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PAPER LANTERNS I4


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PRAYER IS OUR HOMEMADE
UMBRELLA, THAT COVERS US
IN THE STORMS OF LIFE.

HOLY SPIRIT WORKS
BY BRINGING TOGETHER THOSE
WHO FIT TOGETHER.

WHEN GOD GIVES US A
MISSION, HE TESTS AND TRIES US,
TILL WE'RE TRIED AND TRUE.

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GOD PROTECTS US, BY
TRIALS, SO WE WON'T TAKE ON MORE
THAN WE CAN HANDLE.

IF WE LISTEN WELL,
THE HOLY SPIRIT CAN GUIDE
US THROUGH ALL OUR TRIALS.

WE MUST UNDERSTAND
WE DO NOTHING ALONE, OR
WE CAN'T STAY THE COURSE.

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EVEN IN THE BEST,
GOD LEAVES A FLAW, TO REMIND
US WE ARE MORTAL.

UNTL WE CAN SEE
THAT ALL GOD"S LIMITS ARE FOR
OUR GOOD, FAITH IS TRIED.

IF WE RATE KNOWLEDGE
ABOVE GOOD CHARACTER, WE
WILL MAKE BIG MISTAKES.

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GOD SPECIALIZES
IN VARIETY, BUT ALL
NEED HIS GUIDING HAND.

EVERY SEED FULFILLS.
ACCORDING TO ITS KIND, AND
EACH NEEDS PROPER CARE.

GOD TENDS, NURTURES, AND
PRUNES, THAT EACH WILL
FULFILL WITH ITS BEST.

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PRAYER IS THE WAY WE
VOICE OUR CHOICE, AND SELECT THE
SOURCE OF OUR GUIDANCE.

"VICTIM" CAN BECOME
AN ATTITUDE; DON'T ACCEPT
IT AS A "CAREER".

WE CAN'T SURVIVE A
STORM, IF WE HAVE BECOME A
STORM WITHIN A STORM.

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OVERCOMING IS
SOMETIMES A QUIET MATTER
OF SELF-POSSESSION.

WHEN KNOWLEDGE IS WED
TO GOOD CHARACTER, THEY WILL
PRODUCE GREAT OFFSPRING.

WHEN LOVE IS ADDED
TO KNOWLEDGE AND CHARACTER,
WE HAVE GREAT ARTISTS.

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WE CAN ACCEPT SOME
THINGS IN THEORY LONG BEFORE
WE CAN LIVE BY THEM.

IDEALS ARE WOVEN
INTO CHARACTER, ONLY
BY APPLICATION.

A TEMPERING OF
TEMPERMENT, IS VITAL TO
SUCCESS IN OUR LIFE.

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FLIP SIDE OF KNOWLEDGE
IS RESPONSIBILITY
FOR HOW WE USE IT.

CHANGE BY FORCE AND HASTE
ALIENATES, AND DIVIDES,
AND WILL SELF-DESTRUCT.

SELFISH POWER WILL
ALWAYS DEFEAT ITS OWN ENDS,
BY BOOMERANG LAW.

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DURABLE CHANGE WILL
COME THOUGHTFULLY, AND SLOWLY,
BUT IT WILL ENDURE.

WE CAN'T SATISFY,
WITH QUANTITY, A HUNGER THAT
IS FOR QUALITY.

IN A FOG, IT'S HARD
TO TELL DIRECTION; LISTENING
HELPS MORE THAN VIEWING.

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IN A PLAY ON STAGE
THEY ALWAYS CLOSE THE CURTAIN,
WHILE THEY CHANGE THE SCENE.

LIKE ALL DISCIPLINES,
FRAGILE FAITH GROWS STRONGER WITH
DAILY EXERCISE.

COBWEBS IN THE HEAD
WILL ONLY COLLECT FLIES, SO
KEEP THE ATTIC CLEAR.

