A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

My wife and I have only lived in military housing three times in my career. We have mixed socially outside of military circles more than inside. So, after many years, my wife doesn’t consider herself to be a “military” wife and she thought that she had little to offer those around her. One day we were with a couple who had just heard that the husband was being called up to deploy to Afghanistan. Read more . . .

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” — Jesus’ words in John 8:31,32 You have heard it called many things—an A-Ha moment, a breakthrough, “it all came together,” […]

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 145:13 I’m not a young Army Wife. This is not my first, or my second, or my third or my (you get the picture) deployment. And it doesn’t matter. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. — Romans 12:12 We gather with military couples every Saturday night for dinner and Bible study.  And at the end of our meeting time we take prayer requests—and then pray. But on this particular Saturday […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. The Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty. . . . For my Father’s will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. — 2 Timothy 3:16 I received an email from a friend today—deployed and with limited internet […]

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. “See, the Sovereign LORD comes with power, and His arm rules for Him. See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense accompanies Him. He tends His flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in His arms and carries them close to His heart; […]

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 […]

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