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.

The Scary Thing About Facebook

I saw a headline post on my “Trending” news section of Facebook. It said, “Man with concealed handgun license takes down shooter.” That worried me. It worried me, because it sounded somewhat biased. Surely different news outlets would have headlined that different ways. So I researched it. Sure enough, Fox News had that headline. Then outlets…

How to Get on My Good Side

Want to know the quickest way to get on my good side? It’s not exactly hard, but very few people are willing to do it. It’s to make your yes be yes, and your no be no. That means, if you agree to do something, you follow through. You don’t make excuses, you just do…

The Thing About Truck Drivers in Texas…

I’ve always loved borrowing friends’ trucks. For one reason, it makes me feel a bit more masculine than my baby blue Chevy Spark makes me feel. But the other reason is that I love the sense of community you feel on Texas roads when you’re driving a truck. I haven’t experienced this phenomena elsewhere. But…

I’m Better than You

I’m not what you’d call a typical manly guy. I’m not mega outdoorsy and I’m not even that into sports. But, for the first time in my life, I own a house that has green grass. (In Texas, that’s a feat.) So nearly every evening, you can find me outside with a hose in hand,…

Tweak It

I had an epiphany today about my book. I need to re-write it. (This is the book I’ve been feeling really insecure about.) Now, rewriting the book might not change it that much. But I want to make one small tweak to my perspective while writing it, and I know that will make all the…

Don’t Give Yourself an Out

I made the decision not to get a gym membership. Since we moved into a new house, I’ve had a difficult time getting back into the rhythm of working out. I used to have a gym in my apartment complex, so even on hot days I’d just run on the treadmill in the gym. The…

Launch

I had coffee this morning with an entrepreneur. He’s creating a technology that’s going to revolutionize the lighting industry. His products do the same thing that $20,000 consoles do, for only about $1000. It was exciting to hear him talk about his company and show me a demo of the product. I was trying to…