A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. —John 8:36 I opened my email one morning and read a message from a sweet military wife whose husband was in Afghanistan. She had been reading postings on Excellent or Praiseworthy, and was […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Haven’t you read,” He replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. — Psalm 42:5 Has loneliness during deployment caused you to “talk to yourself”? Do […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. — I Timothy 4:12 My husband and I had two similar conversations recently—one with a young […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The LORD is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made. —  Psalm 145:13b Is discouragement ruling your thoughts? Have you despaired at the trials of this deployment? One of my favorite contemporary Bible teachers, Dr. Stephen Davey, uses the popular […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides You, there is no Rock like our God.” — I Samuel 2:2 The occasion of Hannah’s prayer in I Samuel 2:1-10 is the presentation of the child Samuel to Eli, the priest, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen Him go into heaven.” — Acts 1:11 “They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men; From His dwelling place He looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, He who fashions the hearts of them all, He who understands all their works. — Psalm 33:13-15 The inscription […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” — Acts 4:12 “I have concluded that when it comes right down to it, there is really only one thing I […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that You, O God, are strong, and that you, O Lord, are loving.” — Psalm 62:11-12a I was with military wives, studying Beth Moore’s “Living Beyond Yourself”, when I heard Beth speak these words on […]

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