Beware of superstitions in life and labour:
They prevent from achieving personal goals.
They are in the way of loving God and helping your neighbour;
When you are cold – they are ice, when you are hot – they are burning coals.
Iaroslav Thursday 30.11.2017
Bells are singing,
Wonderful tunes are ringing!
Smile, blessed you are!
Let your heart follow Jesus, our Star!
Christmas is coming, listen and look!
Everyone is going carol-singing, even a rook.
Give your neighbour a smile!
Be yourself, show your kind heart, your own style!
Iaroslav Saturday 31.12.2005
Love peace and cling to it,
But be ready that some may search for war.
This desire of theirs is a pit.
They will lose, they won’t even get a draw.
Pray for yourself, your family, and neighbour,
Pray for love and peace, but be ready
That some may despise your labour.
In all trust in God Who makes us steady.
And let your Christian banner float, whether you work or dine.
Let your simple light shine!
Have salt in yourself and have love.
You long for peace and you will see the peace dove.
Iaroslav Tuesday 17.02.2015
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
Smile and let your neighbour smile in return,
Let your smile help shine the way.
However much you need to learn,
Let your smile brighten the day!
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Iaroslav Tuesday 03.10.2017
Любов, весь світ у слові, все життя,
Освітить шлях, спасе.
Любов – то ціль буття;
Любов до Бога й ближнього понад усе.
В ній справжній сенс, це так,
В прозоро чистій, дивній.
Для серця мудрого – це знак,
Душам вірним щастя в ній.
Iaroslav Sunday – Tuesday 26-28.07.2009
Love God and Love your neighbour,
Believe and go with faith on all your ways.
Let God help you in your labour!
May He prolong your days!
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Iaroslav October 2014
There is no tomorrow,
No yesterday as well.
Save now in order not to borrow;
Listen to the ringing bell.
Life is signing now.
Putting off a kind deed
Is to pinch your own brow,
It is to refuse an essential need.
By doing good to a neighbour
You do good to yourself first of all.
Good deed for soul is daily bread and labour.
Say “today” in order not to fall.
Iaroslav Monday 09.02.2009
Give thanks to the Lord in any season –
For this, you do not need a reason,
But even if it were so, think with how much you’ve been bestowed!
You’ve been forgiven all that you owed.
So, cheer up – you have a bright head!
You have an awesome stature.
Enough being sad, smile instead!
You love God and your neighbour,
You will certainly win with your kind nature!
You will thrive in your labour!
Iaroslav Sunday 19.04.2015
Люби добро понад усе
І ближньому чини як хочеш сам для себе.
Нехай твоє життя це світло пронесе.
Нехай добро полюбить тебе.
Iaroslav Sunday 02.02.2014
We all need attention –
Not only you and me, but our neighbour too.
To concentrate on ourselves is a temptation,
But communication cures, it’s true.
Iaroslav Monday – Tuesday 04-05.06.2007
Разом ми покажемо силу,
А поодинці – слабкіші.
Інші будуть даватися диву,
Якщо вгодно буде Богові і Він поставить нас вище.
Не забуваймо Бога і тоді
Щоб наші подовжились дні,
Щоб у злагоді жити,
Щоб всякого ближнього любити!
Отже, разом ставаймо;
Разом Богові співаймо.
Подяку щиру складаймо,
Разом добром зло перемагаймо!
Iaroslav February 2012
Твори добро допоки світло світить;
Нащо думати, чи хто помітить?
Той Хто треба вже знає –
Нічого схованого від Нього немає.
Твори добро бо Богу любо це.
Він мостить оливою твоє лице.
Твори добро і воно повернеться до тебе:
Заради любові до Бога і ближнього радше ніж для себе.
Iaroslav Sunday 22.05.2016
Not much is required to be happy indeed:
To love God sincerely in word and in deed,
To respect our neighbour truly,
And to do all things with love, honestly, and fully.
Iaroslav Tuesday 26.04.2016
Thank Thee, Heavenly Father, for all:
For preventing from a fall,
For land and water, day and night,
For all Thy world which is so bright!
Thou gave me a precious gift – my life,
And Thy support is immense.
My house is rife;
In Thee I always find defence!
Thank Thee for loving hearts around.
How reviving is their sound!
Thank Thee for food –
For both, body and soul, it is good.
I know, just words are not sufficient,
But help to my negihbour, good deeds!
And Thou will make us proficient
And send all or even more a human being needs!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Saturday 13-17.11.2007
Be happy and love God with a sincere heart,
He is your Friend Who will never depart.
Love also your neighbour, friend,
Be truthful, let your sober account on him never depend.
Love yourself in a smart way:
Not to stuck more chocolate in your face,
But to improve your body and soul,
To make with God’s help your life truly whole!
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Iaroslav August 2014
First best investment is education,
It does not matter where you were born, to what nation.
Money gets cheaper each day –
Education will grow in price without delay.
Second best investment is your wife.
When it gets tough in life,
She will sell her jewellery to support the family: your children and you.
Whatever the situation is, good or bad, keep your love true.
Third best investment is children indeed.
When the time comes, invest in their education, word, and deed.
When you grow old,
They will support you, among your neighbours you will be bold.
Iaroslav Friday 04.12.2015
Your sacrifice can be communication
And be ready to offer it,
At work or at vacation,
It can help your neighbour out of a pit.
It can simply provoke a kind smile
And you’ll improve your neighbour’s mood.
Together or individually, you’ll cover a thoushand’s mile.
Communication makes your soul good.
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 28-29.08.2011
Live your faith through deeds –
Plant kind things, avoid weeds;
Water the seed of love in your heart;
Love God, love your neighbour, love life and be smart!
Iaroslav Tuesday 19.05.2015
A kind smile can heal,
More than that: it cures for sure.
People will smile back whatever they feel.
It’s true in space, underground, at sea, and ashore.
Good mood passes over to people around.
Even if they are unhappy, suppressed,
They hear the jolly sound
And bad mood disappears without rest.
So, try to smile at your neighbour.
Believe! You need no hesitation,
And he will help you back with your labour.
Language of good needs no translation!
Iaroslav Sunday 18.11.2007
Love God on all your ways
For you don’t know the length of your days.
Do not put it off till tomorrow.
There aren’t too many things to follow:
Love God with all your mind, strength, and heart.
And love your neighbour as yourself, it’s not a complex art.
Your heart will prompt where to start.
Keep your shoulders straight, your head is so smart!
Iaroslav Thursday 11.09.2014
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