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PAPER LANTERNS I7


PAGE 1

WE NEED TO BUILD UP
THE BEST IN EACH OTHER, TO
HEAL THE TROUBLED HEART.

A CALM LISTENER,
CAN BE GOOD THERAPY FOR
A TROUBLED PERSON.

IT IS VERY TRUE:
WE CAN CLEAN OUT OUR SOUL, JUST
BY SINGING THE BLUES.

PAGE 2

SOMETIMES WE ALL NEED
A HARMLESS WAY TO VENT STRESS;
MUSIC'S A GOOD VENT.

SUPPRESSION, WITHOUT
EXPRESSION, IS COMPRESSION,
WHICH BREEDS EXPLOSION.

PLANES FLY EVERYDAY,
BUT MOST FOLKS CAN'T FLY, UNLESS
THEY HAVE A TICKET.

PAGE 3

QUIET STRENGTH WILL LAST,
LONGER AND STRONGER THAN THE
LOUD VARIETY.

SOMETIMES GOD APPROVES
OF OUR GOALS, BUT DISAPPROVES
OF METHODS WE USE.

WHEN TIDES CHANGE, MUCH OF
WHAT WENT OUT RETURNS, EXCEPT
WHAT MERGES WITH SEA.

PAGE 4

PRIVATE LESSONS THAT
BECOME CHARACTER, ALSO
LIVE ON IN SPECIES.

MERCY IS LIKE A
GENTLE RAIN, BLESSING THE GROVES
OF THE FUTURE'S FRUITS.

SELF-RESPECT IS GOOD.
ARROGANCE AND VANITY
ARE FAULTS, NOT VIRTUES.

PAGE 5

ORDER IS THE PATH
FOR CONSERVING ENERGY
FOR EFFECTIVE USE.

MANY TIMES A NEW
BEGINNING HAS RISEN FROM
A STORM OF CRISIS.

THE WHEELS OF COMMERCE
ARE OFTEN STUCK IN THE MUD
BY CARELESS DRIVERS.

PAGE 6

MANY FIND THEY CAN
SEE MORE CLEARLY AFTER A
STRONG WIND SWEEPS THE FLOOR.

THERE ARE SO MANY
DATA BANKS, DATA WE HAVE
BECOME DATA BANKS.

THERE ARE FEWER FOLKS
TODAY, WHO REALLY ENJOY
A WALK IN THE RAIN.

PAGE 7

THE BODY MAY LIKE
THE JOGGING, BUT THE SOUL LIKES
A SAVORING STROLL.

TODAY WE CAN GO
ANYWHERE FASTER, AND GET
LOST SO MUCH QUICKER.

IT IS A LOSS , WHEN
WE RUN SO FAR, SO FAST, WE
LEAVE THE HEART BEHIND.

PAGE 8

A QUIET MOMENT,
LISTENING TO THE STILL SMALL VOICE,
CAN TEACH MORE THAN BOOKS.

LIKE WEEDS, TOO MUCH THAT
DOES NOT MATTER CAN STIFLE
THINGS THAT DO MATTER.

DELICATE SNOWFLAKES
CAN BECOME A HEAVY WEIGHT,
TO THE UNPREPARED.

PAGE 9

ANY PRIVELEGE
THAT IS ABUSED, WILL SOON BE
A LOST PREVILEGE.

FREEDOM CAN ONLY
SURVIVE AMONG THOSE WITH A
STRONG SOCIAL CONSCIENCE.

PEOPLE MUST WORK WITH
GOVERNMENT, TO ENSURE A
FREE SOCIETY.

PAGE 10

SOMETIMES IT SEEMS LIKE
GOD JUST WANTS US TO TAKE TIME
TO BE STILL AND GROW.

WHEN WE'RE TOO BRUISED AND
ACHING TO DO MUCH, GOD SAYS -
"TIME OUT FOR REPAIRS."

IF WE PUSH PAST OUR
LIMITS, IT MAY PUT US FLAT
ON OUR BACK IN BED.

