Machias Community Church

Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

First Things First 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, January 05, 2012 8:00:00 AM
First Things First You have to catch the ball before you can tag the runner (note the red circle at the far right of the picture above ~ that's the ball already ten feet past the third baseman!) First things first. That's important in every aspect of life, not just baseball. And there are spiritual... read more
 

No Stress! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, January 04, 2012 8:00:00 AM
No Stress! Really? Wouldn't it be nice to have no stress. To just eat your BBQ and not think about sanitation issues or the future need of a stent. But we actually need stress in our lives to a certain degree. For example the tension between opposing muscles puts stress on our skeletal structure... read more
 

Lost Sole 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, January 03, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Lost Sole Shane motioned for me to take a picture of a sole from a Nike shoe that he found underwater. I obliged him but wondered why. Later he told me that he thought I could use it on my blog: "You know, a lost soul." Well that really made me happy: 1) My son`n`law is attentive to spiritual ... read more
 

I can't take it anymore! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, January 02, 2012 8:00:00 AM
I can't take it anymore! 'I can't take anymore garbage!' 'Well that's your lot in life ~ are you too good for your lot in life?' 'Arrrrghhhhh!!!!' Ever feel like the screaming garbage can? The whole world is dumping their garbage into your life. You're not alone and it shouldn't come as a big surprise... read more
 

Revolting 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, January 01, 2012 8:00:00 AM
Revolting The revolt against slavery in Curacao began here on August 17, 1795. I'm speechless yet filled with thoughts and emotion. read more
 

Bars on stores 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, December 31, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Bars on stores We were somewhat taken aback by the bars on the smaller stores in outlying towns and villages of Curacao. Evidently this is an effective way to deter armed robberies. When someone pulls a gun the store keeper just drops behind the counter. While the bars do deter armed robbers they... read more
 

Church Flavors 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, December 30, 2011 10:14:56 AM
Church Flavors We saw plenty of church buildings in Curacao. Beautiful buildings. Different flavors and in different settings but all seemed to be in decent repair. They must require constant care and maintenance to look so nice. But the Church is not a building. It is people called out... read more
 

Excuse me ~ this is MY house 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Excuse me ~ this is MY house Shane found this pretty shell on a reef a couple of hundred yards off shore and thinking it was empty brought it back for Maddie He said that every once in a while something seemed to move in his hand. Ummm... that would be the current occupant expressing his displeasure at having his... read more
 

Flying Gurnards can't fly 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, December 28, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Flying Gurnards can't fly With those huge wing-like fins you would almost think that they could fly but they can't even though their common name is 'Sea Robin'. While flying fish can clear 160 feet of water through the air, the Sea Robin scurries about the bottom looking for things to eat. If you click on... read more
 

Lizard Fish 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, December 27, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Lizard Fish Like the iguana of yesterday ~ teeth abound. Lizard Fish even have teeth on their tongue and supposedly when they bite they don't let go. Thankfully I have missed out on that experience. I've pushed my camera right up into their face before ~ slowly ~ and have only had one dart... 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.