A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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. “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” — John 15:33 Have you ever PCSed and had the realtor tell you that the most […]

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. 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 […]

Editor’s Note: Heather McColl Morgan, a favorite writer for Excellent or Praiseworthy, wrote this posting when she was deployed. We are grateful that she took some time to reflect and share these thoughts with us before returning home. Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “ . . . because those who […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. — Philippians 2:3,4 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “If […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. — Psalm 46:1 I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. — Psalm 34:4 We have much in common on board the ship. It wasn’t that […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained; What is man that You take thought of him, and the son of man that You care for him?  — Psalm 8:3,4 “Father, as we steam […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priest. About noon, O king, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and my companions. […]

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