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PAPER LANTERNS 21


PAGE 1

AGE TEACHES US THAT
LESS TALK AND MORE LISTEN
CONSERVES ENERGY.

IF YOUR NAME BECOMES
FAMED, DON'T LET IT BE SHAMED, AND
GIVE GOD THE GLORY.

MANY FALL UNDER
THE WEIGHT OF GLORY; ONLY
GOD CAN WEAR IT WELL.

PAGE 2

THOSE WHO TRY TO TEACH
BY FORCE, DEFEAT THEIR PURPOSE,
AND FEED RESISTANCE.

THE ADVERSARY
IS ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THE
CHINK IN OUR ARMOR.

CHAINS OF DECEPTION,
ALWAYS HAVE A WEAK LINK,THAT
FAILS UNDER PRESSURE.

PAGE 3

BULLIES ARE SET ON
SELF-DESTRUCT, BY EGO,
PRIDE, AND SELF-DECEPTION.

THE ROUTE OF WORLD LIFE,
IS THESIS, ANTITHESIS,
WEAVING SYNTHESIS.

WAITING FOR THE SEED
TO UNFOLD ITS POTENTIAL,
IS AN ACT OF FAITH.

PAGE 4

GOOD AND BAD FOLKS BOTH
COME IN SEVERAL COLORS, AND
BOTH ARE GOD'S CHILDREN.

BOTH INSOLENT TEENS,
AND GROUCHY OLD FOLKS,
ARE SOUL'S GROWING PAINS.

THE BRAT, AND THE OLD
BIGOT, SWIM AROUND IN THE
POOL OF OUR SPECIES.

PAGE 5

HOW DOES A SEED GROW ?
THE SHELL MUST CRACK, FOR THE SEED
TO UNFOLD ITS TRUTH.

WHEN SOMEONE HURTS US,
WE REPLACE "GET-EVEN" WITH
"FORGIVEN" - TO HEAL.

"GET-EVEN" IS A
RUT THAT GOES NO-WHERE, AND GETS
DEEPER AND DEEPER.

PAGE 6

SOMETIMES WAITING IS
MORE WEARING THAN WORKING, YET
IT TOO HAS PURPOSE.

IT SEEMS GOD LIKES US
TO LEARN BY DOING, WHEN WE
LET HIM GUIDE THE WAY.

THE PRODIGAL SON,
BROUGHT HOME HIS EXPERIENCE
OF THE "CREATED".

PAGE 7

BECAUSE HE LIVED IN
THE WORLD, JESUS CHRIST KNOWS OUR
FLAWS, AND CAN REDEEM.

GOD PROVIDES FOR THE
NEEDS OF HIS CREATION, AND
EMPATHY SERVES THAT.

WHEN WE GROW WEARY
OF LEARNING THE "HARD WAY",
WE SEEK GOD'S GUIDANCE.

PAGE 8

THERE ARE NO BETTER
SERVANTS OF GOD IN THE WORLD,
THAN REFORMED SINNERS.

DON'T LOCK SOMEONE IN
THEIR PAST, ENCOURAGE ALL THEIR
GOOD WORKS OF TODAY.

FAILURE CAN BE A
SUCCESS, IF MORALS HELD TO
CAUSE A REJECTION.

PAGE 9

SOMETIMES GOD TEACHES
A SOLEMN WISDOM, YET HIS
LOVE IS IN THAT TOO.

WHEN WE CAN'T CONTROL
A PROBLEM, WE MUST LEARN HOW
TO CONTROL OURSELF.

GOD DOESN'T SAY THAT
LIVING HIS WAY IS EASY;
HE SAYS IT'S WORTH IT.

PAGE 10

ALWAYS REMEMBER:
GIVE GOD THE GLORY - ONLY
GOD WEARS GLORY WELL.

PRAISE OR BLAME CANNOT
CHANGE A MISSION, IF IT IS
TRULY GOD DESIGNED.

THE "OVERCOMING
LIFE" PRESUPPOSES SOMETHING
TO BE OVERCOME.

