Joël Malm

Joël Malm

C.S. Lewis, a Bully, and Ham Sandwiches

C.S. Lewis, a Bully, and Ham Sandwiches

A friend of mine told me recently that her daughter is being bullied for the most ridiculous thing. She told her mom, “I just want cold ham sandwiches from now on in my lunch. People are making fun of me because I have hot food for…

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To Those Without a College Degree

To Those Without a College Degree

Somewhere in my garage are two pieces of paper that indicate I spent a lot of time and money listening to a bunch of people with letters behind their name tell me how I should think. Those papers say I have a B.A. in Political…

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The Benefits of Hoarding

The Benefits of Hoarding

I never met my Aunt Ida, but one of my earliest memories is of visiting her home shortly after her death. Every inch of that house was covered with stuff. Piles and piles of stuff. One family member even found lots of cash in her…

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The Clashes That Makes You Better

The Clashes That Makes You Better

At the rehearsal dinner for our wedding a bunch of people in the wedding party got up and shared stories about Emily and me. Nearly every guy who said something about me mentioned a major conflict or fight we had been in. One of those…

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A Guide to Christian Revenge

A Guide to Christian Revenge

On Monday we moved into a new home. When we arrived the place was a disgusting mess. Elise collected a pile of dog fur while crawling around the house. The bathrooms were gross. I was ticked. I had a brilliant idea for how to get…

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