Hold your faith at all times
Although life may have presented limes…
Hold and keep on praying.
There is time for reflecting and time for playing.
Above all, stay in love that is true,
Let it get you all the way through!
Rely on God and go
And you will have good fruit to mow!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.09.2012
Надійся на Господа і нехай буде певне серце твоє.
Роби що потрібне, що добре – кмітливо –
Праця, любов, життя, надія доведуть своє;
Мужність май – твоє не забариться диво.
Image credit: Gurjeet Cheema, “View from top of the Sulphur Mountain” May 19, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Friday 19.10.2018
Souris, ton sourire est si beau!
Souris et le monde entier te sourira.
Sois sûr, le soleil apparaîtra de nouveau,
Le jour manqué bientôt finira.
Il ne faut pas désespérer ou être triste,
La nuit portera conseil.
Tout passera, sois comme un touriste –
Aujourd’hui une mauvaise maison, demain une autre, sans doute, sera une merveille!
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnsons Lake Alberta Canada Banff national park (16055273314)” February 22, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 24.09.2005
My religious friend,
You’ve been my consolation
When the world seemed to have approached the end, –
‘God’, you said, ‘is our Salvation’.
Thank you, my friend.
Your love is pure gold,
Your advice lends a hand,
Your word warms when it’s cold!
When I was in need of understanding,
When I got tired of the lack of love around,
You reminded where we were standing –
That Christ’s doctrine is still and always sound.
Image credit: Base Camp Dave, “Fireweed in the Lake Louise Valle” August 6, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 18.02.2012
However hard, avoid despair.
Be sure, God is strong to repair.
However broken, believe
That when the time comes, you will receive.
Be simple and stand in hope.
Stock up with faith to cope.
Cherish love and abide in it.
Be strong, be friends with wit!
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnsons Lake Alberta Canada Banff national park (16490012738)” February 22, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Monday 01.10.2018
Smile is what helps cover an extra mile.
Small or big, let it be sincere in all.
Share it with your friend and neighbour in winter frost and summer glare.
Smile and it will shine the way and help remain agile.
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnson lake Banff Alberta Canada (16442276798)” February 22, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Friday 21.09.2018
If you are in doubt,
Rely on God, colleague,
He makes our steps stout,
The tired continue without fatigue.
By following His word
You will go far,
His truth is a sword,
In darkness or light it shines from afar.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.01.2012
When you lose yourself in life,
Your courage will soon follow.
Keep good things however harsh is the strife.
Your success will come, your storehouses will not be hollow.
Image credit: Koushikpt, “Morraine Lake” Septemeber 3, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Monday 17.09.2018
Be friendly if you want to have friends.
Be friendly, despite misfortunes it will all settle in the end.
Be gentle, patient and loving in all everywhere.
Be courageous, discover and dare!
Iaroslav Wednesday 05.09.2018
As often as possible, smile
And let your face be sincere.
Whether you’re delivering a speech or installing a tile,
Smile, let it be full, not mere.
Image credit: Scott Delinger, “Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada” May 22, 2018, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Monday 27.08.2018
Our bodies are like ships on the ocean that rages;
We are like captains who are courageous.
Our task is to direct our feet
To the safe harbour – the Kingdom of God, our fleet.
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (19445825831)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 26.08.2018
There is a reason for you to be here,
Abide in light!
The night is far, the day is near –
Keep that in sight!
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (19255400569)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Thursday 09.08.2018
Sometimes I get so busy
That in prayer I am far away.
Lord, let me stay focused although it ain’t easy;
Let me believe, love, and pray.
Iaroslav Sunday 06.05.2018
Не бійся, хай як лячно, –
Крокуй уперед із любов’ю і вдячно.
Умій посміхаться будь-що.
Із Богом розлучити тебе не може ніщо!
Iaroslav Thursday – Friday 02-03.08.2018
Humour is a friend,
Share with it your worries.
Use it to build and amend;
To listen to and to tell stories.
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.07.2018
Is very close to those
Who fear Him in every nation –
To those who multiply faith, hope and love among population.
Iaroslav Wednesday 20.07.2016
A saint who is sad
Gives a reason to people to think something bad.
Therefore, rejoice as much as you can
In prayer, studies, work – in all with and without a plan.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.07.2018
Не дав нам Бог духа стра́ху,
Але сили, любові, розуму здорового.
Безнадійність, непевність не є християнського фаху;
Віра, надія, радість серця – шлях до успіху чудового.
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (18819148794)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.07.2018
Anyone can profit from good.
But turning misfortune to benefit
Is for the wise, I conclude.
Wisdom and patience cook their food.
To do well when all is okay
Is easy for our brain,
But in our heads we have much more than clay –
So, think what for. You can do it today.
To surrender when something is wrong,
To sink and to lose all
Or to step over and to try to become strong;
To save and to improve what you can so long?
It is up to you to decide;
Every new day is a beginning.
Birds know this, they do not hide.
In the open sky they glide.
Iaroslav Sunday 18.01.2009
Цінуй життя та користуйся
Щоб іти вперед; не лінуйся, не лякайся.
Любов’ю до Бога та ближнього рятуйся.
На помилках не циклись; посміхайся!
