A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

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. “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. Editor’s Note: While not every deployed couple has children at home, the themes and applications in this writing are common in long-distance relationships.  And on this Father’s Day, we hope some of these principles might be worthwhile suggestions for your time apart from family.  You […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and He examines all his paths. — Proverbs 5:21 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. — Colossians 3:5 A […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if […]

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, […]

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