A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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. 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. 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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be gracious to me, O LORD, for I am in distress; my eyes grow weak with sorrow, my soul and my body with grief. My life is consumed by anguish and my years by groaning; my strength fails because of my affliction, and my bones […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. — James 5:16b During childhood many of us were taught the Lord’s Prayer.  We can recite it “from memory” and it doesn’t mean a thing, if we’re not careful. Whether we call it the “Lord’s […]

Editor’s Note: In case you are looking for a last-minute gift for someone experiencing deployment, or perhaps someone related to a member of the military—consider shopping for these two books. They are excellent (and praiseworthy) choices to encourage a heart. Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “The prayer of a person […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  —Ephesians 4:32 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your […]

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. 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. 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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