Forget your fears

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

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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!

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!

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Будь ласка, не сумуй!
Хай теперішнім серце живе:
Тишу природи почуй…
Життя щосекунди нове!

За рогом перемога,
Хто шукає, знайде.
Від Бога стежина-дорога;
Правда своє доведе.
Iaroslav                                          Friday – Monday 11-14.09.2009

Cheer and consistency

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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

People tend to put off important things

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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.

Image credit: Jack Borno, “Moraine Creek – panoramio (1)” July 4, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                          Sunday – Monday 03-04.03.2013

The night has passed

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

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

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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

Upon God I will rely

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Incredible, how changes are fast!
Man proposes,
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

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

Cheer up, my friend!
Even if now you are alone,
We may meet in the end.

But now, stand,
You are a winner,
Do understand.

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

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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

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

Stay bright

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

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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.

Image credit: Jack Borno, “Jasper Parkway – panoramio – Jack Borno” August 21, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 21.05.2010

Я зрозумів дещо важливе

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

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

Believe to achieve

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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

Great to be alive

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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

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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

Every day’s a new life

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

You know better than I

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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

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Life is new,
Life is fresh,
Life is undescribable!

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

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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?

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!

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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

How wonderful life can become

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

She’s a pretty girl

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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

Share light

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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

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

Keep your dreams alive

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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

Love justice and walk humbly with the Lord

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Love justice in every business, in all,
And be prepared to walk humbly with the Lord.
He is the One Who hears and listens to your call.
Rely on Him, His deeds, His Word.

Image credit: Tobias Alt, Tobi 87, “Moraine Lake-Banff NP” July 30, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, 4.0 International, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 2.5, CC BY-SA 2.0 and https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/1.0/deed.en license.
Iaroslav                                                     Monday 03.10.2016

If you are asking for a thing

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If you are asking for a thing
And God does not give it to you –
Do not fold your wing –
He has prepared something better, something new.

Image credit: Jack Borno, “Banff Reflections – panoramio” June 22, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                     Thursday 12.01.2017

What for are you asking ‘why’

What for are you asking ‘why’?
You’d better ask ‘how’.
Spread your mind and fly.
You can improve the things right now.

Life is too short to look back.
Of course, you can moan and yelp,
But unique is your track.
Love and confidence will endure and help.
Iaroslav                                                     Friday 02.01.2009

Don’t let your sadness go too far

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Don’t let your sadness go too far –
There is a measure in all.
Don’t be upset over spilt milk from a jar,
Say “forgive me” and bring down the wall.

If you had a quarrel today,
Do all you can to repair:
Give back, support, comfort, pray…
Only avoid despair.

Image credit: Alan D. Wilson (modified by Diliff), “Canada goose flight cropped and NR” February 14, 2008 (current), via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 12.12.2016

Let Christmas light up souls

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Let Christmas light up souls,
It’s time for a merry song!
All people are together just having their own roles.
Love will last forever and more and it isn’t long.

So, smile and join your hands
Forgive all you couldn’t before.
Your heart is longing to see new kind lands,
How much good your soul does store!

Christmas is coming,
What a bright Day!
Children are joyfully running,
All can come true for those who hopefully pray!

‘Merry Christmas!’, we say
And it is indeed!
On God our hopes we lay,
So, why to worry, there is no need!

Image credit: Crispin, Alfred Trevor Crispin, Alfred Trevor, Mrs R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor Macmillan & Co, “A Christmas carol” c. 1873s, via flickr, No known copyright restrictions.
Iaroslav                                                      Sunday 24.12.2006

What is my destination?

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What is my destination?
That’s the question I should ask.
Have I mistaken my vocation?
Will I be able to solve the task?

I just live my short life
Trying to hope for the best,
It’s like a strife
And I should work with zest.

All the above is right,
But sometimes I feel wrong,
Now I know my belief should be bright
And also hope and love; and they all life-long.

