Walker Moore

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

Who is this guy who looks like Dad?


While spending an unexpected night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with my oldest son, I had a lot of time to think. I used this time to reflect on what I would do differently if I could start the parenting journey all over again. I know we can’t live in the past, but […]

Avoiding accidental calls to Botswana


It happened again: my family said I needed a new cell phone. Mine had a rotary dial (just kidding). But my phone was getting old and slow. In some ways, the phone and I led parallel lives. But yes, I needed to get a different one. One long and two short rings were no longer […]

Light a fire by nurturing some curiosity


Curiosity is the hallway that leads to the doors of adventure and discovery. I haven’t lost much of the curiosity I had as a child. I consider myself one of the more fortunate ones. In some ways, curiosity is what drives me. “What’s on the other side of that hill?” “Where does this road go?” […]

Young people seek a significant task


In my book Rite of Passage Parenting, I mention that this generation is missing four essential experiences. One of these is a significant task, which gives an individual worth and value in the group in which he or she lives. If the individual doesn’t accomplish this task, a number of people are affected in a […]

Tell kids about your spiritual heritage


Not long ago, I was sitting in the Dallas airport near a young woman and her son. He couldn’t been more than five years old. He was getting a little fidgety as we waited to board the plane. To calm him down, his mother reached into her purse, pulled out her cell phone and handed […]

Jesus understands what we go through


For more than 20 years, I taught two women’s Bible studies. Sometimes I would be embarrassed by the conversations I overheard, such as one of my students speaking in great detail about a childbearing experience. I would cringe at some of the things these women said, but all of the rest of the mothers would […]

Lick lessons from the Queen of Sheba


Many years ago, a stray female dog happened to appear on my mother-in-law’s front steps one day. The dog was one-half Labrador retriever. The other half came from, well, let’s just say the rest of the neighborhood. Mom tried everything in her power to keep this stray from taking up permanent residence: shooing her away, […]

Make sure you give your best ‘life’ tools


I took me a while, but I finally came to understand that when it comes to buying tools, quality matters. This comes from many years of experience, because I used to think I could save money by buying cheaper tools. I have a whole drawer full of these dysfunctional tools. Let me rephrase that: I […]

Somebody tell the airline a box is a box


I have a gripe. I hate to start out in such a negative way, but I won’t feel better until I get this off my chest.  It was 5:30 in the morning and I was standing at the airline counter with more than 40 students. Suddenly, the lady taking our tickets looked at our luggage […]

Telling the good news to the needy


Every year as far back as I can remember, at the beginning of school, I had to write or tell what I did during the summer. So here’s this year’s story. I walk along a hot, dusty road with the intermingled odors of the less fortunate and their garbage seeping into my nostrils. Row upon […]