Rev. Paul Osumi

Wrinkles in the Heart

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A speaker warned his audience, “Have a care lest the wrinkles in the face extend to the heart.” It is not shameful to have wrinkles in the face....
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

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...
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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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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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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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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

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Stunted Trees The Japanese very cleverly stunt great forest trees and make them into potted plants by tying up the taproot.  The trees then live off their surface roots...
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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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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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