How to measure success?
By abundant food, bank balance excess;
By driving a sports car;
By exceeding your neighbour’s house size by far?

How about having peace with God and inside;
Bringing up your children to respect their family and in faith to abide;
To eat healthy, simple food;
To hope, to love and to be in a good mood?
Iaroslav                                                    Friday 06.12.2019

There is a reason for you to be here

Seek the real treasure –
Set out on this adventure.
Through hardships and clear sky azure
May God bless you in your venture.

Perhaps, you will learn
That the perfect gifts are inside;
And the only way to multiply joy is to share it in return.
God loves you and His love will always abide.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 01.12.2019

Faith, hope, love

When all things go wrong, keep hope:
God will send you strength to cope.
When you do not know the outcome, believe:
What you want, by Gracious Will you can receive!
When all around turn away, do not abandon love:
We are fighting for the things not below, but above!
Iaroslav                                                    Saturday 01.12.2012

Love God with all your heart!

Love God with all your heart!
He loved you first from the start.
Do for your neighbour
Good favour, as good service as your own labour.

Love God with all your thought!
Remember how devotedly for you He fought.
Eat you bread;
Do not be jealous, be thankful instead.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 17.06.2012

Let us love God

Let us love God, my brother!
Let us love God, my sister!
Let us respect our father and mother;
Let’s be polite to our boss, that solid mister.

Help your neighbour
To cope with his labour.
Be gentle always and serious at times!
I have prepared for you these simple rhymes.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 16.09.2012

Дякуйте Богу і славте Його

Дякуйте Богу і славте Його
У ділах, словах, думках.
Заради нас Він дав Сина Свого, –
Хай у нас діє любов, нехай зникає страх.

Дякуйте і славте Христа.
Не бійтеся почати з чистого листа.
Хай Господь єднає серця;
Хай любов діє у нас із початку і до кінця.
Iaroslav                                                    Tuesday 26.10.2019

Вспомни пророка

Вспомни пророка,
Куда ведёт эта дорога?
Как роскошь свобода,
Неразумную массу хотят сделать из свободного народа.

Одна надежда – на Бога,
Хто до конца претерпит – спасётся.
Тем временем немало невинной крови прольётся,
Но всякая слеза только Им отрётся.

Свобода за хлеб не продаётся,
Помнить будем, чтобы жить,
Чтоб не разучиться милость творить,
Творца и ближнего всем сердцем любить.
Господи, дай не позабыть,
Надежду, веру и любовь в Тебе укрепить.
Iaroslav                                                    Sunday 19.02.2019

Never be sorry about little things

Never be sorry
About little things
Or this may cause worry
Which clips your wings.

Instead, be sure
That God takes care of you,
When you are at sea or ashore,
That His love is true.
Iaroslav                                                    Monday 19.08.2019