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Moraine Lake Alberta Canada (31599858215)” July 4, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Wednesday 04.07.2018
Have a heart and intelligence hold;
Be loving, but also be smart.
Remember your Heavenly Father, be bold.
To win – do your part.
Iaroslav Sunday 08.08.2010
Christians should act
Boldly in all good things
Because God did not give us the spirit of timidity, in fact,
He gave us the spirit of power, love, wisdom and the positivity it brings.
Image credit: NingChien, “Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park” August 17, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 30.03-01.07.2018
Love love and it will cling to you.
Love God, neighbour; and yourself in a smart way though.
This requires dedication, true.
Be big on gentleness, on grumpiness be low.
Do your exercises, eat veggies, rest;
Hit the books and work with zest.
Say “thank you” for all good things.
Enjoy each moment that life brings.
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Mt Lorette Ponds Kananaskis Alberta (15203724527)” September 28, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
When people look at you,
Make them want to live:
Look and be positive, say “HRU”.
You have a good mood to share, high spirits to give.
Iaroslav Friday 15.06.2018
Love God with all your heart!
This will make your labour easy to start,
And other things will follow;
Your house will not be hollow.
Love God with all your soul!
You will achieve your goal,
Whether you study or work,
Whether you eat with chopsticks or fork.
Love God with all your mind!
You will not be left behind,
You will advance!
Wisdom is here, it is not given by chance.
Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Morning hike up Yates mountain Kananaskis Alberta Canada (26334059385)” April 9, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 21.10.2012
Rely on God and boldly step ahead.
Let Him direct your way, let Him anoint your head;
Let Him remove your sorrow and let Him give you joy instead.
He is the One Who redeemed you, protected and fed.
Image credit: Jcmurphy, “Western Brook Pond” April 12, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Iaroslav Friday 15.06.2018
And let your heart be firm,
So little time to realize,
Open your heart to learn.
Iaroslav Tuesday 14.07.2009
Love God with all your heart
And bravely act!
Let your love be full and not in part,
Let not routine of everyday distract.
You have so many gifts,
Believe and act!
Do honestly your shifts,
But also use wit to promptly react!
Iaroslav June – July 2012
However hard, rejoice.
However slow, fast or sloppy,
Let joy be heard in your voice.
Walk, run and pet cheerfully your dog whose ears are floppy!
Iaroslav Thursday 31.05.2018
Smile and let the world smile too!
Smile, believe you can come through!
Rely on God and go.
While the sun shines – mow.
Smile, let the world smile too!
Smile, for you can win, it’s true.
Your prayers are heard.
Let us rely on our Father’s Word!
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Iaroslav Sunday – Thursday 15-19.07.2012
Happy because alive;
Snappy because I strive;
Thankful – I have so much;
Hopeful; with friends in touch.
Always, always, and always
I must be grateful –
As the real faithful,
All days, all days, and all days.
I don’t know what is ahead.
I don’t feel lack of bread.
My brain, my way, my strife.
My heart, my soul, my life.
Iaroslav Sunday 25.05.2008
Never knowing what is ahead,
Where you’ll lose, where you’ll find.
Never stubborn, always wiser instead
Keeping good things on your mind.
What you’ve got, hold,
Even more, multiply!
Cultivate good in yourself being bold.
Enable your heart and brain to amplify.
And me, I am with you.
How much we can save!
How beautiful are flowers in dew!
It is time to be brave!
Iaroslav Sunday 01.06.2008
Whatever has happened,
There is no reason for despair –
However hard or unfair.
Whatever has happened…
Everything will be all right.
D’you know why I am so sure?
I trust in God, His Law.
Everything will be all right!
Iaroslav Sunday 21.01.2012
Every breath is a gift,
Rejoice, do kind, silly things, be swift.
Let your gratitude be obvious in your deeds and voice.
Whether you are going close or far, rejoice.
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Iaroslav Sunday 13.05.2018
God is my refuge and my shield:
I will not stumble whether I go through a dark forest or a bright field.
He is my support and I rely on Him in all.
He is my Saviour and Father and hears my every call.
Iaroslav Tuesday 07.11.2017
Rely on God with all your heart.
Do what is good;
Continue achieving your goal.
Keep yourself busy with this
For this will replenish your bowl.
Do not look back.
Rely on God with all your heart.
Iaroslav Saturday 29.10.2006
When your hand can give, let it give.
When you can save your little brother, let him live.
Our time is short,
Neither tomorrow nor later it can be caught,
Do not say ‘tomorrow’, ‘later’ or ‘soon’.
Life is now, at this moment, slipping away like a balloon.
Live now, be free;
You are a blossoming tree!
Live and do good till you can,
No one will stop you or ban!
Your strength is inside.
Believe! Your kind deeds will abide…
Iaroslav Wednesday 17.12.2008
Май волю до життя –
Христос – життя, правда, дорога –
Під час вітру виття,
Під час спокою, коли далеко тривога.
Живи так, щоб було не шкода́,
Щоб коли Господь покличе й сьогодні –
Щоб вірною буда твоя хода,
Щоб камінчики на серці не лежали жодні.
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.04.2018
Each of us is valuable truly.
Each of us is important fully.
