A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” —2 Timothy 3:16 It all started at a church near Ft. Hood, Texas. We were meeting […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. — Proverbs 16:24 When I see an article on marriage, I automatically think “what does this say to a military marriage?” Ministry to military has wired me this way—thankfully. So when […]

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. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. Psalm 145:13 I’m not a young Army Wife. This is not my first, or my second, or my third or my (you get the picture) deployment. And it doesn’t matter. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. —  Philippians 4:13 I learned a lot during this deployment. It changed me. Let me share: 1.        I learned that I am stronger than I think. No military wife is ever ready for deployment. From […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. – Colossians 4:6 I’ve made a list of things people hate to hear when their spouse is deployed. Perhaps you could add to this list, but […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  In honor and memory of my Mom, who passed away five 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 […]

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