J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Validation and Comfort

In the aftermath of my father’s death, I revisit this post for some important reminders.

Why I Believe in Eternal Life

Several months before my father’s death, I wrote this piece to ease his worries as he sensed the time approaching. It turned out to be my most widely-read post.

The View from Below: A Final Tribute to My Father

The pastor and my family asked me to offer some words at my father’s memorial service on Tuesday. Afterward, a number of folks asked me to share the text with you.

For My Father, C. Rees Jenkins, Jr.,1926-2016

My father, C. Rees Jenkins, Jr., died in his sleep on Saturday morning, September 19. Here’s a tribute shared once when we celebrated his birth, now updated as he crosses over to the other side of the grave.

My Most Prized Possession

  Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). In my darkest hour, I claimed the treasure that bathes my life in Light. This prized possession brings me happiness greater than I knew possible. Like you, I spent my younger years collecting treasures. Some were given to me, others […]

Love Is Never Wasted

When you wonder if love is worth it….

Peace that Overcomes Worry

On a verse that helps me face worries.

Mother Teresa: The Heart of a Saint

What makes Mother Teresa a saint?

Liberation Makes Winners of Everybody

Why racial justice makes everyone happier.