Never stop improving

Never stop improving,
No need in proving.
Just build upon good stuff;
Learn from failures and that’s enough.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 15.08.2019



Have you tried churching, friend?
It is like hiking, but you need to attend
A Church in the countryside or in town.
For this, you may need to walk or to take a ride
And to change to smile your frown.

The key is: that’s a spiritual adventure
To help you succeed in every good venture
And to get adequate rest;
To help focus on the important things
And to pass any good test.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 12.08.2019

How much I’ve been given!

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

Ways to take worry under control

It is nearly impossible to avoid worry,
But it is possible to take it under control;
To prevent health issues and to deserve glory.
Worry is a dangerous beast, it’s not a doll.

The way number one is to pray,
In the morning and in the eve,
Without haste and without delay;
It doesn’t have to be long, but make sure you believe.

Another way is faith at all times.
God loves you, right?
Act accordingly even when you get limes;
Remember about the Kingdom and focus on light.
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 31.07.2019

Love God with all your heart

Love God with all your heart,
Be frank in it: in whole, in part.
You will see the way!
God will show, so love and pray.

Love in word and love in deed
For love is dead without good seeds.
So many brothers are in need,
Look at your neighbour, his poverty pleads.

Love God and remember:
From January through December,
From morning till night,
Let your love shine, let love be bright!
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 29.08.2010

The Eucharist is always something more

The Eucharist* is always something more
Than my mind can draw.
The Father Himself opens the saving door
And your soul will never be like a weak straw.

* Gr. (εὐχαριστία) literally meaning “thanksgiving” and is used as a synonym for Communion (Ukr. Причастя).
Iaroslav                                                    Wednesday 05.06.2013

Overcomplicating and oversimplifying

Overcomplicating and oversimplifying
Are similar sins:
The former prevents from worthy and timely trying;
The latter is in the way of long-term wins.

Is balance, then, the way to go?
Yes, it is and more:
Use wit, take time to grow;
Practise decision making, there is no one-size-fits-all door.
Iaroslav                                                   Monday 22.07.2019

Control your hunger to achieve

Control your hunger to achieve
Your goals such as catching a bus,
A good mark to receive,
To avoid any extra fuss.

I do not say forget food
Because this stuff is good,
Only be mindful of extras, sizes and what is on the plate
And do not worry if your lunch is five minutes late.
Iaroslav                                                  Monday 22.07.2019

Simple acts of kindness

Today I was running late.
The bus driver noticed and waited.
This was a simple act of kindness, what else to state?
I am going to phone his organisation – his deed will be highly rated.
Iaroslav                                                   Thursday 18.07.2019