A devotional to help military families stay connected during deployments

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. – Colossians 4:6 I’ve made a list of things people hate to hear when their spouse is deployed. Perhaps you could add to this list, but […]

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. Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends. — John 15:13 Bedford is a small town in rural Virginia. Nestled in the Blue Ridge foothills, it’s a tranquil spot to visit and ponder the enormous price this […]

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. Righteous are You, O LORD, and Your laws are right.The statutes You have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy. . . .Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and Your servant loves them.— Psalm 119:137,138,140 We were in a sparsely-populated area of Maine having […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  –  Jeremiah 29:11 Welcome home! You’ve been away at war for some time now. Your tour of duty […]

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. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  —Hebrews 11:1 It was her favorite Christmas present, she said. Perhaps it was his, too, but he was still recovering from long months at sea and was […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” —Hebrews 13:4 Another day—another email announcing marital troubles as a result of poor decisions made during deployment. I want to scream, “Oh, […]

Excellent or Praiseworthy is posted on Monday and Thursday nights. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. – Colossians 4:6 I’ve made a list of things people hate to hear when their spouse is deployed. Perhaps you could add to this list, but […]

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