neely Team

Aug

4

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How great is the goodness, mercy, and love of our Lord!

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To God be the glory! Great things He hath done!