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PAPER LANTERNS 5


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COMMUNICATING
CAN BE A MINE-FIELD; YOU DON'T
KNOW WHAT YOU'LL SET OFF.

ROSES WILL DIE, AND
THE WEEDS WILL GROW HIGH, IN AN
UNTENDED GARDEN.

PRAYER IS THE GREATEST
TILLER, SOWER, WEEDER IN
OUR DAILY LIVING.

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TROUBADOURS BEGIN
IN CHURCH CHOIRS AND GOSPEL, THEN
HONKY-TONK BOOT CAMP.

TIME HAS REVEALED THAT,
WHEN FOLKS ASK FOR OPINIONS,
THEY WANT TO HEAR THEIRS.

DOUBLE-SPEAK IS A
DANGEROUS LANGUAGE, PRONE TO
MIS-INTERPRETING.

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WHEN WE'RE OVERSTUFFED
WITH THE INFORMATION GLUT,
NO FRESH WINDS REACH US.

A MIND HELD CAPTIVE
BY RUSH AND STRESS CANNOT BRING
A CLEAR PERSPECTIVE.

A TRUTH IS TRUE, AND
IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER
WE LIKE IT OR NOT.

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A MEDICAL FACT:
LOOSE MORALS WILL IGNITE, AND
SPEED EPIDEMICS.

EVERY TRUE SEEKER,
WILL FIND THEIR WAY BY PRAYER,
AND STILL LISTENING.

FIRST HELP IN TROUBLE:
BE PREPARED, SO WE ARE NOT
PART OF THE PROBLEM.

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LIKE A STRING OF BEADS,
CHERISHED MEMORIES ADORN
OUR SOUL WITH BEAUTY.

GATHER TO THE HEART
EVERY LOVELY MEMORY
THAT LIFE HAS MADE YOURS.

THE HARVEST OF LOVE
IS MEMORY OF TIMES SPENT
WITH THOSE NEAR AND DEAR.

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BEING ALONE FOR
A LONG TIME, CAN SHOW US IF
WE'RE GOOD COMPANY.

WE NEED EACH OTHER
TO GROW BY RELATIONSHIP.
IT REFINES OUR KIND.

WE CAN'T LEGISLATE
TRUE MORALITY; IT IS
A CHARACTER CHOICE.

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DUPLICITY IS
SOMETHING WE DON'T SEE;
IT'S A SNEAKY SWORD.

PARTNERSHIP IS A
TWO-WAY STREET; BACK AND FORTH IN
MUTUAL SHARING.

RUB-A-DUB-A-DUB;
LIFE IS LIKE A SCRUB, AND WE
ALL ARE IN THE TUB.

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THE VERY BEST PLACE
FOR PEOPLE TO MEET, IS STILL,
ALWAYS, HEART TO HEART.

"RIGHT-USE-NESS" SIMPLY
MEANS: WE CAN'T GET RIGHT RESULTS
USING WRONG METHODS.

DESPITE OUR DISPUTES
TRUTH WILL PROVE ITSELF, IN ITS
OWN WAY, AND RIGHT TIME.

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HINT FOR "BELIEVERS".
MIND MAY THINK WE DO, BEFORE
THE HEART KNOWS WE DO.

WE ALL HAVE A GIFT.
LET US LOOK FOR THE GIFT IN
EACH OTHER, AND PRAISE.

FROSTED WINDOWS OF
WINTER, TURN US TO THOUGHTFUL
INNER REFLECTIONS.

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WE SURE CAN'T HEAR THE
"STILL, SMALL VOICE", WITH EARPHONE NOISE
BANGING ON THE BRAIN.

PROPERLY APPLIED,
HANDS THAT SPANK, HAVE AS MUCH LOVE,
AS THOSE ROCKING CRADLES.

A WARM SMILE CAN SEND
SILENT "I LOVE YOUS" ACROSS
ANY CROWDED ROOM.

