Rev. Paul Osumi

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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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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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

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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

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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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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission SAYING “NO” The two-letter word “NO” has to be said often to keep our life sane and simple. Some people cannot utter this little word and keep on accepting...
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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S ARITHMETIC A man said, “Life is a lot like a kid’s problem in arithmetic. We get all mixed up.” We often make mistakes in life’s arithmetic. We keep...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission OVERWORK Many people commit the sin of overwork. The pressure is harder and the pace swifter than they should already allow themselves. They are always catching up with their...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission AN UNDERSTANDING PARENT A parent’s prayer: “O God, teach me to understand my children, to listen to them patiently and to answer all their questions honestly. Let me never...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission VALUE IN LIFE’S MEANING We are often so busy making a living, we forget to make a life. Our love of things often blinds us to spiritual realities. We...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S DECISION Shakespeare, in his play “Julius Caesar,” has Cassius say, “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” It is not fate that decides...

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