Machias Community Church

Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

Sorry, this spot is taken 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:56:00 AM
Sorry, this spot is taken Last year robins built a nest in the ivy above our front porch and laid eggs. By the time we noticed it was too late for us to remove it (kind heart folks that we are.) Consequently we couldn't use our front door until the eggs hatched and flew away. A short while later as I was... read more

Musical Interlude 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, January 14, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Musical Interlude Excuse me while I take a break. Peruse through some of my past Show`n`Tell postings. There are 500 of them now. Some have overt spiritual applications while others take some thinking. They are worth looking through again. Being somewhat of a perfectionist (what others might call... read more

Cheap Camera Case 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, January 13, 2012 10:07:00 AM
Cheap Camera Case Camera cases can cost a lot, especially ones that will hold a DSLR and large lens. Here is a cheap solution that is more than adequate as a tote that will give you ready access to your camera and still keep it protected while not in use. You can find padded soft side lunch 'boxes' for... read more

Put on a happy face 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, January 12, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Put on a happy face A smile will not only brighten other people's day but it will start a feed back cycle that will brighten your day too. Try it! Even a small candle pushes back the darkness and a simple smile can ease a great burden. note: smiles not photoshopped ~ they really did seem happy to... read more

Black and White 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, January 11, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Black and White I wanted to share this picture for a couple of reasons. The lighting set up worked and the B&W conversion did too... at least for my taste. But beyond the photography I'm very thankful for my son`n`law Shane. His boat is named Straight Arrow but he is the real straight arrow. He is... read more

Right down my alley! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Right down my alley! I lived here while I was in the single digits age wise. Our apartment was above the garages in the alley off of 25th Street in Everett. The Everett listing for Alcoholics Anonymous was our home phone number and when people needed help they called our home phone. Most often those calls... read more

Rocks ahead ~ we'll all be dead! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, January 09, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Rocks ahead ~ we'll all be dead! One of my all time favorite movies is the Princess Bride. So many memorable lines to quote. The exact quote has Inigo Montoya asking, 'Fezzic, are there rocks ahead?' To which Fezzic replies with characteristic rhyme, 'If there are we'll all be dead.' André René Roussimoff aka Andre ... read more


Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, January 08, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Magicicada While most Cicada species have some adults emerging from the ground each year the North American Magicicada are on either a 13 year or 17 year life cycle and the whole brood emerges at the same time! Cicada nymphs live underground until the time is right and then emerge to molt, mate,... read more

Follow the Leader 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, January 07, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Follow the Leader It's more than a child's game... it is a fact of life: we all follow the leader whether we know it or not. The real issue is 'what leader are you following?' Sin was causing many problems for the Corinthian Church but the divisions caused by false claims of following was at the head of... read more

I know it's winter... 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, January 06, 2012 8:00:00 AM
I know it's winter... But I'm already looking forward to summer and taking folks out estuary paddling. Maybe if we have an unseasonably warm Spring we can even do it sooner! And we are looking for a few more recreational kayaks to add to the herd of loaners. I'm sure our little trailer could handle four... read more
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Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin

Pastor Carl and Drea DeyArmin served with Village Missions at North River Community Church in Vesta WA for almost 5 years and begin their ministry as Pastor of Machias Community Church Dec 2016.

Ron and Marilyn Sallee (served as pastor through November 2016)

Ron and Marilyn Sallee

Pastor Ron & Marilyn served Machias Community Church for 31 years from Oct 1985 through Nov 2016 and are now serving Village Missions as the Contenders Discipleship Initiative Director.

Notes for Shepherds (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts I want to share with pastors.

(While these posts are shepherd specific everyone is invited)

Notes for Sheep (by Pastor Ron)

Thoughts that I want to share with the flock.