Whatever happens, stand
Despite all hardships and misfortunes,
Despite your words or deeds you need to amend;
Despite all losses and fortunes.

When it’s more than you can handle, pray.
You have the Church, your family and friends, hey!
No need to wait for a negative thing to arrive…
Keep praying and in prayer thank, share, ask – you are alive.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 23.04.2019


Out of many troubles

Out of many troubles God delivered me,
Out of the hand of evil people He saved me.
Let my joyful song ring,
Let my loving heart sing!

Oh God, thank You for Your glorious deeds,
For Your Love, Your call – life-giving seeds!
Tremendous is Your support!
You are the Invincible Fort!

Thank You, Lord, for everyone and everything!
Let my thankful song ring!
Iaroslav                                          Sunday – Monday 17-18.02.2013

Grace and love

Once I got ill.
God showed grace and love then too.
I let the children in the line go first and sat still;
I did not feel worse, true.

When it was time to pay,
It turned out I had no cash.
The receptionist agreed to wait a day.
So, I called a taxi – it came in a flash.

I asked to lend me money –
The driver agreed
With an expression in heart so sunny,
Leaving no place for greed.

Thank You, Father, for all these kind deeds
And for saying to ask to be given!
You look after all our needs.
Let us remember Your words wherever we may be driven.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 24.09.2017

A family and a nation must be united

A family and a nation must be united –
That way, their journey will be lighted,
Their obstacles will be overcome;
To their enemies, they will be able to say, “Come, get some!”

In all, however, they must praise God with hearts sincere –
They will go far, they won’t go near;
They will achieve what they want and more;
They will get all they need and will keep some goods in store.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (19253992040)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 06.01.2019

Христос народився!

Христос народився, славімо Його!
У пісні, думці, ділі –
З любов’ю, мудрістю, сміливістю – Пана всього.
Бог прийшов до нас у тілі!

Слава Богу заспіваймо.
Радістю, надією серця укріпляймо.
Христос народився від Марії Діви –
Хай подячно з веселістю залунають співи!

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake Alberta Canada winter 2017 (39430180532)” December 13, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 30.12.2018

Gratitude de Noël

Merci à Dieu pour cette fête!
Aujourd’hui tous se réjouissent: homme, nature, bête.
Merci à Toi, Mère de Dieu – Tu ne doutais pas une seule seconde –
Par Toi notre Sauveur est venu dans le monde.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis lake heading west (15620577439)” November 16, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                          Sunday – Monday 23-24.12.2018

If I said: my foot slipped

If I said: my foot slipped,
Your mercy, o Lord, helped me.
You always helped and never skipped.
Let Your slave remember Your mercies and praise Thee!

Image credit: Ken Eckert, “Kimberley Mountains” August 15, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 21.07.2016