A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

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. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. I will praise You forever, Because You have done it; And in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good. — Psalm 52:8,9 The family was hit with […]

“As for us, we have this large crowd of witnesses around us. So then, let us rid ourselves of everything that gets in the way, and of the sin which holds on to us so tightly, and let us run with determination the race that lies before us.” — Hebrews12:1 My great-grandfather was wounded during […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go up to the heavens, You are there; if I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 You would think after writing and editing for Excellent or Praiseworthy for eight years […]

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