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Rite of Passage: Bicycles and Births
Apr15

Rite of Passage: Bicycles and Births

On the day River the Peacemaker entered this world, my wife and I had Titus the Honorable and Cohen the Goodhearted staying with us. The weather was beautiful, so Titus got out his little bicycle and rode around the backyard while Cohen watered Grammy’s flowers. Before long, Titus came to me, his expression serious. “Poppy, I think it’s time we take the training wheels off this bike.” What do you do when a  5 1/2-year-old looks at you...

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Rite of passage: Welcome, River Walker Moore
Apr03

Rite of passage: Welcome, River Walker Moore

With great joy, the writing team of Moore, Moore and Moore announces a new addition. Joining our team is River Walker Moore, born Monday, March 18, 2019, weighing in at 7 pounds, 13 ounces. I am sure this new addition will bring us many more stories of laughter and hope. I have given each of my grandsons a title to go along with his name. I have done this because 1) I believe it is biblical. Jesus even had a title; He was called...

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Rite of Passage: Parent responsive reading
Mar28

Rite of Passage: Parent responsive reading

I grew up in a small country church, when we first started attending this church it had one large room called the sanctuary. The seats were long wooden pews that would bend like a horseshoe as it went from one side to the other.  Directly below it was the basement. Most of our Sunday Schools, RA’s, GA’s, Training Union, Vacation Bible School and 40th wedding anniversary celebrations took place in the basement. I don’t know why but...

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Rite of passage: Longing for home
Mar20

Rite of passage: Longing for home

It has been a hectic month for the writing team of Moore, Moore and Moore. We have been making room for a new addition to our team who will arrive soon. So we decided to have a staff retreat and spend an evening at the circus. At first, just Titus the Honorable and I were going. Then Cohen the Goodhearted heard about our plans, and he hadn’t seen a circus in all his 3 years of life. After that, Grammy, Mom and Dad got in on the act...

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Rite of Passage: The last warrior
Mar13

Rite of Passage: The last warrior

The day after our team finished carrying the cross up Mount Kilimanjaro, we had a day of rest and then toured the Tarangire National Park, where we rode among the elephants, zebras and lions. On our way out of Tanzania and into Kenya. we stopped alongside the road where some Maasai warriors were selling trinkets and souvenirs. The warriors told us that in the old days, for a boy to become a man, he had to go out alone and kill a lion...

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Rite of Passage: Babymoon, Baby Bumps and Spock
Mar06

Rite of Passage: Babymoon, Baby Bumps and Spock

If you have read this column for more than a week, you know I am expecting my third grandson at the end of March. Last week, my son and daughter-in-love asked my wife and me if we would take care of Titus the Honorable and Cohen the Goodhearted while they go on a babymoon. A baby what? At my age, I thought there would be no more surprises left in life. I have seen it all, done about everything and got the T-shirt to prove it. But...

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