Walker Moore

Dr. Walker Moore is the founder and president of Awe Star Ministries in Tulsa (www.awestar.org or 1-800-AWE-STAR).

A heart, not a costume, makes a hero

    

I am not a big fan of the holiday we call Halloween. I don’t like scary things or those that glorify the underworld. My philosophy has always been to keep my eyes upon Jesus, and everything else will fall into place. Like many other churches, my church, Parkview, Tulsa, holds an alternative to Halloween called […]

Jesus set the stage for our playground

    

The other day, my wife and I were walking into a toy store when she commented that Titus the Honorable and Cohen the Goodhearted are about the right age for a swing set. At the sound of those two words, “swing set,” my mind took me to a fond place in the distant past. How […]

Serious questions before an ordination

    

With my semi-retirement coming up, I have been reflecting on the journey God has taken me on. In 1973, when I was 22, First Baptist Church of Wyaconda, Missouri, called for my ordination. In those days, ordination was taken seriously, and a church would only call for your ordination if you had demonstrated real evidence […]

For the flag or anthem, ‘I will stand’

    

I don’t often jump on the bandwagon, nor do I write about the whims of the week. But mid-afternoon last Friday, I looked up and saw 4-year-old Titus the Honorable in my office doorway. This was a delightful surprise. Normally when he comes to my office, I can hear him running down the hall to […]

Titus the Honorable vs. Cohen the Goodhearted

    

As my two grandsons grow older, I am beginning to see a distinct difference in their personalities and temperaments. Titus the Honorable, our 4-year-old, has an incredible vocabulary. He will ask his mother, “Mom, what words don’t I know yet?” And she gives him a new word for the day. The other day, it was […]

Need some direction? Try the Bible

    

Last weekend, 4-year-old Titus the Honorable and I went on an adventure. Our journey took us on a four-mile hike/climb through the dark forest; our goal was to find the magic pond. One of my gifts is to turn the mundane into the exciting. And why not? It doesn’t cost anything. So Turkey Mountain becomes […]

My ‘forever home’ is not in this world

    

I think I’m going to have to stop watching Home and Garden TV. I do like the show Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines. (Those of us who have followed them for a long time just refer to them as Chip and JoJo.) But I need to stop watching the rest of the shows, […]

My family in Red River, New Mexico

    

Family. It is one of the most powerful words in the world. Depending on your past, it will stir your heart warmly or will cause you pain. The older I get, the more important family becomes. So today, I want to share with you what it means to me to be in a family. You […]

It’s a good day to give your pastor a hug

    

I have been around pastors and other clergymen most of my life. Being a pastor is the best and the worst. Most of this depends on how the reviews come in on last week’s sermon. But people have lots of preconceived ideas and misconceptions about what it means to pastor a church. Here are five […]

Tornadoes, fallen fences and Spiderman

    

Recently we had a tornado touch down in my hometown of Tulsaclose to our house and office. The office didn’t sustain any damage, even though the buildings on each side of us did. The only destruction the tornado caused at our home was to blow down the fence between my neighbor and me. I didn’t […]