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.

Fraudulent Ninjas

I was a dumb missionary kid. I just didn’t get stuff. We were back in the United States for a vacation from the Guatemalan grind. We visited a church and I met two new friends. We started hanging out. After a few days of playing, they let me in on their secret. They were secret crime…

Opportunities

Good ideas are cheap. Everyone has good ideas. Do you know one of those dreamers? They’re always buzzing with new ideas. They have three movies scripts in their head. They have ten book ideas. They come up with life-changing inventions almost weekly. They’re the dreamers. Head in the clouds. But you’ll notice, they rarely become…

The Beauty of Working Hard

I’m fairly convinced anyone can be super successful. But no, this isn’t one of those super encouraging, inspirational blog posts. So get ready to be slapped in the face. I’m convinced anyone can be super successful, but most people won’t. Because most people think success has to do with talent or skill. It has so…

Crappy Jobs and Situations

I’ve noticed a huge trend among my friends. Many of them are in bummer jobs. Either they don’t feel challenged, don’t feel valued, or have no hope for growth. They’re frustrated, and I try to encourage them. This is what I encourage them with… Note: Before we start, I came from an absolutely wonderful job.…

Thermostatus

There are two ways to approach art. The thermometer way and the thermostat way. A thermometer reads the weather in the room. It can only tell you the current temperature. “It’s 76 degrees.” So many artists create like thermometers. They read the temperature of their surroundings and report back. “This is the current design technique.…