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
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
For some you will always be of a wrong size:
Too small for some; too big for others at the same time.
Yet for others you will be just right – however hard to realize –
Even if you have a few extra pounds or as slim as a dime.
For some you will be a boor,
But for others – all right,
Whether you are rich or poor;
Their friend, gentle and bright.
Therefore, you will hear all,
But take things with a pinch of salt.
In all things pray, whether big or small.
Avoid those who do not love and find fault.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.12.2017
Love is all I have, it’s true.
Love is what helps me break through.
But what else does a person need,
Whatever is her or his honest breed?
Life is different for a loving heart,
Simple happiness is its part.
Spread shoulders and bright eyes…
Love is a dove that flies!
Iaroslav Thursday 04.12.2008
When I am in trouble, I pray
And then try to do all I can.
I can’t explain the bright ray
Which crosses the gloom and improves my plan.
That’s how we know God loves us all,
He hears each our call.
The Father and the Friend till the end of times,
It is beyond the rhymes…
His help is obvious and swift,
God helps us, it needs no seal.
Not unassisted, not by chance we get lift,
Let’s keep our hearts open to feel.
Iaroslav Tuesday 22.05.2007
Smile and let your neighbour smile in return,
Let your smile help shine the way.
However much you need to learn,
Let your smile brighten the day!
Image credit: Unknown, “Adventure-Clouds-Conifers-Daylight-350418” June 20, 2016, via Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0.
Iaroslav Tuesday 03.10.2017
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
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
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
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
I saw you in a bus,
How pretty you were!
Another day of city fuss…
Both alone among those people in fur.
With bright, shining eyes you were standing;
It was cold outside.
In your eyes I saw understanding;
The world for me became wide.
Iaroslav Wednesday – Sunday 23-27.01.2008
I like when you are around –
It’s like serotonin and vitamin D that abound.
Your eyes are of the most beautiful hue;
I like speaking with you.
You make hard things light:
Your ideas are effortless, bright.
I am your gent, you are my dame;
I like the sound of your name.
Iaroslav Thursday 12.01.2017
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?
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.
If it doesn’t stick, bud,
Use a tape around that part.
If a car has passed and got you in mud,
Take it easy, be kindly smart.
Remember to run –
This is to cover your winning mile.
Remember to enjoy fresh air, bright sun.
Remember to smile =)
Iaroslav Sunday 25.09.2016
Thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for all:
For preventing from a fall,
For land and water, day and night,
For all Thy world which is so bright!
Thou gave me a precious gift – my life,
And Thy support is immense.
My house is rife;
In Thee I always find defence!
Thank Thee for loving hearts around.
How reviving is their sound!
Thank Thee for food –
For both, body and soul, it is good.
I know, just words are not sufficient,
But help to my negihbour, good deeds!
And Thou will make us proficient
And send all or even more a human being needs!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Saturday 13-17.11.2007
It’s easy to give up
And not difficult to fall,
To stumble and to stop, to lose all.
But to go on, to make up…
It’s not shameful to misfire,
But it’s shameful not to get up.
Try, a bright ray will light up,
A clear dream will inspire.
Iaroslav Saturday 21.01.2006
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
Have you ever felt really bad
When you’re all fingers and thumbs and look so sad?
I think you have, perhaps not once.
Perhaps you even asked God to help you not to lose your chance.
It’s very good when you believe;
This opens the door to wisdom which you receive.
Never forget to thank for what you’ve got.
Look at paupers, think carefully – you have a lot.
Have you ever had bright moments in life
When the sky is clear and you want to fife?..
Be thankful to score your goal!
Ask God to show the way and to save your soul.
Iaroslav Monday 11.07.2005
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
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
Keep on going, do not give up the fight.
Let your mind be clever, let your feet be light!
Let you face shine, let people around delight!
Pray and continue being bright!
Iaroslav Saturday 23.05.2015