Paul Jenkins

Hey! I am so glad you’re here!

I love writing, and I really love it when what I write is read by people who love interacting with me!  Below you’ll find a handful of my most popular posts (well, if you’ve got a seven-fingered hand!). So, go grab your favorite beverage and spend some time with me. We’ll both be better for it!

Eugene Peterson talked about Same-Sex marriage, and that wasn’t even the most surprising thing

Eugene Peterson, a theologian and writer who is widely respected among Christians pastors and laypeople alike and is best known for writing “The Message Bible,”  recently gave an interview over the phone that caused quite a stir. You can find the interview, published on Religion News Service by Jonathan Merritt, here. He also went on to give another interview that retracted and/or clarified some things he said in the first interview, and that caused another stir. You can read that article here...

“The Show”

I wrote this song when my twin sons, Will and Parker, were 4 in an attempt to try to capture what I thought parenting would be like. 15 years later, as they walked across the stage graduating from high school as members of the Class of 2017, I realize how spot on it was. Time flies, so don’t waste one second of the show!

What’s in your hand?

It seems that whenever God wants to do something BIG in our lives, we feel like we have nothing to offer, and yet God always asks us the same question that He asked Moses in the desert from a burning bush: What’s in your hand? The answer in our case, just like it was for Moses, is always the same: Not enough. But even though we may not have enough, if we take what we have and put in God’s hands, it will become exactly what we need at exactly the time that we need it. Let me say that again, but...

You’ll do more in 2017 with less of these…

We’ve all heard the expression “less is more,” but have you ever thought about how our lives might look if we lived by those words? How much could you and I accomplish if we simply started saying “no” to so many of the time-killers that we all continue saying “yes” to? I’m sure you can come up with a bunch that I haven’t included here, but let me give you a quick list of 6 things that you can use less of in 2017 in order to find yourself...

The 1 reason you can’t afford to NOT be generous

I know. Everyone is asking for money this time of year, and it can be so easy to feel like all people want from you is a dollar (or twenty!). But there’s one YUGE (sorry, Donald) reason that you and I can’t afford to simply shrug our shoulders and walk away from “generosity opportunities” this time of year (or any time, for that matter): God blesses the generous. Now, before you whip out your cash and get ready to invest in God’s great pyramid scheme, let’s...