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.

Better Than Me

I spend about three hours every morning wandering around the internet and blogging. Then I eat lunch. Then I spend a few more hours doing the same thing. Ya. My life is pretty fascinating. I read a lot. I watch TV. I cook. You can see why I might be tempted to make my life…

Favor Magnets

“He’s a favor magnet.” That’s what my new friend Kelvin said about our mutual friend, Ryan. It’s true. The guy somehow goes to huge playoff games almost nightly and gets invited to almost every conference…for free.  Ryan’s truly a favor magnet. But I don’t think his favorish magnetism is undeserved. He’s earned it. By giving…

Overcoming Undesirable Emotions

I get grumpy. It happens. And grumpy isn’t exactly the most useful emotion for the creative process. Plus, grumpiness doesn’t bode well for maintaining healthy relationships. So sometimes we need to get those pesky emotions in check and get back to creating (and treating our loved ones sweetly). I’m not an expert on emotional stability.…

Adapt or Die

It always shocks me when I see innovative companies dying. Look at Yahoo! (I’m not commanding you. I just didn’t know if I could add a period after an exclamation point.) They were once my search engine of choice. Then Google came along. Yahoo tried to keep up for a while but slowly faded into…

The 3 Apexes of Creativity

When was the last time you saw a brilliant invention and thought, “I could have done that.” Probably yesterday? It’s an extremely common sentiment. We see something so brilliantly simple and realize that’s well without our reach to create something like that. Yet we didn’t. Why is that? Obviously, skill isn’t the apex of creativity.

Rock Star Pastors

At the Catalyst Dallas conference on Wednesday I was shooting the breeze with a great organization. I love talking strategy and brainstorming, so I was trying to help them get more response at their booth. How do we get pastors to come to the booth and use this company’s products? During the discussion I had…

Not Too Much

Yesterday I had one of my monthly blogging discussions with my brother and dad. Every month I further convince them they need to be blogging and show them the new tools and goodies I’m using. My brother has finally caught the blogging bug. He’s going through the long process of becoming a published author and…

Exploit Your Weakness

Don’t you love taking personality tests? My favorite is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). According to it I’m an ENTP. Apparently, the ENTP’s “primary interest in life is understanding the world that they live in.” Yep…that sounds about right. I’m pretty proud of that facet of my personality. But along with the good comes the…