A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, ‘Who do people say the Son of Man is?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.’ But what about you?’ […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” — John 11:25 I have several friends who email […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “…my spirit is depressed. Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.”  —  Lamentations 3:20b-23 Well, here we are, a day into the New Year. Some of […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. —  Psalm 29:11 Perhaps it is because I’m in my older years, but I particularly appreciate studying the benedictions in Scripture. I also appreciate reading biblical “last words”—such as Paul’s final letter […]

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 […]

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