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.

Removing What Doesn’t Belong

Libby, Montana recently hosted its second annual chainsaw carving championship with competitors from across the United States as well as from Zimbabwe, Japan, Lithuania, Scotland, Argentina, Moldova, Slovakia, Ireland. Each carver had from Friday through Sunday morning to work on … Continue reading

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God versus Alexa

A friend recently sent us the story of a Christian family that had gone out to a restaurant to eat. The dad asked his young daughter to say grace before their meal. Her prayer began: “Dear Alexa…”  at which the … Continue reading

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The Depth of His Love

   I have a degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Montana State University in Bozeman (Go Cats!).  Several of the courses I had to take were very challenging and difficult to wrap one’s mind  (mine at least) around—like calculus … Continue reading

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Showers of Blessing

After several weeks of hot, dry summer weather and nearby forest fires producing lots of smoke, what a blessing it was two weekends ago to receive the blessed rain that not only aided those fighting to contain and control the … Continue reading

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A Mind to Work

I am grateful to my parents for many things, but one I am reminded of on this “Labor Day” is that they taught me to work. I’m thankful too that I grew up in a time when most youngsters learned … Continue reading

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And the Work Goes On

As Jesus met with His disciples in the upper room, He told them of His imminent death, resurrection and return to heaven. He told them not to be troubled, because He would return one day to take believers to His … Continue reading

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A Pied-Bill Grebe on a Tennis Court

One morning when I arrived at the tennis courts to teach a lesson, I was quite amazed to spot what appeared to be a duck on the court. I got a cardboard box out of the equipment shed and my … Continue reading

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