Iaroslav                                                      Saturday 11.12.2004
Image credit: Xiao23, “Banff Springs Hotel 01” July 9, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

According to the abundance of the grief of my heart

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According to the abundance of the grief of my heart,
O Lord, You helped me.
Your encouragements make my worries depart;
You show me the forest and make me distinguish a tree.

Your encouragements console my soul;
Your Grace fills my bowl;
You are close in distress;
You keep at bay any stress.

Iaroslav                                                      Friday 22.07.2016
Image credit: Adam Jones, “Sulphur Mountain Summit – Banff – Alberta – Canada – 04” nOVEMBER 13, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Souris, ton sourire est beau

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Souris, ton sourire est beau.
Quoi qu’il se passe, sois courageux/-se.
Devant toi on enlèvera son chapeau –
Sois bon/ne, sage, simple et généreaux /-se

Image credit: Ronkeijers, “Hoodoo banff” September 5, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Wednesday 30.11.2016

Try everything

When you are too afraid to go,
Try everything – all worthy things to grow.
When you are ready to quit,
Just try your wit.

In all good business keep smart and fair;
Before you make an important decision, remember to say a prayer.
Be simple and clever,
Be grateful ever.
Iaroslav                                                      Sunday 20.11.2016

За Причастя можливість

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За Причастя можливість
Приношу Тобі, Боже, подяку;
За силу, сміливість
І підтримку усяку.

Милість Твоя – безкінечна
Бо не дивлячись на лиця рятуєш.
Сила Твоя – незрівнянна, мудрість – беззаперечна
І розкаяного всякого Ти нагодуєш.

Люблячий, завжди будь з нами.
Знаю, недостойний я просити,
Але крім Тебе нікого іншого не знали.
Один Господь! Тільки Ти можеш нас заступити.

Image credit: Jack Borno, “Cascade Mountain – Banff – panoramio” June 19, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Sunday 27.11.2005

Praise God with a grateful heart

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Praise God with a grateful heart.
Let your praise, both big and small be sincere.
Have time to say “Thank You” to Him whether you go far or near.
God will make a way, continue doing your part.
Iaroslav                                                      Thursday 04.08.2016

What if whatever you earn

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What if whatever you earn
Is so much to be able
To share, to stay healthy, to learn,
To fill a poor man’s table?

Imagine, what if by doing these things
You fulfill His will,
You help spread somebody’s wings,
You help pay that important bill?

What if by being faithful in few things
You will be blessed with much more to carry on with good stuff
Even with your wedding rings, –
Your second half to help you in all and when it gets rough?

Image credit: Tony Webster, “Red Squirrel in Banff 230089735 o” July 7, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Wednesday 02.11.2016

Let your light smile shine the way

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Let your light smile shine the way.
Let your kind words make the day.
Be your gentle self everywhere
Because you love, because you care.

Image credit: Isruma, “Moraine Lake July-2001” July 20, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Friday 14.10.2016

You are going to win

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You are going to win,
Triumphant music will din.
I’m sure ’cause God is with you.
Your eye will enjoy the morning dew.

Believe ’cause you are strong,
Believe, love is never wrong.
Do not hesitate
And God will help at this rate.
Iaroslav                                                       Saturday 25.02.2006

Be clever

Love God with all your heart,
Always in prayer, thank for success.
If you have problems, use them to improve your “learn and move on” art –
By doing so you will achieve more, not less.

Be cheerful, with lightness in heart,
Know that night will not last forever.
The morning is soon to start!
In the meanwhile, be clever!
Iaroslav                                                        Sunday 09.09.2012

Sincere smile

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Sincere smile, how much it means!
It is like bread and oil, beans
For a hungry soul.
For a fan it is a goal.

Just smile and improve the world around.
The birds are singing, what a sound!
The past is past, we live in the present.
Your smiling face is so pleasant!

