A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: The writer of this testimony, Beverly Weeks, posts regularly on the website intentionallyyours.org. She and her husband reach out in marriage enrichment ministry throughout North Carolina—including military couples stationed there. Our hope is that this testimony will be beneficial to those who are […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear… – 1 John 4:18a Love is the answer to fixing all relationship issues, at least that’s what we are told by everyone. Hollywood certainly suggests that if a man and women fall in […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that He had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and He preached the word to them. Some men came, bringing to Him a paralytic, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Righteous are You, O LORD, and Your laws are right.The statutes You have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. . . .Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and Your servant loves them.— Psalm 119:137,138,140 We were in a sparsely-populated area of Maine having […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” — John 14:27 The war footage on the DVD really brought back memories […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” —Hebrews 13:4 Another day—another email announcing marital troubles as a result of poor decisions made during deployment. I want to scream, “Oh, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.’”  — Mark 9:35 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me. — Psalm 50:15 Living the Christian life. Living the Christian life in the military. Living the Christian life in the military during deployment. It’s all difficult, right? Some […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” — Genesis 2:24 Not far from our house is a road with a sharp curve. The Department of Transportation has posted a […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Love is patient, love is kind. — I Corinthians 13:4 I’m not sure that communication in marriage comes easily for anyone, but I got some good advice early on which has served me well. If I were to summarize what I learned in one word […]

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