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Insanity and Membership

The definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. This quote has been falsely attributed to Albert Einstein and Ben Franklin but regardless of its origin, the quote has some validity. Case in … Continue reading

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If – written by Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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To Sympathize

Author Unknown “To relieve the distressed is a duty incumbent on all, but particularly on Masons, who are linked together buy an indissoluble chain of sincere affection. To soothe the unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, to compassionate their miseries … Continue reading

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Membership Retention

The young men seeking admission and being accepted into our lodges today are not joining the Craft simply to discover the ‘quaint and curious stuff’ – passwords, odd gestures, or peculiar handshakes. They seek, expect, and deserve more – much … Continue reading

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Some Words to Newly Made Masons

As mentioned in a previous post (http://www.theblazingstart.blogspot.com/2012/09/i-am-happy-to-report-that-i-on-friday.html), the Masonic District of which I am a part raised a large number of Masons last year, and it seems likely that this district will make a large number of Masons in this … Continue reading

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Lucifer and the Craft

This post was originally published as an article in the November 2012 issue of Living Stones Masonic Magazine.  It is published here with the kind permission of the owner and editor Living Stones Magazine, Brother Robert Herd. Let us begin … Continue reading

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On Masonic Conduct

“If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and … Continue reading

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Training For Leadership

The most important qualification any man can have as a Masonic leader is working well with others. There is no surer road to having a miserable time as Worshipful Master than finding that you, and the brethren you’re supposed to … Continue reading

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The Mysteries

The Mysteries existed for a simple reason: to satisfy the desire of those who wished to know the truth of who we are, what happens at death and what Divinity is. Certain Mysteries achieved widespread fame: those of Demeter and … Continue reading

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The 133rd Psalm

The Reverend Billy Graham tells me the story that early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town for a preaching engagement, he wanted to mail a letter and asked a young boy the way to the post … Continue reading

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