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.

Why Losing Something Isn’t Bad

One of the worst things we can do in life is to assume we know how it should go. Call it American ideals, but I think we all want to make a certain income, live in a certain type of abode, drive a car, watch TV, etc. There are these things that we all seem…

Overwhelmed?

We bought a house last Thursday. And someone got the bright idea to paint the whole thing—ceiling and walls. I don’t remember if it was my wife or me, but I’ll go ahead and take the blame. Well, it’s taken far more time than we thought it would. We started Friday, worked all weekend, and…

Looking for the Third Option

I personally believe creativity is not really about painting a picture or playing an instrument or writing a song. Those are all creative endeavors, but creativity isn’t necessarily art. Instead, I believe creativity is about looking for a third option when it appears there are only two. In fact, I’m getting a chance to present this…

The Scary Thing About God’s Grace

The scary thing about God’s grace is this: it’s never-ending. Now, on the surface that sounds like a good thing. But I believe this is something a lot of Christians don’t actually like. The truth is, the same grace that’s available for the Christian on the beach about to get his head chopped off for…

When Do You Become an Adult?

In ancient times, boys became men around twelve or thirteen. Girls became women when their bodies were capable of bearing children. But in modern times, we don’t consider someone an adult until much later. Maybe it’s when a boy gets a career. Maybe it’s when a girl gets married. I know I didn’t really feel…

What’s Your Why?

I just put the last periods on two new books I’m writing. Now comes the editing process. I’ve noticed an interesting thing that happens when I write. I notice I drift away from my original goals. I get so lost in the flow and my thoughts, that I completely forget about what I really want to…

Don’t Go Chasing Eagles

Did you see the Lord of the Rings films that Peter Jackson directed? I love the movies, and I love talking to others about the movies. One of the common conversation pieces that comes up about the films (and books in general) is the problem of the eagles. At one point our hero of the…

The Fear of an Entrepreneur

I’ve got a friend who wants to flex his entrepreneurial muscle. He’s a starter at his core. But he doesn’t know what idea to follow. He doesn’t know what his “one thing” is. That’s a problem many entrepreneurial minds have. They have so many great ideas, they don’t know which one to go with. And…