How to measure success?
By abundant food, bank balance excess;
By driving a sports car;
By exceeding your neighbour’s house size by far?

How about having peace with God and inside;
Bringing up your children to respect their family and in faith to abide;
To eat healthy, simple food;
To hope, to love and to be in a good mood?
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 06.12.2019

There is a reason for you to be here

Seek the real treasure –
Set out on this adventure.
Through hardships and clear sky azure
May God bless you in your venture.

Perhaps, you will learn
That the perfect gifts are inside;
And the only way to multiply joy is to share it in return.
God loves you and His love will always abide.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 01.12.2019

Faith, hope, love

When all things go wrong, keep hope:
God will send you strength to cope.
When you do not know the outcome, believe:
What you want, by Gracious Will you can receive!
When all around turn away, do not abandon love:
We are fighting for the things not below, but above!
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 01.12.2012

Defend your thesis with God’s help

No one will defend your thesis, only yourself:
With God’s help you can do.
Be not afraid, but be ready.
Let your words be steady!
Let your research be bold and true!
Defend and let it help others and win the best library shelf!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 03.11.2013

Love God with all your heart!

Love God with all your heart!
He loved you first from the start.
Do for your neighbour
Good favour, as good service as your own labour.

Love God with all your thought!
Remember how devotedly for you He fought.
Eat you bread;
Do not be jealous, be thankful instead.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 17.06.2012

When there seems to be no escape

When there seems to be no escape,
Pray, my friend!
Do not run away from your landscape;
We never know what will be in the end.

Maybe, God has lowered us for an instant
To bring us yet higher at a later time.
Keep on trying although victories seem distant!
Let us pray to make juice of our lime!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 20.05.2012

Do good with a sincere heart!

Do good with a sincere heart!
Do good from the start
Because we do not know what will happen then,
Only God knows what will happen and when.

Do good today,
No need to delay
Do good when you can do so,
Let kind things grow!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 06.05.2012

Respect yourself

Start doing good things
And other things will follow.
Doing good will strengthen you wings,
And your pocket will not be hollow!

You can do many things!
No worries about the tree year rings,
Just start!
The big is made of every part!
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 02.12.2011

Дякую, Боже, за здоров’я та життя

Дякую, Боже, за здоров’я та життя
Бо коли ще живий,
Можу на добро обернути буття.
З Твоєю поміччю, кожен день – новий!

Дякую щиро!
Нехай подяка моя
Буде приємна, як миро.
Нехай Милість прибуде Твоя!
Iaroslav                                                   April 2012