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.

Minimizing Procrastination

I was chatting with a freelancer friend of mine. They were expressing their feelings of self-loathing for wasting about 50% of their time on social media. It’s a huge temptation for freelancers, self-employed people – frankly anyone who works a desk job. It’s super easy to be super unproductive. I’m experiencing that temptation daily. That…

The Mouse that Squeaked

This is the story of a mouse. Let’s call him Pipsqueak. He was small. He was fuzzy. But his voice was unique. He squeaked. He was surrounded by bigger creatures: birds, beasts, people. They had such big voices. Their voices carried far further than Pipsqueak’s. Early on, that bugged little Pip. He wanted his voice…

Remix Yourself

Have you ever heard a song and said to yourself, “Almost.” That song was almost good. In fact, it might have become your favorite song. But it just didn’t make the cut. It’s a decent song, but it’s not great. Conventional songwriting goes like this: Write. Refine. Record. But conventional songwriting creates conventional songs. Conventional…

The Danger of Self Employment

I’m self employed. I have been for a few months. At first I was a hustler. My survival and ability to eat depended on my ability to work hard and innovate. But I’ve finally reached a point of comfort. I’m making a sustainable living. And now I find myself drawn into TV programs, video games,…

So I Ran

On Monday I launched a new issue of Sunday| Mag. This one was completely different than the others. I interviewed one church on their creative process for Christmas – and wrote 12 articles covering it ad nauseum. It was a risk. So I hit publish and waited. I was scared. Immediately I got 20 unsubscribes. I…

When You Don’t Belong

I’ve told you before of my membership in a top secret graphic design mafia. A group of great graphic designers invited me to their group and I gladly accepted. But here’s the thing: I don’t really belong in the group. I’m not a great graphic designer. They’re phenomenal. There will be times you don’t belong.…