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PAPER LANTERNS I6


PAGE 1

COMPLACENCY IS
A "WELCOME" SIGN ON THE DOOR,
FOR ALL INTRUDERS.

IF THERE IS A PEACE
AMID DISORDER, IT HAS
A BASE OF STRONG FAITH.

IF THE ROOT REMAINS,
THE STORM THAT STRIPS THE TREE
WILL NOT KILL IT.

PAGE 2

WHY DO SOME FOLKS THINK
MAKING SOMEONE ELSE LOOK BAD,
WILL MAKE THEM LOOK GOOD ?

MAKING DECISIONS
WHILE UNDER PRESSURE, LOWERS
ODDS FOR GOOD RESULTS.

HIGH PRESSURE SALESMEN
WILL TRY TO PLEASE OUR WHIMS TO
OVERCOME GOOD SENSE.

PAGE 3

THE DURABLE SEED
MUST SURVIVE WINTER, SO IT
CAN RISE IN THE SPRING.

DON'T FRET ABOUT A
WAKEFUL NIGHT; SOMETIMES WAKEFUL
REST IS THE BEST REST.

OUR UPLIFTED WORDS
ARE BUT HALF-PRAYER; LISTENING
IS THE POTENT HALF.

PAGE 4

WHEN GOD IS PRUNING,
IT IS NOT COMFY, BUT LESS
LEAFING MEANS MORE FRUIT.

THERE IS SUCH A THING
AS SPIRITUAL "GROWING PAINS";
ALL A PART OF LIFE.

SOMETIMES WE'RE LIKE A
SMALL BOAT, TIED TO THE WHARF, BUT
SWAYING WITH THE WAVES.

PAGE 5

SOMETIMES WE'RE LIKE A
TREE IN AUTUMN, THAT HAS BEEN
STRIPED BY A COLD WIND.

THE KEEPER OF THE
ORCHARD, KNOWS THE NEEDS OF OUR
SEASONS, AND PROVIDES.

IT IS GOD'S WAY, TO
LEAVE A SEED-PROMISE OF SPRING,
TO CHEER IN WINTER.

PAGE 6

WHEN THE FIRST SONGBIRD
OF SPRING NESTS IN ITS BRANCHES,
THE TREE FILLS WITH SONG.

USE EXPERIENCE
AS THE THREADS WITH WHICH TO WEAVE
A GOOD CHARACTER.

GOOD GROOMING IS AN
AID TO GOOD HEALTH, FOR PEOPLE,
AND FOR ANIMALS.

PAGE 7

TO TREAT THE SYMPTOM,
AND IGNORE THE CAUSE, DOES NOT
HEAL ANY DISEASE.

CALM COMPOSURE WHEN
UNDER ATTACK, IS A SIGN
OF STRONG CHARACTER.

FACING ISSUES WITH
FAITH, IS OVERCOMING; NOT
IGNORING ISSUES.

PAGE 8

SOONER OR LATER,
WE EACH FACE A STORM WE MUST
WEATHER WITH OUR FAITH.

SOME WHO REFUSE A
LEADER'S ROLE, WILL CRITICIZE
THOSE WHO ACCEPT ONE.

A CRITIC SHOULD SPEAK
FROM THE ARENA STAGE, NOT
GROWL FROM THE SIDELINES.

PAGE 9

WE PRAY, AND WE WORK,
AND THEN SOMETIMES WE MUST WAIT
WITH FAITH, WHILE GOD WORKS.

SOMETIMES, WHEN WE ARE
A GROUP WORKING TOGETHER,
GOD WILL TEACH US ALL.

IF GOD GIVES US A
"CALL" TO INTERACT IN A
WORK, ALL WILL BENEFIT.

PAGE 10

IT ISN'T JUST THE
WINNING THAT COUNTS, BUT ALSO
WHAT THE WINNER WINS.

IT ISN'T JUST WHAT
THE BATTLE'S AGAINST THAT COUNTS.
WHAT'S THE BATTLE FOR ?

