Whatever happens, stand
Despite all hardships and misfortunes,
Despite your words or deeds you need to amend;
Despite all losses and fortunes.

When it’s more than you can handle, pray.
You have the Church, your family and friends, hey!
No need to wait for a negative thing to arrive…
Keep praying and in prayer thank, share, ask – you are alive.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 23.04.2019


Добрі справи без похвали

Які великі справи
Господь благословляє нас творити,
Тому не потрібні нам оплески з високої лави,
Але Господа та ближнього любити.

Отже, наскільки важлива дія
Визначає не хтось із боку,
А вчинок у конкретній ситуації, а ще – віра, любов, надія, –
Тому роби те, що правильно, а не приємність чиємусь оку.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 05.04.2019

Out of many troubles

Out of many troubles God delivered me,
Out of the hand of evil people He saved me.
Let my joyful song ring,
Let my loving heart sing!

Oh God, thank You for Your glorious deeds,
For Your Love, Your call – life-giving seeds!
Tremendous is Your support!
You are the Invincible Fort!

Thank You, Lord, for everyone and everything!
Let my thankful song ring!
Iaroslav                                          Sunday – Monday 17-18.02.2013


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

Вище ніс

Не падай духом, друже
І не засмучуйся дуже.
Тримай вище ніс;
Ти вже набагато більше зніс.

Вір і сміливо крокуй уперед.
Хай інколи слова чи справи – не мед
Та у тебе ж серце, голова!
Роби добру справу і фільтруй нечемні слова.

Image credit: Thank you for visiting my page, “Johnson lake Banff Alberta Canada (16442418910)” February 22, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 22.02.2019

Prayer is a strong thing

Prayer is a strong thing.
For our body we need water and food, for our soul – prayer and good deed.
Prayer plus fasting equals a wing and a wing
Which carry us up, closer to God, indeed.

Stock up with prayer if you intend to lead
Your family, workers or a people as a king;
Start with a prayer to succeed.
Let prayer heal an offence, a wound and a sting.

Let prayer help you in every need.
God hears you whenever you pray.
When your soul is hungry, you have food to feed.
Let prayer help every day and in every good deed.
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 21.02.2015