A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 It all started at a church near Ft. Hood, Texas. We were meeting […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24 When I see an article on marriage, I automatically think “what does this say to a military marriage?” Ministry to military has wired me this way—thankfully. So when […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. — James 4:8a “A Gallup Poll that was done in 1997 by the National Association of Marriage Enhancement in Phoenix, Arizona, showed the divorce rate among couples who pray together regularly is 1 out […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. Psalm 145:13 I’m not a young Army Wife. This is not my first, or my second, or my third or my (you get the picture) deployment. And it doesn’t matter. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. —  Philippians 4:13 I learned a lot during this deployment. It changed me. Let me share: 1.        I learned that I am stronger than I think. No military wife is ever ready for deployment. From […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. – Colossians 4:6 I’ve made a list of things people hate to hear when their spouse is deployed. Perhaps you could add to this list, but […]

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 […]

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