Author Archives: Pastor Dave

About Pastor Dave

Until my retirement 2 years ago, I pastored an independent Bible church in Northwest Montana for nearly 38 years. During that time I also helped establish a Christian school, and a Bible Camp. I am married and have children and grandchildren. The Wisdom of the Week devotional is an outgrowth of my desire to share what God is doing in my life and in our world, and to challenge you to be a part.

The Christian and Politics

As we approach a very crucial election year, some Christians are still asking:   Should we be involved in politics?  Should Christians vote?  Do our votes even make any difference?  As I think back to the early 1970’s, there were millions … Continue reading

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The Need for Sentinels

  In this world under the curse of sin with predators of all sorts on the prowl for prey to devour, animals must be on the alert for danger at all times in order to survive. Even bird populations must … Continue reading

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Divine Appointments

     A little more than four years ago my wife had to have breast surgery for a cancerous tumor.  Each year since she has had a mammogram to assure that the cancer has not reoccurred. A couple weeks ago she … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

      Competing in the finals this week on America’s Got Talent will be the first “spoken-word artist” (also known as a poet!) to ever compete on AGT.   Brandon Leake, a follower of Jesus Christ who is bold to share his … Continue reading

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I Will Build My Church

    (In Loving  Memory of John Ring…April. 23, 1940—Sept. 1, 2020)      On one occasion, Jesus took His disciples into the district of Caesarea Philippi which had been built by Herod Philippi, son of Herod the Great, at the base … Continue reading

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The Law of Increasing Entropy

     Although we may not have realized that it is evidence of a physical law of the universe, The Second Law of Thermodynamics called “the Law of Increasing Entropy,” we all experience it on a regular basis.  For example, just … Continue reading

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Puzzling Lessons

     My wife and I enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles, so during the winter evenings when the days are so short and the nights are so long, we occupy ourselves often with spending time listening to music and working on a … Continue reading

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Role Play

     I have often wondered, as I observe a particular character in a movie or television series, what that person is like in real life. Are they like the role they are playing?  It might be true, since actors and … Continue reading

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How Our Choices Affect Others

     As we drove through the Colombia Gorge on our trip last week to see our family in Oregon, we were reminded afresh of the devastation caused by a foolish decision on behalf of a teenager on Sept. 2, 2017 … Continue reading

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The Brevity of Life

      Forrest and Elaine Martell and their children were our neighbors for many years. They moved to Libby in 1957, just a year before my family, and ended up attending the newly formed Faith Bible Church where my future father-in-law, … Continue reading

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