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Lessons from History | Excellent or Praiseworthy

A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  – I Peter 4:11 You will see Vietnam Vets still serving in so many ways: You will see them as senators, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. — Romans 15:13 2015 is quickly drawing to a close, and the joys and […]

­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. 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. “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.” — Jeremiah 31:3 “It was the love letters—that’s what really helped.” I was having a conversation with a military wife who had struggled for years through an unhappy marriage—but had seen […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Outdo one another in showing honor. — Romans 12:10 My husband and I have the privilege of working with all five branches of the military. But until four years ago we had never been part of a Marine Corps birthday ceremony, officially celebrated on the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. —2 Timothy 3:16 Have you ever heard the name Matthew Fontaine Maury? If you were ever […]

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. “If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.” […]

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