A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider Him who endured such opposition […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22 “All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart has a continual feast.”  — Proverbs 15:15 Sometimes the most obvious is overlooked. . . . […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: I asked Diana Juergens, author of Wife of a Soldier, A Journey of Faith, to share with me her thoughts on parenting during deployment. Rich and Diana are the parents of eight daughters and had completed their sixth (or was it seventh?) deployment.  […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. —Colossians 3:13 “If I’ve done something wrong, I’m sorry.” “. . . . and I’ll try not to do it again, but I can’t guarantee […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: There are fifty-two good quotes here about married life. That’s one for every week of the year. Enjoy! “Haven’t you read,” (Jesus) replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on the human tradition and the basic principles of this world, rather than Christ. — Colossians 2:8 Good Day Shipmates! I’ve been married longer than many have been alive […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence, or anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. — Philippians 4:8 Reunions need to begin the moment […]

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