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Rite of passage: Q&A
Apr20

Rite of passage: Q&A

I think most of us are on dual journeys in our lives, both taking place at the same time. I know this holds true for me. Outwardly, I am on a journey trying out this still-new role as a grandfather. So far, this has been one of the best journeys of my life. Inwardly, I am on a personal journey seeking the things of God. For the past two years, I have been obsessed with the questions of Jesus. The more I ponder them, the more questions...

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Rite of passage: Jesus is enough
Apr13

Rite of passage: Jesus is enough

I had just moved to Hannibal, Mo. to attend Hannibal-LaGrange College. I didn’t know anyone there, and I wasn’t sure of my living arrangements, but I knew Jesus was enough. I moved into a dorm room and soon realized that dorm life and studying don’t necessarily go together. I was walking through downtown Hannibal, contemplating what to do, when a man I didn’t know approached and asked if I was Walker Moore. When I said yes, he told...

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Rite of passage: The shoestring snake
Apr06

Rite of passage: The shoestring snake

I am trying to be a good grandfather. I want to introduce my grandsons to things that will expand their minds, develop problem-solving skills and teach them to think outside the box. My wife and I look for toys to give them that will accomplish this. So what does Titus the Honorable want to play with when he comes over to our house? A shoestring. A single 18-inch green shoestring. He calls it his “snake.” For hours, he chases and...

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Rite of passage: All things
Mar30

Rite of passage: All things

Spring Break week, I was in Nuevo Laredo with two groups of students. While other young people went to the beach or goofed off, these two student teams wanted to use their week to bring glory to God. On Thursday, one of the teams went to minister among the women being held in the maximum security prison. It is quite a process to get a group of young people into the penal system of Mexico. We have to submit all names, birthdates and...

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Rite of passage: My friend Preston
Mar23

Rite of passage: My friend Preston

He wasn’t like the rest of the students on the trip. He was older than they were by 10 years, but it was more than his age that made him different. His name was Preston Moore, and he came from the great state of Georgia. Preston wanted to go on a mission trip and lead someone into a relationship with Jesus. His body was good-sized, and his heart was even bigger. Preston came with our ministry because of our connection: he had...

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Rite of passage: Set an example
Mar16

Rite of passage: Set an example

Only twice in writing this article have I ever come under attack. It happened once when I said something about a dog and once when I made a comment about a politician. Out of more than 900 articles, that’s not a bad record. I guess you could say that most of the time, my articles aren’t controversial. But when those two topics come up, someone is always ready to rise out of the shadows and give you a piece of their mind. As a citizen...

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