PAGE 11

REFINING OF ALL
OUR FACULTIES, IS PART OF
OUR "OVERCOMING".

GOD HAS GIVEN US
A "TOUR GUIDE" IN JESUS CHRIST,
WHEN WE WALK WITH HIM.

LEARN TO KNOW : WE ARE
ALWAYS IN THE "PRESENCE", THE
"PRESENCE" LIVES IN US .

PAGE 12

GOD IS AN EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY TEACHER ;
LESSONS FOR US ALL.

BE PATIENT BROTHERS,
AND SISTERS, WE'RE ALL LEARNING
SOMETHING EVERYDAY.

OUR CHOICE IS WHETHER
WE CHOOSE TO LEARN THE EASY
WAY, OR THE HARD WAY.

PAGE 13

THE EASY WAY IS
ATTUNING TO GOD'S GUIDANCE,
HARD WAY : GUESS AND GROPE.

GOD'S WAY, STARTS OUT HARD,
GETS EASIER. DEVIL'S WAY
STARTS EASY; GETS HARD.

LIKE A MARRIAGE, WE
MAKE OUR CHOICE, AND LIVE WITH IT,
FOR BETTER OR WORSE.

PAGE 14

A SAINT MAY NOT BE
AS MUCH A "PILLAR" AS A
"PATH" OTHERS TRAVEL.

THERE IS NOTHING CAN
REVEAL IGNORANCE QUICKER,
THAN ARROGANCE CAN.

WHEN THE EGO DRIVES
OUR GOALS, IT WILL ALWAYS BE
A RECKLESS DRIVER.

PAGE 15

EGO WILL TRY TO
EXALT IT'S SELF, AND SELF'S GOALS,
WHATEVER THE COST.

WHEN GOD IS GUIDING,
A MISSION, WE MOVE WISELY,
AND GOD COVERS COST.

WE LEARN TO WISELY
PROCEED, WHEN WE FIRST PRAY FOR
THE GUIDANCE OF GOD.

PAGE 16

NONE OF US CAN DO
ANYTHING ALL BY OURSELF.
WE ARE ALL AGENTS OF LIFE.

FOR EVERY PERSON
"FRONT AND CENTER" THERE IS A
SILENT BACKGROUND TEAM.

THE LORD'S WORK IS GOD'S
GRACE PLAN TO RESCUE THE LOST!
PRAISE GOD! PRAISE THE LORD!

PAGE 17

GOD'S ONE BIG LESSON;
DON'T JUST ASK HIS GUIDANCE TO
GET OUT OF TROUBLE.

ASK FOR GOD'S GUIDANCE
BEFORE MAKING DECISIONS,
TO HAVE GOOD COUNSEL.

WHEN OUR PLANS, ARE BASED
IN GOD'S PLAN, HE WILL GUIDE US,
IN ITS UNFOLDING.

PAGE 18

NO ONE CAN ACCEPT
FORGIVENESS, WHO DOES NOT FIRST,
KNOW THAT THEY NEED IT.

SOMETIMES WE HOLD OUR
LIFE TOGETHER WITH THE GLUE
OF EVERYDAY CHORES.

WHEN WE SEE GOOD WORKS,
LET'S PRAISE GOD AND THE DOER,
SO GOOD WORKS INCREASE.

PAGE 19

KNOWING WE ARE WRONG
DOES NOT MAKE SUFFERING EASY,
BUT HARDER. FORGIVE.

DURABLE CHANGE IS
QUIET, AND COMES BY DAILY
FAITH APPLICATION.

PARADOX: WE MAY
HAVE TO UNLOAD OUR "BAGGAGE",
TO FIND OUR "TICKET".

PAGE 20

WHEN CONVERSATION
BECOMES A MINEFIELD, LISTEN
FOR THE STILL, SMALL, VOICE.

YESTERDAY IS OUR
YOUTH; TOMORROW IS OUR TRUTH;
TODAY IS THE WAY.

YES - LIFE IS A SCHOOL.
WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT IT?
LET'S LIVE, LOVE, AND LEARN!


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