In The Master's Chair - Reflective Journal
The Quick Description
In The Master's Chair is a 219 page journaling experience and meeting planner for the Master or Master-Elect of a Masonic Blue Lodge. The journal allows you to reflect and jot down your plans and goals for your year in the East. From Education, lodge business, degree work, and community events, this journal also includes a detailed 12 meeting planner to allow the writer to organize his year as Master.
Example Journal Prompts:
- Which Masters stand out to you from the past, and why?
- What is my biggest fear for the upcoming year?
- Who can help me overcome these fears?
- What is my vision for the lodge?
- How can I communicate my expectations to the lodge officers?
- What new committees MUST I have?
The Full Description
In the Master’s Chair is intended for a Master or Master-elect. As first among equals your job will be undoubtedly a challenging one! You will need to balance degree work, financial matters, business, and education. You may need to settle disputes or preside over a Masonic funeral service. Unlike the business world, you are overseeing volunteers ‐ Men who follow you out of trust & respect, rather than for more mercenary reasons. This has proved a foil to many a Master, who has been left without support to accomplish his goals.
Regardless of where you may be located, in order to help you make sense of your time in the chair of King Solomon, this book is dedicated to having you spend time reflecting on some of the most important points of each office and your experience with it. You should continually return to sections, after you have performed the work again, to add further notes or new understandings.
There is also a section of the book that is designed to help you plan up to 12 meetings for the year. It has room to make notes about degree work, education, business items, and other important pieces you may choose to bring into your lodge. Because planning is nothing without reflection, each planner is followed by questions that let you consider how the meeting went and what you may choose to do differently next time.
Developed and Written by R.W. Bro. Don Kemball, Zeredatha Lodge No. 220 AF&AM. Published by The First Three Knocks - Masonic Podcast