J. Marshall Jenkins

Author, Therapist, Spiritual Director

Blessing and Deliverance: God Is Up To Something Good

On going beyond counting your blessings….

“Only the Suffering God Can Help”

Recall a seemingly graceless time when God showed up. My thoughts on what that’s about…

As Grief Walks, Comfort Comes

On the promise of comfort after loss.

Sacred Grief, Holy Help

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted (Matthew 5:4). Even before we face deaths and major losses that rip the fabric of our lives, grief weaves itself into the warp and woof.  At birth, we lose the comfort of the womb.  As we grow up, we lose innocence. As we make our […]

Social Distancing, Bereft Extroversion, and the Minister’s Grief

For those who miss giving the caring touch

Good Mourning, Augustine: Lessons from Experience

Lessons on grief from one of history’s greatest teachers.

Overcoming Obstacles to Receiving and Responding to God’s Love

Open your heart to receive these two blessings.

Liminal Space: Grace Where Things Fall Apart

When God makes no sense in your story, you may find that you make more sense in God’s story.

Running Naked Into the Night

A disciple’s haunted memory from the garden of Gethsemane.

Drop Your Story, Let Go, and Grab a Mooring

On the turn you take from mourning to hope.