A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 You would think after writing and editing for Excellent or Praiseworthy for eight years […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. In memory of Denise McColl, who went home to be with our Lord eight years ago on March 29, 2008. . . and in honor of the McColl family who demonstrated great love and care. . .we are re-posting this devotion.  It was originally posted […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Haven’t you read,” He (Jesus) 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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13 I’ve been working on this writing for the last eight years. And it’s not done yet. I wanted to put down in writing, on “cyber-paper,” what I […]

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