Author Archives: Lone Star Mason

Beginning With The End In Mind

Take a moment, if you would, and imagine that you find yourself sitting in a church at a funeral. You aren’t sure who’s funeral it is but when you look around you see many familiar faces. Curious, you walk to … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Refraction

A successful lodge needs to be willing to look critically at every aspect of itself and determine ways it can improve itself. This continuous improvement cycle is nothing new and it embodies concepts which are put into practice on a … Continue reading

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My Response To ’10 Propositions For Texas Freemasonry’

This post is going to be a response to the blog post that Brother Lance Kennedy wrote earlier this month, which you can find here. If you haven’t read it then it’s worth your time to give it a peruse, … Continue reading

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Dues That Still Don’t

This week I came across an interesting post in the Texas Freemasons group: Now, I usually like to keep to myself and I rarely contribute much to Freemasonry online unless I’m browsing My Freemasonry or posting something on this blog, but I couldn’t help … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t become a Freemason.

Originally posted on Braden 168:
Freemasonry  is shrouded in a pop-culture mystique of danger and intrigue. Now I won’t comment on if any of those intrigues are true (hint), but one thing is for sure,  Freemasonry has gotten a reputation as…

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The Lesson of The Garden Club

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that there exists a very old and well-respected gardening club that you’ve taken an interest in joining. This club tells potential members that it helps to make good gardeners better and they can become ‘master … Continue reading

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Masonic Improvement: Creating A Vision and Goals

In my previous post, I laid the groundwork for my series on lodge improvement. I wrote about what continuous improvement is and why it’s important but I never got into the details of implementation. Let’s dive in, shall we?

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