Avoid thinking otherwise;
If needs be, do awesomize.
We are bought with the Precious Price:
Christ gave Himself for you and me by device.
Knowing this, go, believe and act.
You are important, it’s a fact.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.04.2018
We have received a new commandment truly:
“Love each other”.
This is how they will know that we are Christians fully:
When we treat people as a sister and a brother.
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.04.2018
Friend, God has given you wit –
Remember to use it.
In work and studies – apply to make a good fit.
Wisdom, faith, and courage make a good kit.
Image credit: AniKov, “Banff national park mountains” May 22, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.04.2018
Nothing can separate us from God at all.
Neither height, nor strength, nor circumstances whatsoever;
Neither a big thing, nor small.
The truth is He loves us and we love Him now and ever.
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.04.2018
When you’re ill,
It’s time to change,
To jump over the hill,
To switch to a better range.
Think what you can do.
You can improve the things,
Believe, it’s true.
You can readjust your strings.
So, it’s time;
Keep your heart pure and your vision – clear.
Sour is a lime,
And your deeds are dear.
Iaroslav Tuesday 05.05.2009
Praise God with all your heart!
You may be sad,
Know, though, that God loves you from the very start!
Let your kind soul be cheerfully glad!
It may be hard
Because the world is cruel;
Whole nations are eaten as lard…
Don’t give up, let people see the shining of your jewel!
Image credit: Shaun Syvertsen, “Lac Beavart and Jasper Park Lodge” April 20, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 17.12.2011
Hope in God and let your heart
Strengthen in Him fully:
He will bless your start
And will ensure success of your completion truly.
Iaroslav Monday 04.09.2017
Take your passion,
Mix with hard work.
Clean and neat are always in fashion.
Keep mixing with a confident fork.
Add love as much as it takes.
Sprinkle generously with faith everywhere.
Add some hope before it bakes.
Remember to oil with rest; avoid despair.
Image credit: Pierre5018, “Lake Louise 2017-03 ski 09” March 7, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Bright Monday – Tuesday 09-10.04.2018
Never be sorry that you have missed
An incredible chance,
That you haven’t been kissed,
That you have failed in a dance.
Keep doing good, kind things;
Have courage in stock;
Welcome the grace that the present moment brings.
Thank God for both an open and a closed lock.
Iaroslav Saturday 17.06.2017
More than anything else I am thankful truly
And, therefore, happy fully.
Despite all hardships and fails
Toward the positive stuff I set my sails.
Although I may fear –
Let my courage make it disappear.
Although I may stumble –
Let God’s grace make me humble.
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.06.2017
Don’t be afraid to start
From the beginning –
Like Job did as God put it to his heart –
Despite all uncertainties towards which you may be leaning.
Your song will be winning;
Your reward will be great;
Your family will join you in singing;
You will pass many although you have come late.
Iaroslav Monday 06.11.2017
In any situation
Remain your kind self ever –
In joy and frustration –
Be simple, joyful, and clever!
Iaroslav Wednesday 21.03.2018
Reveal your way to the Lord,
Hope in Him and together you will do it!
He Who is the Greatest Reward
Will help, but act with wit.
Iaroslav Sunday 17.07.2016
Give thanks to God with a cheerful heart –
Cheerful praise is well pleasing to Him truly.
Give thanks early in the morning from the start;
Rejoice in Him fully!
Iaroslav Wednesday 22.06.2016
You should believe in such a way
That your face is smiling,
Because Christ cares for you at night and at day.
Start sharing your faith and smile, stop compiling.
Iaroslav Sunday 04.03.2018
Time passes fast:
You are eighteen, you nap,
And you are forty and the younger years are in the past.
Do all good, kind, courageous stuff now – to recap.
Iaroslav Sunday 18.06.2017
Don’t be afraid to make a mistake,
Whether you are thinking to invite your date to a lake,
Or whether you are trying out new things to bake.
Be courageous – this is a feature to never forsake!
Iaroslav Friday 30.06.2017
Remember what Jesus Christ said to the blind,*
The leper and the Canaanite woman truly?
They made up their mind
To stick to faith, and He healed and helped them fully.
Do you also remember the widow’s persistence –
Although the unrighteous judge showed resistance,
He helped after all.
Now let us also go and stick to faith in all!
*Blind – see Mark 10:46-52
Leper – see Mark 17:11-49
Canaanite woman – see Matthew 15:21-28
Widow (parable) – see Luke 18:1-8
Iaroslav Sunday 25.02.2018
Don’t be sorry and you won’t be sorry!
You must learn to give up worry.
In whatever things you need, repent,
You can always use a prayer and Lent.
Repentance means fixing whatever you can
While also putting worries to ban.
Repent and let God light up your heart.
Repentance is turning around and having new start.
Image credit: Martin Kraft, “MK02256 2257 Belly River” September 19, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 07.07.2017
Never settle for the path of least resistance.
A lot of things have been achieved through persistence.
Don’t be shy to use your family’s loving assistance.
Pray and believe at all times and God will make you go a long distance.
Iaroslav Sunday 18.02.2018
The right choices aren’t always easy,
But they aren’t always hard.
Take prayer, for instance, when you are free or busy,
It protects from being caught off guard.
