Blaine C. Clay Lodge # 14

Making Good Men Better in Houma, Louisiana.


Posted by Troy Welch on December 7, 2011 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

This is something that I read that I think that our newly raised MM, all MM for that matter, should read.

Travel Light,

Troy Welch, Light Bringer / Bearer


by Albert Pike


Masonry is a succession of allegories, the mere vehicles of great lessons in morals and philosophy. You will more fully appreciate its spirit, its object, its purposes, as you a...

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Mainstream vs. PHA

Posted by Troy Welch on November 27, 2010 at 10:59 AM Comments comments (2)


This was pulled from I don't know why I am still amazed that the Confederate States of America is hanging on to the 1800s Deep South mentality. Masonry explicitly states the equality of men, regardless of race, creed, or color. Why don't some of these "Masons" understand that their stance is absolutely opposite of this basic teaching? Is it easier to do the right thing than to oppose something that is morally right?

It is definitely getting ...

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The Legend of Hiram Abiff

Posted by Troy Welch on September 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM Comments comments (1)

The Legend of Hiram Abif


Fifteen Fellow Crafts, of that superior class appointed to preside over the rest, finding that the work was nearly completed and that they were not in possession of the secrets of the Third Degree, conspired to obtain them by any means, even to have recourse to violence. At the moment, however, of carrying their conspiracy into execution, twelve of the fifteen recanted; but three, of a more determined and atrocious character than the rest, persiste...

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Masonic Ettiquette

Posted by Troy Welch on February 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM Comments comments (0)

Short talk on Masonic etiquette --- B.c.c. lecture


Etiquette, according to the dictionary, implies observance of the formal requirements governing behavior in polite society. Very little of Masonic etiquette or its customs have been defined in our written laws. The rules of polite manners and correct behavior have been transmitted from the past. Where no such rules are expressed, the good taste and sensitive feelings of the individual Brother remain as the only guidance.

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Meeting Our Obligations in Resolving a Conflict with a Brother

Posted by Troy Welch on January 17, 2010 at 11:11 AM Comments comments (0)


Meeting Our Obligations in Resolving a Conflict with a Brother

     On a few occasions, I have observed a paradox in Masonry – we espouse lofty principles and then we sometimes act in petty ways. We take on sacred and binding obligations as we advance through the degrees, and then we sometimes act in ways inconsistent with those obligations. One of the most troubling inconsistencies between princi...

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From Whence Came You?

Posted by Troy Welch on December 16, 2009 at 10:51 PM Comments comments (0)


     Many people live in darkness never to find the light. They proudly wear their age as some kind of sacred vestment which the mere number of years has seemingly ordained upon them. These same people believe that the time spent traveling is more important than the distance traveled.


      Ecclesiastes expressed it this way, 'Better is a poor and wise youth than an old and foolish king.' In other words,...

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Back To Masonry?

Posted by Troy Welch on November 23, 2009 at 1:22 PM Comments comments (1)



     I recently had a difficulty with my family and I wasn’t able to attend the last lodge meeting. I felt torn between my duties to my family and the desire to make the meeting. Fortunately one of my line brothers made it clear that I should stay home and care for my family. There will be other meetings.


     Ok. With that decision made I kicked back and turned on some college footbal...

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Mainstream Masonry Recognition

Posted by Troy Welch on November 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (2)


     I've been doing a lot of research and reading as of late on the same ole Masonic argument, why is there no recognition between PHA lodges and so called mainstream lodges? It’s a good question and from my perspective it's easy to answer. We live in the south and it "is what it is", right? Racism is alive and well in the "Bible Belt" and it's always comical to me that the former confederacy always tries to stand on their Christian and Masonic morals an...

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