Filling my box

One of the sessions I went to at the Willow Creek Arts Conference was about creativity. And one of the things the speaker said really stuck with me: in order to be creative you need to "fill your box." We all have these boxes that we fill with our experiences, and that's where our creativity comes from. We need to be continually filling them so when we need to be creative, we can draw from it. I thought I'd share with you what's filling my box today:

Music: I admit it, Brennan and I are loyal watchers of "So You Think You Can Dance." Recently they had a band called OneRepublic who performed their song "Apologize." It's an amazing song, and I love everything about it musically. It gets stuck in my head, and then I have to listen to it again and again. It's not available on itunes yet, because their album doesn't come out til fall, but I found the video on youtube.

Books: Have I mentioned Donald Miller? Well let me do it again! Blue Like Jazz, Through Painted Deserts and Searching for God Knows What. They rocked my world like my friend Andria said they would. I still need to read To Own a Dragon, and he's got a new one coming out soon. Currently I'm reading "They Like Jesus but Hate the Church" by Dan Kimball. It's also very thought provoking & eye opening.

The Web: antiquemommy.com My mom sent me that blog today, and I couldn't stop reading it. Antique Mommy is a very gifted writer who made me laugh and cry -- and that's a good thing.

The World: Last night Brennan and I took the girls for a walk, and the sunset over the lake was amazing. Columns of light shooting out from around the clouds, and a pink-red sun reflecting on the still water -- incredible!