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.

In Remembrance

     Today is a national day of remembrance–Memorial Day.  In God’s amazing design of the human body, He gave us a memory–the ability to recall things from the past. It is a wonderful gift, but it can also cause … Continue reading

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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

     In 1973 the Supreme Court of the United States made a decision in the Roe versus Wade case which resulted in the bloodiest stain ever left on America by an activist court.   Since that fateful court ruling, more than … Continue reading

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Who is Influencing You?

     As human beings, we are very complex creatures, having been made in the image of God as the crown of His creation (see Psa. 8:3-6). Our worldview, attitudes and behavior have been–and are being–molded by a great variety … Continue reading

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Kingdom Living

     As a consequence of the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, death entered the human race as the Apostle Paul wrote later: “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death … Continue reading

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Whiter Than Snow

     Yesterday morning, Resurrection Day, we awoke to a fresh blanket (3″) of “beautiful” white snow, a reminder of what was accomplished for us on that day nearly 2,000 years ago when Jesus arose from the dead as evidence … Continue reading

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Tetelestai

     It was noon in Jerusalem and time for the Passover sacrifices to begin.  There was an eerie, unusual darkness that suddenly covered the land for the next three hours (Mt. 27:45), but the priests still stood ready to … Continue reading

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The Best of Times and the Worst of Times

     If you are a Charles Dickens fan, you will recognize that my title comes from the opening paragraph of A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age … Continue reading

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Our Instruction Manual

     According to a popular saying, “Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual.”  But this isn’t really true. Our Creator (“Manufacturer” if you will) left us with a collection of some 66 “books” compiled into one volume called “The Bible,” … Continue reading

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Don’t DIY

     We live in a “Do It Yourself” era where there is information available to help you do many projects yourself without hiring a professional.  You can go to Home Depot for help or you can go online and … Continue reading

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I’ll Be Praying for You

     How comforting it is to hear, “I’ll be praying for you,” or even better “I am praying for you!”  I remember when I was in college at Montana State University and Kathy and I were attending Grace Baptist, … Continue reading

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