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.

Where Was God

     On that fateful morning of 9-11-01 our nation stared evil in the face and lost 2,977 innocent American lives in the process as we witnessed the horrific scene of the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers.  … Continue reading

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Created to Work

     One question I get a lot is, “Are you enjoying your retirement?”  It is true that just over a decade ago, I retired from being the pastor of Three Lakes Community Bible Church, but then I list what we … Continue reading

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Keep It Simple

     When my wife joined the hospital board, she discovered that there are many terms and acronyms thrown out which, unless you are familiar with the medical field, are rather foreign to you and leave you wondering what in the … Continue reading

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According to Its Nature

     German cars are known for their innovative technologies, high performance, and classy appearance. Some that might come to  mind:   Mercedes, BMW (Bavarian Motor Works), Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen and Opel.        Well, there is another marvel of German engineering, … Continue reading

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Golden Opportunities

With a year’s postponement of the Summer Olympics due to the Covid Pandemic,  and all the political controversy and LGBTQ issues, and the banning of spectators on site, the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games lost a lot of their attraction to … Continue reading

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Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

We enjoy watching the Seattle Mariners baseball games. We DVR them so we can zip through and watch a game in about half the time compared to watching live.  One of the things that amazes us about their home field, … Continue reading

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You Will Know Them By Their Fruits

In the spring, a few weeks before time to plant our garden, I start our squash, pumpkin and cucumber vines and tomatoes inside.  I started four different varieties of squash and a couple of pumpkins and cucumbers.  This year our … Continue reading

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Our Job Description

          While I was pastoring at Three Lakes Community Bible Church we wrote up job descriptions for the various ministries at the church such as deacons, elders, senior pastor, Sunday School Superintendent and teachers, janitors, ushers, greeters, … Continue reading

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The Risks of Rescue Work

     When I took a water safety and lifesaving course, our instructor warned us of the risks of going into the water to rescue a drowning victim and to only do so if every other attempt had failed, for … Continue reading

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Vaccinations

Vaccination shots for the Covid-19 virus have surely caused a lot of discussion and controversy.  Many have been hesitant to get vaccinated for a variety of reasons (in their thinking), from the vaccine altering your DNA to it being a step … Continue reading

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