Your smile is a cure for others,
It does support your brothers.
Be yourself, it is worthwhile.
How much it means, sincere smile!
Iaroslav                                                        Friday 12.12.2008

Even blind person can see while believes

You went bust
And tried to drown the misfortune in whisky.
Your mind dimmed and liver suffered rust.
Became better? No! More risky!

Have you lost your hand
Like the guy?
Or your eyesight? So tell me why,
Why can’t you see the rich land?

Even those poor guys
Do not look back closing their eyes.
A deaf man will see the rise,
A blind man will hear it ’cause he tries.

Enough, stand up, just start.
Think about your heart
Which you can’t deceive.
You’ve got to believe.
Iaroslav                                                        Saturday 04.02.2006

Be yourself whatever they say

Be yourself whatever they say,
Don’t be under anybody’s thumb.
They want you to go? How about you stay?
You’re strong without any rum.

It’s not easy, but try to smile
And don’t be afraid to display your knowledge –
That’ll help you to cover thousands of miles;
Be yourself at home, at work and at college.
Iaroslav                                                        Saturday 05.06.2004

Keep on going

When the things work wrong
And you want to despair, stop –
It won’t take long
Before all is back to top.

Have courage, eat porridge;
Keep balance, use your talent –
Take it out of storage;
Be gallant.
Iaroslav                                                        Sunday 11.09.2016

God will make a way

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Believe as much as you can!
For the things you need – pray.
To give best things to you is His plan.

Image credit: Cephas, “RJC1 PJC” August, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                        Sunday 07.08.2016

I’m not alone

DSCN9652Though all seems out of order,
And no one’s willing to help,
I’m not alone on the border,
I am not going to yelp.

When no one seems to understand,
All the same I’m not alone.
No matter in air, at sea or on land,
I’ll be strong as a stone.

Because God gives support.
What can be better in life?
Making me an invincible fort,
He crowns me with wisdom for strife.
Iaroslav                                                        Saturday 12.07.2008

How smart you are

How smart you are!
Believe, do not hesitate,
You’ll be like a shining star,
You will enjoy success sooner or late!

With sun light your street will be lit,
He who has doubts is wrong.
Just do not cease doing your bit,
Indeed, you are strong!
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 23.12.2007

Reveal your way to the Lord and be sincere

Reveal your way to the Lord and be sincere.
Hope in God and He will listen and attend to your need.
Trust in Him whether you go far or near.
Be courageous, take heed.
Iaroslav                                                         June 2016

Be courageous in a lot of ways

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Be courageous in a lot of ways.
Let your heart be strengthened,
All you who hope in the Lord all days.
Love Him for your years to be lengthened.

Be also harmless and smart;
God helps those who help themselves too.
Make wise and prompt your start.
Do your part, God will do His to help you break through.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 12.06.2016

Life is too short

Life is too short
To be sorry about little things.
Ahead there is a reward
With wind blowing up your wings…

Night does not last forever,
Darkness is followed by light.
You can achieve, you are clever!
Look around, what a wonderful sight!
Iaroslav                                                         Tuesday 14.04.2009

Strengthen your heart

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Strengthen your heart
And wait on the Lord with patience.
He crowns with victory your finish and blesses your start.
He makes your name known among nations.

Image credit: Tony Webster, “Marsh Loop (2186471664)” September 16, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                         Wednesday 08.06.2016

They have surrounded and encircled me

They have surrounded and encircled me,
But I have overcome them by the Name of the Lord completely.
They were going to advance, but had to flee.
God’s work is revealed to those who believe not abstractly, but concretely.

Lord, may Your slave be faithful,
Let Your slave be grateful.
Let Your slave speak of Your magnificent deeds.
Let Your might help your slaves in their needs.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 22.05.2016

Dis toujours “ça va” pour éviter “pourquoi”

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Dis toujours “ça va” pour éviter “pourquoi”:
Tu es précieux/-se dans les yeux de Dieu, crois.
Je t’admire, ton sourire, ton intelligence, ton esprit.
Sois généreux/-se, joyeux/-se et heureux/-se, mon ami/-e!
Iaroslav                                                         Saturday 21.05.2016

Vain is the help of man

Vain is the help of man.
Through God we will show strength.
It is useless to rely on what man can.
If you want to enjoy victories at length,

Rely on God in all.
He beautifies your head with a crown;
He protects from a fall;
He dresses you with a PhD gown!
Iaroslav                                                         Tuesday 12.05.2015

Why are you upset

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Why are you upset?
Every sunrise and every sunset
Bring hope.
Have courage, it’s just a slope.

