I've a 2020 vision
as I look to what's ahead.
My focus on the future is quite clear.
I will aim to be productive
as I see what needs be done.
I know I have a task to do right here.
Still, the year-to-come seems daunting
as I gaze upon my goals.
And it is most likely unknowns will blindside.
But with my eyes wide open,
I will face what dawn may bring.
I will do my best and take each day in stride.
Though at times I am nearsighted
and get stressed by what's at hand,
my colleagues help me glimpse a bigger view.
It is then I gain perspective
and I humbly realize
it's the larger picture that I should pursue.
Lord of mercy, loving Father,
be my vision. Help me see
that the new year now upon us is a gift.
Give me eyes that fully focus
on the needs of those I serve
as I adapt my plans that need to shift.
|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
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