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PAPER LANTERNS 19


PAGE 1

VALUE IS NOT JUST
WHAT WE DO, BUT THE SPIRIT
IN WHICH WE DO IT.

VALUE IS NOT JUST
IN OUR TALENTS, BUT IN WHAT
WE'RE USING THEM FOR.

REWARDS OF THIS WORLD
ARE TEMPORAL, BUT REWARDS
OF SPIRIT ENDURE.

PAGE 2

HONOR THE SOLDIER
WHO KNOWS THAT EVEN GOOD WILL
MUST BE DEFENDED.

CONTRIBUTING TO
GOOD WILL IN THIS WORLD, IS A
DAILY WORK TO DO.

GOOD CHARACTER IS
A ROOT QUALITY WE ALL
NEED, BEFORE POWER.

PAGE 3

OUR BODY IS OUR
FIRST REAL ESTATE, AND WE NEED
TO PLANT GOOD SEED THERE.

GOOD SEED THAT WE SOW
WITHIN, SHOWS AS GOOD RESULTS
IN OUR CHARACTER.

GOOD GOALS, GOOD MORALS,
AND WALKING IN GOOD FAITH, WILL
SUSTAIN US THROUGH LIFE.

PAGE 4

WE NEED TO HAVE ROOTS
OF TRIED FAITH, THEN CORE VALUES
WILL SURVIVE HARDSHIP.

THOUGH THE LOTUS HAS
ROOTS IN THE MUD, IT BLOOMS LIKE
AN OPEN WINDOW.

NEVER WASTE WAITING;
IT'S OPPORTUNITY TO
FINE-TUNE THE NEXT STEP.

PAGE 5

ARROGANCE MAY WIN
A BATTLE, BUT IT CANNOT
EVER WIN THE PEACE.

SOME FOLKS SEEM TO THINK
JESUS CHRIST IS A "HAS-BEEN";
HE'S AN "ALWAYS IS ".

A GOOD ATTITUDE:
GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I CAN DO;
I DO WHAT I CAN.

PAGE 6

PRAYING AND LISTENING
FIRST, BRINGS BETTER QUALITY
TO ACTS AND RESULTS.

GOD SHOWS US WHAT WE
DON'T KNOW, SO HE CAN TEACH US
WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW.

MOST OLD FOLKS LEARN THAT,
AFTER EIGHTY, ALL MOVEMENT
IS THEIR EXERCISE.

PAGE 7

HOLY SPIRIT WILL
BRING TOGETHER IN EXCHANGE,
SHARED GIFTS FOR SHARED NEEDS.

BARTER EXCHANGE OF
GIFTS AND NEEDS IN HARD TIMES, IS
SPIRIT'S PROVIDING.

"TOO MANY IRONS IN
THE FIRE", WILL ALWAYS BE SURE
TO GET SOMEONE BURNED.

PAGE 8

MANY A LEADER
IS BLAMED FOR THE "SEASON" IN
WHICH THEY TAKE THE STAGE.

A FORE-RUNNER HAS
PROBLEMS, LIKE THE MESSENGER
BLAMED FOR BAD NEWS.

IN THE WINTER OF
SOCIAL SEASONS, THE PEOPLE
HAVE WINTER COMPLAINTS.

PAGE 9

CONSIDER ANY
UNEXPECTED INCOME AS
SEED TO SOW WISELY.

WE ALL CAST A VOTE
DAILY IN THE MARKETPLACE.
LET US VOTE WISELY.

THE MARKETPLACE VOTE
EFFECTS OUR CHOSEN LIFESTYLE.
MAKE IT A GOOD ONE.

PAGE10

TELL THE MARKETPLACE
WHAT YOU WANT,AND DON'T LET IT
TELL YOU WHAT TO BUY.

TWO PEOPLE CAN GO
THROUGH THE SAME MOTIONS, AND NOT
GET THE SAME RESULT.

MOTIVE QUALIFIES
EVERYTHING THAT WE DO, FOR
GOOD, OR FOR NO-GOOD.

