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Chugging Along

Well, it seems that things are going okay. This past Tuesday was a long meeting. There were multiple awards to hand out, all the initial business of the first meeting of the year, and so on. We didn't get out until 9 PM, which is really something we need to try and avoid. Life would be a lot easier if we didn't have the Chapter/Council meetings back-to-back.

Some of the proposals I made seemed to be met with a lot of skepticism - but quiet skepticism. I am remaining optimistic. One thing that I'm proud of is that with the exception of one part where I skipped a short section, I have got the ritualistic opening/closing down really well.
I'm excited to see what kind of change I can help affect here, and how I can help my Chapter & Council grow.

The Kirby Bible Lecture

Bible Lecture R∴W∴ Jerry Nelson Kirby, Past Grand Master of Masons in Texas My brother, there comes a time in the life of every man, when it seems that no friend can be depended upon, and he is left entirely to his own resources. The lesson of tonight fitly illustrates such a condition. Upon reflection, you will doubtless remember that among the first things brought to your attention in your masonic career was this old book, and you were told that it alone was to be the rule and guide to your faith and practice. At each succeeding step in your advancement, you have been reminded that it would guide you to all truth, direct your path to the temple of happiness, and point out to you the whole duty of man.

And now, at this most auspicious hour, when surrounded by those who would take you by the hand as a brother, and in whose every heart you can have no doubt of a sincere wish for your future happiness, let me impress upon your mind in the most lasting and substantial manner possible:  …

When "No Coming Back" was a While Back

Tomorrow night is my first meeting as the presiding officer in my Chapter and Council. I've been working on the meeting agenda like a madman staring at the wall, looking for hidden messages. There may be such thing as over-preparing, but for now, I'm just gonna roll with it and let myself obsess over it.

I'm going to be proposing some practical stuff, and a bunch of idealistic stuff. It's gonna be great. I really do hope that this is something that the Chapter and Council see as a positive thing. I also have some education lined up for Council, but I don't know if we'll have enough time. I hope we do. 
I'm praying with gratitude for luck, wisdom, and guidance. I guess I'll report back later with results?