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TWS 011 What can you do when facing the Storm? Simply S.T.A.R.T.

You probably already know that life is comprised of a series of ups and downs; Twists and turns which end up testing us to the core. Hopefully, in our formative years, we were able to establish a solid foundation upon which to continue constructing the building that will ultimately be our life's biggest achievement. Even if we were fortunate enough to be standing upon a solid foundation, the solidity and stability of that foundation is bound to be tested from time to time. For some, a challenging situation could present itself in the form of a medical diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a sudden financial burden or a host of other reasons. Regardless of what this traumatic situation...

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How To Survive The Relentless Winds of Life's Challenges.

You probably already know that life is comprised of a series of ups and downs; Twists and turns which end up testing us to the core. Hopefully, in our formative years, we were able to establish a solid foundation upon which to continue constructing the building that will ultimately be our life's biggest achievement. Even if we were fortunate enough to be standing upon a solid foundation, the solidity and stability of that foundation is bound to be tested from time to time. For some, a challenging situation could present itself in the form of a medical diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, a sudden financial burden or a host of other reasons. Regardless of what this traumatic situation...

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Return to the Tracing Board

There is a Blueprint to Becoming a Better Man. One of the means by which Freemasonry helps men become better is by helping them recognize that through labor they can achieve the things they desire in life. It helps them achieve great things for themselves, their families, their community and the world. However, it is important to recognize that those goals are achieved only through hard labor, of course, but also through carefully measured improvement. The Master builder traces his plans on the tracing board for his workers to ensure a unity of effort; a shared vision and ultimately the successful execution of that vision. Similarly, as Masons, we should be compelled to follow the lessons, which have been traced...

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What can I do now? Simply S.T.A.R.T.

How we behave after a difficult moment is what determines our Future. It is inevitable that at one time or another, we will face difficulties. Life is rarely a constant line we follow, but rather a series of ups and downs, twists and turns. These variations in our journey are cyclical and while we might be experiencing a moment of relative calm, it is only a matter of time until a sharp turn tests our balance. Should we live life in fear, knowing that these challenges will inevitably arrive? Absolutely Not! We should instead enjoy our life, while preparing for those moments. I understand that sometimes the difficult times we face, prevent us from seeing any glimmer of hope in...

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From Total Darkness to Light - TWS010

Imagine losing 100% of your eye sight in the blink of an eye. How would that change your attitude towards life and the life of those who surround you.? On this episode of The Winding Stairs Masonic Podcast, we sit down with a best-selling author, public speaker and extraordinary Brother, who can answer these questions from a first person perspective. In this interview Marcus Engel talks to us about his journey in life and how he has made the best out of the horrible experience that almost took his life. In this interview we learn about: The importance of a Story and how it can help people change the way they look at life. How being present and helping others...

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