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 LIFE’S PRISON “Stone walls do not prison make, nor iron bars a cage.” All of the people who are in prison are not behind bars. Many are victims of...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission FORGIVING OURSELVES It is hard to forgive others. It is harder still to forgive oneself. How can we forgive ourselves for something we have done or left undone? Futile...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission FOOLS A minister announced, “Next Sunday my sermon topic will be ‘Fools,’ and I hope a great many will attend.” It is hard for anyone to be called a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE’S NEEDS Emerson said the needs of life are much fewer than most people realize. We need someone to love and be loved so that we can share our...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission DEFECTS IN HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS A business executive said, “I think that more people fail because of defects in human relationships than for any other reason.” Here is a young man...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission ONLY ONCE The sudden death of a friend makes us realize that our life on earth is short. We do well to think of the words of Phillips Brooks,...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission WHEN GOD IS SILENT On the walls of a cellar in Cologne, Germany, where a number of escaped prisoners of war hid out during the last War, there was...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission TO LIVE IS TO GIVE William Blake wrote, “He who gives when he is asked has waited too long.” Some give under constraint. Some give because they are expected...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission JOINING OUR HANDS Once a little child was lost in a wheatfield. His parents searched in vain to find the child. The neighbors and friends came to assist in...

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