A rise will follow,
Keep on trying, dear fellow.
Keep your chin up and kind your heart.
Keep your head smart!
Iaroslav                                                         Friday 08.05.2015

What you can do to succeed, do

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What you can do to succeed, do, –
Put off secondary things to free your head;
Remember what is true,
In order to fly keep your wings spread.

Image credit: Alan D. Wilson, “Canada Goose – natures pics” August 22, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 23.10.2011

Une chose qui guérit

Il ne faut pas être triste,
Même si ça ne va pas.
On est un grand artiste,
La chagrin passera.

Mais il y a une condition,
Il est nécessaire qu’on soit sûr.
Et elle viendra, la solution,
On surmontera le mur.

Que ton sourire est beau!
Il guérira aussi le mal de ton ami.
Chacun peut être héros.
Pour commencer, souris!
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 11.11.2007

Have courage

When you act within the framework of the Commandments,
Do not be afraid to make a mistake.
Yes, in the future, you may need to make some amendments,
But any worthy enterprise you will be able to undertake.

Do not be sorry that you may miss a chance,
Neither in terms of money, nor in terms of a romance.
Focus on the main thing
And other things will follow:
To you your success will cling,
Your chest will not be hollow.

When it is hard, do not give up, keep on going.
Your success is in thinking and rowing.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 17.08.2014

We may get upset

We may get upset
Because something doesn’t happen as we have set.
We tend to give up
Or to pretend it was not our tea cup.

We tend to forget when we get a lime
That all happens in God’s time.
So, let’s proceed with hope
That with His help we will achieve, we will cope!
Iaroslav                                                         Wednesday 10.02.2016

Wisdom begins with the fear of God

Wisdom begins with the fear of God indeed:
It will help you in studies, work, and every need.

But what does it mean to fear God in the right way?
To cease from doing and freeze? No, but to work hard and to pray.

The fear of the Lord shows itself in doing:
In loving God and with His commandments continuing canoeing;

In helping those who really need,
In giving food to those whom you can feed.

Thank God for all you have and had:
For the happy moments and the ones which were sad.

Because He loves you.
He wants you to be happy and to succeed, oh how much it is true!
Iaroslav                                                         Wednesday 18.03.2015

Agir

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Je ne suis pas fatigué,
Au contraire, je suis prêt à travailler.
Etre actif et agir!
Ne pas être passif, c’est-à-dire.

Sauter, inventer, c’est comme ça,
C’est le mode de vie pour moi.
Je ne vais pas dormir toute la journée,
A quoi bon je dois me tourner?

Un instant et c’est tout:
Rien à changer et des problèmes partout.
Donc, je ne vais pas tarder,
Mais agir et pas hésiter!

Image credit: Cephas, “Falco columbarius PP” July 30, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 30.04.2006

Have faith in God

If you want to win, fight a peaceful fight
For your and your children’s future to be bright!
I know, this is hard,
But have faith in God and be en garde*!

Just a little more and the day of victory will come!
Be en garde, no need for rum,
Ahead, without despair, my friend!
You will enjoy victory in the end!

* French for “on guard”.
Iaroslav                                                         Sunday 23.12.2012

Veterans

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They gave their lives
That we may enjoy the things we like.
Due to them peace thrives;
Without fear I can ride my bike.

Thank you
For you have showed courage, faith, and love.
You have prepared the place for the peace dove.
Every day you stood to your duty anew.

