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.

Healthy and Unhealthy Fear

There are two types of fear when it comes to the creative process: healthy and unhealthy. Yes, there’s a healthy fear. This is the fear that you’ll lose some money or crash and burn your company or organization. This type of healthy fear helps you avoid obvious mistakes and very dumb risks. And there are…

The Best Argument

I had the best argument with my friend Dave Chapman this morning. He’s helping me rebrand Church Stage Design Ideas as well as a few other sites. I had a vision. I had passion. He had a vision. He had passion. And we were fighting back and forth for it. At one point, one of…

My Magic List

My to do list possesses magical abilities. Yes, the things I get done seem completely unrelated to the length of my to do list. Some days I have 20 items on my list. Some days I have 10. Yet, as long as my head’s in the game I’m able to get both lists done under…

Crossing the Threshold of Fear

Each month I approach a threshold. It’s a threshold of fear. I have thirteen article each month (for Sunday| Mag) that need to be both written and designed for. That means I contact at least twenty-six people to volunteer their time for my project. Twenty-six very busy and talented people. And crossing that threshold means…

By the Way

I got a courtesy call from my car dealer the other day. “Hi, just checking on your AC repair. Is everything working ok?” Oh. How nice. They wanted to make sure everything’s good. I answered affirmatively. “Excellent. Well you’ll receive a survey in your email in a couple days from the manufacturer. Can you make…

It Just Doesn’t Matter

I’m about to make your inner perfectionist feel really really good. Wait for it… Are you stressed? Are you freaking out about something you’re working on? Are you worried it won’t get done in time or won’t be up to par? Here it comes… It just doesn’t matter. There is absolutely nothing you’re working on…