Never knowing what is ahead,
Where you’ll lose, where you’ll find.
Never stubborn, always wiser instead
Keeping good things on your mind.
What you’ve got, hold,
Even more, multiply!
Cultivate good in yourself being bold.
Enable your heart and brain to amplify.
And me, I am with you.
How much we can save!
How beautiful are flowers in dew!
It is time to be brave!
Iaroslav Sunday 01.06.2008
Each of us is valuable truly.
Each of us is important fully.
Avoid thinking otherwise;
If needs be, do awesomize.
We are bought with the Precious Price:
Christ gave Himself for you and me by device.
Knowing this, go, believe and act.
You are important, it’s a fact.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.04.2018
We have received a new commandment truly:
“Love each other”.
This is how they will know that we are Christians fully:
When we treat people as a sister and a brother.
Iaroslav Wednesday 18.04.2018
Praise God with all your heart!
You may be sad,
Know, though, that God loves you from the very start!
Let your kind soul be cheerfully glad!
It may be hard
Because the world is cruel;
Whole nations are eaten as lard…
Don’t give up, let people see the shining of your jewel!
Image credit: Shaun Syvertsen, “Lac Beavart and Jasper Park Lodge” April 20, 2005, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 17.12.2011
I am more educated than my instructors
Because I reflect on God’s ways.
I am more vigilant than orchestra conductors
Because I listen to God since the youth of my days.
He made me wiser than the old
Because I follow His commandments day and night.
He makes me whole and bold
Because I glorify Him with all my heart, knowledge, and might.
Iaroslav Monday 06.11.2017
Je suis à toi
Un compagnon, mais pas trop sage
Je n’ai pas d’argent comme des rois,
Et j’ai jeune âge.
Mais j’ai aussi un cœur fidèle,
Une âme qui a de l’espoir,
De l’amour qui est plus doux que miel,
De la foi qui aide à marcher sans savoir.
Merci, o Seigneur!
Iaroslav Saturday 18.02.2012
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!
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Iaroslav Sunday 30.04.2017
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
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.
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,
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
How important it is to be sure,
And to have wisdom in store!
It will bring much courage, success,
You will know what to answer, when to say “no” and when to say “yes”.
Iaroslav Sunday 30.03.2008
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.
Great and Only God
Great and Only God,
Safeguard our Ukraine,
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.
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 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.
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
Learn to listen then you will see,
You will understand clearer;
People will think wiser of thee.
Knowledge will become nearer.
Iaroslav Friday 19.06.2015