A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. — Colossians 4:2 The Bible tells us that “The prayer of a righteous man [or woman] is powerful and effective” (James 5:16). So what are you praying for? Most, if not all of us, pray for our […]

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. 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 […]

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