Lead contributor Greg Asimakoupoulos expresses his perspective on current events and life in general through verse. We have used Greg's weekly expressions since SeniorLifesytle began in 2006 and borrowed (with permission) the "Rhymes & Reasons" title used on the Partial Observer website where his work still appears.

The updated SeniorLIfestyle site includes all of the Rhymes & Reasons we have used since April 2006. 

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Reflections on Groundhog Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 2, 2023)
A day in honor of rodents offers spiritual lessons…
Topics: Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons

A New Thanksgiving Hymn by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 19, 2022)
The lyrics of this new hymn invite grateful worshipers to lift their hands in praise…
Topics: Faith God Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Music Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Worship

A Prayer for All-Saints Sunday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 5, 2022)
This week we remember those who passed away this past year…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Memories Prayer Tribute, Testimony

Remembering a Pioneer of Peace by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 29, 2022)
A tribute to Father William Treacy…
Topics: Beliefs Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Christian Life Faith Inspiration Optimal Aging Tribute, Testimony

Memories of My First Pastor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 22, 2022)
October is Clergy Appreciation Month…
Topics: Beliefs Faith Memory (failing, improving) Prayer Relationships Religion

Skookum, Santa, and the Searching Eyes of God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 24, 2022)
An iconic sign in my hometown calls to mind more than childhood memories…
Topics: Faith God Memories Seasons

Summer Sundays by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 11, 2022)
Summer getaways allow for creative Sunday worship experiences…
Topics: Faith Family Leisure Lifestyle, General Seasons Worship

The Ultimate Godwink! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 17, 2022)
Easter is the Godwink of all Godwinks!…
Topics: Easter Faith Holidays Inspiration Jesus

It is a God Friday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 15, 2022)
Reflections of Good Friday…
Topics: Easter Faith God Grace Jesus Religion

The Master's Palm Sunday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 10, 2022)
The Amen Corner at Augusta National Golf Course—when the Master's falls on Palm Sunday…
Topics: Easter Faith Golf Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion Sports

Faith Invites Us on a Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 12, 2022)
New Lenten lyrics to an old familiar hymn tune…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Easter Faith God Holidays Music

Waiting to Worship by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 5, 2022)
What does God have for me today?…
Topics: Christian Life Faith God Worship

Sitting by a Cozy Fireplace by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 5, 2022)
There is just something about a blazing fire that warms the soul…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Contemplation, Insight Contentment, Satsifaction Faith God

The Year of the Lion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 8, 2022)
Listening for Aslan in everyday life…
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Metaphors, Life Lessons

Finding God in 'It's a Wondferul Life' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 21, 2021)
You don't have to look far to find Him…
Topics: Christmas Contemplation, Insight Faith God Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Media Movies

A Lesson in Trust by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 20, 2021)
The Gospel according to a hummingbird…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Faith God Trust

Grace and Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 6, 2021)
A parable of two sisters…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace History Religion Spirituality, Seeking God

Listening for Aslan in Everyday Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 19, 2021)
Discoveries from the Chronicles of Narnia…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Christian Life Inspiration Jesus Metaphors, Life Lessons Spirituality, Seeking God

On Each Continent We Worship by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 2, 2021)
A new hymn for World Communion Sunday…
Topics: Faith Religion Unity, Unified Worship

Tending the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 25, 2021)
A grandparent's charge…
Topics: Communication Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging Parenting, Parents Prayer Relationships Teaching

The Cross is Our Ground Zero by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 18, 2021)
Why the cross is the crux of the Christian faith…
Topics: Beliefs Christian Life Faith God Gratitute Religion

But Wait! There's More!! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 7, 2021)
Ron Popeil's death prompts thoughts of eternal life…
Topics: Faith Grace Lifestyle, General Religion Spirituality, Seeking God

A Library of Devotional Classics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 10, 2021)
Cataloging the timeless volumes we cherish…
Topics: Books Christian Life Contemplation, Insight Faith Inspiration Leisure Spirituality, Seeking God

Easter is Breaking by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 3, 2021)
A new hymn text for Resurrection Sunday…
Topics: Easter Faith Grace Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Jesus Music Spirituality, Seeking God

The Journey Begins by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 17, 2021)
Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent…
Topics: Christian Life Easter Holidays Jesus Religion

Ministry Reimagined by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 13, 2021)
How the church will look post-COVID…
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Planning Religion Worship

A COVID Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 16, 2021)
Asking the Lord to lift the coronavirus cloud…
Topics: COVID-19 Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer

Nine Months by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 5, 2020)
What the season of COVID has birthed within us…
Topics: Christian Life COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration

Looking Up in a Lockdown by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 21, 2020)
Prescription for a pandemic…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith

A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 19, 2020)
God's promises in the midst of pandemic…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Grace Racism and Inequality Relationships Worship

