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.

For the Love of Irony

Last Friday I put the final period on a new book I’m writing, then sent it in to my publisher to see if they like it. The working title is Overcoming the Critic. The book is about dealing with critics and how to ready yourself so they don’t affect you—so they don’t discourage you and keep you…

What Are You Planting?

I’ve preached the principle of sowing and reaping. Call it karma if you like. The point is: you get out of life what you invest in it. God set up the principle, and even He operates by it. (I open up that can of worms in my devotional if you’re curious about what I mean.)…

This Project Will Out Me as a Fraud

I’m convinced. This book coming out… This will be the project where people will finally see what a fraud I am. People will read my devotional, and think to themselves, “This guy doesn’t know anything. Why have we been listening to him?” I’ve expressed this fear to a few friends. They laugh. But it’s a…

We’re Better Working Together

You probably know, if you read my blog frequently, that I have a book coming out September 1st. It’s a devotional for creative minds. (Seriously, why haven’t you pre-ordered it yet?) But you probably don’t know I have two other books in development. One book, Church Marketing Sucks is partnering with me on to publish.…

The Weird Thing About Self-Confidence

My book releases in less than a month. There’s nothing I can do about that timeline. On September 1st, it’ll be out in the real world where people are free to love it or hate it. I find I’m in this weird nervous position. I’m terrified that nobody will buy my book. I mean, sure,…

The Dilemma of Brilliance

As an artist, I have a desire to show the world a color that’s never been seen before. Yet when I think back to the last time I was blown away by a sunset, I’d already seen and experienced every color in that scene. It’s tempting to think that the key to impacting people is…

Does God Make Your Dream Come True?

So God’s given you a dream. Here’s a question for you: Are you supposed to make this dream come true or is God? There are some people who think God makes it all happen. They think that if you make it happen on your own you aren’t trusting in God. Then there are others who…