A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  In honor and memory of my Mom, who passed away five years ago, I am re-posting this article. Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of His saints. — Psalm 116:15 She was a strong woman. Perhaps that came from […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. All these people were still living by faith when they died . . . And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth . . . they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it.” — Psalm 127:1 You’ve flown on airliners—and no doubt recall the flight attendant reminding you that “if there is a drop in cabin pressure, an oxygen mask will drop down. Pull it […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 The wives in the ladies’ Bible study group at the base chapel were nervous. Their husbands were returning home from deployment—and they were all hesitant, but honest, to admit that they were […]

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. “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” — 2 Timothy 2:22 “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness” . . . That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: This powerful writing is from Pastor Ed Choi, Lead Pastor Resident of Mars Hill Rainier Valley near Seattle, Washington. Used by permission, it was originally published on MarsHill.com blog, May 26, 2014. We thank Pastor Choi for his service to our country, and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “I am Wisdom, I am better than jewels; nothing you want can compare with me. I am Wisdom, and I have insight; I have knowledge and sound judgment. To honor the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil ways and false […]

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