A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you […]

Editor’s Note: Many of you anticipate Heather Morgan’s writings, so we are pleased to include her latest, on military motherhood, for you today. As you may know, Heather is the oldest daughter of Angus and Denise McColl, whose story is found in “What Would It Look Like. . .?” Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on […]

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. “Marriage should be honored by all . . .” Hebrews 13:4a We received a text recently from friends who are well-known marriage conference speakers, wanting help with an upcoming talk to a group which will include Marines. They specifically wanted to know how we advise […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “ . . . . but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” — Romans 5:4 What would happen if we viewed deployment as an opportunity for character-building in our military children? Think about […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. A wise son brings joy to his father . . . — Proverbs 10:1a It’s unusual for a wife to speak at her husband’s military retirement ceremony. More “normal” is for him to give her a gift—maybe a bouquet of roses—and then speak about her […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  In honor and memory of my Mom, who passed away seven 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. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. — Matthew 5:3,4 In just about every artistic rendering of a soldier’s homecoming, be it a song, a movie or a television […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore welcome one another as Christ […]

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