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Rite of passage parenting: 10 things you didn’t know about me
Nov04

Rite of passage parenting: 10 things you didn’t know about me

The other day, I was reading a magazine article. “Ten Things You Didn’t Know About (many famous people)” turned out to be quite an interesting read. I am in no way famous, but I began to wonder if there might be 10 things about me that I haven’t written or shared over these many years. And in fact, yes, there are. So here are the 10 things you probably didn’t know: 1. I like dill pickles on my peanut butter sandwiches. My...

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Rite of passage parenting: The shoe evangelist
Oct28

Rite of passage parenting: The shoe evangelist

I had to fly to Tampa the other day to tape a television show. After I finished, I had the joy of meeting up with two of our missionary alumni. We decided to meet at the food court at a mall located near the airport. The luncheon was at 1 p.m., and I was finished taping by 11 a.m., so I decided I would get in some walking at the mall. My wife is amused that I like to walk in the mall when the weather gets cold or rainy outside. She...

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Rite of passage parenting: The eighth word
Oct21

Rite of passage parenting: The eighth word

The first seven words of this article are the easiest: “Rite of Passage Parenting by Walker Moore.” I always begin by writing these seven words each week and then pause, waiting to see what my fingers will do next. I wait and wait, and on most occasions, I sit here stuck, staring into nothingness. If I can come up with the eighth word, the rest of the story will flow. It’s like getting the proverbial first pickle out of...

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Rite of passage parenting: The rest of the story
Oct14

Rite of passage parenting: The rest of the story

You are now reading my 800th-plus article. Every week, I have to come up with new, exciting and sometimes humorous ideas. Most weeks, I’m fortunate if I can achieve one out of three. But, I want to share with you how God uses this article to change the world. I got a call one day from a soft-spoken man named Clayton Posey. He reads the Baptist Messenger each week and wanted to know if he and his wife could come visit me. We set up a...

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Rite of passage parenting: Why I do what I do
Oct07

Rite of passage parenting: Why I do what I do

“Why do you do what you do?” I have been asked that question many times in my life (mostly by my wife). Many people know what I do, but few understand. When I was younger, no one ever asked that question, but the older I get, the more often I hear it. I don’t work from “nine-to-five” but from Jan. 1-Dec. 31. And even though I have an office, it’s the last place I want to be. I would rather go into all the...

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Rite of passage parenting: Time for the fair
Sep30

Rite of passage parenting: Time for the fair

It’s that time of year! While most people anticipate Christmases or birthdays, I anticipate the State Fair coming to town. Growing up, nothing excited a young boy more than a day at the State Fair. I can still remember the first time I ever stepped onto a midway. With the neon lights flashing and rides whirling above my head, I felt a little like Alice in Wonderland. Then came the decision of how to spend the $5 my parents gave me...

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