Tag Archive: Greg Asimakoupoulos

Aug 25 2013

Alert to the world around us

This upcoming week will marks the anniversary of the surrender ceremony that ended World War II. On September 2, 1945 the eyes of the world focused on history’s stage and a performance that would not soon be forgotten. That was the day General Douglas Mac Arthur (with his Parker fountain pen in hand) conducted a …

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Jun 09 2013

Faith lessons in unemployment

How does it feel to be laid off? If you can’t answer that question yourself, there’s a good chance you know someone who can. Countless numbers of people in our community understand what it’s like to be unexpectedly unemployed… including me. After two decades of pastoral ministry I went to work for a para-church organization …

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May 05 2013

St. Arbucks is my kind of place

Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a big Starbucks fan. It’s not just because I live in Seattle, either. While I like the bold- somewhat bitter- flavor associated with the world’s most successful coffee chain, it’s not just their signature taste that has me hooked. What I love about the Starbucks in our town is how …

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Jun 12 2012

A Father’s Day blessing

By: Greg Asimakoupoulos   Fathers’ Day 2006 was the most memorable one I’ve ever experienced. I had asked my retired pastor-dad to preach at the church I served. Because my dad was battling terminal cancer, I knew it would likely be the last time he’d give a sermon.  It was a poignant morning. Dad preached …

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May 29 2012

Tackling stress

By Greg Asimakoupoulos Summer is that time of year when most of us are reminded how stressful our lives really are. Vacation breaks and more relaxed routines are such a contrast to the work-related schedules that fuel our frenzy most the year. The lives of most people in the community in which I live are …

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Aug 31 2011

Remembering 9/11

By Greg Asimakoupoulos Where were you on September 11, 2001? That’s a question the vast majority of Americans can easily answer. On that unforgettable Tuesday morning I was driving to work listening to the radio. The announcer interrupted the music and read a news bulletin. First reports indicated a small single-engine plane had crashed into …

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Jul 19 2011

On giving and receiving

By Greg Asimakoupoulos This coming Sunday I’ll walk my middle daughter down the center aisle of a Chicago church. In over thirty years as a clergyman, I have performed countless weddings. But this will be the first one as father of the bride. I have it all rehearsed in my head. I am guessing that …

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