God is my refuge and my shield:
I will not stumble whether I go through a dark forest or a bright field.
He is my support and I rely on Him in all.
He is my Saviour and Father and hears my every call.
Iaroslav Tuesday 07.11.2017
When we are in extreme situations,
It’s what seems the least that matters the most:
Prayer, a word of support, and patience,
Faith, hope, love a quarrel closed,
Repentance, Communion, communication,
Fresh air, sleep, enough water and rest.
Therefore, remember these at all times, in any nation.
In loving God and neighbour – do your best.
Image credit: Sergei Akulich, “Peyto Lake, Canada (Unsplash)” October 27, 2015, via Wikimedia Commons, CC0 1.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 11.03.2018
You make me feel right.
Even in a situation that’s tight,
Your smile, your word of support
Are my place of refuge, my protective fort.
Iaroslav Sunday 19.02.2017
Дякую, Боже, за любов, яку раб Твій відчув,
За людей Твоїх, яких раб Твій зустрів,
За слова підтримки, які раб Твій почув,
За все, що рабу Твоєму простив.
Більш ніж будь-що, раб Твій – вдячний.
І хоч інколи шлях – лячний,
Не боїться раб Твій іти.
За провини, Господи, прости.
Iaroslav Tuesday 14.11.2017
All that I have, I owe to God:
My teeth, my eyes, my feet.
He raises me from every fall;
He nourishes me with fruit and wheat.
Peace and freedom are given by Him.
He strengthens me with a prayer!
His love and support for us never cease!
All that I have, I have by His care.
Image credit: TrshFsh, “Etherington Creek Provincial Recreation Area, Alberta, Canada – creek banks” June 6, 2017, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Iaroslav Sunday 16.11.2014
Oh God Father, thank You
For kind people around!
Thank You for the crystals of life which we call ‘dew’!
Thank You for a forest creek sound!
If not Your gracious support,
I would be in the kingdom of night.
But Your Word is Life, an invincible fort!
You cure my wound, You make my burden light!
Iaroslav Tuesday 19.08.2011
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
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
Marriage is a mystery indeed.
Treat it as such:
Help your spouse who is in need
Of love, support, and care so much!
Image credit: Tony Hisgett, “Jasper Dawn 1 (221439755)” August 1, 2006, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
Iaroslav Tuesday 28.02.2017
I love you like crazy –
Although sometimes lazy –
I want to give you all:
Flowers, kisses, support, joy big and small!
Image credit: Traveler100, “Grizzlymumcubs-c01” June, 2011, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0.
Iaroslav Saturday 28.01.2017
Life is momentarily, true,
Your family is always with you.
How important it is to feel their support!
When you are happy or sad, they’re your Fort!
Iaroslav Thursday 31.12.2009
Don’t let your sadness go too far –
There is a measure in all.
Don’t be upset over spilt milk from a jar,
Say “forgive me” and bring down the wall.
If you had a quarrel today,
Do all you can to repair:
Give back, support, comfort, pray…
Only avoid despair.
Image credit: Alan D. Wilson (modified by Diliff), “Canada goose flight cropped and NR” February 14, 2008 (current), via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav Monday 12.12.2016
Дякую, Боже, за дивне життя,
За любов попре усе,
За грішного сина Твого прийняття.
За підтримки Твоєї він всяку скорботу знесе.
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
За Причастя можливість
Приношу Тобі, Боже, подяку;
За силу, сміливість
І підтримку усяку.
Милість Твоя – безкінечна
Бо не дивлячись на лиця рятуєш.
Сила Твоя – незрівнянна, мудрість – беззаперечна
І розкаяного всякого Ти нагодуєш.
Люблячий, завжди будь з нами.
Знаю, недостойний я просити,
Але крім Тебе нікого іншого не знали.
Один Господь! Тільки Ти можеш нас заступити.
Iaroslav Sunday 27.11.2005
Best things in life
Happened when God blessed me to act with faith indeed:
Success in studies, finding wife,
Seeing far-away places, happiness, conquering greed.
Bad things are preceded
By absence of faith in deeds:
Bad luck at work, lack of support when it is needed,
Worry, abundance of effort with many unsprouted seeds.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
Though all seems out of order,
And no one’s willing to help,
I’m not alone on the border,
I am not going to yelp.
When no one seems to understand,
All the same I’m not alone.
No matter in air, at sea or on land,
I’ll be strong as a stone.
Because God gives support.
What can be better in life?
Making me an invincible fort,
He crowns me with wisdom for strife.
Iaroslav Saturday 12.07.2008
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
When you feel right, smile,
Show your own free style.
Do not restrain your mood –
Your heart is kind, you look so good.
Only God knows what will happen tomorrow.
Happiness may change to sorrow.
But this is not the reason for crying,
You’d better keep trying!
You will have much success, I am sure,
You do have a chance to change the score.
Be yourself, no matter where you are;
God’s support is here, not far.
Iaroslav Tuesday – Sunday 04-16.12.2007
Thank Thee Father for the exam.
Thy help is a protective slam.
This exam, Thou passed it for me,
If Thou art close, I will never flee.
With Thee is the life,
I will stand in a strife.
Thank Thee for Thy precious support
Which is more than the best unassailable fort!
Thou give comfort, good luck,
In no bog I will be stuck;
Thou art with me,
Thy support makes us free!
Iaroslav Friday – Sunday 21-23.12.2007
Always treat your girlfriend like a lady;
Remember to tell her “baby”.
Make sure that when she is with you,
She has the support to lean on like a faithful captain and his crew.
Treat your boyfriend like a gentleman
Regardless of how many things he can.
Just have respect and understanding and he’ll reward you too:
He will be your support and stimulus to get through.
Iaroslav Friday 13.11.2015
A good wife is a gift.
When it comes to work she is swift;
She is gentle and smart,
During hard times she does not depart.
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