Rev. Paul Osumi

A High Opinion Of Himself

“A man was asked why he talked to himself so much. He replied, For two reasons. First, I like to talk to a smart man. Second, I like to hear a smart man talk.”...
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

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

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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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...
Rev. Paul Osumi

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

Handicap

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission Do you have some handicap? Are you having a hard time? Stop pitying yourself. Accept your hand as it was dealt to you and play the game. Don’t...
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

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...
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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