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.

Nature’s (God’s) Purifier

     For those of us who have the privilege of drying your clothes outside on a clothesline (in the spring, summer and early fall), we get to enjoy that “fresh smell” of nature’s “purifier,” ozone.”  If you have gone outside … Continue reading

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The Sin Virus (Part II)

There is much controversy as to the actual origin of this current Covid-19 corona virus pandemic that has the world in its grip at this time.  But, finding someone to blame for how it started—or how it has been handled—doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Sin Virus (Part I)

   The current COVID-19 Corona Virus pandemic has temporarily—and probably in some ways, permanently—changed the way we live. Most of the world is “sheltering in” with “social distancing” and home schooling and working from home—if at all. Church services are … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet?

Who hasn’t heard the question, “Are we there yet?”  Usually it comes from our children as we are on a road trip or hiking to a mountain lake. But today, in light of the COVID-19 virus pandemic, and the changes … Continue reading

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Take Advantage of This Unique Opportunity

  Wow, what a different world today versus just a month ago!  Seemingly overnight millions of parents began homeschooling, folks began attending church online, restaurants became “drive-through only,” high school and college seniors close to graduation were suddenly in a … Continue reading

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“One Shining Moment”

Our family, being sports fans, has really missed “March Madness” and following our picks to see how they fare. Since we live closer to Spokane, Washington than to any other major college town, we have been  (Gonzaga) “Zag” fans for … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Afraid–and especially, Don’t Panic

 What a crazy world out there as we see the response to the Covid-19 corona virus which appears to have started in Wuhan, China.  As the virus has spread to pretty much every country on the globe, we have witnessed … Continue reading

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God’s Appointments

We just had a very exciting week. For some time we have been talking about taking down two very large cottonwood trees in our back yard. They are messy with their sticky hulls and cotton in the spring and drop … Continue reading

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Son Light

We have a number of solar lights in our yard. It was quite fascinating over the winter to see some of them shine up out of the snow that surrounded them. Now that most of the snow has melted and … Continue reading

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Against All Odds

Some of you probably watched yesterday as ESPN aired the Disney movie Miracle in celebration of the 40th anniversary of arguably the greatest upset in sports history: a 4-3 victory in the semi-final medal round in the 1980 Winter Olympic … Continue reading

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