We remember and pray for you.
We live because your courageous deeds were true.
We enjoy hockey, pancakes, maple syrup, and barbecue.
Your glory did not fade, it grew.

Image credit: Emilian Robert Vicol, “Red-Poppy-Flower-Field 29642-480×360 (4900386946)” August 16, 2010, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Wednesday 11.11.2015

Space exploration

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A lot has been done in terms of exploration of space,
But much more remains to be done at a confident pace.
Space hides secrets which can help us,
We should proceed without much fuss.

Other social programs are important too,
But space is just another social thing which is true.
So, let’s continue exploring,
Let us avoid worrying.

Did you know that every cent invested
Returns twenty when projects in space are tested?
Space exploration and social programs should go hand in hand;
Space exploration should benefit people, animals, air, water, and land.
Iaroslav                                                          Wednesday 11.11.2015

Never let your praying knees get lazy

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Never let your praying knees get lazy.
Add love to all the things you do.
Let your words be as beautiful and simple as a daisy.
Let the things you say be true.

Be polite, hold the door, say thank you at once.
When you are wrong, apologize.
This may be hard at first glance,
But this will help you to awesomize.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 07.11.2015

Make decisions

Decisions are a skill,
Make decisions and get better at it,
Whether they concern your food or bill.
Yes, you will have to apply all your wit.

At first you may make some mistakes,
But let it take what it takes.
Some decisions require a piece of advice.
So, be wise, practice, cut your slice.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 24.10.2015

Continue doing good stuff

Bow Lake beim Icefields Parkway

Victories are not for good,
But we relax and lose the place where we stood:
We achieve one thing and stop
Instead of trying to make a longer hop.

Failures are not final
Even if the injury is spinal,
But we tend to give up after the first try
Whereas more effort we are to apply.

Remember to give a good cause another chance –
Be it in business or in romance;
Success is to be enjoyed and built upon.
Failures are to be endured and conclusions are to be drawn.

Image credit: Florian Fuchs, “Bow Lake beim Icefields Parkway” August 16, 2012, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 27.09.2015

You should never be afraid

You should never be afraid
God is always with you.
Be wise and do as He bade
And you will be given your due.

He cares even for the smallest flower.
Will He not care much more for you?
Remember His commandments and you will be stronger than the highest tower.
It is never too late to improve, God loves you and that is true.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 19.06.2005

My emotions are a part of me

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My emotions are a part of me,
Just like a book and its page;
A leaf isn’t stronger than the whole tree
And feelings need no cage.

Bad emotions will be out of court,
That is I’m gonna exchange them for good ones;
God’s help, a sincere smile will be my support.
Bad emotions will disappear faster than the cheetah runs.
Iaroslav                                                          Friday 01.07.2005

Improve

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It’s never too late to improve,
Believe the Bible and try.
No one is to reprove.
With God you can achieve all though you are shy.

Image credit: Chuck Szmurlo, “Consolation-Lake-Szmurlo” September 12, 2007, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 16.03.2015

Trust in God and be strong

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Trust in God and be strong.
Your hardships will not last long.
With God you will show strength.
You will achieve your goal, you will have health.

In time of trouble let God be your Delight.
Even in darkness keep light in sight.
You will win and offer thanks and a cheerful song.
Trust in God and be strong.
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 16.03.2015

My students

University students
My students are smart.
They may lack wisdom, but they are working on it;
They are making much progress, not just a bit.
To advance is what they have put to their heart.

Students are juice of economy in any city:
They are young and ready to work;
For them, job comes first and only then a spoon and a fork.
They work a lot and they are witty.

So teach students with appreciation;
Hire them for the best jobs as soon as you can.
They will help you to make a plan
To succeed and to advance your business among the whole population.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 19.09.2015

Blessed is the man that has the fear of God truly

Blessed is the man that has the fear of God truly,
That delights in His commandments and performs them fully.
His seed will be mighty on earth all over;
His house will thrive, his cattle will have ample clover.
Iaroslav                                                          Friday 29.05.2015

Shine your way

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Shine your way,
Do good things whatever they say!
Have salt in yourself and have light,
Make your chemin* bright!

