Very often for any army engaged in conflict the issue is not so much victory, but how to get there. In fact, what often determines victory relates to logistics. It amounts to living off the land well, right where you are, before the conflict ever starts. The best armies have a sense of what they are trying to do on the larger scale, but they must also come to grips with the fact that it won’t be easy. They will most likely be moving through areas with which they are unfamiliar, dealing with ever-changing scenarios that will challenge their resolve.
One of the basic principles of economics is that resources are inherently scarce. There are never enough resources to satisfy every need and want. Proper management is in large part the effective allocation of resources.
It isn’t what you know that is important — it is what you do with what you know that determines everything. The guns that you see on television and in movies were once working guns. They had to be altered in order to be used safely by actors. Independent Studio Services is required to take the functioning weapon and transform it into a prop that fires only blanks.
There is an old hymn called “Jesus Keeps Me Near the Cross” which I am experiencing deep in my soul today because we are closing a chapter of Love INC’s contribution to the community. Yes, our article on September 12th will be the final faith article coordinated by Love INC. This has been a two-year journey! We pray that you have enjoyed the articles contributed by Love INC, friends, and people in the ministry.
Depression is not only a physical and emotional problem, but it is a spiritual problem as well. In fact, for the individual who is concerned with spiritual matters, the impact of depression on one’s spiritual life is keenly felt. Our thoughts and emotions continually influence that part of us which we call our spirit. Because of this very close relationship, a disturbance in one affects the other. It is important to recognize this for it helps to understand why we also experience the effects of depression in our spiritual life.
Regardless of the circumstances that we may be facing we must not delay the demonstration of our resolve. Following Dunkirk the future looked very grim for Great Britain. Their navy had been effectively destroyed, the Royal Air Force was disabled and many British citizens were starving as the Nazis prepared to advance. All they had left was their resolve. While speaking at his old school, Winston Churchill said the current struggles provided an opportunity for greatness. He said, “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
The great philosopher Frances Bacon said the best part of beauty is that which cannot be expressed. We must be careful that while we stand firm in what we believe, we do not exclude the beauty that the truth of God is supposed to bring into our lives. In a world that seems to trivialize the truth, we can be caught in the trap of being a bit too hard and a bit too rigid. The world may be a difficult place at times but dedication to the truth resolves many conflicts. We must see how the truth of God and the beauty it establishes do not conflict.
If our commitments match our convictions, we are probably doing pretty well in life. There are a lot of associated discussions that could take place relating to objectives and outcomes, goals and values. Those are pretty important questions that we all have to ask ourselves and that we will undoubtedly answer by the way that we live.