Rev. Paul Osumi

Mud or Stars

“Two men looked out of the prison bars. One saw mud and the other stars.” Life can be mud or stars depending on your outlook. If you have eyes only for criticism you can...
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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Only Skin Deep

“Unhappiness Is Only Skin Deep” headlined an advertisement on a new book on plastic surgery. The sad fact is that many people believe happiness comes from superficial things. Happiness cannot be obtained through external means...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Sure Cure High blood pressure, nervous breakdowns, ulcers and mental collapses are often caused, out doctors tell us, by negative thinking, evil imagination and confused emotions. It is...
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All Kinds of People

While we live our short life on this earth, we come in contact with all kinds of people - people of various colors, shapes, sizes and ways of life.  The problem is: What shall...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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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Do It Now

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission If you intend to speak a kind word, speak it now. If you intend to do a kind deed, do it now. If you intend to write a...
Rev. Paul Osumi

What Is Life

“Life today is a hideous humdrum, a ghastly joke. Birth, toil, death and, at the end, a jump in the dark — nothing else.” On the contrary, life is largely what we make of...
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Extras

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “The joy of life is in its extras, the lovely things we do, the kind words we say, beyond what is expected of us.” Yes, it is the...
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Sail On

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission On the day his crew threatened mutiny and the storm damaged his ships, Columbus wrote in his diary five words, “This day we sailed on.” The ocean of...

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