Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission THE GOOD LIFE A few years ago Life magazine had a special issue on “The Good Life.” It was shown that we have in America wonderful resources of the...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIVING ALONE Many people try to run away from their inner loneliness. They do not know how to be alone. They do anything to escape from being alone. They...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WORK ADVICE A mother gave this priceless advice to her son, who was about to start a job: “John, remember, it is not how much you get from your...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission SUFFERING ACCEPTANCE We sometimes indulge in self-pity by thinking that disappointments, failures, heartaches and tragedies are peculiar to us. But they are a common lot of us all. We...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission DISAPPOINTMENTS IN LIFE A young man wrote, “Everything has gone wrong with me.” Yes, in life things do go wrong. A man who dreamed of becoming a physician is...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission FINDING HAPPINESS A preacher asked those in his congregation who wanted to go to heaven to stand up. All rose but one man. Then he asked those who wanted...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ARE YOU MISERABLE? There are 11 ways to be miserable: • Use “I” as often as possible. • Be sensitive to slight. • Be jealous and envious. • Think only about yourself. • Talk...
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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LEARN TO LISTEN A man in trouble said to his minister, “Thank you very much. You have helped me greatly.” Yet the minister had done nothing except to listen....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ACCEPTANCE ALTERNATIVE A father and mother learned that their teenage son was going blind. The boy’s father said, “We have three choices. We can curse life for doing this...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission REASON FOR MARITAL FAILURE A husband and wife were having trouble. Each blamed the other for the strained relationship and their marital failure. Neither was willing to be sufficiently...

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