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PAPER LANTERNS 7


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DEDICATED LIFE
IS LIFE LIVED WITH GOALS THAT LET
US LIVE OUR IDEALS.

IT'S SAD, BUT IT'S TRUE;
FREEDOM WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE
WILL SOON SELF-DESTRUCT.

THE HARD HUSK OF SEED
IS PROTECTIVE, BECAUSE IT
MUST SURVIVE WINTER.

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TEACHERS WHO TEACH BY
SHOCK METHODS, CAUSE DEEP TRAUMAS
SOMEONE HAS TO HEAL.

QUESTIONS CAN SWARM LIKE
BEES DRONING DAY AND NIGHT, BUT
MAKING NO HONEY.

CHARACTER IS A
STRUCTURE BUILT BY OUR CHOICES.
WE MUST CHOOSE WISELY.

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PRETENDING WILL NOT
MAKE A PRETENSE TRUE; NOR WILL
DENIAL CHANGE TRUTH.

SOMETIMES ENDURANCE
OVERCOMES TROUBLE, SIMPLY
BY OUTLASTING IT.

THERE'S GREAT DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN EDUCATION, AND
MANIPULATION.

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NIBBLING WATERS CAN
ERODE MORE SURELY THAN THE
NOW AND THEN HIGH WAVE.

THREE STEPS TO TROUBLE:
SUPPRESSION; COMPRESSION ; AND
RESULT: EXPLOSION.

WHEN TARNISHED BY TIME;
FAITH AND PRAYER CAN MAKE US SHINE,
WHEN APPLIED DAILY.

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TINKERING WITH TRUTH
FOOLS MIND, LIKE FAKE MAGICIANS'
TRICKS CAN FOOL THE EYE.

GREED'S A SNEAKY THING:
IT NEVER HAS ENOUGH, AND
WORKS ITS SLAVES TO DEATH.

THE HUMMINGBIRD IS
A MARVEL OF BEAUTY, AND
GRACE, AND PRECISION.

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WHAT THIEVES STEAL,
IS RESPONSABILITY
FOR WHAT THEY'VE STOLEN.

LIKE DEEP- SEA DIVERS,
LIARS GET TANGLED UP IN
THEIR OWN LINES SOMETIMES.

OUR ONE TRUE MAGIC
IS HUMANITY AND GOD
CO-OPERATING.

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A DOVE'S SOFT COO ON
MORNING AIR, IS A PLAINTIVE
CALL HEARD THROUGH AGES.

PATIENCE WORKS WONDERS.
THE FIRST WONDER IS, WHEN WE
FINALLY LEARN IT.

ONLY FORGIVENESS
SAVES US FROM "BOOMERANG LAW".
PRAY FOR FORGIVENESS.

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LIGHT HEALS OUR SORROW.
WHAT THE NIGHT MAY REMEMBER,
LET THE DAWN FORGIVE.

"BEING" IS OUR LIFE:
THE BASIC THEME OF LIVING.
GIVE IT ATTENTION.

THAT SOMETIMES NAMELESS
LONGING WE FEEL DEEP WITHIN,
IS SPIRIT STIRRING.

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IN SUPER-TECH TIMES,
WE MUST STILL TAKE TIME OUT TO
NURTURE HEART AND SOUL.

KEEPING A JOURNAL ,
HELPS US TO SEE WHAT WE'VE LEARNED,
AND TO VALUE IT.

PATIENCE IS FIRST STEP
TO COMPASSIONATE WISDOM,
AND TRUE PEACE OF MIND.

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IF WE DON'T WANT TO
SEE MISTAKES TOO LATE TO CHANGE,
WE MUST BE WATCHFUL.

IF WE SPEND MORE TIME
"THINGING", THAN WE DO "THINKING",
"THINGS" WILL POSSESS US.

QUESTIONS OFTEN ASKED:
"WHO AM I ?" "WHY AM I ?"
"WHAT'S MY PURPOSE HERE ?"

