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.

The New Gig

On Friday I announced a new chapter in my life. I didn’t tell you what it was, I just told you it was happening. Well, today I can finally let you know what the hoopla’s all about. Today, I hopped in my car and drove 10 miles north to my new workspace. I got a…

Now What?

I have a brand new opportunity starting Monday that I can’t wait to tell you about. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for about five years now – sort of a dream of mine. And now I get to do it! But I have to tell you – I’m scared. I’m terrified I won’t be…

When Your Heart Tweets

I don’t know if you’re on Twitter. And I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to follow a stream of 3,000 people actively tweeting. It can get overwhelming. Each voice has a different perspective, thought, and opportunity for you to engage. In the world of Twitter it’s pretty easy to shut off. Just unfollow people. Close…

Capturing Light

A frail lady pulled out a mason jar from her shelf. Her eyes teared up as she remembered its story… Young Emma woke up one morning. She looked out her window to see her world on fire. Violent reds and oranges screamed through her window. She gasped and ran for the door. Young Emma was…

Butterflies and Handgrenades

I had two meetings yesterday. They both scared me. I had little butterflies floating around in my stomach all day. Now, that might have been magnified by the sheer volume of coffee I consumed yesterday, but that wasn’t the only reason. Both were about big projects I’m involved in. They’re scary projects. They’re bigger than…

Fear, Anxiety, and Panic

I get money from advertisers. That’s how I feed myself and my wife. It’s scary. Especially when I lose an advertiser. Especially when tax season comes around and I have a big chunk of money to pay out of pocket. I’ve been freaking out a bit lately. I’ve been trying to sell a house that’s…

Who Am I?

My wife lies to people. When they ask me what I do for a living, she either dodges the question or spits out a simplified answer. “He makes websites and graphics.” She doesn’t mean to lie. She just doesn’t want to take the time and explain what I do. Because, frankly, I’m not even sure…

You Don’t Understand Me

I’m coming to a realization that almost everyone is bad at communication. I get emails – from allegedly English-speaking people – that I simply can’t decipher. I listen to preachers that lose me with their illustrations. I watch shows like Honey Boo Boo and rely heavily on the subtitles to follow the story (or lack…