Joël Malm

Joël Malm

Making My Mom Hitchhike Through Maine

Making My Mom Hitchhike Through Maine

Last week I took a Summit Leaders team on an adventure in Maine. We kayaked and hiked and had some great time for spiritual growth. The trip was as close to perfect as I’ve ever experienced. But a few years ago I did the same…

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On Returning Home Defeated

On Returning Home Defeated

When Emily and I moved back to Texas after living in Mexico and Peru I felt like a total failure. What made it even harder was we moved back to the same town, same job, and even the same little house. I’ll never forget when…

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The Worst, Best Life Success Strategy

The Worst, Best Life Success Strategy

I had some really high hopes for this year. I was certain that starting in January I’d see the fruit of lots of preparation. Instead I got total discouragement. Solomon said, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” (Pr. 13:12) That was me. Totally discouraged. I…

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When God Fails and Saves Your Life

When God Fails and Saves Your Life

The other day my dad shared a story about a friend of his who works with a deaf soccer team from Gaza. He’s a Christian, but the team is Muslim. He wanted to take them to a soccer camp in Europe. He managed to raise…

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The 2 Contagions That Surround You

The 2 Contagions That Surround You

A few years ago I was cruising around a lake with some friends when we noticed a bunch of boats parked in a circle around a cliff overlooking the water. Lots of people were jumping out of the boat and swimming toward the shore. We…

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