Both hardships and treasure will fade away,
But love is forever.
Watch what you do, what you say,
Decide for yourself what is clever.
There are things, deeds, and words that lead to death.
Faith, hope, love are the way of life.
Believe till the last breath.
To mow peace, do not plant or engage in strife.
Iaroslav Saturday 09.06.2007
In any situation
Remain your kind self ever –
In joy and frustration –
Be simple, joyful, and clever!
Iaroslav Wednesday 21.03.2018
When you are in need of love and care,
There is Someone out there:
Whether you stand or fall, Christ is with you.
He more than just exists – He loves and cares to get you through.
Continue rowing knowing this.
You will achieve more than you miss.
Do not get desperate whatsoever.
Smile, get ready to win, be clever!
Image credit: Ron Clausen (uploaded by user), “Mount Patterson and Peyto Lake” August, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.04.2017
Never give up in any good deed,
Whether you are studying or pulling out a garden weed,
Whether you are writing a dissertation
Or working on a new invention.
Never give up in a good endaveour,
Be cheerful, hopeful, faithful, and clever.
For all good things pray.
May God’s blessing help you each day!
Iaroslav Tuesday 20.12.2005 – Saturday 28.01.2006
You will do!
I am sure;
This poem is true.
No matter what is the score.
How much you can!
Of course, not all in a wink,
To win is your plan!
You are clever,
Your chances are high!
Never say never…
Get ready and try!
Iaroslav Saturday 23.08.2008
Love is the key
To the Kingdom of God truly.
It sets you free,
It makes you grow fully.
Love disperses fear;
Love wipes off every tear.
It cures hurt,
It builds rapport.
Love your neighbour,
Let it be small, but sincere.
Let your way be known far and near,
May both of you succeed in your labour.
If you want to enter the Kingdom ever,
Have love in stock;
In your kind deeds, be clever;
Love the Pastor and love the flock.
Iaroslav Monday 09.10.2017
We tend to live
As if we are here forever.
We keep things forgetting to give;
We tend to be thrifty rather than clever.
But what if tomorrow never comes?
What if God calls us today?
Do we realize to what our life sums?
Therefore, act boldly, remember to love, and pray.
Image credit: Philippe Cabot, “Banff National Park – Lake Herbert” August 9, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Monday 04.09.2017
Life is good
Because it’s a flow.
It is like trees in a wood:
Never the same wherever we go.
Where there is no loss,
There is no gain.
Misfortunes remind about victory’s worth.
No exercises is starvation for brain.
A load is needed to make steel from muscles.
Without work a good gear rustles.
So, life is great forever!
Live and learn, be clever.
Iaroslav Monday – Wednesday 05-07.05.2008
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
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
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
Easter! What a fine day!
No one’s gloom will stay.
Today no place for fear!
Life has won!
Today forget problems, have fun.
Thank Thee Father for all!
Thou saved us from a terrible fall.
Hallowed be Your Name!
Thou crown people with fame.
Easter! And life rejoices forever!
Thou make us happy and clever.
Iaroslav Saturday 18.04.2016
Did you know that the first carol ever
Was sung by angels and shepherds heard?
They left all to come, but brought their herd.
Magi came too: their decision was clever.
Let us set aside all cares of life –
Let’s come to Church to celebrate Christmas together!
Be your kind self, bring your friends, your children, and wife.
Set aside worries, today be lighter than a feather!
Image credit: Richard Taylor, “Moon over Jasper (2)” September 10, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Wednesday 29-30.12.2015
Give thanks to the Lord for He is Good,
His mercy endures forever!
He provides us with water and food;
He makes us strong and clever.
Iaroslav Sunday 26.07.2015
He will not suffer your foot to be moved,
He will help all your affairs 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
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