How much I’ve been given!

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How much I’ve been given!
Thank Thee, Father, for all!
To juicy meadows I’ve been driven.
You prevented me from my fall.

How can I stumble
If on God my hope I fix?
Those who love, believe and are humble,
They are building their house on stone, of bricks.

He always sees what we need,
God takes care of us all, even a dove.
So, I will not lean on a man, on a reed.
Thank Thee for Thy wonderful love!
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 06.11.2006

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A scientific perspective

Have you ever thought
How man is made:
How countless cells are built together from naught;
How carefully the organs are laid?

Was it possible that cells themselves agreed
That they would stick together to cope with any need?
Or did the brain existed by itself and one day
It said to the stomach, “Hey,
Let’s work together, bud!”
And they found the feet to step over any mud?

No, this was not possible at all
As cells have no ability
To communicate enough or call;
And organs are a subject to a high fragility.

So, did this happen by chance?
Shall we adopt an unscientific stance?
This complexity is so immense
That even the brightest of us all together have nothing to say in their defense.

It only makes perfect sense
When we think of the Creator Who loves, cares and directs to enhance.
Iaroslav                                                   Monday 10.06.2019

Believe despite all bad and good

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Believe, although it may be hard –
God more than just exists, –
Be on guard,
Even though someone else otherwise insists.

Believe, God loves and cares.
He helps the one who dares,
The one who loves and hopes
That God will help over pits and slopes.

Believe that with God’s help you’ll do,
Somehow you will break through.
Have faith and work having rolled up your sleeve;
Despite all bad and good, believe.
Iaroslav                                                   Monday 03.06.2019

Not to take away our time

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God gave us the Church and all other good things
Not to take away our time
And not because He needs anything from us or our kings,
But because He wants to help us climb.

Therefore, when we skip Church prayer,
We deprive ourselves of protection;
We push aside a crown from our own hair;
We reject God’s care.

Image credit: Jonny Green, “Banff raibow at sunset (9312158760)” June 30, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 24.03.2019

Alone

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Never be alone
Unless you need to.
God created woman from man’s bone
And bode her to help him break through.

Saint Paul instructs to love your wife
As Christ loved the Church – in the truth, forgiveness, care.
Beautify with love and good deeds your life;
Discover, awesomize, dare.

Image credit: Jonny Green, “Lake Moraine (9309191259)” June 30, 2013, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 30.08.2018

To avoid losing

A loss begins from the heart,
It then passes through the head
And the results start,
And the prevalent light becomes red.

To avoid losing
The best thing you can do
Is to begin with your heart, – what it is choosing.
Take good care of it and you will break through!
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 22.02.2019

Much more

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God loves us much more than we can imagine indeed:
He fights for us, He cares, He feeds, He helps in every need.
Therefore, despair is a big sin;
However hard – be smart, repair, win.

Image credit: Rod Sanchez, “Winter Cheer (131336905)” November 21, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 10.02.2019

When we miss

When we miss,
We tend to lose our peace
And think about what is gone
Rather than how much hurt it could have done.

Take a bus, for example, –
And such things are ample –
What if “your” bus were to crash
And you were in such a rush.

What if the bus you did take
Can bring you faster without putting anything at stake?
What if you can serve your neighbour
And still be in time for your labour?

Therefore, try not to get upset
When things do not work out
The way you’ve set –
Your Father knows and cares without any doubt.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 17.01.2019

Що ми святкуємо на Різдво

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Точну дату Різдва хто знає?
Але важливе інше, а саме,
Що Господь про нас дбає,
Що через Христа людина на спасіння надію має.

Отож, що ми святкуємо?
Не дату, не календар,
Але те, що до Світла крокуємо;
Любов, надію, віру, що від Бога дістали даруємо.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Upper Kananaskis Lake hike 2015 (28784577052)” August 11, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 22.11.2008

Avoid wasting time

One of the biggest issues in the modern society
Is wasted time and a wish of quick prosperity.
Dedicate three hours a day to the cause you care,
Be sure, it will prosper, – keep your business fair.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 21.10.2018