The View from the Mountain

The blessings just keep coming

I’m still riding the big, beautiful wave of gratitude for all the love that was shared last Sunday on my 10-year anniversary here at FPC Beacon.  Thanks for the joy of serving Christ with you in this place!  It has been such a blessing. And, the blessings continue this Sunday, February 2, as we begin our month-long sermon[…]

Looking back over 10 years

Where does the time go?  It’s hard to believe that I’ve had the privilege of serving FPC Beacon for ten years!  I’m looking forward to reflecting on the past ten years through the lens of our scripture for Sunday: Matthew 4:12-23.  It’s Matthew’s version of Jesus calling his first disciples, and I’m excited to reflect on the[…]

Opening to Our Truest Identity

Our identity – who we are and how we (and others) see ourselves – plays such a significant role in our lives.  This Sunday we’ll be exploring Matthew 3:13-17, where Jesus identifies fully with humanity in his baptism.  At that moment, the heavens open up and he receives another identity: the beloved son of God.  In[…]