Glorify God and do not fear

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Glorify God and do not fear;
Toward wisdom and faith incline your ear.
Let your deeds be sincere and bold;
Be careful and protect what you hold.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 30.11.2019

A “donkey”

Have you ever thought that your body, indeed,
Is a “donkey” carrying you to the Kingdom of God and your task is to feed
And to take care for it in a proper way:
To prevent a disease, to get enough sleep, to pray…

If you overfeed it, it will go mad;
If you underfeed, it will go bad;
If it gets sick, it will carry no more.
Therefore, be smart and care to reach the Door.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 02.12.2019

Never be sorry about little things

Never be sorry
About little things
Or this may cause worry
Which clips your wings.

Instead, be sure
That God takes care of you,
When you are at sea or ashore,
That His love is true.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 19.08.2019

Хай світло ваше просіяє

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Хай світло ваше просіяє
Вірно серед людей,
Які прославлять Господа, Який дбає,
Любить і від біди визволяє.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 16.09.2019

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

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