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 wedding at the end of a trip to Utopia


Earlier this month, I had a special wedding to attend. I guess all weddings are special, but not to me. This one was, though. Two of our Awe Star missionaries, Amy Web and Justin Armbrister, were getting married. Not only have the bride and groom served with us, but the father of the bride has […]

Country church was the best place on Earth


As I wrote last week, I grew up in small country churches. We didn’t have staff members, a digital billboard or even a paid janitor. We did have janitors, though. Each week, a different family was assigned that duty. When it was your family’s turn, your parents would bring you and your siblings to the […]

You know you are in a country church when…


I grew up attending small country churches. In fact, when I was growing up, there was no such thing as a megachurch. We didn’t have a clue about bands, light shows or PowerPoint. If you had asked me what a megachurch was, I might have pointed you toward a church in town that has 300 […]

Snakes and helping those who are lost


For a couple of months, Titus the Honorable and I have been planning a big adventure. Of course, planning with a 3-year-old only takes about a minute. This last Saturday was our big day: Just Titus and me, heading off on a journey into the dark forest to look for snakes. Now, the dark forest […]

A lost soul and a rediscovered ring


I am not into jewelry at all. I like buying it for my wife, but when it comes to myself, I have only two rings and a couple of watches. But the other day, I was asked to speak at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. It was an incredible opportunity as I haven’t been on that base […]

The curse of the broccoli casseroles


I wonder what makes people give the gifts they do. When someone gives me a scented candle, are they telling me my house stinks? And why would they give me a Mango/Kiwi/Dirty Sock-scented candle? There are only a couple of reasons. The first is that they had a sale at the candle store: Buy one […]

Wisdom and a truckload of manure


I get home last night to find 3-year-old Titus the Honorable at my house. I don’t know if he was more excited to see me or the pile of dirt in the back of my truck. “Poppy, can I play in the dirt?” he asked. I could see in his little eyes that adventurous spirit […]

The most important thing not to miss…


I was sitting with an older gentleman not long ago, and we got to talking about what it was like when we were growing up and how life has shifted. For thousands of years, there wasn’t much of a shift. Your grandfather farmed the land, then your dad took over the farm and one day, […]

What will I live for? What will I die for?


There are two things a person can strive for on this side of eternity: a title or a testimony. The difference between the two is very simple. A title is what a person has achieved; a testimony is what God does in and through a person. A title will go to the grave with you, […]

Lessons from a sleep-deprived night


As I write this article, I realize that when I finish, I need to go to confession. It’s hard to find a confessional booth in a Baptist church, so I’ll just look for a nearby bathroom stall. Remember a long time ago when you were frustrated with one of your children and loudly proclaimed, “I […]