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Tending the Family Tree

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: September 25, 2021

A grandparent's charge…

A tender shoot sprouts from a tree
that's rooted in a trunk called me.
That little branch that bears my name
will grow into a limb.

And how it grows depends on much.
Their parents' guidance, friends and such.
But, Lord, I know Your grand design
includes grandparents, too.

How straight and strong that branch will grow
will be determined (I well know)
by words of blessing, loving touch
and what grandkids observe.

Lord, may my children's children see
Your Holy Spirit's work in me
through what I do and what I say
and how I make them feel.



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Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and chaplain to a retirement community in the Pacfic Northwest. Greg maintains a blog called Rhymes and Reasons, which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: September 25, 2021

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