A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: We have the privilege of reading four days’ worth of evening prayers from a Navy chaplain. What he shared with others on his ship is encouragement to all of us. Sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 I am always on the lookout for good marital “helps”—especially concerning military marriages. The challenges of military life are so many and […]

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. “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 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. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. —  Romans 12:12 There is a church nearby which is preparing to send off one of their dear members to Afghanistan. Deployment is always tough . . . especially for military moms deploying for the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: The writer of this testimony, Beverly Weeks, posts regularly on the website intentionallyyours.org. She and her husband reach out in marriage enrichment ministry throughout North Carolina—including military couples stationed there. Our hope is that this testimony will be beneficial to those who are […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. —  James 5:16b I attended a retreat at which the speaker introduced us to teaching on “Praying for Your Husband from Head to Toe.” Being a visual-type person, it intrigued me to think that I […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. —  Psalm 29:11 Perhaps it is because I’m in my older years, but I particularly appreciate studying the benedictions in Scripture. I also appreciate reading biblical “last words”—such as Paul’s final letter […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. — Colossians 4:2 Because of their experience in ministry, I asked Chaplain Scott Koeman to give me a list of specific things we can pray for our active-duty military loved ones. The resulting blog post, “How to […]

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 Chuck Swindoll, one of our favorite preachers, loves to tell stories of when he was a Marine on active duty. These stories offer multiple illustrations for […]

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