Machias Community Church

Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

The ups and downs of life 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, June 06, 2011 7:00:00 AM
The ups and downs of life Any guess as to what this is and how it was photographed? ***************************************************************************** A two second exposure out the window of a twin turbo prop airplane looking through the spinning propeller. Is this on take off or landing? The... read more

When you need a little help with humility 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, June 05, 2011 7:00:00 AM
When you need a little help with humility "Before the mountains were born, even before You formed the earth as a place for us to live, from everlasting to everlasting You are God. At your command we die and turn back to dust. A thousand years in Your sight is merely a day gone by, or as a few hours in the night." ~ Psalm... read more

I can see right through you 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, June 04, 2011 7:00:00 AM
I can see right through you If you are a Threespine Shrimp that is. These beautiful little creatures are transparent, except for all the usual squishy stuff inside, the colorful red markings and yellow dots of Idöntknowwhat. Here... let me zoom in a bit so you can get a better look at the insides and perhaps be... read more

Carls bad finger 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, June 03, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Carls bad finger Somewhat larger than yesterday's fingers and considerably harder seeing this one isn't made out of sponge. The finger seems to be saying, 'You belong up there ~ go back while you still can.' OK, I have a vivid imagination. The finger didn't actually say anything. And it isn't really a... read more

Dead Man's Fingers 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, June 02, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Dead Man's Fingers Creepy name but it fits. When you are in deep, dark and turbulent water the aptly named Dead Man's Fingers look like fingers reaching out to grab you as they wave in the current. Would you like to experience this for yourself? The picture above was taken below. Way below. If... read more

Raccoon Fish 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, June 01, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Raccoon Fish I'm always surprised when these fidgety little fish will allow me to get close enough to do a retinal exam on them. Sailfin Sculpins get the first half of their name from the sail shape of their dorsal fin. The forward most portion of the dorsal fin is the highest and is support by ... read more

Like the rolling waves 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Like the rolling waves Warm sun and gently rolling waves. Peaceful, isn't it. Most of the references to waves in the Bible are negative. Waves are either symbolic of turmoil or they figure in a story of actual peril. The exception is Isaiah 48:18 where the waves mentioned are a good thing ~ a recurring... read more

Are you dead or just not moving? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, May 30, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Are you dead or just not moving? I watched a strange encounter unfold. A rabbit had been motionless on the front lawn for quite some time. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it sensed a hawk flying above and figured the best course of action was no action. This may fool a really dumb hawk but it only invited the attention of a... read more

I'm going backwards! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:00:00 AM
I'm going backwards! I see the sun setting in the West. I see it with my eyes in real time (whatever that means) and it is verified by those watching it with me. There it goes! Some even attempt to blow a thankyoucomeagain with the conch shell. "Good bye sun. Thank you for being here today and please... read more

Content Aware Fill 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:00:00 AM
Content Aware Fill I rarely use Photoshop but the version that I have now really makes 'photoshopping' out distracting elements quick and easy. The copper heron above is supported on a metal post. Selecting the post using the lasso tool and then replacing that selection with Content Aware Fill is a... 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.