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A Season for Starting Over (Again)

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: February 20, 2011

Spring training is a picture of grace…

As mounds of snow begin to melt
some other mounds appear.
The spell of winter's wearing off.
Spring Training's finally here.

Though base paths still are mostly mud
and infield grass is brown,
I think that I can almost hear
those most amazing sounds...

The slap of leather, crack of bat
and feet stomps in the stands.
The vendors' cries, the ump's "yeer out!"
and cheering of the fans.

And though my team was bad last year
and finished up dead last,
with spring a new day dawns with hope.
Regrets are in the past.

And that is what the Bible says....
Grace offers brand new starts.
The old has passed. The new has come
with clean, forgiven hearts.

* "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" (2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV)


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: February 20, 2011

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