Rely on God and go!
In terms of helping people are slow.
You are beautiful, strong, and smart.
With God’s help you will achieve all, just do your part!

* French for “way”.
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 22.12.2014

I hope you’ll never lose the sense of wonder

Lilies
I hope you’ll never lose the sense of wonder –
After a lot of rain and thunder –
You will remember to hope
And believe that with God’s help, somehow you’ll cope.

I hope you will sing –
Without being afraid of what kind of thing
People will think or say –
Because you are like a sun ray.

I hope you will dance –
Without being afraid of giving a chance
Of saying that you are awkward or old –
Let the joyful child in you always live, let your heart never become stone-cold.
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 16.07.2015

I admire you

Flower
The only thing I want you to remember
After reading these lines:
You are awesome January through December!

You are worthy whatever they say/think
And I want you to stay healthy whether you like vegies or meat, grey colour or pink.

You are valuable, much more than gold.
Inside of you there is a chest of treasures the key to which you hold.

You are precious in God’s sight:
Your every hair is counted.
I admire you: your heart is pure and brave, your head is so bright!
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 16.08.2015

Make me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning

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Make me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning
For I trust in You each day.
Make me know the way I should go in life and learning
For I lift up my soul to You and pray.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 01.08.2015

Whatever happens, believe

It is easy to believe when all is smooth,
But try to be consistent whatsoever:
No matter who would like you to lose,
God is with you forever.

Whatever happens, believe.
Let your heart follow your dream.
Whatever news you receive,
Let your soul faithfully gleam!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 05.02.2011

Lord, You are the Same

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Oh Lord, You are the Same.
You are still with us, You still cure;
You can still heal a person who is lame.
When we travel, You make our way secure.

Oh Lord, You are the Same.
Your Love is so Pure, so Deep.
You help us achieve any good aim.
You still care for Your sheep.

How great Your deeds are in our lives!
You help us cope with all.
You are beside, however deep man dives.
Oh Lord, save us all, rich and poor, big and small.

When I pray, I know You hear my prayer
Because You are the Same.
You are with us, with a jobless and a mayor.
You hear all who call upon Your Name.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 11.07.2015

Once upon a time

Once a man committed a crime:
He stole something at that time.
Then the police were on his trail.
The man was spotted by a friar.

The latter took him to his monastery cell
And treated his wounds very well.
When the police came after their prey,
The monk did not betray.

Since then the man often prayed
And both souls were saved.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 05.08.2012

Do good till you have strength to do so

Do good till you have strength to do so!
Two, three or more times in a row
And let your own business thrive
Because God gives and does not deprive.

Start now and patient be,
Let good health be granted to thee.
When in hardships, let us pray.
Let’s do good things without delay!
Iaroslav                                            Sunday – Monday 13-14.05.2012

Rely on God with Him you will show strength

Rely on God; with Him, you will show strength.
With Him, you will extend your days’ length.
You will conquer any foe,
You will mix the tastiest dough.

Rely on God and win with peace in any land.
Take a shield of faith in hand
And a spear of love, and an armour of hope
To manage all and to be able to cope.
Iaroslav                                                          Wednesday 06.05.2015

Не сумуй

Тільки той не помилявся,
Хто нічого не робив;
Хай кажуть марно сподівався,
Не вір, ти правильно чинив.

Заспокойся, будь собою,
У тебе все буде тік-ток,
Ще будуть пишатися тобою,
Тільки зроби правилний крок.
Iaroslav                                                          Thursday 27.12.2003

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord in his and her heart

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord in his and her heart,
Who walks in His way in full, not in part.
Their children will be like olive plants around table.
If both husband and wife fear God, their marriage will be stable.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 30.06.2015

Give me just a little smile

Give me just a little smile,
You have your own beautiful style.
Whatever it is, it will soon pass.
Cheer up, look at the greenness of grass.

