Freemason Wisdom: Winston Churchill On Life

by Midnight Freemason Contributor
Judy Gordon
(and Todd E. Creason) 

 "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

Sir Winston Churchill
Studholme Lodge No. 1591, England

Most Freemasons, like Winston Churchill, have learned that life isn't about what you take out of it, it's measured by what you put into it. Everyone, no matter how rich or how poor, has something to give.Whether it's donating your time, your muscle and sweat, your blood, or writing a check--we all have the ability to make a difference.

How can you contribute to the greater good this week? 

Judy Gordon is the Past Honored Queen, and Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 55, Pekin (IL). She received the Cryptic Masons Masonic Youth Leadership Award along with her husband, Ray Gordon in July 2007. She's also Past Matron of the Morton Chapter No. 974 (IL) of the Order of the Eastern Star and Historian of the Emblem Club No. 424 of Pekin (IL) Ray and Judy have two (soon to be three) grandkids.

Judy is taking over one of my most popular weekly posts on The Midnight Freemason--"Freemason Wisdom."   I learned early on that people love a good quote--in fact I put together a whole book of them called A Freemason Said That?  She'll also be writing feature articles.  And I'm very happy to have her as a regular Contributor--she seemed like a natural choice.  She grew up in our fraternity, and her and her husband Ray Gordon are very active in the fraternity.  I asked her to do this because I thought she'd bring a unique perspective.  And she loves quotes, and posts them frequently on her Facebook page (often from my book)--and she knows how to pick them.  Her choices often lead to spirited discussions.  Welcome Judy!


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