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PAPER LANTERNS 13


PAGE 1

WE ALL GET A DOSE
OF HUMILITY SOMETIMES;
IT HELPS US GROW TRUE.

"OLD TIMERS" ARE JUST
"LONG TIMERS', WHO AGE IN A
CALM AND MELLOW WAY,

IT'S A SMART KID, WHO
WILL LISTEN TO "OLD TIMER'S"
STORIES ABOUT LIFE.

PAGE 2

LIFE CHOICES: GOING
FLAT TRACK; UPWARD SPIRAL; OR
THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL.

A SEED'S SHELL MUST CRACK,
BEFORE IT CAN FULFILL ITS
LIVING POTENTIAL.

A BABY BIRD MUST
PECK OUT OF ITS SHELL, BEFORE
IT CAN USE ITS WINGS.

PAGE 3

TIME WEAVES OUR SOUL WITH
WARP AND WOOF OF OUR CHOICES;
LET PRAYER WEAVE IT TRUE.

DETAILED TRAINING IS
A SLOW LEARNING PROCESS, FOR
DURABLE RESULTS.

NOTHING IS DONE WELL,
IF IT'S DONE IN HASTE, WITHOUT
TIME AND FOCUS.

PAGE 4

NO MATTER HOW GREAT
THE SKILL, IT WILL NOT LAST, IF
MIRED IN WRONG MOTIVE.

EVERYONE WHO SOWS,
SOWS FOR THE FUTURE, NO SEED
IS SOWN WITHOUT FAITH.

EVERY KING HAS BEEN
A LONELY FIGURE, BEARING
WEIGHT FEW UNDERSTAND.

PAGE 5

NOSTALGIA IS JUST
THE SOUL SORTING ITS ATTIC
FOR TREASURES TO KEEP.

THE "SURREAL" BECOMES
THE "REAL", WHEN WE HAVE BECOME
FAMILIAR WITH IT.

SOME FOLKS SAY THEY'RE "FREE",
AND THINK THAT MEANS IT'S SAFE TO
PLAY ON THE FREEWAY.

PAGE 6

TRAVEL IN THIS WORLD
IS BEST "PAY AS YOU GO" NOT
"TRAVEL - PAY LATER".

A "CONTROL FREAK"
IS JUST A MANAGERIAL
MIND BEING MIS-USED.

WHEN THE FACADE FALLS,
WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT,
OUR TRUE SOURCE IS GOD.

PAGE 7

THE PROBLEM WITH FAME
IS THAT IT ALS0 BRINGS THE
STATUS OF "TARGET".

THE PROBLEM WITH WEALTH
IS THAT IT'S GREAT WEIGHT,UNLESS
WE ARE GOOD STEWARDS.

NEVER FORGET THAT
GOD HAS TWO HANDS, AND USES
THEM BOTH FOR OUR GOOD.

PAGE 8

"LET GO AND LET GOD",
ISN'T BEING OUT OF GEAR.
IT'S JUST "CRUISE CONTROL".

A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
BREEDS VANITY; MUCH KNOWLEDGE
BREEDS HUMILITY.

SOMETIMES EVENTS SHAPE
OUR LIFESTYLE MORE THAN CHOICES.
GOD AND PRAYER CAN GUIDE.

PAGE 9

FAITH IS FIRST,"BELIEF
IN SPITR OF", AND GROWS INTO
"BELIEF BECAUSE OF".

JOSEPH AND DANIEL,
THOUGH CAPTIVE. KEPT THEIR FAITH, AND
ROSE TO HIGH HONOR.

TIME WILL TEACH US ALL,
THERE ARE GUARDIANS WHO CARE;
WE DON'T WALK ALONE.

PAGE 10

WE'RE GOD'S INVESTMENT.
HE WANTS US TO BE FRUITFUL,
TO BLESS THE FUTURE.

JESUS CHRIST GAVE US
AN "OVERCOMING SEED", THAT
WE NEED TO NURTURE.

NOTHING NURTURES OUR
SOUL BETTER THAN PRAYER; IT IS
OUR DAILY SOUL FOOD.