Here is the Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 25, 2020)
A new look at a childhood finger play…
Topics: Change Christian Life Coping COVID-19 Faith Jesus Relationships

Like a Mighty Wind, God's Spirit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 30, 2020)
A new hymn for Pentecost Sunday…
Topics: Beliefs Faith God Religion

The Christ of the Empty Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 18, 2020)
The Body of Christ doesn't need a biuilding…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Inspiration Jesus Religion

When God Draws Near by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 11, 2020)
Discovering a cure to the ultimate universal pandemic…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Easter Faith Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams

Oh, the Places You'll Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 18, 2020)
How Dr. Seuss would paraphrase Philippians 4…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Choices and Decision Making Circumstances, Life Events Faith

A Godwink Defined by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 7, 2019)
Making sense of the coincidences of life…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events God Metaphors, Life Lessons

The Tale of the Flameless Taper by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 1, 2019)
An All-Saints Day reminder…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Faith Future Halloween Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Memories

Sharing Love, Giving Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 26, 2019)
A tribute to pastors for Clergy Appreciation Month…
Topics: Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony

By George, Would Jesus? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 12, 2019)
How would the rabbi from Nazareth relate to Ellen DeGeneres?…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Faith Jesus Relationships

So What Does an 'Open and Affirming' Church Mean? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 2, 2018)
It depends on how you define the terms…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Religion Values

A National Day of Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 3, 2018)
Is it really what we claim?…
Topics: Faith Prayer Unity, Unified

Here at the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 30, 2018)
A new hymn text for Good Friday…
Topics: Easter Faith Holidays Jesus Religion

A Prayer for the Washington State Legislature by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 3, 2018)
Remembering Billy Graham's example…
Topics: Faith Government Prayer Tribute, Testimony

A Hymn for the American Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 28, 2018)
An ode to joy for less than joyful times…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith God Inspiration Prayer

Salvador Mundi by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 10, 2017)
Not the painting but the Person…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Jesus News

An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 3, 2017)
Remembering those who left us…
Topics: Faith Family Memories Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony

A Mighty Fortress was His God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 29, 2017)
Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther 500 years later…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith History Religion

Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 10, 2017)
Republishing what I wrote twenty years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Compassion Faith History Religion Service Tribute, Testimony Values

A Solar Eclipse for the Ages by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 20, 2017)
Look up! Your redemption draweth nigh!…
Topics: Beliefs God Jesus Predictions & Forecasts Religion Science & Technology

God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 4, 2017)
A supplication for the National Day of Prayer
Topics: Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Memories Prayer

Friended by God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 15, 2017)
What if Good Friday was God's Gacebook post? …
Topics: Beliefs Easter God Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion

A Sermon in a Cherry Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 25, 2017)
The arrival of Spring trumpets the truth of Easter…
Topics: Easter Inspiration Nature Seasons

The Lord is My Musher by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 11, 2017)
Lessons of faith from the perspective of a dog sled…
Topics: Christian Life Faith God Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports

Christ the Redeemer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 13, 2016)
A means of grace overshadowing Rio…
Topics: Faith Grace Inspiration Jesus Religion

The Twenty-Third Psalm (Hawaiian style) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 30, 2016)
A tropical reminder of God's guidance…
Topics: Bible Christian Life God Inspiration Religion

The Gospel According to Eight Ball by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 23, 2016)
The key to life is found in the center of the rack…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Jesus Religion

The Singer and the Pastor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 14, 2016)
A video interview between Bono and Eugene Peterson…
Topics: Beliefs Christian Life Faith Music Popular Culture Religion

Our Father in Heaven by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 23, 2016)
A poetic (and expanded) paraphrase of the Lord's Prayer…
Topics: Faith Forgive, Forgiveness God Inspiration Prayer

FaceTime with the Pope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 12, 2015)
A tender moment points to a greater opportunity
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Religion

Lost Without a Map by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 5, 2015)
Why ignoring Biblical truth is dangerous…
Topics: Beliefs Bible

Christianity in Crisis by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 15, 2015)
Will the American church survive?…
Topics: Beliefs Religion Trends

A Prayer for High School Graduates by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 2, 2013)
Talking to the Almighty about our children…
Topics: Education Parenting, Parents Prayer

God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 7, 2013)
Our beloved nation is in real trouble…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith God Religion Trends

The Gospel According to a Dandelion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 31, 2013)
Easter lessons from a hated week…
Topics: Easter Nature Religion

A Prayer for Pope Francis by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 17, 2013)
Paraphrasing the words of St. Francis…
Topics: Current Events, News History Prayer Religion

The Weight of Waiting by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 10, 2013)
Heavy thoughts to ponder…
Topics: Current Events, News History Religion

The Winds of Change in the Vatican by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 3, 2013)
The foundations of Christ's Church are shaking…
Topics: Current Events, News Religion

