Machias Community Church

Pastor Ron's "Show and Tell" Posts

When the road becomes a difficult path 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, November 17, 2011 8:00:00 AM
When the road becomes a difficult path The Psalm 23 Road. The road that leads to the valley of the shadow of death. What do you do when yesterday's 'well paved highway' turns into a rock choked path leading to God knows where? How about resting your soul in that last line: 'God knows where'. He knows exactly where He is... read more

The road less traveled 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, November 16, 2011 8:12:00 AM
The road less traveled Yes, Robert... it can make all the difference. But there are a lot of roads less traveled for good reason. Some of them are dead ends and others are just off limits according to your rental car agreement. Long before Robert Frost wrote his poem 'The road not taken' about two roads... read more

Prayer doesn't move God 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, November 15, 2011 9:22:00 AM
Prayer doesn't move God Prayer doesn't move God to do our will ~ prayer moves us to accept God's will. It is where faith becomes more than mere belief, it becomes trust. Prayer done right, and by that I mean the Jesus way, is an act of surrender and submission. We surrender our problems along with our proposed ... read more

Putting feet to our prayers 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, November 14, 2011 12:10:00 PM
Putting feet to our prayers We are coming to the close of our Bibliology and How to Study the Bible classes at both Machias and McKenna Contenders Bible Schools. Above is the classroom at McKenna and if you click on the photo it will open a short video clip. One of our students, Jim Reynolds is giving a... read more

The other secret to my success 

Posted by Pastor Ron Saturday, November 12, 2011 9:28:00 AM
The other secret to my success Egg whites. Beaten until stiff. You could use an electric mixer but I prefer a hand mixer. It adds to the drama when done in the presence of guests eagerly waiting for their Belgium Waffles. I make the batter from scratch as detailed at the bottom of a previous post. Adding the beaten... read more

Use it or lose it 

Posted by Pastor Ron Friday, November 11, 2011 9:58:37 AM
Use it or lose it Even after I found out that my beautiful Birch Bolete was in fact an edible mushroom I was reticent to stick a fork in it. Next time it won't go to waste. ****************************************************************************************** Opportunities are like that. If due... read more

Always carry your best camera 

Posted by Pastor Ron Thursday, November 10, 2011 10:52:00 AM
Always carry your best camera As we pulled into McKenna Community Church last night to teach at Contenders Bible School the moon was spectacular peeking through the scattered clouds. As the clouds moved by it looked like the moon had smiling eyes and a laughing mouth. But then the expression would quickly change to... read more

Bring it to a dead stop! 

Posted by Pastor Ron Tuesday, November 08, 2011 9:43:00 AM
Bring it to a dead stop! The ocean going tug 'Dominion' used to be moored along the Snohomish River. It had a direct reversing Enterprise diesel engine that was started with compressed air. There was only enough compressed air for a limited number of start attempts. The engine and propeller were directly... read more

Are we there yet? 

Posted by Pastor Ron Monday, November 07, 2011 10:01:00 AM
Are we there yet? Where will you be when you arrive? Where will you drop anchor? Are we there yet? We named our boat Arwetheryet because the answer was always yes and no. Yes, because as soon as we got on the boat we were already 'there' and No because it was a slow boat and our youngest son Paul didn't ... read more

Some things are worth restoring 

Posted by Pastor Ron Sunday, November 06, 2011 8:00:00 AM
Some things are worth restoring I think this may be one of them. It is a 1913 Cadillac. Or at least the parts and pieces of a couple of Cads that will likely be merged into one. The engine and half of a frame are resting on top of what appears to be a complete frame that has been partially restored. My guess is that... 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.