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.

Risk Clears the Way

The riskier the project is, the more chance you have at success. Follow me. Imagine you want to invent a new product. Now imagine that product is guaranteed to be a success. As soon as your peers and other onlookers hear you’re inventing this particular product, they’re going to jump into the game and create…

Making Villains

I’ve been on a journey of epiphany for the last few months. It started when I began attending Fellowship Church (Ed Young’s church) here in Dallas. It’s continued and even intensified since coming on staff at RT Creative Group. I’m starting to realize that all these celebrities we look up to or despise are just…

When It Clicks

I’m starting a new website. I’m keeping it covert and secret for a couple weeks while I work out the design and build up the content. But it’s something I’ve been wanting to do for two years. It was an obvious idea, but it only came to fruition now. I’ve had the idea for a…

Easter’s Over

Church worker. It’s over. Relax. Hibernate a bit. Recover from the nightmarish weekend. But don’t let yourself get discouraged. Don’t give up. Real things happened yesterday. Eternities were changed. Lives were made whole. It wasn’t all about perfection and production. It was about real people in need of a real savior. Don’t ever forget that.…

My Key to Productivity

Yesterday, someone invited me to contribute a new book they’re writing. I barely read the request before saying “yes”. My friend approached me from the assumption that I would say “no”. But I didn’t. Does that mean I have spare time for new projects? Does that mean I had a chunk of a few hours…

Annoyed at Europeans and a Magazine

Today I opened Twitter to search the #Echo13 hashtag. I was ticked to find out a festival in Germany, that previously used #Echo2013, had now jacked #Echo13 as well. Great. Just great. Stinkin’ Europeans… Then yesterday I was informed a magazine had reprinted a blog post I’d written without my permission. Stinkin’ Christian magazines. On…

Make Motivation

Yesterday was a wasteland. A wasteland of motivation. After lunch I hit a wall and felt like I was trudging through mud trying to get things done. I felt like I completely lacked motivation. I hate trying to do anything when I’m not motivated. So I had two options. (1) I could watch one hour…

Beautiful Blindness

Got a chance to sit down for coffee with a super cool friend on Monday. Esther Havens. She’s an ultra legit humanitarian photographer who works with companies like TOMS, Charity: Water, and Warby Parker. She’s also speaking at #Echo13 – the conference I’m directing in July. I’ve had the chance to sit with her a few times…

What Can You Do Now?

My wife has a dream. She dreams of living on Hollywood Beach (Florida, not California) and rollerblading down the Broadwalk. She told me this dream while we were driving to the airport from our vacation last week. I’m all for dreams. So I asked her, “What are you doing now to make that dream come…