I had a great visit with the knights of Crusader Commandery in Bossier City this evening where I had the honor of being received along with Deputy Grand Commander Sam Owens, Past Grand Commander Andrew Stevenson, Sr., and Deputy Grand Inspector General Darin West. I met one of our newest nights, Brad Smith, who painted… Continue reading George would approve
Wow. Just wow. I'm sitting in my office in Winnfield early on Monday, February 26, 2018, the Monday before the Grand Conclave, and I'm wondering what in the world will I do one week from today, the day after Grand Conclave. With the enormous problems our Grand Commandery faces, what in the world can a… Continue reading The Journey Begins
Theodore Roosevelt reportedly said that "old age is like everything else; to make success of it you have to start young." In Louisiana, we are blessed to have a number of gentlemen who started in Templary at a young age and are now able to reap the rewards of service. One such young man is… Continue reading Old age is like everything else…
Do you recall the lessons of the triangle? Today as I sat in Commandery in Lafayette, I was struck by how important those ancient lessons are to today's knights. Take this lesson, for instance: To be great is to be good, and he who would perpetuate his name to posterity must ennoble it by acts… Continue reading He Who Would Be Great
Congratulations to the new Commandery officers taking office around Louisiana. This week I had the opportunity to be at the installations of Monroe, Lafayette, and Jacque DeMolay Commanderies. Guys, believe me when I tell you that we have a GREAT group of new officers coming up. The future is bright! Monroe Commandery Officers
When I was Grand Organist a few years ago, I was asked to play The Holy City at the Grand session. I'd never heard it. But the lyrics that stood out to me went like this: Jerusalem! Jerusalem Sing for the night is o'er Hosanna in the highest Hosanna for evermore!Last night, I had the… Continue reading Jerusalem, Jerusalem!
I was so very proud to accept a donation from Trinity Commandery No. 8 for our Holy Land Pilgrimage Endowment Fund in the amount of $5,000! We created the fund just a few short weeks ago, and it's growing by leaps and bounds! The fund will be used to send ministers to the Holy Land.… Continue reading The Holy Land Pilgrimage Endowment Fund Grows!