The Wind Beneath Your Wings

The Wind Beneath Your Wings From ‘Soaring With Eagles’ by Bill Newman.  Today we are going to venture into the realm of the eagle – one of the most magnificent and awesome creatures of God’s creation. Few creatures have inspired man to the same extent as the eagle. The bird rarely fails to stir the adrenaline of anyone who has observed it soaring aloft with its awesome profile, its huge wingspan, its legendary boldness, its mastery of Continue reading

I Wish You Enough

I WISH YOU ENOUGH Author Bob Perks Many of us may have seen this before, but it is a nice reminder. Possibly not a real conversation, but whoever wrote it had good intentions..... Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, "I love you, and I wish you enough." The daughter replied, "Dad, our Continue reading

For The Good & Welfare

FOR THE GOOD AND WELFARE By Charles Connolly, J.W. Kitimat Lodge, No. 169, Kitimat, B.C.; Published in Masonic Bulletin, GRBC., Feb., 1972. "Does any Brother have anything to offer, for the good and welfare of Freemasonry, or this Lodge in particular?" You can almost hear a pin drop in the silence that follows, as the Worshipful Master's plea goes unanswered. One lecture that we are all familiar with contains, "Do you have anything to give Continue reading

The Visiting Brother

THE VISITING BROTHER by: Unknown The Lodge of Antiquity (England) possesses an old Masonic document written during the reign of James II between 1685 and 1688; in it appears the following: “that every Mason receive and cherish strange fellows, when they come over the country, and set the mon to work, if they will work, as the manner is; that is to say, if the mason have any mould stone in his place, he shall give him a mould stone, and set Continue reading

Fast Eddie Rickenbaker

Fast Eddie Rickenbacker Freemason: Fighting the Flying Circus shared with me by a fellow brother. Author Unknown to me!! He began his career as an auto racer, gaining international fame by competing in the Indianapolis 500 four times, earning the nickname "Fast Eddie." When World War I started, he was sent to France in 1917, becoming the personal chauffeur driver of General and Br. John J. Pershing(33° Lincoln Lodge No. 19, Lincoln, NE. Continue reading

God’s Wife

GOD'S WIFE Freemasonry is most definitely a Personal Spiritual Journey, however, there does not seem to be any reason why we cannot enjoy; appreciate & share meaningful stories along the way. The short stories now being shared with you have come from the Author and Lecturer Leo Busgalia and apparently come from a Contest that he was asked to Judge. The contest was to find the MOST CARING CHILD The following was the Winner and is Continue reading

Are you a Keeper; Fixer or Consumer

 ARE YOU A KEEPER, FIXER  OR CONSUMER                                                                                                                            adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy  from a circular email message.  I grew up with very practical parents. A Mother, God Love Her, who reused everything she could.    She was the original Re-Cycle Queen before the word became popular.   A Father who was happier getting his shoes repaired Continue reading

The Festival of Chanukah

The following is another piece from the Masonic Service Bureau of North America (Dec 2008) and, I believe, presents another opportunity to share the light on a celebration which I had previously known little or nothing about. The Festival of Chanukah (the story of light) Every year, approximately during the month of December, people of the Jewish faith observe what is called Chanukah.  It wasn’t an important holiday in the Jewish calendar Continue reading

The Golden Box

The Golden Box A Mother punished her 5 year old daughter for cutting up a roll of expensive gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and she became even more upset when the child used the gold paper to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree. Nonetheless, the little girl brought the Gift Box to her mother on Christmas morning and said “ This is for you Momma” The Mother was embarrassed by her earlier over-reaction, but her anger flared Continue reading

Yabuts & A Masonic Gem

Fraternal Greetings Brethren. A THOUGHT TO PONDER ON When I hear someone presenting something NEW or DIFFERENT, I remember this paper I received some time ago. Hopefully we are all able to identify;  act accordingly & stay positive with an open mind!!!!!! YABUTS YABUTS are monstrous little beasts that inhabit the meetings and conversations that take place all over our Fraternity. A YABUT’s purpose in life is to sap the team of Continue reading

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