St. John the Baptist

Approximately six months before the birth of Jesus Christ, was the birth of Elisabeth and Zachariah’s son, John. Mary had gone to the home of Elisabeth and Zachariah to visit. Luke 1:41 states: “And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was…

Continuing My Journey

Tomorrow is the Spring Reunion for the Scottish Rite of Chattanooga. There, I will receive my 4th-32nd degrees. This is a lot different than the anticipation before my 1st-3rd degrees. Before, I had a small idea about what to expect. This time, I have no idea what to expect. All I know for sure is…

Genealogy of Harrison Lodge No. 114 F&AM

Lodge/Person Name Charter/Birth Date Notes Rotrou, Seigneur de Nogent c. 935 Fulcuich¬†(Fulcois), Count of Perche c. 965 Count of Mortagne Hugues du Perche Geoffrey II, Count of G√Ętinais bef. 1030 Fulk IV, Count of Anjou 1043 le Rechin Fulk, King of Jerusalem bet. 1089 & 1092 Fulk the Younger, Fulk V Count of Anjou Geoffrey…

203rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee

I attended the 203rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Tennessee this week. It was fantastic meeting so many other brothers from so many other places. I lost count of the times I found myself shaking hands with one of the Grand officers and had no idea. They’re just normal guys and brothers, like…

3rd Lecture Complete

I decided a while back that I was going to attempt to learn my 3rd degree lecture without any other help. This means that I have no way to learn it other than going to 3rd degrees around my area. Well, tonight I finally turned in the lecture in an opened lodge. That’s a nice…

Old Man Jam 2017

My college fraternity, the Alpha-Iota Chapter of Kappa Sigma, does a thing every year called the Old Man Jam. It is where a bunch of of alumni, usually 20-30, get together, rent a cabin in Gatlinburg, TN and watch the Super Bowl over a weekend. Last year was the first time I was invited to…

Bad Days

I believe that everyone has a set of bad days in their life. Those bad days are things like the death of someone close, maybe a day when someone is diagnosed with cancer, the day when a spouse walks out or divorce papers are served. You know the type of day. I may not have…