Who Do You Think You Are?

by MO VEAR
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Have you ever seen the television movie, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer? I used to watch it every Christmas as a kid and every Christmas I bawled my eyes out. I hate when Rudolph gets ousted from the reindeer games and I hurt for the misfit toys and Hermey the Elf who feels like an outcast. […]

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Is Prison Better Than Marriage?

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One man thinks so. I read an article the other day. A seventy-year old, Kansas City man walked into a bank and handed a note to a Teller that read: ” I have a gun, give me money.” After the Teller proceeded to hand over cash, the man, instead of running, sat down with his […]

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Timing Your Exodus

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Have you ever been star-struck? After living in Los Angeles for many years, I got used to working with celebrities, but before that I was just a young, inexperienced college intern knocking on the dressing room door of an Academy Award winning actor. Known for portraying larger-than-life roles like Moses and Ben Hur, Charlton Heston […]

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When What You Know Doesn’t Matter and Who You Know Does

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One time, When I was in high school and going through the college admission’s process, my English teacher, Ed Breslin, told me that life isn’t always about what you know; often, he said, it’s about who you know. I didn’t even know what he meant, but his insight would turn out to be great foreshadowing. […]

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Hello Loooooozer,

by MO VEAR
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Have you ever made a new year’s resolution that you truly intended to keep, only to chide yourself in the first week of January for failing to keep it? I did it for years and felt like a big, fat loser. But I went on making resolutions every year, even though my inability to keep […]

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A Priest, A Pastor, A Rabbi and an Imam Went To The Airport

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Did you know that some of the busiest airports in the world have chapels? It’s true. I’ve used them occasionally. To sit in solitude and pray for selfish ends like short security lines, an aisle seat, and a family vacation where no one bickers. Until my friend told me she was leaving ridiculously early for […]

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You Have to Give It Away To Keep It

by MO VEAR
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What’s the name of that awful Christmas song? It has something to do with Christmas being the most wonderful time of year. I love the idea – and the lyrics, but I think Christmas is the most stressful time of year hands down. We grab fleeting moments of feeling love from a store shelf and […]

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How To Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable

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Have you ever gotten through an entire day without feeling uncomfortable? After suffering a panic attack before teaching a writing class at the library last month, the director from a recovery house called to ask if I would consider teaching that same class to the patients there. (“bird by bird,” word by word) It seemed absurd, […]

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What About Hope?

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I Choose You

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When you marry, do you have to marry the family too? I married Andy, the youngest of eight, and from the very beginning I knew I was marrying his family, but it’s been a blessing in more ways than the number of us that have multiplied over the years. I’ve been particularly blessed to know his […]

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