A Secret Revealed

I wrote this several years ago and I haven't been sure of what to do with it. I have finally decided that it is only worthwhile if shared and to that end, here it is. Much of this came from my feelings and experiences in mentoring at that time. Please, if you share , give... Continue Reading →

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Job 28 – Interlude: Where Wisdom is Found

1 There is a mine for silver     and a place where gold is refined. 2 Iron is taken from the earth,     and copper is smelted from ore. 3 Mortals put an end to the darkness;     they search out the farthest recesses     for ore in the blackest darkness. 4 Far from human dwellings they cut a shaft,     in places untouched... Continue Reading →

This Is Your Lodge!

Brethren, looking back over my almost four years as a Freemason, I realized my experiences were not only rewarding, but also a huge learning experience for me. I learned that every Brother has a story to tell about his experiences regarding Freemasonry and that that all experiences and/or lessons did not always leave individuals with... Continue Reading →

Ownership of the Craft

Well Hello to all of you who have followed and kept coming back to visit our site. I am making my triumphant return to the blog after a two year hiatus. For the past two years I have served my District as the District Deputy Grand Master, and felt it necessary to avoid posting, as... Continue Reading →

The Comfort Effect

Seeking comfort is a natural human trait. We build houses and fill them with couches, beds, and knick knacks in order to invoke a sense of peace, perhaps control, in our world. For some of us, comfort is the number one driving force in our lives. We purchase 1000 thread count sheets to sleep in,... Continue Reading →

Talk Freemasonry

One of the motivations of this blog, and many like it, is to talk about Freemasonry. We discuss the dreaded, declining membership roles, meeting attendance, things we do well, things we don't do well, and the way things were in my year. Sometimes it seems like we spend an awful lot of breath, brain power,... Continue Reading →

The Cardinal Virtues of Freemasonry

The following is an article taken from the Freemason's Monthly Magazine, Volume 27, published in 1868. I found this while in search for a masonic education program for my lodge and felt it needed shared beyond our walls. In Pennsylvania Freemasonry, we talk about the importance of the "Masonic virtues" and tell every Brother going... Continue Reading →

Mentor or Be Mentored, Part 2

If you’ve been lucky enough to witness the new Grand Master’s inaugural address, you’ve no doubt heard about the “online Mentor program”. This is available to PA Masons who are seeking knowledge, through Mentoring but due to work schedules or other obligations are finding it difficult to meet with a Mentor. This isn’t meant to... Continue Reading →

Shovel the Snow

Snow is a beautiful thing, it seems to quiet the world and can expose once hidden beauty. But it is also a noticeable burden, making all paths and roadways impassable until it is cleared. It is something that must be coped with, snow was made for shoveling. In our masonic careers, and in life, we... Continue Reading →

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