A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Make plans by seeking advice.  —  Proverbs 20:18a Our flight was delayed—eventually cancelled. The rush to get everything done with work and home in order to get out-of-town had left us exhausted, so standing in a long line to be re-routed was a bit of […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: We are pleased to welcome Heather McColl Morgan home from Afghanistan, and post her first writing since returning. This writing is an excerpt from her blog “I taste a liquor never brewed” on liquorneverbrewed.blogspot.com. “Comfort, O comfort My people,” says your God. “Speak […]

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. […]

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