Rev. Paul Osumi

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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Spring In The Heart

Victor Hugo in his old age said, " Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."  If you have the spirit of youth with its courage, adventure and enthusiasm, you...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Keeping Up With The Jonses

Many people lie awake at night worrying abougt how to make both ends meet. Rising prices and soaring taxes harass and annoy them. They try to stretch an income to obtain innumerable things they...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Faith In Humanity

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Every year the men of the 27th Wolfhound Infantry at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, invite a child from a Japanese orphanage in Osaka, Japan, as their guest of honor....
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi The Aspirin Age Someone has characterized this as “The Aspirin Age”. Living a fast, hectic, worry-laden life, we often develop headaches. To cure these headaches we consume aspiring. It is said...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A DAGGER “If fate throws a dagger at you, there are two places to take hold of it - by the blade or by the handle.” If fate throws...
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To Die Is An Adventure

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Sir James M. Barrie said, “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” Life after death cannot be proved. But that ought not to disturb us. The things...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Three Rules For Happiness Alice Freeman Palmer advocates three simple rules for happiness. First, commit to memory every day something good, such as a Bible verse. Second, look for...
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Humanity Is One

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Confucianism teaches: “All within the four seas are brothers.” For Buddhism, “There is no caste in blood, which runneth of one hue.” Christianity holds that “God hath made...
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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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