Use it in the morning, at night
And as often as needed.
Let your soul be light,
Let good stuff in your heart be seeded.
Prayer “takes away” minutes, but saves days;
It promotes health and cheer;
It opens new ways;
It directs to God and all things that are dear.
Iaroslav Wednesday 14.02.2018
Be brave, my friend.
Rely on God and go ahead!
Your courage to success will lend.
To avoid loss, engage your head.
Iaroslav Sunday 31.10.2010
Be happy – however hard it is;
Spend time with your family however busy you are.
Enjoy honey although it comes with bees.
Rejoice in God whether you are going close or far.
Image credit: ThartmannWiki, “The Ten Peaks” August 26, 2014, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 10.02.2018
When you are in need of love and care,
There is Someone out there:
Whether you stand or fall, Christ is with you.
He more than just exists – He loves and cares to get you through.
Continue rowing knowing this.
You will achieve more than you miss.
Do not get desperate whatsoever.
Smile, get ready to win, be clever!
Image credit: Ron Clausen (uploaded by user), “Mount Patterson and Peyto Lake” August, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.04.2017
When things do not work out and it looks all rain –
Think you can do nothing about it, think again!
There are A LOT of things you can do, but beginning is prayer.
Hard as things may seem, this brings you up like a stair.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.04.2017
If you feel down
Without a reason,
Don’t worry, don’t frown –
This happens to me and all in any season.
Fresh air, good sleep, and food;
Family, friends, communication
Are the things that help do good.
Prayer and hope are a must in this equation.
Iaroslav Friday 19.05.2017
When you are in doubt – pray
In the morning, at night, during the day;
Whether long or short, let the prayer come from the heart.
Let it be with faith, hope, love fully, not in part.
Iaroslav Thursday 10.08.2017
You are with sad eyes.
The sun will rise;
The day will come, the night will end.
Iaroslav Wednesday 20.12.2017
Дякую, Боже, за любов, яку раб Твій відчув,
За людей Твоїх, яких раб Твій зустрів,
За слова підтримки, які раб Твій почув,
За все, що рабу Твоєму простив.
Більш ніж будь-що, раб Твій – вдячний.
І хоч інколи шлях – лячний,
Не боїться раб Твій іти.
За провини, Господи, прости.
Iaroslav Tuesday 14.11.2017
Don’t be afraid of speaking about your feelings in life;
Don’t be afraid of saying good, kind words however harsh is the daily strife.
Be bold to say the words “I love you!”,
And they will follow you as if attached with super glue.
Image credit: Rajan Patel, “Moraine Lake Half Frozen” June 7, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 28.01.2018
Keep your kind dream in sight!
Keep working, perhaps, it is within a byte.
Perhaps, you’ll need more work, more thinking power…
Pray on; keep it simple; dedicate to it the morning hour.
Iaroslav January 2018
However difficult is the situation –
Don’t be afraid.
At work, at home, in studies, among a foreign nation…
God’s love is with you, the problem will fade.
Iaroslav January 2018
Whatever happens, stand!
In air, on water, on land…
However hard or not right –
Do the correct thing, abide in light!
Image credit: HansWobbe, “MoraineLake” June 19, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav January 2018
Plus de vie, ma (mon) chère (cher) ami(e)
Dans tout ce que tu fais:
Dans ton travail et tes études; parmi
Tes copains et ta famille… pour réussir à tout ce que te plaît!
Image credit: Preeteesh, “Lake Louis, Banff National Park, Canadian Rockies” October 9, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 30.12.2017
It is worth being able to smile
Because people often need it,
They will smile back
Together you will cover a thousand’s mile;
Together you will reinforce your spirit.
Nothing will lack!
Iaroslav Wednesday 28.12.2011
If you are in doubt,
Rely on God, colleague.
He makes your choice stout;
You continue without fatigue.
By following His Word
You will go far.
His truth is a sword:
It shines the way from afar!
It is easy to lose,
To get lost in the cruise:
Waves are crying in rage.
Your way is to be sage.
Keep what is true,
Your love and faith,
Keep to come through.
God knows what is ahead.
But now be brave
And respect your intelligent head!
Iaroslav Monday 21.12.2009
Thank You Father for this year too!
How interesting life is!
And this year is so pure and new.
You take care of all: people, birds, bees…
New Year has come,
What a wonderful night!
The clock has stricken 12-time “bum”.
Christmas lights are shining so bright!
I wish you a happy New Year!
It has rushed in
Bringing in fresh hope and faithful glare!
Rely on God and keep up your chin!
Image credit: Anthonymaw, “Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier” March 9, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Monday 01.01.2007
Never give up in any good deed,
Whether you are studying or pulling out a garden weed,
Whether you are writing a dissertation
Or working on a new invention.
Never give up in a good endaveour,
Be cheerful, hopeful, faithful, and clever.
For all good things pray.
May God’s blessing help you each day!
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005 – Saturday 28.01.2006
As much as you can, believe –
Let God tell you, “Your faith has saved you”.
When it seems impossible to receive,
Believe and work hard with a rolled up sleeve.
Iaroslav Sunday 29.10.2017
Christmas, what a bright Day!
It’s time to smile, give, take, and pray!
