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PAPER LANTERNS I8


PAGE 1

IN ITS EXPRESSION,
LIFE'S A CONTINUITY
OF FLOWING CHANGES.

TO RESIST LIFE'S FLOW,
IS TO STAGNATE WITHOUT A
PURIFYING AID.

NONE OF US LEARN MUCH,
TILL WE KNOW WE DON'T KNOW, AND
LEARN HOW TO LISTEN.

PAGE 2

THOSE WHO KNOW LITTLE,
WILL BOAST MUCH; BUT THOSE WHO KNOW
MUCH, WILL SAY LITTLE.

"CRANKY" CAN BE A
SEASON, BUT SHOULD NOT BECOME
A LIFETIME HABIT.

IT'S A MYSTERY,
BUT OFTEN THE "SHORTCUT" IS
BACK TO THE FIRST SOURCE.

PAGE 3

IT'S A BITTER PILL,
TO CURE THE ILL, BUT OFTEN:
THE NEED'S FORGIVENESS.

WHEN WE FALL, OR FAIL,
WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES:
WE'RE "WORKS-IN-PROGRESS".

WITHOUT RESISTANCE,
NO STRENGTH CAN BE GAINED, ONLY
FLOW AND EROSION.

PAGE 4

WE SHOULD NEVER HUG
OUR RESENTMENTS,BUT INSTEAD,
HUG OUR FORGIVENESS.

IT'S EASY TO HUG
RESENTMENTS; THEY WELL UP, BUT
FORGIVENESS LIFTS UP.

WE ALL COME WITH A
"SURVIVAL PACK", THAT SOMETIMES
BINDS US TO OLD FEARS.

PAGE 5

THE SONGBIRD'S SONG ON
THE MORNING BREEZE, PLAYS LIKE A
HARP ON FOREST TREES.

IN SOME BATTLES, IT'S
THE FIRST TO GET ANGRY, WHO
LOSES THE BATTLE.

LIKE ALL BATTLES OF
CONSCIENCE, THE DETERMINING
FACTOR IS INNER.

PAGE 6

FORGIVENESS WILL FREE,
BOTH THOSE WHO ARE FORGIVEN,
AND THOSE WHO FORGIVE.

IT'S OFTEN A WASTE,
TO TRY TO GIVE OTHERS WHAT
THEY DO NOT VALUE.

A SEED IS SO SMALL,
BUT IT HOLDS A POTENTIAL
MIRACLE WITHIN.

PAGE 7

WHEN CRITICISM
FILLS A ROOM, IT ALWAYS WEAVES
A CURTAIN OF GLOOM.

WORDS OF DISSENSION
FOCUS ATTENTION ON THE
WORST OF INTENTIONS.

GOD BLESS FAMILY,
PARTNERS, FRIENDS, AND ALL HELPERS
WHO OUR GOOD LORD SENDS.

PAGE 8

THE "RIGHT" OF CHOICES,
IS NO GUARANTEE WE WILL
MAKE ALL RIGHT CHOICES.

THE WISDOM TO MAKE
RIGHT CHOICES, COMES WITH ADVICE,
OR EXPERIENCE.

SOMETIMES THE ACT OF
LOYALTY, IS MORE NOBLE
THAN REAPING REWARDS.

PAGE 9

IT TAKES PATIENCE TO
LEARN PATIENCE, AND IT'S STILL A
VERY SLOW LEARNING.

WHEN WE'RE TOO IMPRESSED
WITH OURSELF, WE CAN BECOME
OUR WORST ENEMY.

WINDS OF TIME WINNOWS
OUR SOUL OF FLAWS, AS THE WIND
WINNOWS CHAFF FROM WHEAT.

PAGE 10

WE CANNOT ACCEPT
FORGIVENESS, TILL WE KNOW THAT
WE NEED FORGIVENESS.

WHEN LIFE SHOWS US OUR
FAULTS, IT IS FORGIVENESS THAT'S
KNOCKING AT OUR DOOR.

DOCTORS ARE ALWAYS
EATING FOR TWO; FOR THEMSELVES,
AND FOR THE PATIENT.

