Боже, поклади охорону устам моїм,
Перегорожу ротові моєму.
Ти випробував мене,
Ти знаєш, коли я лягаю і коли я встаю.
Подивись, Боже, чи не на хибному я шляху
І направ мене на шлях вічності,
Господи, сила мого спасіння!
Знаю я, що Господь творить правду бідному
І милість справедливому;
А пригніченим – справедливість.
Так! Справедливі зрадіють,
Пригнічені співатимуть Імені Твоєму!
Боже, дай мені бачити гріхи мої
І не докоряти ближнім моїм!
Боже, поклади охорону устам моїм,
Перегорожу ротові моєму.
Iaroslav Saturday 14.01.2012
Open your heart, let Christmas come and stay,
Let the kind child in you rejoice at each sun ray!
Keep your own bright, courageous, perseverant way.
Merry Christmas! I wish you happy smiles and a full tray!
Open your heart till it’s not too late:
All your dreams will come true,
Believe and the rain of grace will pour upon you.
You are free in God, so –
More confidence, be ready to mow.
Merry Christmas I wish!
Be blessed and enjoy your Christmas dish!
Oh come, let us worship and bow down
Before Christ our God, let us sing psalms!
Come, let us rejoice in village and in town!
Let us give alms!
Let no one be upset.
It is Easter, the Feast of feasts, the greatest Day!
It is time to forgive any debt,
It is time to soften our hearts and to pray.
Iaroslav Friday 10.04.2015
Rejoice, do not be sad,
You are alive and can achieve so much!
What else to be said?
Be glad for you are a Christian and should be as such.
Be happy and let not your hands go down –
God is with you;
He is Strong to put on you a PhD gown –
Rejoice, God’s love is your support everywhere and always, it’s true.
Not only this, but you love Him truly.
He, be sure, sees this
And will reward you duly.
Rejoice to hit the target and not to miss.
Iaroslav Saturday 19.08.2017
Rejoice in life and live!
Praise God and thankful be.
You have so much, believe.
Here is an example: an ant and a bee.
They work with an easy heart,
They are glad they are alive
And are happy about every body part.
Don’t worry, one day all flowers thrive.
You are more than that!
You are man!
God will make your road smooth and flat.
Rejoice, enjoy your fruit and bread with bran!
Iaroslav Sunday 25.07.2017
Rejoice as many as God gave you years of youth.
Rejoice and also be as faithful as Ruth.
There is time for sadness, then be sad.
In the meanwhile, be happy and glad.
Iaroslav Tuesday 18.07.2017
Love God in trouble and joy!
All your mind, all your strength, and all your heart you will need to employ.
Be afraid of no one
But Him, be ready to wait, be ready to run.
Love God with all your strength,
With all your mind, heart, and body length!
Let your heart not sink:
He will support you more than you think.
Rely on Him and go.
Let your kindness grow!
Be quick and smart;
In studies, in work, strengthen your heart!
Be afraid of no one, not anybody in sum.
Only fear God now and in the time to come –
You will bring abundant fruit,
You will grow a profound root!
Iaroslav Saturday – Sunday 19-20.01.2013
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your way and go.
There is no time for hesitation,
Choose your boat and row.
Soon you will see the sun appear
And it will lighten your way.
Kind Heart, your luck is near,
The night retreats, you will enjoy the day!
What for to look back?
Every step draws nearer your wonderful aim.
You will forget about lack.
You will win though the world is never the same.
Be confident, act;
Your garden will thrive!
Your shield is good tact.
Wisdom is with you wherever you drive.
Iaroslav Thursday 13.11.2008
You’re not alone, believe,
God is always with you!
Cheer up, it’s too early to leave,
You are right, you’re strong, it’s true!
Find your niche and go on;
Persistent thou should be,
And you’ll still admire the dawn
Enjoying the daylight brighter than you thought it could be.
We are together,
You are not alone.
Even in a rainy weather
God’s love will bring us together making stronger than a stone.
Iaroslav Saturday 27.10.2007
Be slave to God and not to men.
Fear God on all your ways.
Be not afraid of people now or then.
May God prolong your days!
May they be filled with health and joy!
Fear God and not men to achieve your goal:
You have a smart head, employ!
Keep straight your back and sound your soul!
Iaroslav October 2014
Seek the Lord and His strength always –
This will prolong the length of your days
And will fill them with joy.
Health and respect you will enjoy!
Iaroslav Wednesday 22.04.2015
Rejoice before God in all!
Put sorrow without a reason away.
With God you will climb over any type of wall!
In any situation you will see day!
Iaroslav Tuesday 31.03.2015
Природа Божа спокоєм дивує,
Горобці щиро радість сповіщають.
Відкрите небо здійснéння мрій дарує.
Віра, надія, любов нас, людей, обіймають.
Дуже ж поважний – можливо.
Щирість кожного собі розтлумачить,
Чиста любов, проста радість – як це важливо!
Iaroslav Wednesday 07.01.2009
У свято Різдва серце співає!
