Archive for September 2007


September 14, 2007

The details of Michelangelo’s painting (the one we looked at together on Sunday) were so interesting to me. The picture of Adam’s laid-back posture and limp wrist and the thought of such a lackadaisical response to the Creator of the entire universe, the One who sustains him breath by breath….!

I’ve had my own rather more torturous approach-avoidance thing going on in my relationship to God for most of my life. (more…)

Hard to Satisfy?

September 12, 2007

If you were at BRC this past Sunday, I’m pretty sure you remember this quote: “God is easy to please, but hard to satisfy.” In living with it, I’m starting to see that not only is it startlingly true, it is also startlingly good news. 

God created each human being with unimaginable care and delighted love; He is completely invested in each of our lives. He is our Father and thinking about the implications of that fact could keep my mind/heart occupied for years. Watching my son Ben watch his long-awaited baby daughter has provided a rich picture of father-love for me.