Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MINOR PARTS Among items in a metropolitan newspaper was this brief comment on the death of an actor, “He played minor parts like a master.” Our lives are made...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “Give me a good digestion, Lord, and also something to digest; Give me a healthy body, Lord, with a sense to keep it at its best; Give me...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WHAT A CAST! A playwright, looking up a number in a New York City telephone directory, commented, “Not much plot here but what a cast!” In the Honolulu telephone...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission SUPERSTITIONS “I haven’t had a cold in months — knock on wood.” How many conversations are produced by the phrase, “Knock on wood!” In this scientific age many people...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission one at a time A tired man asks, “When can I ever get through today? Look at all the things I must do.” In a single instant of time...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HUNGER FOR APPRECIATION We all hunger for appreciation. We all crave the words of approval and recognition that make our efforts seem worthwhile. It is tragic that  many people keep...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ENRICHING OUR MINDS A cartoon showed a man looking out of a library window, saying, “What on earth can a man do on a rainy day like this?” The...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LOST ENTHUSIASM A school teacher wrote a minister, “I have been teaching for a number of years and long ago all the newness wore off my work. Some days...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission STICK YOUR NECK OUT A man had on his desk a model of a turtle under which were these words, “Consider the turtle. He makes progress only when he...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Art of Sitting Quietly In her book, “Gift from the Sea,” Anne Lindbergh tells how she goes apart from the world to a quiet beach where she can...

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