It’s time when you can play
As if you were a child constructing with clay.
Open your heart, let Christmas come and stay,
Let the kind child in you rejoice at each sun ray!
Keep your own bright, courageous, perseverant way.
Merry Christmas! I wish you happy smiles and a full tray!
Image credit: Mrspix, “Castle Mountain in Winter” March 9, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, , CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 24.12.2017
Have faith, have strength to smile.
You are kind, be brave.
If necessary, wait for a while;
Be not afraid of a ranging wave.
For your Creator you are equal.
Be careful though and be wise.
Believe to add a happy ending to this sequel.
Get over, smile, and work to awesomize!
Iaroslav Sunday 01.09.2013
God loves us – we know.
But the thing is we have to live it –
Whether we fly high or fall low.
Let’s act with faith and wit!
Iaroslav Sunday 10.12.2017
Bells are singing a merry tune
Above the city and country, forest, and dune;
The Wonderful Day is coming here,
Fairy Christmas is already near.
Open your heart till it’s not too late:
All your dreams will come true,
Believe and the rain of grace will pour upon you.
You are free in God, so –
More confidence, be ready to mow.
Merry Christmas I wish!
Be blessed and enjoy your Christmas dish!
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Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005 – Saturday 28.01.2006
Tu n’es pas seul(e):
Dieu, Ses anges, Sa Mère, Ses Saints sont avec toi.
Même quand tu élèves un épagneul;
Quand tu perds et quand tu trouves chaque fois.
Tu n’es pas seul(e), ami(e)
Quand tu t’élèves, vas au lit, quand tu manges du brie…
Tu n’es jamais seul(e), rappelle-toi.
Souris, espère, inspire, aprécie, aperçois!
Iaroslav Sunday 26.11.2017
Whatever happens, life is going on.
Life… How much sense there is in the word!
Whatever life brings, it is worth moving on.
Look at a little bird…
So weak, fragile,
But it will live,
It will cover a mile,
It will, for sure, believe.
Life is a precious gift!
So much for others we can do.
No time for a drift.
Stop, just think, it’s true.
Iaroslav Wednesday 26.11.2008
You will do!
I am sure;
This poem is true.
No matter what is the score.
How much you can!
Of course, not all in a wink,
To win is your plan!
You are clever,
Your chances are high!
Never say never…
Get ready and try!
Iaroslav Saturday 23.08.2008
Rely on God and go!
Let your spirits be high, not low.
Be confident because you did right.
Your face diffuses light.
While in the world you are,
Use wit to go far.
Be gentle and sage,
Do not be afraid of waves that rage!
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Iaroslav Sunday 18.11.2012
Oh come, let us worship and bow down
Before Christ our God, let us sing psalms!
Come, let us rejoice in village and in town!
Let us give alms!
Let no one be upset.
It is Easter, the Feast of feasts, the greatest Day!
It is time to forgive any debt,
It is time to soften our hearts and to pray.
Iaroslav Friday 10.04.2015
Є люди, заради яких на світі варто жити –
Це – ті, які вміють ще любити.
Це – мама й діти,
Це – ті, які дрібницям вміють ще радіти.
Це – закохані щиро,
Яких життя як чисте миро.
Це – бідні, але щирі люди,
Які є, повір, усюди.
Багато бачив я у світі.
Та є у ньому те, заради чого варто жити:
Джерела, гори, дерева на весні у квіті.
Є заради кого варто ще любити,
Є ті, кого потрібно захистити.
Iaroslav Saturday 11.02.2012
The sun will shine,
The day will glow –
The night decline;
The light will grow!
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Iaroslav Sunday 05.02.2012
Cheer up, don’t worry!
Why are you so sad?
You will succeed, so hurry,
Keep on trying, what else can be said?
Strive and you’ll do.
Seek and you’ll find!
These words are true.
Minor problems? Never mind!
Iaroslav Tuesday 30.01.2007
Gracious Father, help
As You always did.
We are in trouble and yelp,
Save and cure, we’ll do, just say, just bid.
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005
I feel good whatever they say.
I’m all right, what a wonderful day!
I believe I can fly, I have wings
And I’ll be a success; I’ll improve the things.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.05.2004
Як сумно часом буває,
Чому успіх чужий комусь заважає?
Чи ми, люди, брати?
Чи не тому ми тут, щоб один одному допомогти?
Та дехто забуває,
Через дрібне головне зневажає.
Люди – різні та є добро,
Назавжди переможе Воно.
Хай жорстокий розуміє,
Любові тепло синів-дочок зігріє.
Лагідні яскраво засяють.
Терпінням й добром вони перемагають.
Iaroslav Saturday 23.01.2010
Have faith to stand.
Even when it is hard and you cannot understand,
Keep going and doing good things.
Have faith and spread your wings!
Iaroslav Sunday 06.07.2014
Believe in God and boldly step,
Keep straight your awesome back!
Your pocket will not lack,
Your house will not crack
Because you called your God your Help,
Because you worked with hope.
Your business will certainly thrive,
Your household will be as full as a bee hive!
Image credit: Ron Clausen, “Mount Fay Banff 2009” August, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 20.07.2014
However hard and little luck,
Go on, keep on trying.
