a move to the woods…

July 8, 2011 | By admin | Comments Off on a move to the woods… | Filed in: Uncategorized.

It has been awhile since I posted here. My wife Marnie and I have moved to the Voyageur National Park in the far north woods of Minnesota. I have taken an appointment with the United Methodist Church to serve two small churches at Lake Kabetogama and Crane Lake. It is a beautiful, wild thing. I • Read More »

Lily’s Sharks and Boxes

April 8, 2011 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

My daughter, Erin Kate, has posted a beautiful note about her daughter (and my granddaughter) on her Facebook site recently. Here it is: “…the almost-seven lillian james has been surprising me with intuitive and quirky insights as of late. i have been making a point of asking her questions, as she seems to be in • Read More »

A Baccalaureate prayer

May 17, 2009 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Good evening everyone! I was blessed when I was asked to offer a prayer for our graduating seniors. I would like us to acknowledge together that we are all standing on a threshold today. Graduates, you are standing in the doorway ready to…take off and fly! Moms and dads, we are here ‘grounded’ on this • Read More »

Post 7-Original blessing or original sin

November 25, 2008 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

A man’s born into trouble c flyertunes 2008 Drag on a cigarette Take a peek at porn Crack hits the bloodstream The day a man is born. Hate a man for his color Dream about his wife Steal a mother’s money Make an easier life. Medicate the pain Sweet potato pie We can’t help ourselves • Read More »

Parker Palmer in St. Paul

April 11, 2008 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

OK, I admit it. I’ve been looking for a hero since I cut Spiderman/Peter Parker loose in 1963 when I was 10. I’ve been looking since my dad died suddenly when I was 22 in 1975…hmmm…then since my pastor/father figure bilked the church in 1980. Shoot…not since Kirby Puckett went dark side human in 1995. • Read More »

Yearning for the cabin

March 25, 2008 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I wrote a song about ten years ago called Water and the Woods… In this world of schedules and shoulds how I yearn for the water and the woods In this world you must deliver the goods how I yearn for the water and the woods. How I often drift there How often I dream • Read More »

Sweet soul music

January 27, 2008 | By admin | Comments Off on Sweet soul music | Filed in: Uncategorized.

My friends Andy and Michelle gave Newsboys concert tickets to their daughter Nicole for her birthday, but they’d already booked a cruise for the last week of January and asked me if I might take Nicole to the concert. So it is that I was sitting (er…standing) in a sold out auditorium listening to one • Read More »

Interview on KTIS

December 31, 2007 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

This Friday I will be playing 2-3 of my songs and I will be interviewed on KTIS, the major Christian radio station in the Twin Cities. http://www.kimjeffries.com In addition to the music and its content, my story may be of interest to many because I am one of the thousands of former evangelical christian pastors • Read More »

Where the road takes a turn

October 31, 2007 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

I wrote a song called ‘Where the road takes a turn’ in 1996. It was meant to be a literary tip of the hat to Pilgrim’s Progress, Robert Frost, Dante’s Inferno. I was earnestly moving into my 40’s, keenly aware that my life was about to change, but blissfully unaware of the depth of the • Read More »

songs hidden in eggs is here!

October 29, 2007 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: Uncategorized.

Roger has served full time as a pastor the last eight years, and now, with the release of ’songs hidden in eggs’, he hopes to connect with people who have found themselves wandering in spiritual exile and those trying to find their way back home in these rumbling times. The songs explore themes of spiritual • Read More »