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.

Your Greatest Success = Your Worst Criticism

Each week I’ve begun writing one “funny post” for my two blogs, SeriesIdeas and WorshipSetIdeas. The goal of these posts is simply to provide some fun, highly shareable content for my readers. Normally the sites are devoted to ideas from other churches, but I knew there needed to be something more to get people excited…

A Confidence Boost

I’ve been working with a branch of Moody Publishers on a devotional project I’ve written. They’ve been helping me edit it and prepare it for publishing. It’s been a blast. But it’s also been enlightening. In my first call with my editor, he said something that surprised me. I’d written this devotional that I saw as…

Exploration and Mischief

This week I pulled a tiny prank on my Twitter followers. I found the Wikipedia entry for “link baiting”, and shared it on Twitter with the status: 12 A-list celebrities that look like chipmunks. It wasn’t particularly malicious, I just wanted to see what would happen. I wanted to see if those ridiculous blog post…

Why You Should Dream Smaller

Remember as a kid, having one of those huge dreams? You wanted to be the president. Or the first astronaut on Mars. Or a cowboy. You had one big goal in mind—the crowning achievement of your life you’d one day attain. But then you grow up and you realize how truly far away from that goal.…

This One Thing Will Distract You From Success

On the road to success—whether in your art, your work, or your relationships—you can easily get distracted. You can find yourself drifting off the path if you aren’t careful. And there’s one thing that will pull you off the road faster than anything else. It’s looking at the progress of others. I’m not talking about…