Perhaps, your success is behind next try, stuck.
Giving up hope is like dying.
Ask and you will receive.
Knock and they will open to you.
Good things require persistence, so do not leave.
Oh, how important it is to continue seeking, it’s true.
+ See Matth. 7:7-8
Iaroslav Sunday 24.09.2017
You are strong, believe and go.
Your Father is with you!
Be brave, what people can do?
Be sage, the seed of truth will grow.
Iaroslav Saturday 09.01.2010
Lord, help us and let the nations see.
Let them fear God and give up their plea;
Let the evil repent in his heart.
Lord, help us and do not depart!
Iaroslav Monday 23.03.2015
Life of faith is when you live with love and believe,
While you still have nothing, that you will receive.
Life of faith is when you act with hope
That God will give you a Hand however steep is the slope.
Be of faith in life,
However rough is the strife.
Be of good cheer – God loves you;
Be wise and sober for it is true.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.09.2017
Keep on working
However hard it is.
You will soon be “forking”;
But now have patience, please.
The darkest hour
Is right before the dawn
You are this city’s flower.
To get the prize we have to work hard like an ant and a prawn.
Iaroslav Sunday 15.09.2013
We tend to live
As if we are here forever.
We keep things forgetting to give;
We tend to be thrifty rather than clever.
But what if tomorrow never comes?
What if God calls us today?
Do we realize to what our life sums?
Therefore, act boldly, remember to love and pray.
Image credit: Philippe Cabot, “Banff National Park – Lake Herbert” August 9, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Monday 04.09.2017
A single thread in an embroidered shirt
May not know its worth in the grand design.
Therefore, do not be upset, but alert;
Be faithful and be sure that God will make you a fruitful vine.
Image credit: Riwnodennyk, “Ivan Honchar museum vyshyvanka 01” September 29, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 19.08.2017
Rejoice, do not be sad,
You are alive and can achieve so much!
What else to be said?
Be glad for you are a Christian and should be as such.
Be happy and let not your hands go down –
God is with you;
He is Strong to put on you a PhD gown –
Rejoice, God’s love is your support everywhere and always, it’s true.
Not only this, but you love Him truly.
He, be sure, sees this
And will reward you duly.
Rejoice to hit the target and not to miss.
Iaroslav Saturday 19.08.2017
Be courageous in work and studies;
Be courageous when you meet a lady or old buddies.
Be creative in doing good things.
Do all with love and see what fruit this brings!
Iaroslav Sunday 18.06.2017
However hard, keep hope;
Hold it at all times.
With your problems to cope,
Do not lose it even when you receive limes.
Iaroslav Saturday 02.07.2011
When you are in doubt: believe
Be brave in order to achieve.
Be brave, you will receive.
Iaroslav January 2011
Forget your fears,
You should be above them all;
Your problems aren’t worth your tears,
God will pick you up after any fall.
Keep your back straight.
Let wisdom protect you.
Never say that it’s too late –
You’ll be given your due.
Iaroslav Saturday 09.10.2004
Je sais que tout va être bien;
En Dieu je crois.
Alors, qu’est-ce qui peut m’arriver? Rien!
Je le sais, je suis sûr, je vois.
Même le froid le plus fort devient doux.
Notre Père fait autant pour nous…
Autant de victoires;
Il couvre nos têtes de la gloire!
Je Te remercie pour la vie,
Le cadeau le plus généreux.
Merci pour la famille et pour les amis!
Grace à Toi nos cœurs sont heureux!
Iaroslav Friday – Saturday 18-19.01.2008
Rejoice in life and live!
Praise God and thankful be.
You have so much, believe.
Here is an example: an ant and a bee.
They work with an easy heart,
They are glad they are alive
And are happy about every body part.
Don’t worry, one day all flowers thrive.
You are more than that!
You are man!
God will make your road smooth and flat.
Rejoice, enjoy your fruit and bread with bran!
Iaroslav Sunday 25.07.2017
Будь ласка, не сумуй!
Хай теперішнім серце живе:
Тишу природи почуй…
Життя щосекунди нове!
За рогом перемога,
Хто шукає, знайдé.
Від Бога стежина-дорога;
Правда своє доведе.
Iaroslav Friday – Monday 11-14.09.2009
Do things with cheer
And your work will go far, not near.
But what has to be done – is to be done –
Do that and it will be gone.
Even famous people had tough times,
But continued working until they got juice out of limes.
Complete your kind projects through –
That’s a rewarding thing, it’s true.
Iaroslav Saturday 05.09.2015
Have strength to dream you kind dreams –
Even after you come through flames and streams –
Let your dreams be living –
For that purpose – keep trying and believing!
Iaroslav Thursday 13.07.2017
People tend to put off important things,
But be wise to do them at once, as if you had wings.
Then, maybe, God will bless you
Because He helps those who help themselves – it’s true.
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 03-04.03.2013
If we are ready to strive,
We must not doubt at all.
You are strong and sage, you are alive –
You are born to win, not to fall!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.12.2007
The night has passed,
The day has come
It’s time to act and fast.
No need to be glum.
A new day means a new life.
So, be ready,
Today you’ll have to face a strife.
Smile, be steady!
