A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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 eight years. And it’s not done yet. I wanted to put down in writing, on “cyber-paper,” what I […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ.  – I Peter 4:11 You will see Vietnam Vets still serving in so many ways: You will see them as senators, […]

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. 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. 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 physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come. – I Timothy 4:8 At the beginning of each year we are inundated with advice on how to “get […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note: Yesterday, December 7th, 2016, marked the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In remembrance of that world-changing event, this devotion is posted to tell one of God’s great redemptive stories from the battle for the Pacific. All the prophets testify about […]

“The Word became flesh and lived for a while among us.We have seen His glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”—John 1:14 We all love the drama and richness of the Christmas story—the tenderness and devotion of Mary & Joseph, God’s revelation 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.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Our family has a tradition of gathering around the Thanksgiving table and beginning our time together by sharing one thing that we’re […]

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