METHODS USED TO REACH
OUR GOALS, ARE AS IMPORTANT
AS WHAT THE GOALS ARE.

PAGE 11

WHEN RIGHT GOALS ARE WED
TO RIGHT USE, THE RESULTS ARE
SPIRITUAL SUCCESS.

BEING ISSUED A
UNIFORM DOES NOT MAKE A
TRAINEE A SOLDIER.

NOR DOES WEARING A
UNIFORM MAKE A SOLDIER
A SOLDIER AT HEART.

PAGE 12

TRAINING, ATTENTION,
AND DEDICATION, BECOME
A STRONG CHARACTER.

EXTREMISM IS
NOT A SOLUTION; IT WILL
DELAY, NOT AID, GOALS.

OVER AND OVER,
IT'S PROVED TRUE: BULLEY WAYS WON'T
BRING LASTING RESULTS.

PAGE 13

"VICTIM" IS NOT JUST
ABOUT AN ACT, BUT HOW WE
RESPOND TO THE ACT.

SO LONG AS THERE ARE
ABUSERS AND VICTIMS, GOD
HAS LESSONS FOR BOTH.

COUNSEL WORKS BETTER
THAN COERCION ANY DAY !
IT SMOOTHS THE TANGLES.

PAGE 14

A ONE-TO-ONE CHAT,
IN A QUIET ROOM, CAN HEAL
A RELATIONSHIP.

THE BEST REPRIMAND,
IS A PRIVATE, ONE-TO-ONE,
PATIENT DISCUSSION.

DISCUSSION ALWAYS
HELPS MORE THAN "CUSSIN". TRY IT
NEXT TIME YOU'RE TICKED-OFF.

PAGE 15

FOCUS IS NEEDED
TO ACCOMPLISH ANY WORK.
TO FULL POTENTIAL.

SCATTERED ATTENTION
DISSIPATES ENERGY. AND
DIMINISHES SKILLS.

IT'S WISE TO REFUSE
THE POISON OF BITTERNESS,
BUT KEEP WISDOM LEARNED.

PAGE 16

SO LONG AS WE HOLD
RESENTMENTS, WE'RE PRISONERS
OF THOSE RESENTMENTS.

LEARNING A LESSON
IS POSITIVE, BUT NURSING
A GRIEVANCE IS NOT.

INTELLECT IS A
GOOD TOOL, BUT A POOR MASTER;
OFTEN A TYRANT.

PAGE 17

SOMETIMES WHEN WE LEARN
TO "DO", THE FIRST THING WE "DO",
IS TO "OVERDO".

MANY A WRONG IS
ROOTED IN THE ABUSIVE
USE OF A GOOD THING.

EXCESS MAKES A MESS
OF MANY PRIVILEGES
OF OUR MODERN WORLD.

PAGE 18

CRITICIZING OUR
CRITICS WON'T STOP THEM; WE JUST
GROW TO BE LIKE THEM.

WE WILL NOT FIND PEACE,
BY BREEDING BULLIES, WHO WILL
PERPETUATE HATE.

ONE AT A TIME, WE
CHANGE THE WORLD, BY REPLACING
HATE WITH FORGIVENESS.

PAGE 19

AGES MAKE SAGES,
AND EXPERIENCE TEACHES
US TO VALUE THEM.

COMPLEXITY'S CURE:
STAY SIMPLE AT THE CORE, AND
YOU WILL HEAL FASTER.

SOME ADULTS ARE BRATS,
WHO STILL THROW CHILDISH TANTRUMS,
TO GET THINGS THEIR WAY.

PAGE 20

WHENEVER EGO
SEEKS REVENGE, IT NEVER LEADS
TO A HAPPY END.

NO PLAN THAT DOESN'T
FIT GOD'S PLAN WILL SUCCEED
IN ANY LASTING WAY.

IF THE ROOT OF ACTS
IS SELFLESS DEDICATION,
GOOD GUIDANCE WILL WIN.

via/bjc 2007

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