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PAPER LANTERNS 22


PAGE 1

THE LIFE OF JESUS:
THE CREATOR LIVES AS THE
CREATED, TO GUIDE.

A SEED CARRIED FAR,
IF SOWN IN FERTILE GROUND, GROWS
TRUE TO ITS NATURE.

COMPOSURE AND CALM
AT CENTER, GETS MORE DONE WELL
THAN BUSY WITH HASTE.

PAGE 2

HOW DO WE GET CALM
AND COMPOSURE AT CENTER ?
PRACTICING PATIENCE.

A STRONG CHARACTER
DOES NOT COME READY-TO-WEAR;
IT'S WOVEN WITH CARE.

CONTOVERSY IS
THE SHADOW OF CULTURAL
GROWTH AND REFINEMENT.

PAGE 3

DISPUTE WILL FOLLOW
DECLAEATION, AS SURELY
AS ANTITHESIS.

PROTAGONIST AND
ANTAGONIST, ARE PRESENT
IN ALL LIFE'S DRAMAS.

CHARACTER GROWS STRONG
BY RESISTANCE AND RESPONSE.
CHOICES CHOOSE OUR PATH.

PAGE 4

OUR EXPERIENCE,
BOTH JOYS AND SORROWS, GOD WEAVES
INTO COMPASSION.

WHEN THE WIND BLOWS, THE
CHAFF GOES, AND THE KERNEL OF
TRUTH WILL BE REVEALED.

OUT OF A CARLOAD
OF KNOWLEDGE, WE END WITH A
TRIED AND TRUE HANDFULL.

PAGE 5

KNOWLEDGE WILL ONLY
BECOME WISDOM, WHEN IT HAS
BEEN PROVED BY GOOD WORKS.

THERE IS OFTEN A
COLLECTION WE MUST UNLEARN,
BEFORE WE CAN LEARN.

THE EGO-DRIVEN MIND
IS OFTEN USED FOR WRONG,
AND LEFT WITH THE BLAME.

PAGE 6

A DEVIL WILL USE
EGO TO DO DIRTY WORK,
AND LEAVE IT THE SHAME.

BECAUSE EGO WILL
ACCEPT GLORY FOR ITSELF,
IT ALSO BUYS BLAME.

ALIGNED WITH GOD'S WILL,
THOSE ON A MISSION FOR HIM,
ARE GUARDED BY HIM.

PAGE 7

GOD BLESS THOSE UNSUNG
HEROES, WHO GIVE THEIR TODAY
TO BUILD TOMORROW.

NEVER HARM SOMEONE'S
SENSE OF SELF-WORTH, BUT ALWAYS
AFFIRM ITS TRUE BASE.

EVEN THE CHANGES
WE FIND MOST UNSETTLING ARE
OUR LIFE IN MOTION.

PAGE 8

LIKE THE SURFER AT
THE BEACH, WE MUST LEARN HOW TO
RIDE THE WAVES OF CHANGE.

WISDOM THAT WILL LAST
GROWS STRONG WITH EXPERIENCE,
TO BUILD CHARACTER.

FAME IS A COIN WITH
TWO SIDES; ONE SIDE IS THE PRAISE,
ONE SIDE IS THE BLAME.

PAGE 9

DON'T IGNORE BITTER;
ADD SWEET MEMORY, AND IT
BECOMES SEASONED SOUL.

BITTERSWEET CAN HELP
US GROW, BUT BITTER ALONE
ONLY POISONS US.

BITTTERSWEET CAN BUILD
COMPASSION. BITTER ALONE
BREEDS HATE AND SORROW.

PAGE 10

OUR VALUES, MOTIVES,
AND GOALS, QUALIFY AND BUILD
CHARACTER, AND SOUL.

REWARDS THAT ARE SLOW
IN COMING ARE ALSO THE
MOST DURABLE ONES.

WHAT HAS THE STRENGTH TO
PERSIST, WILL ALSO HAVE THE
STRENGTH OF ENDURANCE.

