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Hi. My name is Dave.

Just like you, I’m on a great adventure called “life”.  So far, God has blessed me with the privilege of working with young people in camp ministry, He has repeatedly opened doors for me to work in multiple Christian schools, and He has surprised me by inviting me to lead in my local church. In the midst of all that, He has given me a knack for playing in the dirt. (You can see my other blog for information about gardening, landscaping, and enjoying the outdoors – or more recently I’m currently pastoring a church in Penhold, Alberta –

So regardless of whatever my current job title happens to be, my God-given task is to help people experience “Life” – the full and abundant life that comes from knowing and living in Jesus Christ. This blog primarily contains sermons that I’ve preached, but it also has a smatterings of my other thoughts, ideas I’ve tried, games I’ve played, and a bunch of other stuff – all here for the purpose of helping people experience life together with Christ.

Dave Trenholm is the husband of a lovely lady named Heather and is the father of four wonderful children. They reside in Central Alberta, Canada.


  1. Carolyn Carolyn

    I accidentally came across your Bible Reading Plan for Kids ages 9-12 where they read 5 verses a day. I didn’t think it would be so hard to find again, but, I can’t find it. Can you please direct me to where this can be found on your website. I have really enjoyed reading your messages and want to share this plan with my two grandsons who are with me lots. Thanks so much. Carolyn

  2. Dave Dave

    Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks for your kind words! I’m glad you’ve been able to find my messages useful!

    I think the post you’re referring to is this one: If, for some reason, that’s not what you were thinking of, let me know and I’ll do a little more digging – but this is the one that came to my mind.

    I hope this will be a helpful step for your grandsons to develop their own personal relationship with God!

  3. Lynda Scales Lynda Scales

    Good morning Dave! I was awake early Thursday morning as I sometimes have trouble sleeping and happen to come across your commentary for Samson – The Battle for Revenge and Finally Finding Faith. Oh my goodness, what a blessing. I am so appreciative of your commentary. Your commentary helped me see a different perspective of the word and it was AMAZING! Thank you so much! Wondering if you have more commentaries I can read and share with my family?

  4. Dave Dave

    Hi Lynda: I’m glad you were encouraged by my posts. Most anything that I have written has been posted on this website. Feel free to browse around and see if anything else catches your attention!

  5. Marilyn Csefko Marilyn Csefko

    Good morning, Dave!

    My name is Marilyn, and I am part of our liturgy team that plans and presents music and readings, on Zoom, to our small aging community here in Cobourg, Ontario.

    I am looking for material for a Happy Birthday Baby Jesus service that we will present, in person, on Dec. 11th to our grand kiddies and little children in our community.

    Would it be possible for me to print out your Christmas poem for children that you used on Christmas morning?

    Looking forward to your reply,

    Peace, love, laughter and hugs,

  6. Dave Dave

    Marilyn: You would most certainly be able to use the Christmas poem for your service! Have a great Christmas!

  7. Well, Hello Dear Brother in Christ,
    I am intrigued to say the least. I believe the Holy Spirit led me to this site today for a reason. I am a retired teacher, I too write poetry and hope to start some short stories soon. I am graced to attend church almost daily and I find living in the present to be the most exhilarating facet of my life. I have four grandchildren ranging in age from 16 to 4. Even though their mother was brought up in the church, she lacks the time or ability to bring the living God to her children. Now you have to realize, I was a teacher raising a daughter all by myself between 1992 to present, because she still calls me crying when she gets overwhelmed. I just smile and do a lot of praying for her. (St. Monica and I a very close.) I was and am not a “Holy Roller” by any means. She told me once she did not like going to church because it was so boring, so she slipped away gradually in college and as she grew up. (sorta–remember the crying?)
    I was wondering if you could shed some light on giving the children a foundation in a spiritual life without offending my daughter, who seems to have gone in the opposite direction of which I tried to lead her. Periodically one or the other will ask about God when we are going somewhere and I have to contain my enthusiasm or I would flood them with information and probably scare them away. I do tend to go one and on. Or haven’t you noticed? I am in love with the Lord so much, and I simply have to remind myself that everyone is not interested in hearing about my love life. Such as the poor lading in line at Walmart!
    Are you laughing? I hope you are laughing?
    I do apologize for taking up so much of your time. The other entries were so concise. Oops! Anyway, if you have any ideas you care to share about my grandchildren, or even my daughter and son-in-law, don’t ask, I will be most eager to read and put some into play.
    Thank you graciously for listening to an old lady drone on.
    Loving in My Lord,

  8. Dave Dave

    Cynthia – Thanks for your question! It’s not one with an easy answer! I would certainly encourage your efforts to teach your grandchildren about the Lord. It’s difficult for me to give many specific suggestions without knowing you, your daughter, or your grandchildren. (Although perhaps there would be some folks in your local church who know you well and may have some good insight!) But I’d encourage you with Exodus 6:6-9 “And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.”

    In other words – let your kids and grandkids know (and see for themselves) that God is at the centre of your life. When your grandkids see how important your relationship with God is – and when they can see what a difference it makes your life – that’s a powerful influence for them to want that for themselves!

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