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PAPER LANTERNS 11


PAGE 1

IF INNER ACTION
PRECEDES OUTER ACTION, IT
LEADS TO BEST RESULTS.

COMMON SENSE, CALMLY
APPLIED, USUALLY WORKS BEST,
EVEN IN CRISIS.

WISE COUNSEL APPLIED
REPEATEDLY, WILL FORM THE
GOOD HABITS WE NEED.

PAGE 2

FOCUS IS THE BEST
FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE THE BEST
QUALITY RESULTS.

A GOOD DOCTOR WON'T
TAKE MORE PATIENTS THAN THEY CAN
GIVE FULL ATTENTION.

SMART DRESSERS' WISDOM:
DON'T ADVERTISE ANYTHING
YOU CAN'T DELIVER.

PAGE 3

GOD SEES PAST OUR FLAWS
TO OUR PROMISE, AND HELPS US
OVERCOME THE FLAWS.

POINTING OUT FLAWS IN
OTHERS, DOES NOT LESSEN OURS;
JUST ADDS ANOTHER.

SOMETIMES, THE HEALING
WE PRAY FOR IS BEST ANSWERED
BY THE SOUL'S RELEASE.

PAGE 4

THOUGH THERE BE FLAWS IN
THE MESSENGER, THE MESSAGE
CAN STILL BE THE TRUTH.

GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT,
THAT COME TO US, ARE MEANT TO
BE PASSED ON THROUGH US.

TO HOARD THE GIFTS OF
SPIRIT, IS TO DAM THE FLOW.
WE BECOME STAGNANT.

PAGE 5

A GOSSIP CAN'T CLEAN
THEIRSELF BY RUBBING THEIR DIRT
OFF ON SOMEONE ELSE.

THOUGH THE LOTUS' ROOTS
ARE IN DEEP MUD, IT BLOOMS LIKE
AN OPEN WINDOW.

WHEN THE BUILDING IS
COMPLETE, THE SCAFFOLDING IS
NO LONGER NEEDED.

PAGE 6

QUIT POUNDING ON THE
CLOSED DOORS, AND NURTURE THOSE WHO
CARE, AND WILL LISTEN.

THE EVANGLISTS'
CALL, IS TO POUND ON CLOSED DOORS.
LET THEM DO THAT WORK.

LIVING BY CHRISTIAN
PRINCIPLES, SERVES AS DAILY
WITNESS TO OTHERS.

PAGE 7

TROUBLES DON'T END
WITH DEDICATION, BUT WE
GET HELP HANDLING THEM.

ALL ASPECTS OF GROWTH,
EVEN THE SPIRITUAL, WILL
HAVE SOME GROWING PAINS.

THE BEST OF HUMAN
NATURE WILL BE RETAINED, AND
FLAWS WILL FALL AWAY.

PAGE 8

SOMETIMES THE LITTLE
SELF FEELS LIKE A CHILD, CLINGING
TO CHILDISH VALUES.

WHEN WE UNDERSTAND
THE PURIFICATION MODE,
WE WILL WELCOME IT.

BULLEY TACTICS WILL
NOT WIN ALLEGIANCE, BUT WILL
BREED DEEP RESENTMENTS.

PAGE 9

CONSIDER HOW TREES
SHED LEAVES AND SEED IN FALL, AND
DRAW TO ROOT TILL SPRING.

DON'T THINK AGEING MEANS
WE NEED NO SENSE OF HUMOR.
WE NEED IT MUCH MORE.

WE SHOULD VALUE OUR
SECOND CHILDHOOD. THAT'S WHEN THE
SOUL IS REWINDING.

PAGE 10

ADVERSITY IS
HALF A PROBLEM; THE WORST HALF
IS ANXIETY.

THE BEST CURE FOR OUR
ANXIETY IS STRONG FAITH,
AND GOOD COMMON SENSE.

COERCION WILL NOT
WIN ANY GOALS WITH FAVORED,
OR LASTING SUCCESS.

PAGE 11

CHARACTER IS NOT
QUALITY THAT JUST HAPPENS;
IT'S BUILT BY CHOICES.

