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 and celebration that lasts well beyond.… Read more

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 many apps that merited a mention but didn’t really belong in either the Backend or Production category.… Read more

weekly links and tweets — 2009-03-28

March 28, 2009 | Leave a comment

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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.… Read more

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 the other way around — a book about postmodern faith formatted as a blog.… Read more

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.… Read more

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 place of both anxiety and possibility, and I’m glad to see I’m not alone.… Read more

weekly links and tweets — 2009-03-21

March 21, 2009 | 1 Comment

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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 ideas and make them ready for public consumption.… Read more

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 them here so that you can help shape them too.… Read more

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.… Read more

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: http://tinyurl.com/cnvchj (via @omnifocus) #
  • SmokingApples is giving away two packages of Things for Mac and iPhone: http://tinyurl.com/dxxr9y #
  • installing OmniFocus 1.6.
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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 the story, I feel punished as much as they do.… Read more

Weekly Links and Tweets — 2009-03-07

March 7, 2009 | Leave a comment

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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 of the Kindle books I have previously bought available for download.… Read more

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.… Read more

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 waiting areas decorated like my grandmother’s living room or lonely figures hunched over on benches.… Read more