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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Money, Money, Money

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission “Oh, money, money, money, thou art health and life and peace; he that hath thee can rattle his pockets at the devil.“ Can he? Can he rattle his...
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Feeling Trapped

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Two skeletons were hanging in a closet. One said, “You know, if we had any guts, we’d get out of here.” Some people feel trapped in life. Bitter...
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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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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...
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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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True Success

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission We often think of success in terms of money one has accumulated or fame one has attained. But here is a definition of true success: “He has achieved...
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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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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...
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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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