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FORGIVING IS NOT
HARD, IF WE REMEMBER WE'RE
ALL "WORKS-IN-PROGRESS".

AGEING WILL TEACH US
PATIENCE, OR WE WILL SIMPLY
SNAP OUR SYNAPSES.

EVERYTHING IN LIFE
TEACHES THOSE WILLING TO LEARN,
FAITH, LOVE, AND WISDOM.

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LOVE CAN SAVE EVEN
KNOW-IT-ALLS, WHEN THEY LEARN THAT
THEY TOO HAVE FLAWS.

A STRONG WOMAN WILL
HONOR WOMANHOOD, AND SHE
CAN BE STRONG IN PINK.

TO BE FORGIVEN
WE MUST KNOW THAT WE NEED IT,
OR WE CAN'T ACCEPT.

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LIFE IN THE WORLD HAS
THREE STAGES THAT WE ALL KNOW:
MERGED, SUB-MERGED, EMERGED.

SEASONAL SIGNALS,
EXTERNAL, AND INTERNAL,
ALERT US TO CHANGE.

A LITTLE BIT OF
SCOPE CAN GROW TIRESOME, BUT A
BROADER SCOPE BRINGS REST.

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NOBODY LIKES IT,
BUT WE OFTEN LEARN MORE FROM
AFFLICTION THAN EASE.

OVERCOMING IS
FIRST INNER CHANGE, THAT REFLECTS
AS AN OUTER CHANGE.

PERSONA IS A
PAINTED, OUTER FACADE, AND
OFTEN A FALSE FRONT.

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"EASY STREET" IS THE
DEVIL'S ADDRESS. IT LOOKS NICE.,
BUT IT HAS ITS PRICE.

SOMETIMES CONSCIENCE WILL
WHISPER; SOMETIMES IT LECTURES;
SOMETIMES IT DEMANDS.

THE ONE PERSON IN
THIS WORLD WE MUST FACE DAILY,
IS CALLED BY OUR NAME.

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A LANTERN IS A
SMALL, STEP-BY-STEP LIGHT, FOR THOSE
WALKING IN THE NIGHT.

OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE
HAS ITS INFANCY; TEEN YEARS ;
AND MATURITY.

THERE COMES A TIME WHEN
WE EACH TAKE TODDLER STEPS TO
A NEW BEGINNING.

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FOLKS NEED EACH OTHER,
AND IT'S MEANT TO BE THAT WAY,
FOR LOVE TO PERFECT.

LOVE STARTS ONE-TO-ONE,
AND GROWS TO INCLUDE LARGER
LOVE OF THE SPIRIT.

ANIMAL SKILLS OF
CLEVERNESS AND CUNNING, WILL
NOT EQUAL WISDOM.

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WHEN WE WAKE AT NIGHT,
AND CAN'T SLEEP, IT'S A GOOD TIME
TO PRAY AND LISTEN.

WHEN RETURN TIDE COMES,
WHAT IT BRINGS, WILL ALL DEPEND
ON WHAT WAS SENT FORTH.

SOMETIMES A SMILE ON
SOMEONE'S FACE IS LIKE SUNRISE
DISPELLING DARKNESS.

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SOMETIMES GOOD THINGS WILL
BEGIN WITH CRISIS THAT BRINGS
CHANGE FOR THE BETTER.

BRAVERY INVOLVES
WHAT WE WILL NOT DO, AS WELL
AS WHAT WE WILL DO.

NOTHING CAN BRING US
FACE TO FACE WITH OUR FLAWS LIKE
TIMES OF CONFINMENT.

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THE SEASONED SAGE MAKES
A BETTER TEACHER, THAN THE
TOO-TOUGH TECHNICIAN.

IN A HORSE RACE, THE
BEST RIDER GAUGES PACE BY
THE LENGTH OF THE TRACK.

TIME PROVES THE BEST ROBE,
AND CROWN, IS JUST A GOOD HEART,
AND A CLEAR CONSCIENCE.

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2006

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