Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission RISKING YOUR LIFE A few years ago Devere Baker, with a crew of three, succeeded in landing on the island of Maui after having drifted 69 days on a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission AN OPTIMIST “An optimist is like a tea kettle that manages to whistle even though it is up to its neck in hot water.” An optimist in actual life:...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIVING NEGATIVELY Today there are millions of people trying to live in a negative manner. They are against this and that but they have no positive values of their...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission IDENTIFICATION In introducing a speaker at a banquet once, the toastmaster had this to say about him: “This man has been closely identified with all the good things in...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A CURSE OF HUMANITY There was a woman who hated people of a certain race. Asked why she hated them, she could not give any good reason. Yet this...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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ZEST OF LIVING The tragedy of life is that often its freshness fades. The work which we begin with high hopes and interest degenerates into dreary monotony. The marriage, begun with such bliss, becomes commonplace....
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...
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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME Edward Howe said, “Instead of trying to love your enemies, treat your friends a little better.” The trouble with us is that we find it...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “I AND THOU” When the body of Dag Hammarskjöld, Secretary General of the United Nations, was found in a plane wreck, he had with him the book, “I And...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Our Turn Almost every day we read of the death of someone we know. We are prompted to reflect, “Will my life be similarly cut short?” We all tend...

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