PAGE 11

FIRST WE NURTURE OUR
GOALS, THEN SOMEDAY, OUR GOALS WILL
BE NURTURING US.

BULLYS DON'T MAKE FRIENDS,
THEY MAKE ENEMIES, AND THEY
CAN'T TRUST ANYONE.

WHETHER IN OURSELVES,
OR IN OTHERS, IT IS WISE:
DON'T FEED THE DEVIL.

PAGE 12

JUDGEMENT IS SEASONED,
WHEN WE LEARN OUR LESSONS WELL,
AND WE CAN FORGIVE.

WE NEED TO KEEP OUR
SHIP STEADY, AND REMEMBER:
"LOOSE CANNONS" DON'T HELP.

IMMORALITY
IS THE MOST RAPID WAY TO
SPREAD ANY DISEASE.

PAGE 13

AS LIGHT THROUGH STAINED GLASS,
ADDS LUMINOSITY, SO
DOES FAITH MAKE SOULS GLOW.

AS WIND CAN TINKLE,
OR TANGLE, WINDCHIMES, SO CAN
OUR MOOD EFFECT THOUGHT.

ANY EXCESS WILL,
EVENTUALLY, LEAD TO
A MUCH NEEDED TRIM.

PAGE 14

WHEN INTRIGUED BY THE
INTRICATE, WE OFTEN WILL
MISS THE OBVIOUS.

INFORMATION IS
PRE-PRODUCTIVE, UNTIL WE
HAVE EXPERIENCE.

THE ROOT AND CAUSE OF
"BRATITUDE" IN ADULTS IS
JUST BAD ATTITUDE.

PAGE 15

HERO RETIREMENT
TAKES TIME FOR ADJUSTMENT, FOR
BOTH HERO, AND FANS.

THE NEXT STEP BEGINS
WHERE THE LAST STEP ENDS;
UP, DOWN, OR AHEAD.

AT SOME POINT, OUR FAITH
MUST BECOME "FAITH-IN-MOTION";
PORTABLE, AND STRONG.

PAGE 16

A KALEIDESCOPE,
TILTED, BRINGS NEW PATTERNS, OF
SAME INGREDIENTS.

A DIFFERENT VIEW
OF THE SAME ISSUES, CAN BRING
A NEW PERSPECTIVE.

OFTEN, YESTERDAY'S
REBELS BECOME THE FUTURE'S
NEW ESTABLISHMENT.

PAGE 17

WHEN WE SIFT DOWN OUR
"WANTS" TO OUR "NEEDS", WE DEFEAT
GREED, AND TRAVEL LIGHT.

TIME, LIKE A REEL OF
FILM, CAN PASS BY TOO FAST TO
SAVOR THE PASSING.


A DISTANT LIGHT MAY
BECKON, BUT WE NEED THE NEAR
ONES TO FIND THE WAY.

PAGE 18

TROUBLE FOLLOWS THOSE,
WHO GET POWER BEFORE THEY
HAVE GOOD CHARACTER.

POINTING TO OTHERS'
FAULTS, DOES NOT EXCUSE OUR OWN,
NOR JUSTIFY US.

WE'RE RESPONSIBLE
FOR OUR WRONG ACTIONS, NOT FOR
OTHERS' WRONG ACTIONS.

PAGE 19

THOUGH WE FEEL EMPTY,
A PRAYER IS STILL A CHOICE
THAT SAYS "I BELIEVE".

WHAT MIND CANNOT GRASP,
FAITH CAN REDUCE TO ESSENCE
OF INTUITION.

LIKE A PACKET OF
SACHET, FAITH WILL SCENT THE SOUL
WITH SWEET AROMA.

PAGE 20

IT'S TRUE: WHEN ONE DOOR
CLOSES, ANOTHER OPENS.
WATCH FOR THE NEW DOOR.

NEW DOOR, AND NEXT STEP,
MOVE US ON, WITH HOPE OUR LAMP,
AND FAITH OUR COUNSEL.

LIFE IS A LONG ROAD
OF CONTINUOUS CHANGES
ON WHICH WE TRAVEL.

via/bjc 2008

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