come anticipate the resurrection with me

March 31, 2009 | 11 Comments

I have set up a means for you to celebrate and anticipate the resurrection of Easter with me. But first, a little background… Easter is the most sacred of Christian holidays, marked by our community celebrations of the resurrection on Easter Sunday. But it should also be marked by anticipation before that Sunday, and reflection […]

creative tools: various sundry miscellany

March 30, 2009 | 7 Comments

This is part of a short series on Creative Tools. Other posts in the series (so far) include: Creative Tools: Hardware, Creative Tools: Backend and Creative Tools: Production. I intended to have posts about software in the Creative Tools series. Welcome to this third. As I was putting the first two together, there were too […]

weekly links and tweets — 2009-03-28

March 28, 2009 | Leave a comment

MacRabbit released Espresso 1.0 today — (via @smokingapples) # have you bought the @macheist bundle yet? I’ll post thoughts on the bundle later today #

eternal timefulness

March 27, 2009 | Leave a comment

The process of creating renews my spirit, and I find myself attuned to the details of life rather than being stressed by being overwhelmed. I find myself listening rather than shouting into the void. Creating art opens my heart to see and listen to the world around me, opening a new vista of experience. This […]

a new kind of conversation

March 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

I received a review copy of A New Kind of Conversation. The subtitle is Blogging Toward a Postmodern Faith. My first impression was that this was a book about blogging, and how this online conversation is helping shape postmodern faith. I thought it might be interesting. But on a closer look, I realized it was […]

hands on with the macheist 3 bundle

March 25, 2009 | 1 Comment

For the third year in a row, MacHeist has rolled out a bundle of software which any Mac user should consider. The MacHeist bundle includes 12 programs, worth over $550 combined, for $39. You may not use every app in the bundle, but even interest in a few of them makes it worth the money. […]

make something terrible today [the creative habit]

March 24, 2009 | 2 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing series of reflections on my reading of The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp. The Creative Habit begins with a chapter called “I Walk Into a White Room”. Tharp uses this image to describe the stark nothing from which every new project begins. This feels to me like a […]

weekly links and tweets — 2009-03-21

March 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

OmniFocus can be had for 15% off thru Monday thanks to a coupon code available at (FOCUS_FIREBALL is the code) # Andy Ihnatko — @ihnatko — posted a nice video walkthrough of OSX running on his Dell Inspiron Mini 9: # curious what you think of my friend @maventheavenger’s thoughts on health care […]

creative tools: production

March 18, 2009 | 3 Comments

This is part of a short series on Creative Tools. Other posts in the series (so far) include: Creative Tools: Hardware, Creative Tools: Backend. I have to say, I’m happy to move on from the Backend tools, to the much more glamorous production tools. These are the tools that I use to make things…to take […]

local theology: an introduction

March 17, 2009 | 11 Comments

I’ve been living with the term local theology for the last few years, trying to get my mind around what it might mean and look like. I did a search yesterday on my blog, surprised to find I’ve never written a post about it. As some of these thoughts are taking more shape, I’m bringing […]

grooves, giving, and generosity [the creative habit]

March 16, 2009 | 2 Comments

This post is part of an ongoing series of reflections on my reading of The Creative Habit, by Twyla Tharp. Much of my energy about the creative process of late has pointed toward one thought — how to get into “creative mode”. For me, and probably for you, it doesn’t just happen. It requires an […]

Weekly Links and Tweets — 2009-03-14

March 14, 2009 | Leave a comment

Creativityist notched up over 400 blog subscribers for the first time yesterday. Thanks to everyone for being part of the conversation! # nice little iPhone voice memo to OmniFocus setup: (via @omnifocus) # SmokingApples is giving away two packages of Things for Mac and iPhone: # installing OmniFocus 1.6. have you? #

max's words

March 11, 2009 | Leave a comment

Sometimes, our kids have a hard time listening while we do the bedtime routine. And by sometimes, I mean every night. When it’s really not going well, I have to warn them that we won’t read a story if they don’t listen better. That almost always works. On the rare occasion that we do skip […]

Weekly Links and Tweets — 2009-03-07

March 7, 2009 | Leave a comment

Scrivener 1.5 has been released with a load of updates: — best part? still looks like the same old Scrivener # quite certainly very happy about Kindle for iPhone: # take a look at the Creative Manifesto at Accidental Creative: (thanks to @blainehogan) # Powered by Twitter Tools.

kindle for iphone: first impressions

March 4, 2009 | Leave a comment

I was excited to hear about the Kindle for iPhone app that Amazon released today. I downloaded it the first chance I had to see how it would work. On the plus side, it is free. Hard to beat that. It was easy to set up. Once installed, I logged in and could see all […]

ecclesia gathering

March 4, 2009 | 1 Comment

For the next few days, I’ll be taking part in the Ecclesia Network National Gathering. We’ve set up a LiveBlog which will be updating with content from a handful of participants. Feel free to listen in.

contexts: waiting

March 2, 2009 | Leave a comment

This is part of a series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system. Thinking I would spice up this post with an image, I did an image search on the word waiting. Not the most exciting search I’ve ever done — images of sterile […]