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.

Down Days

We all have down days. This was one of them. I didn’t get much sleep last night. Got a fairly discouraging call first thing in the morning. Didn’t have time to eat a proper breakfast. And the affects of caffeine have suddenly disappeared off the face of the earth. I don’t know about you…but I feel…

Baking an Idea

You’re making chocolate chip cookies. You have your ingredients. Time to put them all in a bowl. But it isn’t quite so simple. A great baker knows you don’t just drop the ingredients in a bowl and (voila) cookie batter is ready. But you also don’t throw it all in a blender until it combines…

I’m Easily Excitable

I’m the opposite of cool. Cool people aren’t supposed to get excited. And, I – I’m very easily excitable. My wife laughs about it. Because she knows me so well, she knows how excited I get. And she’s quick to point it out. “You think that guy’s cool, don’t you?” That’s what she asks me when…

Teams are the Best!

I’ve developed a new mindset when working with a team. Whenever I have an idea, I’m completely convinced it’s right. (That’s not the new part.) The new part is that I’m completely convinced I could be wrong. This is such a liberating thing. I can present the best case for my idea. I can give…

Identifying Value

I made a new friend with a tragic story. Well, it wasn’t tragic until I came into the picture. He’s a young guy who volunteers for his church. He does all the creative stuff at his church – for free. It’s a small congregation and they have very limited staff. So he pours his heart…

My Injured Shoulder/Pride

It was 3am. The pain in my left shoulder was finally reaching intolerable levels. I tapped on my wife’s shoulder, trying to gently pull her from sleep. “Help me.” She tried massage. We tried Advil. We tried a sleeping pill. Finally we decided on the Emergency Room. She drove me there. We signed in. We…