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.

What Do You Know For Sure?

I have always enjoyed mathematics and took lots of math courses in high school and in college at Montana State University (go Cats!)  where I graduated with a degree in Industrial and Management Engineering.  In contrast to  the social sciences … Continue reading

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Firmly Rooted

On our drive through eastern Washington and eastern Oregon, we often see tumbleweeds plastered up against a fence and occasionally “tumbling” across the road in front of us.  A tumbleweed is the ball-shaped structural part of the above ground anatomy … Continue reading

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That Changes Everything

There are a number of key events that have literally changed the course of history. From a biblical viewpoint, we have the Flood of Noah which destroyed all life on earth except Noah and his family and the animals on … Continue reading

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Our Mediator/Intercessor

Our modern communication system is pretty mind-boggling when you think of how far we have advanced in the past 50-60 years.  In today’s world, we have nearly instant communication with anyone, anywhere—providing you can get cell service or internet access.  … Continue reading

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Motivated By Love

While in Oregon last week, we heard the news of the death March 17 of iconic Boston Marathon runner Dick Hoyt, who competed in 32 Boston Marathons, beginning in 1980 through 2014.  Due to some health issues, he had planned … Continue reading

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God and Government

As a Christian with a biblical world view, it has been very disturbing to see the direction our country is heading. An example is the “Equality Act” which was recently debated in the House of Representative.  It would essentially amend … Continue reading

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My Precious

Many of you have probably watched Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy which portrays the image of the emaciated creature Gollum in his obsession with the “precious ring of power,” which he calls “”My Precious.”  The picture painted is … Continue reading

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The Master’s Mandate

In what is often referred to as “The Great Commission,” Jesus gave the apostles their marching orders before He returned to heaven. Matthew records it for us: “And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been … Continue reading

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Where Did Love Come From?

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day in recognition of a humble Christian, Valentinus, who remained dedicated to his biblical ideals. Not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned by Roman Emperor Claudius … Continue reading

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People Who Impact Our Lives

Can you tell me who won Super Bowl XL and who the MVP was?  Can you tell me what the most popular movie was in 2015 and who were the lead actors?  Can you tell me who our 33rd president … Continue reading

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