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WORRY HAS NEVER
WON A RACE, SOLVED A PROBLEM,
OR ANSWERED A NEED.

NOTHING HEALS THE SOUL'S
WOUNDS BETTER THAN LOVE OFFERRED
GENTLY AND WISELY.

BREEZE IN THE BRANCHES,
BRINGS THE TWITTER OF BIRDS, AND
THE TOUCH OF UNSEEN.

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SOME THINK FAITH IS A
DIM LIGHT, BUT DIM LIGHTS ARE A
GREAT HELP ON DARK ROADS.

WE SHOULD NOT COMPLAIN
ABOUT DIM LIGHT; BETTER A
DIM LIGHT THAN NO LIGHT.

SOMETIMES, DIM LIGHT CAN
PROTECT; WE CAN SEE DIMLY,
AND, IT CAN HIDE US.

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TOO BRIGHT A LIGHT CAN
BLIND, AND WE CANNOT EVEN
SEE DIMLY BY IT.

GOD ALWAYS KNOWS WHAT
DEGREE OF LIGHT WE NEED; TRUST
THAT WISE PROVISION.

TOO MUCH TOO SOON OF
ANYTHING, IS ALWAYS A
POTENTIAL DANGER.

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FAME AND FORTUNE ARE
NOT EVILS, BUT AS MAIN GOALS
THEY WILL DISAPPOINT.

PERSONAL TALENT,
DEDICATED TO GOD'S WORK,
ENHANCES OUR LIFE.

SOMETIMES WE MUST FIRST
UNLOAD SURFACE CONCEPTS,
TO BECOME ENLIGHTENED.

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AN EMPTY FEELING
MAY PRECEDE THE TRUE IN-FLOW
OF INSPIRATION.

WE CANNOT LEARN TO
HANDLE STRESS, EXCEPT AS WE
EXPERIENCE STRESS.

BE WARY, BUT DON'T
WORRY; WARY IS WISE, BUT
WORRY IS JUST WASTE.

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WHEN PEOPLE DESTROY
CONSCIENCE, THEY DESTROY FREEDOM,
BY MUTUAL FEAR.

WHEN SOCIETY'S
MORALS CRUMBLE, ANARCHY
STUMBLES TO THE STAGE.

A PEOPLES' SOCIAL
CONSCIENCE, IS THE COHESIVE
FOR SOCIAL ORDER.

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ANY OUTWORKING
OF DURABLE PRINCIPLES,
CANNOT BE HURRIED.

ENLIGHTENMENT MUST
PRECEDE ALL DURABLE CHANGE.
THAT'S A SLOW PROCESS.

IT IS SEASONING
OF SOULS, THAT BRINGS ABOUT A
NEW WORLD CONSCIOUSNESS.

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"ISMS" COME AND GO.
THEY ARE ONLY STEPPING-STONES
FAITH PREVENTS STUMBLES.

FAITH THAT THERE IS A
DIVINE PLAN. IS ESSENTIAL
FOR SEASONING SOULS.

STEPPING-STONES CAN BE
BUILDING BLOCKS, BUT THEY ARE HARD
TO FIT TOGETHER.

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PRINCIPLES ARE NOT
THE SAME AS POLITICS, THEY
SUIERSEDE SUCH USE.

SOBERING FACTS SHOULD
NOT DAMPEN SPIRITS, BUT SHOULD
ENHANCE AWARENESS.

THOSE WHO LEAD BY LAX
PERMISSIVENESS, WILL LEAD TO
DEGENERATION.

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HONOR THE LEADER
WHO LEADS BY PRINCIPLES, THEY
LEAD WITH WISE COURAGE.

POLLS DO NOT SHOW WHAT'S
RIGHT OR WRONG; THEY ONLY SHOW
PASSING OPINIONS.

OPINIONS CHANGE AS
EXPERIENCE CHANGES OUR
MOTIVES AND VALUES.

via/bjc 2005

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