A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry . . .” — James 1:19 “Communication is a lot like tennis. One person begins the conversation by making a statement, and then perhaps […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: While not every deployed couple has children at home, the themes and applications in this writing are common in long-distance relationships.  And on this Father’s Day, we hope some of these principles might be worthwhile suggestions for your time apart from family.  You […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and He examines all his paths. — Proverbs 5:21 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. — Colossians 3:5 A […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: This powerful writing is from Pastor Ed Choi, Lead Pastor of Rainier Valley Church near Seattle, Washington, and used by permission. We thank Pastor Choi for his service to our country, and to our Lord. “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and His bride has made herself ready.” — Revelation 19:7 It was five years ago that my husband and I closely watched two weddings—one on TV and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. — Colossians 1:17 The story goes something like this: A military family has just arrived at their new duty station. They’ve settled into temporary quarters and have begun to look at housing options. […]

Editor’s Note:  This devotion was originally posted on May 6, 2010.  Since then, our son has completed two combat tours and returned.  He will soon be deploying again. Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the LORD’S great love […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” — Jeremiah 32:27 “I’ve given up hope for our marriage! This Bible study is my last resort. I’m signing us up and we’ll be there at the Chapel for the […]

“As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.” — Hebrews12:1 My great-grandfather was wounded during […]

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