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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Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission "Smothered” By Scenery A few years ago a Chinese play, “The White Snake Lady,” was staged in Honolulu. There was hardly any scenery but the lack of it was...
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In The Mind

Many of our illnesses have their origin in the mind. Our disturbing sense of guilt and our deep-seated fear play havoc with our health. Our grudges, resentments, envy and jealousy, poison our body and...
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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 GRAYING HAIR William Lyon Phelps once gave this advice on the subject of graying hair: “Were your hair to turn green or blue, then surely you ought to see...
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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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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...
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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 Fighting The Problem A certain teacher repeatedly admonished his class, "Don't fight the problem." What he means is that the energy spent in worrying about the problem should be spent in...
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Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi | Reprinted with permission| Bennett Cerf, a famous publisher-author-lecturer, exhorted a Honolulu audience: “Be happy. Go around with a grin and expect to have a good time and you’ll have one....

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