A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Marriage should be honored by all . . .” Hebrews 13:4a We received a text recently from friends who are well-known marriage conference speakers, wanting help with an upcoming talk to a group which will include Marines. They specifically wanted to know how we advise […]

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 […]

Excellent of Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before Me.” — Exodus 20:1-3 I used to sneer with prideful arrogance whenever I read Exodus 32:1-4: “Now […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”  —Ephesians 4:32 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” — 2 Corinthians 3:3 During the debate over […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. All these people were still living by faith when they died . . . And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth . . . they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”  He called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”  […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness” . . . That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, […]

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 […]

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