RAMBLING AIMLESSLY,
DOES NOT BRING US TO OUR GOALS.
WE MUST STEER A COURSE.

PRAYER TUNES US INTO
THE CHANNEL OF BEST GUIDANCE,
TO HELP STEER WISELY.

PAGE 12

STRONG CHARACTER IS
PROTECTION FROM LIFE'S STORMS,AND
DECEPTIVE TRICKSTERS.

WHEN GOOD CHARACTER
BECOMES A HABIT, WE ARE
LESS VULNERABLE.

WE CAN DEVELOP
GOOD HABITS BY MAKING OUR
CHOICES THOUGHTFULLY.

PAGE 13

GOD'S JUDGEMENT GOAL SEEMS
MORE TO CORRECT PERSPECTIVE,
THAN TO PENALIZE.

IF WE ACCEPT HIS
OFFER OF AID IN CHANGING,
WE HAVE READY HELP.

WE CANNOT FIGHT ON
ALL FRONTS AT ONCE; FOCUS ON
ONE GOAL AT A TIME.

PAGE 14

ONLY THOSE WHO HAVE
GOOD CHARACTER CAN HANDLE
FREEDOM IN GOOD WAYS.

WE MUST STAY ATTUNED
TO HEAR INSPIRATION'S CALL.
IT WON'T WAIT FOR US.

TRUE INSPIRATION
HAS A SPECIAL FREQUENCY.
PRAYER HELPS US TUNE IN.

PAGE 15

WE DON'T HAVE TO HAVE
A MAP TO USE THE HIGHWAY,
BUT WISE FOLKS USE MAPS.

IF WE CAN'T BE TOLD
RTGHT WAYS, WE LEARN BY HARD WAYS,
WE'LL PAY FOR WRONG WAYS.

ON THE SEAS, LIGHT BREAKS.
ON CLEAR STREAMS, LIGHT FLOWS. ON THE
QUIET POOL, LIGHT RESTS.

PAGE 16

IT IS THE FOOLER
WHO FOOLS THEIRSELF, WHEN THEY THINK
THEY HAVE FOOLED OTHERS.

SOME POWERS INTRUDE.
POWERS OF LIGHT WILL WAIT FOR
PRAYER INVITATION.

AS A SACHET SCENTS,
JUST BY ITS PRESENCE, SO DOES
PRAYER ENHANCE OUR LIVES.

PAGE 17

MUCH KNOWLEDGE CAN BRING
MISERY; BUT A LITTLE
WISDOM SOOTHES THE SOUL.

WHEN WE'RE NOT AFRAID
TO LOOK FOOLISH, WE WILL SHED
A LOT OF WORRY.

WHAT MAY SEEM FOOLISH
TODAY, IS OFTEN SEEN AS
WISE IN THE FUTURE.

PAGE 18
GOD CAN USE HONEST
MISTAKES FOR GOOD, BUT HE WON'T
ACCEPT WRONG MOTIVES.

MIST, WATER, AND ICE,
ARE THREE FORMS OF ONE SUBSTANCE;
EVEN AS OUR SOUL.

PATH OF WORLD COMMERCE:
TODAY'S LUXURIES BECOME,
FUTURE ESSENTIALS.

PAGE 19

AS CRYSTALS SPINNING
CAN MAKE PRISMATIC TWINKLES,
SO CAN A CLEAR MIND.

AS AN OINTMENT SOOTHES,
SO CAN A GOOD HEART COMFORT
THOSE TARNISHED BY TIME.

NO SEED WILL COME TO
FRUITION, UNLESS IT BE
SOWN IN FERTILE GROUND.

PAGE 20

WE ALL KNOW MORE THAN
WE KNOW WE KNOW, AND MUCH LESS
THAN WE THINK WE KNOW.

PASSING KNOWLEDGE OF
PASSING THINGS, PASSES AWAY.
ONLY TRUTH ENDURES.

ONLY EYES THAT ARE
HORIZON-BOUND SEE THE SUN
RISING AND SETTING.

via/bjc 2007

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