J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Saints at Work

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). The meek live their faith in loving obedience to God even when it defies common sense. Conventional wisdom compartmentalizes life and tries to leave God at home when we go to work.  But God refuses domestication.  The meek understand that and always walk […]

A Comparison Game

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). Continuing the theme from the previous post, another entry into gratitude does more harm than good. It is very common.  If reading about it convicts you, have compassion for yourself. The problem appears in statements like these: “When I consider how much worse […]

Humble Gratitude

On fine tuning your gratitude.

Meek Beauty

Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth (Matthew 5:5). Pretty faces are a dime a dozen, while beauty is rare.  Her meekness makes her beautiful. Yes, her soft blue eyes, milky complexion, and delicately angular face will make any man look twice.  Then again, her modesty and preference to listen rather than […]