In a lakeside setting
the singer and the pastor
drink in the beauty of God's creation
while sipping coffee
and feasting on the Psalmist's nourishing
(tho sometimes salty) words.
It's a candid conversation
about The Psalms
to which I was privy
(thanks to YouTube).
It's a conversation
between Bono and his brother in Christ...
a bearded preacher
whose hoarse voice betrays a lifetime
of countless sermons
and encouraging words
to those he's mentored.
It's a conversation
convincing the casual Christian
and doubting skeptic
of the life-giving lyrics
of Israel's ancient hymnal.
It's an honest exchange.
No pretense or sense of celebrity.
An old man and a middle aged one
drinking coffee, eating cookies
and digesting "The Message"
while inviting musicians, artists,
poets and preachers
to savor the authenticity of God's truth
with the taste buds of their soul
and praying that each will respond
with creative expression.
I'm so grateful this video visit
is going viral.
If you haven't seen it,
I hope you will watch it.
|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.