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Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

My favorite underwater animal. 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, September 09, 2010 1:08:00 PM
My  favorite underwater animal. Of all the interesting sea creatures God made I think I like the Giant Pacific Octopus the most. They are very intelligent and fun to interact with. Like the Wolf Eel, if they become accustomed to a diver's presence they will readily take food from your hand. They especially like Dungeness ... read more

Found a great book to read... 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, September 08, 2010 10:05:00 AM
Found a great book to read... Here is a great tip for getting started with consistent Bible reading: Read a chapter of Proverbs for each day of the month. There are 31 chapters. If a month has fewer than 31 days read two chapters on the last day of the month. February is a special case. Plan accordingly. Wash, rinse,... read more

God made everything for His pleasure. 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, September 07, 2010 2:10:00 PM
According to the Genesis record when God created mankind He made us very different from the rest of His creation in that we bear His image. Humans really do take after Him. We like to make stuff and we take pleasure in the stuff we make. At least when it works like it is supposed to, which... read more

Hindsight is 20/20 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, September 06, 2010 1:21:00 PM
I can clearly see God's hand in my past guiding me all the way. That "20/20 hindsight" gives me solid confidence that the future is firmly in His hand as well. At times the present can look fuzzy. Has that ever happened to you? Life suddenly goes out of focus and you're not exactly sure... read more

It's not a wolf and it's not an eel. It's a fish. 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, September 05, 2010 8:45:00 PM
It's not a wolf and it's not an eel.  It's a fish. Roughly 70% of the earth's surface is covered with water. All but 3% of that is saltwater. Fresh water is my favorite beverage but I really love saltwater! I like to be on it, in it and under it. What a wonder it is to see the things that God has hidden from casual view. There are a... read more

What is the next step? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, September 04, 2010 1:26:00 PM
The next step for many folks would be to take the first step. I wonder how many Christians are frozen in place because they still haven't taken the first step for fear of what the next step will be. I know some folks who've spent a lot of time preparing and planning and praying. (Don't... read more

Less is more! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, September 03, 2010 9:20:00 PM
I saw a church sign promoting the Ten Commandments. Interesting. Why would a Christian church be promoting the Old Testament law? Then I saw another and then another and as I drove on it seem that every church in that area was bill-boarding the Ten Commandments. Often less is more and... read more

What do you really believe? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, September 02, 2010 2:36:00 PM
Actions come from belief. If you really believe something you will act on that belief. James would probably tweet: "What you believe is demonstrated by what you do." If you want to know what someone really believes look at what they do. If you want to know what you yourself really... read more

From religion to Jesus 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, September 01, 2010 9:43:00 AM
45 years ago I left my childhood religion of Mormonism and became an Atheist. 40 years ago I left the religion of atheism and began searching for the Truth. Just as I had set aside the Mormon notion that I was on my way to becoming a god, I set aside my Atheist belief that there was no god.... 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.