A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. — Romans 6:23 Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. . . All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:  ‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’—which […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost. —  Luke 19:10 Pastor Tommy Nelson, of Denton Bible Church in Texas, gave a sermon to his church for Christmas, 1988, entitled “Jesus’ View of Christmas.” The text for this powerful […]

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 I’ve been working on this writing for the last seven years. And it’s not done yet. But for Christmas I wanted to put down in writing, on […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “ . . . . so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God.”  — 2 Corinthians 4:15 It seems to be some sort of personality test—people ask “are you the sort of […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” — Hebrews 12:11 The story of Joseph in the Old Testament is one of jealousy and betrayal—and the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made […]

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. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. — Psalm 34:18 I would be surprised if you have gotten through this deployment without any tears. Tears when your spouse left; tears during the long months of separation; tears […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Then He said to them all: “If anyone would come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it.” […]

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