PAGE11

HARD TIMES CAN MAKE US
TOUGH, BUT LET US GUARD, SO THEY
DO NOT MAKE US HARD.

JESUS CHRIST HAS GOOD
MANNERS, WE HAVE TO INVITE
HIM INTO OUR LIFE.

OUR PRAYERS ARE THE WAY
WE STAY TUNED INTO DIVINE
GUIDANCE ANYTIME.

PAGE12

NO GUIDANCE WILL HELP,
IF WE ARE NOT WILLING TO
LISTEN, AND APPLY.

SOMETIMES IDEAS
THAT REALLY MAKE THE MOST SENSE,
JUST DON'T SOUND LIKE IT.

FROM THE MOUTH OF A
SIMPLE FOLK OF FAITH, THERE COMES
A SIMPLE WISDOM.

PAGE13

WHEREVER THERE IS
ARROGANCE, WE CAN BE SURE
CORRECTION FOLLOWS.

THOSE WHO WORK TO MAKE
FOOLS OF OTHERS, WILL FIND THAT
THEY HAVE FOOLED THEMSELVES.

THE STABLE ROOT OF
TRIED FAITH IS WHAT WILL BRING US
DURABILITY.

PAGE14

GOOD CHARACTER WILL
ENDURE,THOUGH GOOD INTENTIONS
MAY FALTER OR FAIL.

WHEN WE HARMONIZE
OUR PLANS WITH GOD'S PLAN, THE ODDS
FOR SUCCESS INCREASE.

TO HARMONIZE WITH
GOD'S PLAN REQUIRES A DAILY
PRACTICE OF PRAYER.

PAGE15

SOMETIMES WHEN WE PUSH
TOO HARD, LIFE PUSHES BACK, IN
NATURAL RESPONSE.

BY NATURAL LAW,
FORCE IS OFTEN MET WITH AN
EQUAL RESISTANCE.

SUPPRESSION WILL CAUSE
COMPRESSION, WHICH BECOMES A
POWER PRINCIPLE.

PAGE16

A STRONG LEADER'S LIFE
IS GUIDED BY PRINCIPLES,
NOT BY OPINIONS.

PRINCIPLES ARE JUST
THAT,BUT ARE QUALIFIED BY
MOTIVE AND METHOD.

THE PRINCIPLES OF
SUPPLY AND DEMAND, CAN BE
USED FOR GOOD OR ILL.

PAGE17

WHEN SOULS IN DISTRESS
ARE SINGING THEIR SOUL, THEY DON'T
CARE ABOUT GRAMMAR.

WHEN OUR BONES ACHE,AND
NERVES SIZZLE, OUR SOUND BECOMES
LIKE RUSTY HINGES.

A SIGH LIES IN THE
SWEETEST SONGS OF THE EARTH,AND
THAT SIGH LIVES IN US.

PAGE18

TROUBLE'S NOT JUST WHAT
WE SEE; IT'S DEVIOUS FORCE
MOVING SECRETLY.

DO NOT MISTAKE GOD'S
RESPONSE TO THE TROUBLE AS
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.

GOD WILL BE AWARE
OF TROUBLE BREWING, BEFORE
WE KNOW IT'S COMING.

PAGE19

IF WE DAILY SEEK
GOD'S GUIDANCE, WE'LL GET COUNSEL
BEFORE IT'S NEEDED.

GOD KNOWS THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN A CASUALTY, AND
WILLFUL TRANGRESSION.

GOD CAN FORGIVE OUR
MISTAKES, IF MOTIVE WAS GOOD,
THOUGH JUDGEMENT WAS BAD.

PAGE20

WHEN THE LORD HAS CLEANED
US UP FROM A MESS WE MADE,
HE WANTS NO REPEATS.

IT'S SAD WHEN OLD AGE
BRINGS LOTS OF KNOWLEDGE, BUT FEW
HAPPY MEMORIES.

NO ONE LIVES HAPPY,
WHO HAS NOT LEARNED THAT LIFE IS
A GOD GIVEN GIFT.

via/bjc 2008


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