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.

Photo Walks

Feeling stuck? Creativity tapped out? Try a walk. Grab a camera, camera-phone or audio recorder. Walk around, capture what you see/hear. Walk far. Get down on the ground. Get weird angles. Take some risks to get some interesting material. Your creativity will begin to wake up. Here’s some of the pics I grabbed on a…

Overcreating

What happens when you add to perfection? It’s no longer perfect. If you could make something more perfect, it wasn’t perfect in the first place. We become our own enemies when we overwork our creativity. It’s a huge temptation to over-meddle. The temptation comes from insecurity.

Real Life Mysteries

Clogged creativity? Here’s something that can clear your pipes and get you creating again. Read up on history. I’m not talking about Napoleon or Alexander the Great. I’m referring to the crazy mysteries of the past. There are some haunting tales that are way stranger than fiction. Try these for starters:

Time Machine

Feeling stuck? Creatively dried up? Sometimes a peak into your past will inspire you. Every few months I look back at my old work. I usually cringe. I’ve obviously improved at this creativity thing. And if I never make it past the cringing stage, I’m encouraged to know that I’m not where I once was.…

Why My Wife Should Hate Me

My wife should probably hate me for this particular night. It was her engagement party with her Argentine family. The traditional party in Argentina consists of a late-night game show. The topic of the game show…her knowledge of me and all my favorite things. The consequence of a wrong answer is a terribly messy situation.…