A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure . . . — Hebrews 13:4a Paul David Tripp’s 2010 book What Did You Expect?? has become a classic in the library of books on marriage. Tripp is well known for getting to […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure . . . — Hebrews 13:4a Paul David Tripp’s 2010 book What Did You Expect?? has become a classic in the library of books on marriage. Tripp is well known for getting to […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted Monday and Thursday nights. “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” —1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Have you wanted to memorize Scripture during deployment? And have you decided to memorize a verse(s) that would challenge and motivate you to live […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Editor’s Note:  On the morning of June 15th, I awakened with this news from Elisabeth Elliot’s husband, Lars Gren, posted on her webpage:  “We rejoice for Elisabeth that she is home with her Lord as of 6:15 am, June 15, 2015. Thank you for your […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. —John 8:36 I opened my email one morning and read a message from a sweet military wife whose husband was in Afghanistan. She had been reading postings on Excellent or Praiseworthy, and was […]

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. 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. Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. — I Timothy 4:12 My husband and I had two similar conversations recently—one with a young […]

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 […]

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