PAGE 11

MOTIVES QUALIFY
ACTS. THE SAME ACT CAN BE DONE
WITH LOVE OR WITH HATE.

DON'T BE FOOLED BY
SEEMING "PATIENCE" IN SPITEFUL
LITTLE IMPS WHO SNEAK.

ANGEL AND DEVIL
MAY SEEM TO HAVE GOOD INTENT.
MOTIVES WILL DIFFER.

PAGE 12

DEVILS BEDEVIL,
WITH GREAT PATIENCE, AND MANY
TRICKS, UNDER A SMILE.

THERE COMES A TIME, WHEN
DEVILS ARE BEDEVILED - OH
HOW THEY COMPLAIN THEN.

DEVILS AND WITCHES,
NEVER EXPECT THEIR OWN TRICKS
TO FOLLOW THEM HOME.

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NO POWER IS USED
RIGHTLY THAT MANIPULATES
FOR SELFISH MOTIVES.

POWER AND KNOWLEDGE,
CAN BE DEADLY, FOR THOSE WHO
MISUSE EITHER ONE.

FEW THINGS ARE SADDER
THAN THE EGO DEFLATED
BY ITS OWN EXCESS.

PAGE 14

IF WE CAN'T BE TOLD,
GOD WILL LET US LEARN BY WAYS
WE WILL NOT FORGET.

LIKE THE GOOD FATHER,
GOD WELCOMES TRUE REMORSE, WITH
HIS TRUE FORGIVENESS.

NONE TESTIFY TO
CHRIST'S FORGIVING LOVE MORE THAN
THOSE WHO'VE NEEDED IT.

PAGE 15

SOMETIMES FAILURE IS
GOOD MEDICINE FOR A CASE
OF FATAL EGO.

WHEN TWO ROCKS MEET, THEY'RE
STRUNG ON A NECKLACE, OR JUST
COLLIDE USELESSLY.

DON'T FREAK OUT, CREATE
LOVE, AND BEAUTY, AND ORDER,
IN YOUR SPACE AND TIME.

PAGE 16

EVERY DAY IS A
UNIQUE EVENT, AND A NEW
OPPORTINITY

IT IS NOT GOOD HELP
TO HELP SOMEONE TAKE A PATH
OF SELF DESTRUCTION.

BEWARE OF THOSE WHO
TRY TO JUSTIFY THEIR WRONGS
WITH GOSSIP VENOM.

PAGE 17

WE MAKE OUR CHOICES,
AND ARE SOMETIMES SURPRISED, WHEN
WE'RE LIVING WITH THEM.

CLICHES ARE OFTEN
JUST SIGNPOSTS LEFT BY THOSE WHO
HAVE PASSED BEFORE US.

NO MATTER HOW TRUE
THE MESSAGE MAY BE, WE STILL
CAN'T OUTSHOUT THE STORM.

PAGE 18

IT TAKES STRENGTH OF HEART,
AND COMPOSURE OF THE MIND,
TO CARRY FAITH ON.

OF ALL THE THINGS YOU
PACK FOR TRAVEL, BE SURE TO
INCLUDE PRAYER AND FAITH.

AT JOURNEY'S END, IF
WE STILL HAVE A PRAYERFUL FAITH,
WE HAVE ARRIVED SAFE.

PAGE 19

IF THERE IS ANY
ONE THING WE ALL SHARE IT IS
LEARNING THROUGH MISTAKES.

GUILT IS NOT HEALING.
RESPONSIBILITY LEARNED,
IS HEALTHY. MOVE ON.

WE COULD NOT GAIN IN
SPIRITUAL STRENGTH, WITHOUT OUR
SPIRITUAL TRIALS.

PAGE 20

WHEN WE LEARN TO VIEW
CORRECTION AS A BLESSING.
PROGRESS FLOWS SMOOTHER.

GOOD TEACHERS, ALSO
LEARN FROM STUDENTS HOW THEY CAN
BE BETTER TEACHERS.

PLATITUDES ARE JUST
COMMON SENSE THAT HAS BEEN PROVED,
BY MANY, THROUGH USE.

via/bjc 2007

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