A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. — James 5:16b Perhaps you desire to pray for our military members and their families, but just don’t know how. Or maybe you have prayed many times—daily, maybe even hourly, for years—and need encouragement to […]

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. 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. Editor’s Note: We are grateful to this Navy chaplain who shares with us his evening prayers from the sea. I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. — […]

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. 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 heard sung at athletic events, on the steps […]

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