If something is wrong,
Work toward a change
Because you are strong,
And that is within your range.
Iaroslav Sunday 04.11.2007
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your way and go.
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your boat and row.
Soon you will see the sun appear
And it will lighten your way.
Kind Heart, your luck is near,
The night retreats, you will enjoy the day!
What for to look back?
Every step draws nearer your wonderful aim.
You will forget about lack.
You will win though the world is never the same.
Be confident, act;
Your garden will thrive!
Your shield is good tact.
Wisdom is with you wherever you drive.
Iaroslav Thursday 13.11.2008
Believe as long as possible, believe.
It is always easy to leave –
Keep on trying, being persistent in good:
Studying, resting, praying, saying, working under a hood.
Be ready to say “no” to bad things
Because they will encapsulate your neck and nose with rings.
Before you answer, reflect and pray:
Give it a thorough test before you say
Iaroslav Monday –Tuesday 09-10.02.2015
Why did you stop?
You are strong enough
To reach the top.
It’s OK, let them laugh –
You’ll score your goal.
Do what’s on your mind,
You’ve got a friendly soul,
It’s your day don’t be blind.
Iaroslav Saturday 21.02.2004
Incredible, how changes are fast!
But God disposes.
It’s all true to the last!
No use relying on men…
You’ll pay a double price,
But won’t get a bit of your rice.
What shall I do then?
Upon God I will rely!
Being patient and sage,
Quick at learning, slow at rage,
Always in action, never too shy!
Image credit: Jeffrey Pang, “Nub Peak Panorama” December 12, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.06.2008
You’re not alone, believe,
God is always with you!
Cheer up, it’s too early to leave,
You are right, you’re strong, it’s true!
Find your niche and go on;
Persistent thou should be,
And you’ll still admire the dawn
Enjoying the daylight brighter than you thought it could be.
We are together,
You are not alone.
Even in a rainy weather
God’s love will bring us together making stronger than a stone.
Iaroslav Saturday 27.10.2007
Cheer up, my friend!
Even if now you are alone,
We may meet in the end.
But now, stand,
You are a winner,
There is time to be sad,
But believe in yourself,
Things are not very bad.
He who searches, will find.
God is with you!
Cheer up, my friend, you are so kind!
Iaroslav Monday 30.11.2009
Любий друже, посміхнись,
Вір, все буде ок!
На світ ширше дивись,
Швидко ті́кає клок.
Яка мета, яка ціль?
Вставай, іди до мети!
Май смак як має сіль,
Щоб світло світу піднести!
Image credit: Cody Taylor, “Johnson Lake” April 29, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Thursday 10.12.2009
However hard it is, go on.
I know problems weigh much,
But to win you were born;
Your kind heart makes you strong as such!
It’s never too late to improve
When you are ready to fight,
Your deeds will prove,
You will enjoy a victorious light.
But now be patient to wait, let the day chase night.
What cannot be cured,
Should be endured.
A climber starts from the bottom to reach the height.
Iaroslav Sunday 13.01.2008
If life deceives,
Don’t get upset:
Only its sons it receives.
Your task will be half done as soon as it is set!
Smile, my friend!
Rely on God on all occasions.
Keep faith till the end,
Whether among Europeans or Asians!
Iaroslav Sunday 04.03.2012
Never give up the fight.
Keep on doing wise and kind things.
Your words and deeds can be like salt and light.
Only God knows what the future brings,
But you keep on rowing!
Whatever they say,
Keep on going!
With God’s help you will succeed on your way!
Iaroslav Tuesday 01.11.2014
When you are sad,
Take your time,
Get ready to be glad.
Make juice if you got a lime.
Remember to smile,
It helps with people.
They will appreciate your style.
You can make much even out of little.
Iaroslav Friday 21.05.2010
Я зрозумів дещо важливе:
If we can’t as we would,
We must do as we can;
У моїх руках майбутнє щасливе.
Зараз як ніколи важко,
Та я сам ладен усе владнати,
І силу і розум я повинен поєднати.
Сподіваюся… З допомогою Божою не буде надто тяжко.
Iaroslav Saturday 07.06.2008
La vie chante une chanson,
Ecoute et tu entendras;
A chacun sa façon.
Le bon bientôt viendra.
Quoi qu’on dise, la vie est belle,
De temps en temps dure,
Pleine de sucre, pleine de sel,
Mais bonne en tant que telle!
Tu vas réussir, je te dis
Parce que le soleil est si beau,
Le ciel ne sera pas toujours gris.
Tu vas réussir, j’enlèverai mon chapeau.
Iaroslav Saturday 07.06.2008
When you believe,
Miracles happen indeed.
However hard in work or other deed,
Somehow you will!
Iaroslav Wednesday 22.04.2015
There is so much you can achieve!
I know, it’s hard to embrace,
But at any point believe,
Whether on earth or in space.
Image credit: Talhamujahid, “View of Jasper City from Whistlers Mountain” July 29, 2007, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 18-19.04.2015
It is great to be alive!
I am so happy to see the blueness of the sky,
To contribute to a charitable bottle drive,
And to hear birds singing and to watch them fly.
I have hardships, true,
But as long as I keep on going,
Those can be worked through.
