A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. . . . Love never fails.” — 1 Corinthians 13:7,8 Editor’s Note:  This devotion was originally posted on February 14, 2008. Because we are approaching Valentine’s Day, which has its challenges and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the sinking of the U.S.A.T. Dorchester.  In memory of these heroic chaplains, and other crew members on board, we re-post this article. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for […]

­Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6 It was Christmas Eve in Thailand, 1972. Thanks […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “The angel of the Lord said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.”  […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  December 7th is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In remembrance of that world-changing event, this devotion is posted to tell one of God’s great redemptive stories. All the prophets testify about Him that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD . . . – Psalm 33:12 Each year we celebrate Thanksgiving in the tradition of the Plymouth colony’s harvest at the end of their first year in the New World, 1621. Did these early settlers have […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds. — Psalm 77:11,12 I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth […]

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