PAGE 11

MANY PEOPLE DON'T
REALLY WANT MORE THAN THEIR SHARE;
THEY JUST WANT MEANING.

INNER PEACE IN TIMES
OF ADVERSITY, WILL BRING,
TRUE RECOVERY.

FAITH AND A SONG, CAN
GO DOWN THE ROAD WITH US, WHEN
WE HAVE LITTLE ELSE.

PAGE 12

ONLY STRONG FAITH IS
OUR TRUE TREASURE THROUGH ALL OF
LIFE'S EXTREMITIES.

BREAKTHROUGHS SOMETIMES COME
AFTER A LONG GESTATION,
AND WE'RE BORN ANEW.

SOMETIMES CHANGES COME
SWIFTLY, AND ALL OUR CONCEPTS
ARE CHANGED INSTANTLY.

PAGE 13

OBSCURITY DOES
NOT MEAN FAILURE; OFTEN IT'S
THE ROBE OF THE WISE.

WE SHOULD NEVER CALL
SOMEONE A "LOSER"; WE DON'T
KNOW GOD'S PLAN FOR THEM.

GLITTER AND GLOSS OF
SUCCESS, IS NOT AS LASTING
AS GOOD CHARACTER.

PAGE 14

WHAT WE LEARN IN OUR
SINCERE EFFORTS, WILL ENDURE
AS SPIRITUAL STRENGTH.

ANY SINCERELY
WON GOAL WE ACHIEVE, IS A
BADGE OF VICTORY.

THE MUSICIAN WHO
BRINGS BEAUTY OF SOUND TO THE
SOUL, HAS BLESSED US ALL.

PAGE 15

WHEN HE CAN'T REACH THE
"EXPERTS", GOD TAKES HIS PLANS TO
THE PEOPLE WHO CARE.

WE'RE PRONE TO FORGET,
WHOEVER GETS THE CREDIT,
ALSO GETS THE BLAME.

WHEN WE MEET THE CREW
THAT'S LEAVING, AS WE COME IN,
WE SHOULD RESPECT THEM.

PAGE 16

GOD WILL BRING HIS WORKS
TO COMPLETION, WHETHER BY
HIGHWAY OR BYWAY.

OUR PRAYERS DON'T JUST BRING
GOD INTO OUR PLANS; THEY BRING
US INTO GOD'S PLANS.

CALM AND ASSURANCE,
ARE THE REWARDS OF DAILY
PRAYER, AND LISTENING.

PAGE 17

BARKING AT GOD, AND
BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS US,
GETS NO GOOD RESULTS.

SOMETIMES, AFFLICTIONS
ARE THE COCCOONS THAT WE WILL
EMERGE FROM WITH WINGS.

THE PUREST FORM OF
ANYTHING, IS USUALLY
ITS SIMPLEST ESSENCE.

PAGE 18

THEORETICAL
ACCEPTANCE OF LESSONS IS
NOT APPLICATION.

APPLICATION OF
KNOWLEDGE, IS WHAT PROVES ITS WORTH;
NOT JUST THEORY.

THERE IS OFTEN A
LONG TIME BETWEEN THEORY,
AND SUCCESS IN USE.

PAGE 19

IT'S ALWAYS BEST TO
BEGIN A LONG JOURNEY WITH
A GOOD SET OF MAPS.

MAPS ARE THE GREAT GIFT
LEFT BY THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THE
JOURNEY BEFORE US.

WE TOO, CAN LEAVE OUR
"SUMMARY OF PASSAGE" FOR
THOSE WHO COME AFTER.

PAGE 20

GETTING UP ONE MORE
TIME THAN WE FALL, IS ALWAYS
A TRIUMPH OF FAITH.

OBSCURITY IS
PROTECTION FOR A SEED, AND
A HARD SHELL HELPS TOO.

EXCEPT A SEED FINDS
FERTILE GROUND IN WHICH TO GROW,
IT WILL HAVE NO SPRING.

via/bjc 2008

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