The advice is: keep on glowing.
Iaroslav Saturday 08.04.2017
When you can, give.
And you will be given.
Be gracious and thankful and live,
You never know where you will be driven.
What you have, do not hide,
Open your mind, be bright.
Let your life outlook be wide;
Keep your inner spark always in sight!
Iaroslav Thursday 06.11.2008
Be modest but smart,
It requires whole art.
One little thing for the start:
Smile, be brave with your loving heart!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.05.2010
Every day’s a new life,
I can start from the beginning.
A wonderful chance to renew the strife,
The tune will be winning.
Each morning’s a wonder,
Look better around.
What a beauty, even a thunder!
A singing bird… – what a sweet sound!
Iaroslav Saturday 05.04.2017
Tout va être bien,
J’en suis sûr.
Donc seulement tiens,
Sans doute, le ciel sera pur.
Iaroslav Friday 31.03.2015
God, let me remember
That You know better than I,
January through December:
When I pray, when I say, and when I cry.
Continue spreading Your grace
Without which Your slave
Would have worst things to face:
Illness, poverty, failure, grave.
You know better than I.
Let it be so
Whether I stand or lie
Let Your slave prosper in You and with You let him grow.
Image credit: Aofi, “MtFairview2” February 20, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 01.04.2017
Life is new,
Life is fresh,
Life is indescribable!
Every morning brings new life,
I wake up and live anew.
I am brave to face a strife,
I am glad to see the dew.
One morning -> one more hope,
I am so lucky to live,
Friendship and love are in scope,
We will win, I believe.
Thank You Father for life!
Image credit: Dr. Raju Kasambe, “Canada goose Branta canadensis (4)” April 3, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 06.03.2010
Я бачив дівчину,
Одну ногу вона мала.
З подругою йшла у ту годину
Й підборіддя високо тримала.
В очах – любов,
В ході – сміливість.
Я згадую знов…
Невдачі дивна непокоривість.
А я зі своїми дрібними…
Клопіт мій – то ніщо.
Життя не бачу за ними,
А далі що?
Image credit: cdephotos, “Australia – Canada, women’s wheelchair basketball at Paralympics 2012” September 1, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Wednesday 10.03.2010
Why should I save what I received, what I’ve got?
It’s likely to go bad, it’s likely to rot.
Isn’t it better to invest
In order to get the best?
You can understand what I say.
Be attentive while it’s light, while it’s day.
I’m speaking about talents rather than money.
Think and do good stuff while it’s sunny.
Iaroslav Sunday 26.03.2005
Le ciel est bleu!
Des oiseaux chantent!
Des arbres sont en fleurs parfumées.
Que peut être mieux?
C’est printemps, est-ce que tu sentes?
Les jours gris ont passé
Et ne sont pas près.
Jette, mon cher lecteur, ta tristesse et souris!
Merci, mais c’est pas assez:
Rappelles aussi que tu es bel(le) et bon(ne) et c’est vrai!
Iaroslav Saturday 25.03.2006
When you believe
In miracles – wonderful thing –
They happen and you receive.
Be sure to keep high your wing.
Iaroslav Thursday 16.03.2017
Keep calm and shine on!
It won’t take long
Before hard things pass,
Before you figure out the mess!
Iaroslav Saturday 26.03.2017
How wonderful life can become
If you are ready for this.
Your efforts are needed, yes, at least some,
Be willing to win and you will not miss.
This is not just my word,
But mine, of course, too.
Life is sharp, sometimes like a sword,
But much depends upon you!
Iaroslav Sunday 10.02.2008
When things are not working out,
Have courage to smile;
When the time comes and you figure out,
Thank God and those who helped you cover the mile! =)
Iaroslav Tuesday 28.02.2017
One hundred years
Pass faster than you think,
But don’t worry, open your ears;
Say “thank you”, give a wink!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.02.2017
She’s a pretty girl,
And he’s a handsome guy
Nothing can be compared to her, even a pearl,
But he’s risking to lose her if he doesn’t try.
Everybody will say that he’ll then regret…
Hey, don’t let your love pass by!
Sincerity will always be normally met.
Nothing bad will happen if you try.
Image credit: Satoru Kikuchi, “Canada Banff Aurora” March 10, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 19.02.2005
Shine your way –
Hard or light –
Have courage to say:
“You are so bright!”
But saying is insufficient –
Believe if you want all to be efficient.
Be of good cheer!
Share the things that are dear!
Image credit: Jonathan Mueller, “Lake Agnes, Banff NP Alberta Canada” July 24, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 12.02.2017
Don’t be afraid of making a repairable mistake:
To take a university course, to meet a friend, to buy a car of a wrong make…
You will sincerely apologize, you will earn that extra dime.
The thing is you thought you have time.
Iaroslav Saturday 11.02.2017
Do not give up!
That’s what you need.
You’re a winner –> that is your cup!
You love, you hope, you believe –
It’s a diamond that’s firm and not a broken reed!
Iaroslav Saturday 01.04.2006
Keep your dreams alive,
Cherish them in spite of all.
However long is the drive,
Listen to your heart’s call.
Image credit: Veronika Ronkos, “Moose mother with calf” July 20, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Monday 17.05.2010