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Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

Celebrating Christmas in July | Guest column

Seventy-five years ago this month, Hollywood director Frank Capra was filming “It’s a Wonderful Life” in Bedford Falls. Did you know an increasing number of… Continue reading

 

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

A message to the Class of COVID-19 | Guest column

Congratulations on surviving the coronavirus pandemic. In many ways you are like a graduating class in high school. You’ve proved yourselves. You’ve passed the test.… Continue reading

 

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

With praise for St. Arbucks | Guest column

A milestone worthy of celebrating recently came and went and hardly anyone noticed. Because of our preoccupation with finding vaccination sites and monitoring the gradual… Continue reading

 

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

National Poetry Month: Rhymes and reasons not to | Guest column

April is National Poetry Month. It was established 25 years ago this month by the Academy of American Poets. Having observed the success of Black… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

Unmasking our hope this Easter weekend | Guest column

This is the weekend that Christians around the globe celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It recalls a weekend two millennia ago when the followers of… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

When interruptions become opportunities | Guest column

The Chinese character for the word “crisis” is actually the linkage of two Chinese characters. One character signifies “danger” and the other that indicates “opportunity.”… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
A painted rock found on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos

Signs of hope and messages of love | Guest column

It’s true! Valentine’s Day is not for lovers alone. Long ago, greeting card companies created printed expressions for family members and friends to share with… Continue reading

A painted rock found on Mercer Island. Photo courtesy of Greg Asimakoupoulos
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

A prayer for our new president | Guest column

Once a year, for the past decade, I have given the invocation in our State Senate or House of Representatives in Olympia. The closest I’ve… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

Reflections on insurrection | Guest column

For Christians around the world, Jan. 6 is Epiphany. Sometimes called the “Day of the Kings,” Epiphany recalls the visit of the magi to the… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
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A Christmas card that was lost in the clutter | Guest column

While clearing out and boxing up my parents’ home recently, I discovered a few items I didn’t know existed. In the bottom of a cedar… Continue reading

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Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.

A Thanksgiving to remember | Guest column

“Pass the yams! And pass the turkey! Pass the iPad, too! I want to Facetime with my family. Though quarantined from loved ones, I am… Continue reading

Guest columnist Greg Asimakoupoulos is chaplain at Covenant Living at the Shores in Mercer Island.
Photo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The White House or our house? | Guest column

Election Day has come and gone. And while some outcomes are yet to be determined, one thing is certain. No matter the winner, the “stuff”… Continue reading

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When life is threatened, love finds a way

I wanted her to live. I wanted a future with her.

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A time for looking back in order to look forward

A time for looking back in order to look forward

A 19-year-old Marine corporal stood 20 feet behind General MacArthur on Sept. 2, 1945.

A time for looking back in order to look forward
I’ve got Uncle Tom on my mind | Guest column

I’ve got Uncle Tom on my mind | Guest column

I like the name Augustus. It has a regal sound to it.

I’ve got Uncle Tom on my mind | Guest column
Let’s hear it for bridges | Guest column

Let’s hear it for bridges | Guest column

This week marks the 80th anniversary of the bridge that connects Mercer Island to downtown Seattle.

Let’s hear it for bridges | Guest column
Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith

Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith

The inhabitants of the White House aren’t the only ones on God’s radar.

Reflections on a White House visit | On Faith
A recipe for Mercer Island graduates | On Faith

A recipe for Mercer Island graduates | On Faith

Stir about the mixed emotions reduced from simmered memories.

A recipe for Mercer Island graduates | On Faith
When God had the last laugh | On Faith

When God had the last laugh | On Faith

For Christians around the globe, this week is the culmination of a six-week journey called Lent. It commenced on Ash Wednesday with ashes in the… Continue reading

When God had the last laugh | On Faith