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Archive for August, 2012

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

II Chronicles 7:14

“Therefore also now, saith the LORD, Turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness.”

Joel 2:12


Join us for five days of humility, fasting, and prayer for our nation.

Wednesday: September 5th

Wednesday: October 3rd

Sunday, Monday, & Tuesday: November 4th, 5th, & 6th

Some good friends of ours have put together a Devotional Prayer Guide to follow throughout these days.

As the elections draw nearer, may we all, as the people of God, cry out to Him with humility to have mercy on our land!

2012 VA FEW Conference

Posted by The Neely Team




“…be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear…” I Peter 3:15

Orderliness... precision...Writing notes of encouragement

Ladies session:

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient unto their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” Titus 2:4-5


Children’s session (during couples’ prayer time) and discipleship game time:

“Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:14

“Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward… Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them.” Psalm 127:3-5

AttentivenessMeet the special guests: Accelerating Salary Sam, Mr. Barns, Practically Perfect Pamela, and Hiker Hank!

IMG_0530IMG_0514IMG_0522Let sisterly love continue

May we all be energy givers!IMG_0567IMG_0581

Other sessions:

“That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee…” Proverbs 22:19


Fellowship… and other moments Smile:

“By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine…” Proverbs 17:22



Capturing life......from all different angles.

The joy of the Lord is my strength!Cleaning...... the trash cans. :/

To God be praise and glory!

“I will praise thee forever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.” Psalm 52:9

Join us in New Hampshire (September 7-8) for the final FEW of 2012!!

Letting Go

Posted by The Neely Team



“Truly trusting God’s sovereignty means letting go of our plans in light of His will.”

Jasmine Baucham, Joyfully at Home



Are you willing to let go?

25 Wonderful Years Together

Posted by Patrick





Today marks our silver anniversary. We decided to begin the celebration with our children at Chic-fil-a where there has been a recent stand for the Biblical definition of marriage.

A few weeks ago, I came across a letter written to me by my father a couple months before I got married. The letter arrived as the first piece of mail I received upon moving into our new apartment in Atlanta. Here is what it said:


May 18, 1987

Dear Patrick,

I wanted this to be there when you arrived at your apartment.

No Dad ever had more love and was “more prouder” of his son than I am of you and I thank God for you.

I hope you and Darlene enjoy the apartment. Your Mom and I are pleased you are marrying such a fine Christian young lady and we love her very much. Always put Christ the head of your home and exalt Him above all.

Truly to God be the Glory, Great things He has done.

I love you, Patrick.