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A Change of Heart

March 16, 2013

By Walker Moore

Walker Moore founded AweStar Ministries, a missions organization that has put thousands of teens on fields ‘white unto harvest’ around the world.

I hate change. I am not talking about changes, but change: nickels, dimes, pennies and the like.

At the grocery store, I’m the king of speed. But I always seem to get behind the queen of change. When the cashier tells a woman like this a total, say $10.71, she tries to see how much change she can get rid of. While the entire line waits patiently, she pulls out her change purse and begins the process of counting coins. Her goal in life must be to get rid of as much change as possible at one stop.

Some of you may think I’m kidding. I’m not. This dear woman will count out all her pennies to see if she has 71 cents. Of course to me, change is time, so in the time it takes her to count out her pennies, I read the entire issue of Reader’s Digest and part of the National Enquirer. This is the magazine with the tagline “Enquiring Minds Want to Know.” What enquiring minds really want to know is how to count change faster. Continue reading

Be Holy

March 11, 2013

By Franklin L. Kirksey
2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1


Be holy is the title assigned in the Believer’s Study Bible to our text found in 2 Corinthians 6:11-7:1.    

Duncan Campbell [1898-1972] said, “A baptism of holiness, a demonstration of godly living is the crying need of our day…  Revival is always marked by an overwhelming sense of Christ’s presence in the church… a heightened awareness of holiness with confession, repentance, and restitution.”[1]

Dr. W. Graham Scroggie (1877-1958) explains, “We must distinguish between cleansing and holiness.  You cannot be holy with being cleansed, but you can be cleansed without being holy.  The Book of Leviticus is divided into two parts: the first part is about cleansing and the second part is about holiness.  Cleansing is by an act: holiness never is.  There can be no holiness until there is cleansing.  Cleansing is never progressive: holiness always is, and they are intimately related.”[2] Continue reading

Going Home

March 10, 2013


By Walker Moore

Walker Moore founded AweStar Ministries, a missions organization that has put thousands of teens on fields ‘white unto harvest’ around the world.

They say home is where the heart is. And if you asked me where my home is, I’d have to say, “Chillicothe, Missouri.” Chillicothe isn’t a very big place, but it is a very special one. First of all, it’s the home of sliced bread. The first commercial bread slicer was installed in the Chillicothe Baking company in 1928, and our town sold the first loaf of sliced bread ever. Our fair city’s renown as the home of sliced bread even made it as an answer to a Jeopardy question.

Chillicothe’s second claim to fame is that it is one of only two cities named in the world-famous song “Hooray for Hollywood” that opens the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Awards (The Oscars). I doubt many people can sing past “Hooray for Hollywood, hooray for Hollywood,” but my hometown is mentioned in that song.

Chillicothe is the place where I once got up early in the morning and rode my bicycle across town, throwing  the “Kansas City Star” newspaper in the morning and the “Chillicothe Tribune” in the evening. It’s the place where our family lived three houses away from the high school football stadium. It’s the place where I had my first kiss, first dance, first car, first job and first bank account. And it’s the place where I first became aware of God’s calling on my life. Continue reading

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