Baptism

Did you know
That in Baptism indeed
We are baptized in Christ’s death?
For sin we are dead, in Christ we live and glow;
We give ourselves to Him to lead
From the beginning till the last breath.
Iaroslav                                                    Thursday 27.04.2017

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The key to the Kingdom

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

You are so beautiful without knowing this

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You are so beautiful without knowing this.
I like the way you look,
Your heart, your kiss.
You are my friend, more than my favourite book.

Image credit: Kevo, “Iris versicolor L” June 11, 2009, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav                                                      Monday 26.12.2016

Be yourself whatever they say

Be yourself whatever they say,
Don’t be under anybody’s thumb.
They want you to go? How about you stay?
You’re strong without any rum.

It’s not easy, but try to smile
And don’t be afraid to display your knowledge –
That’ll help you to cover thousands of miles;
Be yourself at home, at work and at college.
Iaroslav                                                        Saturday 05.06.2004

Great and Only God

Original:
Боже Великий Єдиний
Боже Великий Єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Волі і світу промінням
Ти її осіни.
Світлом науки і знання
Нас усіх просвіти,
В чистій любові до краю
Ти нас, Боже, зрости.
Молимось, Боже Єдиний,
Нам Україну храни,
Всі Свої ласки, щедроти
Ти на люд Свій зверни.
Дай йому волю, дай йому долю,
Дай, Боже, народу
Многая, многая літа.

Translation:
Great and Only God
Great and Only God,
Safeguard our Ukraine,
Enlighten her
With the rays of freedom and light.
Enlighten us, children,
With the light of learning and knowledge;
O God, raise us
In pure love for the Land.
We pray, Only God,
Safeguard our Ukraine;
Bestow on Your people
Your great mercy and grace.
Give us freedom, give us luck,
Give us good world, happiness;
Give, o God, to Your people
Many and many years.
                                                                              Monday 14.12.2005

Language is a well of knowledge

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Language is a well of knowledge.
It is spoken and also studied at college.
I use it everyday and everywhere,
But I’ve never looked at it with due care.

I’ve been studying it since school,
But even now I can’t remember each rule.
Language is like a puzzle
And here even a dog won’t nuzzle.

God gave us this gift.
The gift is powerful, fair, and has no sift.
With language one can bring in pleasure
Or sorrow if he doesn’t want or doesn’t see the measure.

The language is also like an ocean:
It’s deep, full of good things and is always in motion.
We need it like grass needs dew.
Thanks to language I write; thanks to it I speak to You.
Iaroslav                                                          Saturday 25.06.2005

Be simple

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Be simple and people will want to be with you.
It’s not bad to look smart and gentle since it is true.
Do not be shy to display your knowledge;
Be simple, but do not forget what you have learned at college.
Iaroslav                                                          Sunday 30.11.2014

You have a talent

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