Боже, за радість дякую щиру.
Душа невимовно Тебе вихваляє.
Ти Один подаєш справжню силу!
Боже, з нами будь завжди, благаю,
Ти – Великий, Єдиний, на Тебе надія!
Що буде завтра не знаю
Та за віру, любов я іду, така наша мрія!
Iaroslav Monday 07.01.2008
How smart you are!
Believe, do not hesitate,
You’ll be like a shining star,
You will enjoy success sooner or late!
With sun light your street will be lit,
He who has doubts is wrong.
Just do not cease doing your bit,
Indeed, you are strong!
Iaroslav Sunday 23.12.2007
All work and no play
Makes Jack a dull boy.
Cool down, it’s your day,
Try to smile and jump for joy.
Iaroslav Saturday 31.01.2004
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
Enjoy your life,
From dawn to set.
You are alive;
Don’t get upset.
You are alive,
It means you’ll do.
Your hope and love
Are brisk and true.
Iaroslav Thursday – Friday 29-30.04.2010
We enjoy our shared time
You write the best greetings for me, and I compose you a rhyme.
We cook and enjoy our meal together.
When we pray we are lighter than a feather.
Iaroslav Sunday 10.01.2016
God has delivered you out of a deep pit;
Out of many troubles He saved.
Declare God’s works with rejoicing,
And let your words be seasoned with wit!
With good deeds let your words be paved.
Let your praise be with a cheerful voicing!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.05.2015
Come out, sing carols, cheerful songs
To your family and friend
Or a soul that awaits Christmas and longs.
Glorify God, let Christmas in heart never end!
Iaroslav Tuesday 06.01.2015
However much you pray,
Rejoice, live life to the fullest each day.
Regardless of how much you fast, rejoice.
In anything you do, refine your choice.
Whatever you do, add love to it:
If you sew a suite, cut enough love to make a good fit;
If you make a salad, sprinkle it with love to perfect the taste;
If you write a computer code, insert love to go beyond copy and paste.
Iaroslav Monday – Tuesday 28-29.12.2015
Let us stock up with love
To the Lord and our neighbour!
Let us give to those in need a glove,
Yet better a pair for God blessed us in our labour!
Let us sing with joy
And let us share
A kind word, a toque, organic food, a toy…
Let us enjoy Christmas glare!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Thursday 16-18.12.2014
What is life of a modern scholar like?
He (let us use masculine for the purpose of convenience)
Gets up, brushes teeth, drinks water, prays, and rides his bike.
He does not start his day with scholarly opinions.
He returns from his workout,
Takes shower, if required,
Has his breakfast, sometimes with sauerkraut.
He does not start work until after meal to avoid being tired.
When the meal is done,
It’s time to tackle tasks;
But for lunch he is gone
To eat, to rest, to prepare to answer whatever his class asks.
When his work (research and classes)
Is done for the day,
He puts away bulbs and weird masses,
He returns home without delay.
He has his dinner before six o’clock.
This meal is lightest, lunch is mid,
Breakfast is heartiest – this rule is like a rock.
He rejoices over what he did.
Besides his usual things,
He goes to a swimming pool twice a week.
He goes to Church on Sunday to share prayer and what the Lord graciously gives.
He makes healthy food, he is meek.
He likes reading books about adventures,
Enjoys spending time with family and friends.
He does charity and other worthy ventures.
At 9pm his day ends.
He goes to bed at this time.
He prays, brushes teeth, washes his face.
This scholar likes wise and harmless rhyme.
Things in life are to be taken at a moderate pace.
A good husband is a support –
He is wise, gentle, and strong as a fort.
He comes from work as soon as he can;
To embrace his wife and his kids is the plan.
A good family is built on love and support –
They share joy, solve issues, go together for a walk and do sport.
They are a team:
They love, they build, they gleam!
Iaroslav Wednesday 09.09.2015
I hope you will sing –
Without being afraid of what kind of thing
People will think or say –
Because you are like a sun ray.
I hope you will dance –
Without being afraid of giving a chance
Of saying that you are awkward or old –
Let the joyful child in you always live, let your heart never become stone-cold.
Iaroslav Thursday 16.07.2015
You have a talent.
Those who cannot see are blind.
You are beautiful, you are smart, you are gallant.
Stay strong, keep open your mind.
When your talents will flourish like buds,
It will amaze all.
Your knowledge and talent will break through like spring floods;
Your achievements will be discussed by scholars in a university hall.
Stay strong, keep loving your heart;
Be nice whatever they say.
Be kind and joyful to start.
Work hard, study thoroughly, remember to play.
Iaroslav Sunday 28.06.2015
Man is created in the image of God indeed.
Can you see the likeness of God in your neighbour?
Can this be seen in your words, in your deed?
Can one see this in your labour?
There are many places to start,
One good place is your Church, community.
Try to give something in simplicity, with a joyful heart.
Let your body and soul be in a sane unity!
Iaroslav Tuesday 12.08.2014