Jonathan Malm helps people uncover creative options for their life and their church. He’s the author of Created for More, a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina.

Notepads Everywhere

Creativity tip today: Keep a notepad everywhere. Especially in places prone to creativity. The spots I get the most ideas at are in bed, showering, and mowing the lawn. I often get such great ideas, and am able to fully form them and package them (especially in the shower)…but by the time I get to…

Make it a Game

Check out this business card that turns into an airplane. Norburn Model Aircraft Supply gives these out…perfect way to drive the point home about their product. But even if the company weren’t a model aircraft supply company, I think anyone would be excited to receive a business card like this. The reason: it’s fun. It’s…

Lost World’s Fairs

The Lost World’s Fairs site is devoted to demonstrating Internet Explorer 9’s font capabilities. However, the Atlantis section is extremely inspirational. On this single page you can explore the depths of the oceans, eventually making your way to the lost city of Atlantis. Perhaps its the little kid in me…but I love exploring. This page…

Relocation Inspiration

Feel like your well of creativity has run dry? An easy option to spark your imagination again is to relocate. Chances are you spend most of your time in a small area of your town–seeing the same buildings, types of people, topography, etc. Why not take your laptop (or favorite creativity tool) to another side…

Encourage Bad Behavior

One of the most effective ways to get someone’s attention is through encouraging them to be bad. Because we’re told so often to color within the lines and obey the rules, encouragement to do something “bad” seems to grab our imagination. Check out this poster from the 2008 election that encourages people to “vandalize” it with…

Micro-Journal

One of your best sources for creativity is your life. There as so many amazing things in our lives that pass by–unnoticed. The way the sun blinded you as you sat drinking your Starbucks. The piles of rejected candy from Halloween night. The messy quagmire of candle wax you accidentally spilled all over the floor.…