A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  — Ephesians 5:19-20 I remember two times in […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and Your right hand will save me. — Psalm 138:7 An eerie feeling hovered in the hot, humid night air. Although darkness would […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Ah, Sovereign LORD, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for You. — Jeremiah 32:17 Battlefields & Blessings: Stories of Faith and Courage from the War in Iraq & Afghanistan is a publication […]

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. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD . . . . — Psalm 33:12 It’s a song, a famous song, but did you know that it really is a prayer? A prayer that we’ve all heardsung at athletic events, on the steps of […]

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 Time spent with chaplains is precious time. A few years ago we shared that precious time with a particular Navy chaplain who gave us a glimpse […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints. — Ephesians 6:18 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say, “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.—I Corinthians 2: 10. Above all, love each other deeply. . .  —  I Peter 4:8 How is communication going with your spouse during this deployment? During the Vietnam War, the only voice communication my […]

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 […]

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