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A WHISPER ON WIND
IS HEARD ONLY BY THOSE WHO
TAKE TIME TO LISTEN.

A MELLOW SUNSET
CARRIES A MESSAGE FOR A
CALM AND SEASONED SOUL.

SOMETIMES A STRONG WIND
IS A BROOM, SWEEPING AWAY
CONFUSION'S CLUTTER.

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MOVING FORWARD CAN
BE FRAUGHT WITH FALLS, IF WE ARE
BUSY LOOKING BACK.

WE CAN CARRY WHAT
WE LOVE DOWN THE ROAD WITH US,
IF STORED IN THE HEART.

A CLEAR MIND SEES MORE,
UNDERSTANDS MORE, AND WILL BE
ABLE TO FORGIVE.

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ISSUES THAT ARE VIEWED
THROUGH EGO-LENS, WILL BE VIEWED
CLEARER BY WISDOM.

EXPERIENCE TURNS
OUR KNOWLEDGE INTO WISDOM,
IF WE LEARN FROM IT.

MUCH WISDOM IS MISSED,
BY THOSE WHO CANNOT ACCEPT
ITS SIMPLICITY.

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ALL SINCERE SEEKERS
WILL FIND THEIR WAY TO THE TRUTH,
WHEN THEY CAN BE TAUGHT.

THE ONLY WAY THAT
ANYTHING GROWS FROM A SEED
IS BY ATTUNING.

IT'S NOT JUST KNOWING
THE STILL-SMALL-VOICE IS THERE: IT'S
HOW WELL WE LISTEN.

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A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE
CAN PUFF UP SOME FOLKS, BECAUSE
EGO THINKS IT'S MUCH.

FOLKS WHO KNOW A LOT,
ARE HUMBLE. THEY HAVE LEARNED HOW
LITTLE THAT "LOT" IS.

LIFE ISN'T EASY,
BUT IT IS WORTH IT IF WE
LEARN FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE.

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AFTER SPROUT AND LEAF,
AFTER THE FLOWER AND FRUIT,
THE SEED FOR SPRING FALLS.

WHEN COMPLEXITY
HAS BEEN TOO MUCH TOO LONG, WE
LOVE SIMPLICITY.

THOSE WHO PLOT TO HARM
OTHERS MALICIOUSLY, WILL
HARM THEMSELVES THE MOST.

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MANY WILL COME FOR
THE FEAST; A FAITHFUL FEW WILL
STAY FOR THE CLEAN UP.

WASHING THE WINDOWS
OF SOUL, IS A PRAYERFUL TASK,
THAT IMPROVES THE VIEW.

IF WE LISTEN TO
TOO MANY VOICES, WE WILL
FREEZE IN CONFUSION.

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WE NEED ANCHORED FAITH,
LEST PUBLIC OPINION
SINKS OUR SHIP OF SOUL.

AT AGE SEVENTY,
WE BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND
GRANDPARENTS' ODD WAYS.

SNOW IS A BLESSING
FOR THE SEED, WHICH MUST SLEEP THROUGH
THE WINTER TILL SPRING.

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IT'S TOO EASY TO
BE LIKE WHAT WE HATE, USING
THE SAME WRONG TACTICS.

TRUE LOVE GIVES A HUG
WHEN NEEDED, AND GIVES RELEASE,
WHEN THAT IS NEEDED.

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN
A BUTTERFLY SHADOW,
WHEN BEAUTY FLIES AWAY ?

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CROSS-CURRENT CAFES,
ARE WHERE SHADOWS MEET AND DINE,
TO PLOT SHADOW SCHEMES.

EQUAL RIGHTS MUST BE
ROOTED IN EQUAL RESPECT.
FORCE ALIENATES.

THE STILL-SMALL-VOICE HAS
MORE REAL STAYING POWER
THAN TROUBLE AND THUNDER.

via/bjc 2005

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