“Brother Chris, I am so hungry I could eat the South end out of a North bound mule,” he said. I responded with a sick look on my face, “John I am going to act like you never said that to me.” My day had been going pretty good until I looked up and saw a giant coming in the door. It was John all right and of course he was hungry… when is he not? I told him that I didn’t know he was coming and I had to run an errand downtown. Predictably, he wanted to go with ...
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The Grand Lodge Library and Museum Board is honored to announce that Billy Hamilton has joined our organization in the position of on-site General Manager for the Masonic Grand Lodge Library and Museum of Texas, effective today. Brother Hamilton brings over 20 years of management experience leading teams at major corporations such as Verizon and AT&T, as well as a distinguished history of volunteer service to the Masonic fraternity. Billy also brings unique skills in technology and innovation that enhance the purpose and vision of the Library and Museum. As the General Manager, he will be responsible for all decisions ...
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Historic Evidence Found in Ancient Egypt and Throughout The Old World Texas Freemason - September 1920 Editor's Note: There are many practical-minded brethren in the modem Craft who, though good and active Masons, are little interested in questions of antiquity relating to the order. However, the antiquity of Masonry is one of the supports that has given it appeal to the greatest minds and the finest types of men of past generations as well as the present. It is proof of the great truth embodied in Masonry that endures like the truth of nature itself. Some of the so-called evidence ...
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By James C. “Chris” Williams IV  I have to tell you that he has a knack of interrupting me at the most inopportune times. “What the heck are you talking about,” you say? I am talking about Brother John Deacon, that’s what. Pam had gone out shopping with her friend and since I was alone with about four hours to kill I thought I would sneak a little nap. Just as my head hit the pillow …. the phone rang. I thought about not even looking at the caller ID and then when I did, I really thought about not ...
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III. Symbolism of the Entered Apprentice Degree-Continued By Bro. C. P. Boon, San Antonio – Texas Freemason Magazine, June 1920 (Author of Trestle-Board and Working Tools of Symbolic Freemasonry) INITIATION - A term used by the Romans to designate admission into the mysteries of their sacred and secret rites. It is derived from the word “initia” which signifies the first principles of a science. It is now as it has been for countless ages, employed as a symbol of the birth and endless development of the human mind and soul. The Entered Apprentice degree represents birth and the preparatory stage ...
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It was Friday night and I was on my way home from work reflecting on a busy week and looking forward to the weekend. My cell phone rang and when I answered it was him. “I hope you didn’t call me to ruin my weekend cause it’s been a rough week and I need some rest.” “Enough of the small talk my Brother; do you know what tomorrow is?” I knew this had to be a trick question but what could I do? I said, “Ok I’ll bite. What is tomorrow?” “Tomorrow is the anniversary of the fall of the ...
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OFFICER LEADERSHIP TRAINING Summer - 2020 Download the Registration Form Here It takes less than 10 minutes for a visitor to your Lodge to see that your officers have attended an Officer Leadership Training Program. Participants in our Grand Lodge Officer Leadership Training, lead their Lodges with greater confidence, efficiency, and effectiveness. We offer two sessions open to all Master Masons. Officer Leadership 101: As a result of participating in this program, you will be better prepared to: institute an effective mentoring program for candidates and newly-raised Master Masons fill your term calendar with impactful events interpret Grand Lodge law ...
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The Profound Pontifications of Brother John Deacon By James C. “Chris” Williams IV The Chamber Of Reflection And A Tater In The Crik In my business, getting the parts necessary to repair a vehicle can sometimes be the most challenging part of the job. I had sold a clutch job on a truck and was in the process of ordering the parts. I had a choice of having the clutch parts sent to me in the mail with a hefty fee added and not receiving it for an extra day…or… driving the seventy miles to pick it up and getting ...
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