Both hardships and treasure will fade away,
But love is forever.
Watch what you do, what you say,
Decide for yourself what is clever.
There are things, deeds, and words that lead to death.
Faith, hope, love are the way of life.
Believe till the last breath.
To sow peace, do not plant or engage in strife.
Iaroslav Saturday 09.06.2007
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
If you are in doubt,
Rely on God, colleague.
He makes your choice stout;
You continue without fatigue.
By following His Word
You will go far.
His truth is a sword:
It shines the way from afar!
Whatever happens, life is going on.
Life… How much sense there is in the word!
Whatever life brings, it is worth moving on.
Look at a little bird…
So weak, fragile,
But it will live,
It will cover a mile,
It will, for sure, believe.
Life is a precious gift!
So much for others we can do.
No time for a drift.
Stop, just think, it’s true.
Iaroslav Wednesday 26.11.2008
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
Cheer up, don’t worry!
Why are you so sad?
You will succeed, so hurry,
Keep on trying, what else can be said?
Strive and you’ll do.
Seek and you’ll find!
These words are true.
Minor problems? Never mind!
Iaroslav Tuesday 30.01.2007
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
Whatever happens, stick together,
In a bad storm and in good weather,
To overcome all misfortunes;
You will feel like a feather.
Supposing, you fall – you’ll get a support,
Each of you will stand like a fort!
He, who’ll try to defeat you, will lose.
You’ll be like a glorious caravel which enters a port.
Whatever you plan, you will do
‘Cause on God your hopes will be fixed by both of you.
Love is your shield,
You are protected from burning arrows, it’s true.
Beauty decays, love never ends.
Rudeness destroys, a kind word mends.
Stick together, good friends!
Iaroslav Tuesday – Friday 19-22.02.2008
Never give up the fight.
Keep on doing wise and kind things.
Your words and deeds can be like salt and light.
Only God knows what the future brings,
But you keep on rowing!
Whatever they say,
Keep on going!
With God’s help you will succeed on your way!
Iaroslav Tuesday 01.11.2014
How wonderful life can become
If you are ready for this.
Your efforts are needed, yes, at least some,
Be willing to win and you will not miss.
This is not just my word,
But mine, of course, too.
Life is sharp, sometimes like a sword,
But much depends upon you!
Iaroslav Sunday 10.02.2008
When you hear crying,
Do not shut your ears, explore
Whether this is a call for help or lying;
Act according to the situation: use a word of support, buy food in a store.
Image credit: Alan D. Wilson, “Osprey – natures pics 2” October 8, 2008, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.5.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
One hundred years pass faster than you think –
Like a click on a website link –
Say that kind word, do that kind deed,
Plant a good seed.
Iaroslav Sunday 22.10.2016
Be happy – the shortest and the only way is Christ.
Direct your ways to Him in all:
At home, at work, at leisure…
Let your kind deeds be filled with pleasure.
Keep Him in sight in winter, spring, summer, and fall.
Praise Him as if tomorrow may never come –
Say those kind words, do kind deeds, keep calm.
Iaroslav Tuesday 04.10.2016
Image credit: Tony Webster, “Banff (15622533278)” July 9, 2004, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY 2.0.
What you have, hold.
You are so rich indeed!
You are smart, you are bold,
Your health is more precious than gold.
So, be wise to save it and maintain.
No one knows what will happen then.
Under the sun or pouring rain,
Be sage to keep what is main.
Believe, these words are true.
You will need much strength –
Till the sky above is blue –
To do kind things, to break through!
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 11-12.01.2009
Keep up with the time,
Be smart in the things you do.
Be faithful however high you climb.
Let your love, your health, your words be true.
Iaroslav Monday 05.09.2016
Wise men keep silence
When love speaks.
No words, no violence.
Even birds watch their beaks.
Love is calm,
But is loud as well.
It makes its nest on a farm,
But also where no one is able to dwell.
Whatever good one can think,
It can be about love.
Love is the strongest link,
Wise men know this as well as a dove.
Iaroslav Saturday 06.05.2006
Whatever you do – add love to it
To make your work a perfect fit.
Just do your job with love indeed:
Let your love be seen in word and in deed.
Iaroslav Saturday 02.04.2016
Tea for two and two for tea –
Good reason to meet for you and for me,
To speak about our day
And to exchange glances that speak more than words can say.
Video credit: Anton van Dijken, “Tea For Two – Jane Monheit” September 10, 2009, via YouTube.
Iaroslav Bright Monday 02.05.2016
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
Не треба кричати, щоб почутим бути,
Свою справу треба добре робити та спину не боятися гнути.
Тільки той рипить, хто нічого не вміє,
Бо звертають увагу і з того радіє.
Та людина – не скрипучі ворота –
Розумний дарма не відкриває рота.
Слово – не горобець, вилитить – не піймаєш,
Тож добре поміркуй доки мовчиш, доки час ще маєш.
Iaroslav Saturday 10.04.2004
Слав Бога у серця простоті,
Як можеш, так молись,
В душевній чистоті,
Щоб “Отче наш” та інші молитви лились.
Хай в слові, хай і в ділі
Станеш ти Його хвалити.
І хай благословишся ти в життєвій цілі,
Хай будеш щиро ти Його любити.
Із вірою твоя хвала спасе,
А ще твоє життя то буде приклад.
Шукай добра понад усе,
І хай життя простеньким буде виклад.
Iaroslav Sunday – Monday 21-22.11.2010
God has delivered you out of a deep pit;
Out of many troubles He saved.
Declare God’s works with rejoicing,
And let your words be seasoned with wit!
With good deeds let your words be paved.
Let your praise be with a cheerful voicing!
Iaroslav Sunday 30.05.2015
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
Never let your praying knees get lazy.
Add love to all the things you do.
Let your words be as beautiful and simple as a daisy.
Let the things you say be true.
Be polite, hold the door, say thank you at once.
When you are wrong, apologize.
This may be hard at first glance,
But this will help you to awesomize.
Iaroslav Saturday 07.11.2015
When I forget to be kind,
Kind things forget me too.
A heart dies when it is blind.
Let love remain with you.
Love fills in our life.
Love – so much in the word!
To carry on in any strife…
Love saves the world.
Iaroslav Saturday 30.10.2010
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