Walker Moore

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

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 […]

This situation is hard to figure out

    

Even after spending many years in school and traveling the world, I still don’t have everything figured out. Even today, I’m still not sure whose armrest is whose at the theater or on an airplane. I haven’t been able to discern what fruit they use to make Juicy Fruit gum. I still haven’t figured out […]

Teaching youth to be ‘fishers of men’

    

I spent part of the summer living in the Darien Jungle of Panama in a small Embera village called Ipeti. Three young men and I slept outside in hammocks while the women and other men slept inside a hut. We walked from village to village presenting the Gospel. The dust of the road and the […]

Beating H&H with a Walker Rocker

    

One of my jobs is to care for students as they travel around the world. Just a few days ago, I came out of the Darien jungle in Panama. I took 18 students to live there for four days of ministry to the Embera people group. We slept in mosquito net-covered hammocks, cooked our meals […]

Prayer vs. Facebook, tats and visitation

    

As parents we pray diligently for our children, at least until they’re born. We then spend the rest of the time praying for ourselves, “Lord, deliver us from this evil.” I think the prayers of today’s parents may go something like this: Dear Lord, I pray that you keep my child away from all evil, […]

M&Ms at Grandfathers Anonymous

    

Hello, my name is Walker, and I am a grandfather. Now, each of you must respond, “Hello, Walker.” That is how we will start each meeting when I create the group called GA or Grandfathers Anonymous. I am starting this organization because I am currently in trouble as a granddad. I made it to the […]

Happy Father’s Day to crazy old men

    

I have spent the last few days traveling with one of my three younger brothers. We haven’t taken a trip together since we were teenagers. This time, I’m hanging out with my oldest younger brother. Our family is very proud of him; he graduated in the top half of the bottom third of his high […]