A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  —  Ephesians 5:19,20 I had a lesson in […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Unless the LORD had helped me, I would soon have settled in the silence of the grave. I cried out, ‘I am slipping!’ but your unfailing love, O LORD, supported me. When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” — […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “You alone are the LORD. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and multitudes of heaven worship You.” […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. — Psalm 139:23,24 I thought it was a handy little word at first—“issues.” I […]

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. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. — Romans 15:4 Would you agree that during the challenges of wartime deployment we need hope?  “. . […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Therefore we do not lose heart.  Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” — 2 Corinthians 4:16 We have turned the calendar’s page to 2015. Does that make you feel older? Certainly it marks a passage of […]

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. — I Thessalonians 5:18 We gathered for Bible study, but our friend’s face was downcast . . . a sure sign that his soul was, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “ . . . . but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” — Romans 5:4 What would happen if we viewed deployment as an opportunity for character-building in our military children? Think about […]

I am worn out from groaning; all night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears. — Psalm 6:6 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. — Romans 9:2 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be […]

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