Big Bird in Rome by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 17, 2013)
Anticipating the naming of a new pope…
Topics: Current Events, News Religion

A Tribute to America's Pastors by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 14, 2012)
It's Clergy Appreciation Month…
Topics: Faith Leadership Tribute, Testimony

The Ultimate Olympic Champion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 29, 2012)
Anticipating a closing ceremony to come…
Topics: Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons

Lessons from a Blender Lid by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 8, 2012)
How the Lord spoke to me on my morning walk…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Faith Metaphors, Life Lessons

The Trip of a Lifetime by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 18, 2011)
Reflecting on a friend's impending journey to Heaven…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith

Forget You, Pat Robertson! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 18, 2011)
Alzheimer's Disease is no reason to forget your wedding vows…
Topics: Disease Ethics & Morality Faith

Another Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 26, 2011)
Remembering when Sundays were unlike weekdays…
Topics: Change

Death's Comeuppance by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 24, 2011)
The day Death was served its just desserts…
Topics: Dying and Death Easter Faith

Heaven's Valentine by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 13, 2011)
The heart of God revealed…
Topics: Faith God Love Valentine's Day

Yes, Virginia, There's a God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 19, 2010)
Affirming the Almighty's Existence at Christmas…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas God

The Promised Feast by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 28, 2010)
A contemporary look at an ancient prophesy…
Topics: Faith God Opportunity Planning

The Him Behind the Hymn by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 31, 2010)
Remembering Martin Luther on Reformation Day…
Topics: Faith History Music Religion

The Gift That Keeps on Giving by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 24, 2010)
Practical suggestions for Pastor Appreciation Month…
Topics: Gratitute Religion Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Facebook: The Original Version by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 26, 2010)
The Bible is God's attempt to "friend" us…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith

A Capitol Phenomenon by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 25, 2010)
The Covenant Triennial turns heads in D.C.…
Topics: Discipleship Faith Inspiration

Transformed for Service by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 25, 2010)
The "unofficial" Triennial hymn…
Topics: Faith Inspiration Worship

Mi Casa, Su Casa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 2, 2010)
God meets us where we live…
Topics: Faith Freedom Politics Prayer

We Bow Before Thee God of Our Great Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 2, 2010)
Hymn lyrics for The National Day of Prayer…
Topics: Prayer

Dreams and Visions by Natalie Ray

(March 7, 2010)
My poem, “Dreams," was the result of a visit to the doctor’s office…
Topics: Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Love Valentine's Day

It's Complicated by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 27, 2009)
Not the movie. The Incarnation!…
Topics: Beliefs Jesus Movies

Oral Interpretation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 20, 2009)
Why a faith-healer's legacy remains debatable…
Topics: Christian Life Faith

Endangered Species by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 1, 2009)
Why those who take the Bible seriously may be disappearing…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Political Correctness Religion Social Issues

Abba Father, We Adore You by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 21, 2009)
In celebration of our ultimate Father's day…
Topics: Faith Family Worship

The Fellowship of Feet by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 12, 2009)
Timeless principles passed down from the Upper Room…
Topics: Discipleship Easter Jesus Service

God Remains by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 8, 2009)
An anthem for a fearful nation…
Topics: Crisis Faith Financial Trust

A Ruthless Pursuit of God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 9, 2008)
Billy Graham celebrates his 90th birthday with his bride…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Tribute, Testimony

`E-mail from Heaven by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 13, 2008)
Timeless truths in an instant message…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace Jesus

Sunday Morning at the Church of St. Relevancy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 29, 2008)
Grieving the death of two liturgical friends…
Topics: Change Religion Worship

Where in the World is God? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 4, 2008)
Who really cares about Matt Lauer's whereabouts?…
Topics: Faith God Religion

Declaring Common Trust in God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 4, 2008)
Poetic reflections on the National Day of Prayer…
Topics: Faith Prayer

The New Ten Commandments by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 24, 2007)
God's rules of the road a la Rome…
Topics: Religion

The National Daze of Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 6, 2007)
What's left after the Christian Right prays?…
Topics: Christian Life Prayer

You Don';t Know Jack by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 15, 2007)
Looking at the past through the lens of the present&helllip;
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports

The Road Less Traveled by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 1, 2007)
A directionally-challenged poet's Lenten reflections…
Topics: Christian Life Easter

A Grave Mistake by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 4, 2007)
Unearthing Jesus is a seasonal disorder…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Jesus

There's Something About Mary by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 10, 2006)
The rest of the (Nativity) story…
Topics: Christmas Faith Jesus

Paradise Lost by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 15, 2006)
The killing of Amish schoolgirls is evidence of a fallen world…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Tragedy

Goodness, Gracious, It's St. Tenacious by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 23, 2006)
Meet the patron saint of all who persevere…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration

You've Got Mail! (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 16, 2006)
A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speak…
Topics: Bible Computers (and other Digital devices) Grace