A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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.” […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword,and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12 As […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. –  Joshua 1:9 “That’s a great idea–I would have never thought of that!” A young Army wife shared with me something […]

My wife and I have only lived in military housing three times in my career. We have mixed socially outside of military circles more than inside. So, after many years, my wife doesn’t consider herself to be a “military” wife and she thought that she had little to offer those around her. One day we were with a couple who had just heard that the husband was being called up to deploy to Afghanistan. Read more . . .

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — Jesus’ words in John 8:31,32 You have heard it called many things—an A-Ha moment, a breakthrough, “it all came together,” […]

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 145:13 I’m not a young Army Wife. This is not my first, or my second, or my third or my (you get the picture) deployment. And it doesn’t matter. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12 We gather with military couples every Saturday night for dinner and Bible study.  And at the end of our meeting time we take prayer requests—and then pray. But on this particular Saturday […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty. . . . For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes […]

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