PAGE 11

NOTHING MAKES BIGGER
MESSES THAN US, WHEN WE TRY
TO PLEASE EVERYONE.

OUT OF THE CRACKING
SHELL, THE SEED PUTS DOWN A ROOT,
AND REACHES UPWARD.

LOYALTY IS HEART
OF SPIRITUAL ROYALTY,
AND THE ROBE OF FAITH.

PAGE 12

GOD REMINDS US OF
OUR MORTALITY AS A
LOVING FATHER DOES.

WHEN WE SHAME OTHERS,
WE ARE DOING THE DEVIL'S
WORK, AND SHAME OURSELVES.

SOMETIMES THINGS THAT LOOKED
LIKE A FAILURE, MAY HAVE SAVED
US FROM DISASTER.

PAGE 13

FOLLOWING CHRIST IS
THE WAY OF GROWING INTO
A STRONG, HEALTHY SOUL.

ONLY A HEALTHY
SOUL SURVIVES THE TRIALS OF TIME,
WITHOUT BITTERNESS.

WHEN LOVE AND WISDOM
ARE WED, THE SOUL IS STRONG WITH
A WISE COMPASSION.

PAGE 14

GOD HAS GIVEN US
TWO GREAT GIFTS: SEED OF HIS TRUTH,
AND EARTH TO GROW IN.

MERGED. SUBMERGED, EMERGED:
THREE STAGES OF SEED'S LIFE,
NURTURED BY GOD'S LOVE.

GOD PRUNES EXCESS LEAVES,
THAT MORE FRUIT WILL COME TO ITS
FULFILLED INTENTION.

PAGE 15

LIFE WILL GET BORING,
WHEN LIVED JUST FOR SELF. WE NEED
EACH OTHER FOR HEALTH.

GROUNDED IN THIS WORLD,
IS ONLY A PARTIAL FORM
OF INTELLIGENCE.

REALITY SOURCE
OFFERS HINDSIGHT AND FORESIGHT;
TO ADAPT TO CHANGE.

PAGE 16

GROWING TO FULFILL
OUR POTENTIAL, IS ALWAYS
NEVER FINISHED WORK.

A LOOSE CANON CAN
DESTROY THE VERY SHIP THAT
WAS BUILT TO USE IT.

SOME PEOPLE ACCEPT
RESPONSIBILITY; SOME
WATCH AND CRITICIZE.

PAGE 17

HONEST AND SINCERE
PRAYER, WILL ALWAYS GET ANSWERS,
HONEST AND SINCERE.

GOD, PLEASE BRING US PAST
CONFUSION, INTO A TRUE
CLARITY AND PEACE.

EXPERIENCE IS
THE CORNERSTONE OF WISDOM
THAT'S COMPASSIONATE,

PAGE 18

WHAT DOES A THIEF STEAL?
RESPONSIBILITY; AND
THAT'S THE BIG SURPRISE!

THE DIFFERENCE IN
CLEVERNESS, AND MASTERY,
IS EXPERIENCE.

THE SEASONED SOUL IS
SOMETHING THAT CANNOT BE FAKED.
IT IS PROVED BY TIME.

PAGE 19

KALEIDOSCOPES SHAKE,
LIKE LIFE'S CHANGES; NEW PATTERNS,
SAME INGREDIENTS.

PURPOSE CAN MOVE US
TOGETHER IN HARD TIMES, LIKE
THE HUB OF A WHEEL.

WE CAN ACCEPT IN
THEORY LONG BEFORE WE
CAN PROVE IN PRACTICE.

PAGE 20

LIFE IS NOT STAGNANT.
SOMETIMES OUR ABILITY
TO VALUE IT IS.

IF WE DO OUR BEST
EVERY DAY, OUR BEST GETS
BETTER DAY BY DAY.

AT SOME POINT THE CROSS
BECOMES THE MANTLE, AND THE
MANTLE BECOMES CROWN.


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