A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Our family has a tradition of gathering around the Thanksgiving table and beginning our time together by sharing one thing that we’re […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Be still, and know that I am God.”— Psalm 46:10 Because of my job assignment, I travel a lot—mostly airline travel. Consequently, I spend much time in airport terminals. This allows (forces) me to have time to meditate, to read, to ponder—and to wait. When […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: I asked Diana Juergens, author of Wife of a Soldier, A Journey of Faith, to share with me her thoughts on parenting during deployment. Rich and Diana are the parents of eight daughters and had completed their sixth (or was it seventh?) deployment.  […]

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. Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:16 I received an email from a friend today—deployed and with limited internet […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  Lisa White writes about military life on her blog “A Chance to Bloom.” This posting, written by Lisa, was included on FaithDeployed.com in the past, and Web Site Editor Jocelyn Green gave us permission to share it with you. “For I know the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. — I Peter 5:7 Waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting I’ve been married to a soldier almost 14 years now and I think I’ve spent the whole time waiting. I’ve waited […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received […]

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