You have an amazing head;
Not relying on force, you use it instead.
You are beautiful and strong in your way!
Be wise and harmless whatever they say!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 23.05.2015

Do not get upset

If you can’t catch anything with your rod,
Don’t worry, you’ll soon catch a cod;

If you have nothing to dine,
It’s ok, you’ll get slimmer, it’ll be fine.

Have you sat on some orange?
Never mind, someone sat on porridge.

Never get upset,
Your problems can be easily set!
Iaroslav                                                          Friday 19.11.2004

A kind smile can heal

A kind smile can heal,
More than that: it cures for sure.
People will smile back whatever they feel.
It’s true in space, underground, at sea, and ashore.

Good mood passes over to people around.
Even if they are unhappy, suppressed,
They hear the jolly sound
And bad mood disappears without rest.

So, try to smile at your neighbour.
Believe! You need no hesitation,
And he will help you back with your labour.
Language of good needs no translation!
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 18.11.2007

You have a talent

You have a talent.
Those who cannot see are blind.
You are beautiful, you are smart, you are gallant.
Stay strong, keep open your mind.

When your talents will flourish like buds,
It will amaze all.
Your knowledge and talent will break through like spring floods;
Your achievements will be discussed by scholars in a university hall.

Stay strong, keep loving your heart;
Be nice whatever they say.
Be kind and joyful to start.
Work hard, study thoroughly, remember to play.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 28.06.2015

Except the Lord shall build the house

Except the Lord shall build the house,
They labour in vain that build it.
God protects against destruction, theft, and mouse.
God saves out of the deepest pit.

Except the Lord shall keep the city,
The watchman wakes up in vain.
God makes nation’s leaders witty.
He cures our infirmities and multiplies the harvest of grain.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 21.06.2015

He will not suffer your foot to be moved

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He will not suffer your foot to be moved,
He will help all your affairs to get improved.
God That keeps you will not slumber.
He multiplies your posterity without number.

The sun will not smite you by day, nor the moon by night.
He sends success, peace, and might.
Glory to God now and forever!
Live your faith and be clever!

Image credit: Nikopol, “Anas-strepera-001” March 5, 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 09.06.2015

The Lord is on my side, I will not fear

The Lord is on my side, I will not fear.
What can man do to me? I will run to the aim as a deer.
I will not step back or hesitate.
I will run, I will read, I will be in a healthy state.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 02.06.2015

Love love

Love love and seek it at home, at work, and everywhere,
And it will yield its fruit you won’t know where.
It will cling to you
As if you were covered with glue!

Love love and you will find!
If someone does not understand, never mind;
Smile and keep your way ahead.
May God’s love protect you from your feet to the head!
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 30.08.2014

Cheer up

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Do your part,
God will do His, be sure.
Do things with faith and hope in heart;
Let love not depart.

Do your part,
God will do His, truly.
Add kindness and confidence to start;
Thrive fully.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 21.04.2015

In four languages

Qu’elle est belle notre chance!
Each of us has all to advance.
Будьмо ж рухатися уперед –
Последует успех за нами вслед!
Iaroslav                                                          Monday 23.03.2015

Улыбнись, твоя улыбка – свет

Улыбнись, твоя улыбка – свет!
Я шлю тебе привет,
Всё будет тик-ток!
Я верю, хоть я – не знаток.
Iaroslav                                                          Friday 29.03.2013

Життя – це великий дар

Життя – це великий дар,
Не варто про це забувати
І тільки Господь може ним наділяти;
Життя наповнює все від моря до хмар.

Але той, хто його має
Розпорядитися ним правильно мусить,
Найвищої мудрості життя вимагає
І розумний для початку язика закусить.

Не варто життя марнувати,
Його треба цінити, сміливіше крокувати.
Кожен сам все зважить, але час швидко спливає,
Укріпиться той у житті, хто надію на Бога покладає.
Iaroslav                                                          Tuesday 07.08.2004