Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission "Smothered” By Scenery A few years ago a Chinese play, “The White Snake Lady,” was staged in Honolulu. There was hardly any scenery but the lack of it was...
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Only One Problem

In these days of pressure and tension, we are driven almost to distraction by our work. How many times have you thought as you went to bed, “How can I ever meet all the...
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Today’s Thought: Your Past Blunder

YOUR PAST BLUNDER It is futile to torment yourself by brooding over past blunders. Too much self-reproach for things you cannot undo renders you unfit to do your best with what is left of life....
Rev. Paul Osumi

Father Was Too Busy

A father whose son had gotten into trouble pondered, “I can’t understand. We have treated him well. He had his own room, his own camera, and his own gun. He had everything.” Yes, he...
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Spring In The Heart

Victor Hugo in his old age said, " Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."  If you have the spirit of youth with its courage, adventure and enthusiasm, you...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HOW TO WIN FRIENDS A young woman asked her marital adviser how she could induce a certain young man to propose to her. The adviser replied, “The best way...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission BACKACHE NOW After working all day a man was seen playing baseball with his son. The friend, looking over the fence, queried him, “Bill, aren’t you tired?” The man...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Blue Days Every person will find that he sometimes has dark days - days when he feels he is "down in the dumps." So do thousands of people. But we do...
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An Understanding Parent

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission 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 nag; and...

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