A Family in Crisis_Greg Asimakoupoulos-How culture's values are impacting the ChurchThere's a family I'm aware of
that is facing what (I fear)
could result in broken hearts and fractured ties.
Siblings of a common mother
through the years have grown apart
and have found themselves defending different sides.
Failed attempts to forge consensus
have resulted in distrust
while the parents grieve a unity that's lost.
Children raised to love each other
(and to value what is true)
seem oblivious to what this rift will cost.
Lord, have mercy when compassion
clouds the means to understand
the holiness Your sacred Word avows.
Help Your Church resist the pressure
to cave-in to cultures lies
and to claim as truth what Justices allow.
In this struggle, Lord, please use me
as an agent of Your grace
so this family that I love will not divide.
Through humility and kindness
may I listen more than speak
as I feel the pain that's felt on either side.
|PO BOOKS BY GREG ASIMAKOUPOULOS
Sunday Rhymes & Reasons
Published June 4, 2009
Sunday Rhymes and Reasons is a compilation of inspirational poetry by America's pastor/poet laureate, Greg Asimakoupoulos. In this, his third volume of poetry, Pastor Greg paints word pictures that portray both the struggle and fulfillment that define a life of faith. His repertoire of rhymes celebrate rite-of-passage occasions like birth, baptism, marriage and death as well as the major holidays of the church and culture. It is a volume that illustrates the poet's love of words and of popular culture. The author dips his brush into a paint box of hubris, humor and honesty.
"Gloria and I have been encouraged by word pictures from Greg's pen that have celebrated both our ministry and God's presence in our world." – Bill Gaither, Gospel music composer/performer
"Gifted poet Greg Asimakoupoulos is a dear friend of our family. His poetry blesses, comforts, entertains, and provides inspiration for every season of life." – Natalie Grant, singer/songwriter/recording artist
Teachings of a Three Year Old... Turned Tyke,
by Hal Evan Caplan.
A father learns from the wisdom of his toddler.