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.

Why Go To Church?

     During the peak of the Covid-19 epidemic, many schools and businesses had to shut down, Classes started being taught by Zoom and many workers were able to do much of their work from home via the computer and … Continue reading

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Our Purpose for Working

     On Labor Day, we traditionally take time to recognize the great workforce here in America. From factories to restaurants, from hospitals to machine shops, from schoolrooms to department and grocery stores, laborers help make the economy run, and on … Continue reading

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Restoration

     On the third weekend of August each year in Libby,  the local Igniter’s Car Club hosts a big car show–“Ignite the Nights.” On Saturday all the cars are parked in town for folks to walk by and view and … Continue reading

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Having A Bad Day

     You have probably read the children’s classic by Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  Alexander went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. He tripped when … Continue reading

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The One Thing

     Mark Twain once stated, “Out of all the things I’ve ever lost, I miss my mind the most!”  So, what is the one thing that you couldn’t do without–that you would miss the most if you lost it?   … Continue reading

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The Danger of Shortcuts

     When our son and family were here recently, I went hiking with them to Leigh Lake, my favorite place in the Cabinet Wilderness near our home in Libby, Montana.  It is not a long hike (only a couple … Continue reading

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Shining Lights in a World of Spiritual Darkness

(A TRIBUTE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH II)      Throughout history, including in Bible times, there has often been a drought of godly leadership, but amidst that drought, there are refreshing stories of those who go against the increasingly pagan culture … Continue reading

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Beware of Sinkholes

     Sinkholes are cavities in the ground that form when water erodes underlying rock layers, creating an underground chasm. Types of rock that can be naturally dissolved by groundwater circulating through them are salt beds, gypsum, limestone, dolomite and other … Continue reading

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Christlikeness

     The recent overturning of the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 has caused a firestorm of protests by abortion advocates who are doing all they can to continue providing women the option to end the life of their … Continue reading

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Birth Pangs

     Although it has been more than half a century, I still remember when we were expecting our first child and my wife Kathy was well past her “due date.” We were eagerly awaiting those “labor pains” to begin to let us … Continue reading

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