Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission NO TIME TO LIVE A man wrote his own epitaph: “Born a human being.  Died a wholesale grocer.” He explained, “I was so busy selling groceries that I had...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission THE SAME DISHES A woman complained she washed the same dishes every day. If they were all stacked up, they would be higher than the Washington Monument. Yes, life...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission SYMPATHY A man saw a number of children on a street, all crying. He asked them, “What’s the matter with you children?” They answered, “We’ve all got pain in...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission GRAYING HAIR William Lyon Phelps once gave this advice on the subject of graying hair: “Were your hair to turn green or blue, then surely you ought to see...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A NECESSARY EVIL Many persons do not succeed in their work because they look upon it as something to be endured, not enjoyed; a necessary evil, not an opportunity...
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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Fighting The Problem A certain teacher repeatedly admonished his class, "Don't fight the problem." What he means is that the energy spent in worrying about the problem should be spent in...
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Express Your Appreciation

A husband to his wife as he finished dinner: "Alice, tha was the best chicken I have ever eaten."  He always praised her culinary efforts.  The art of expressing appreciation must be cultivated.  No...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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The Ocean of Life Not long ago Florentino Daz, an adventurous Filipino young man, got in a small boat in Kewalo Basin in Honolulu, and ventured out on a long and perilous solo trip to...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi TO LIVE IS TO SUFFER To live is to suffer in many ways. We can never change that fact. But the decisive thing is not the event itself but our reaction...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission TWENTY-ONE WORDS When Dr. William Osler was a young man, he picked up a book and read twenty-one words that had a profound effect upon luis future. The words...

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