Rough Times

Marcus Aldain hated paperwork.  Sometimes it seemed like the military had a form for everything.  Everything had to be kept track of and every expense reported.  This gave the higher-ups a more accurate idea of where to say that money went that they spent on remodeling their new villa, or the new slave that just suddenly appeared out of nowhere.  Marcus glared at the mountain of paper that was spread across his work bench.  The mountain glared back and refused to fade.  With a final shrug of his shoulders, he cracked his knuckles and sat down.  It was going to be a very long day.


There are days when it seems the work load set before me is too great for me to handle.  It seems like that if I made a list of all the things that I needed to do, it would be the size of one of those classic novels like ‘War And Peace’ or ‘Gone with the Wind’.  A lot of times I find that if I look at the big picture, it’s too much.  I have to focus on the just a few items at a time.  It doesn’t overwhelm me quite so much.  During those times, the only way to get through it, is to square your shoulders and push ahead.


20 And he saith unto them, Because of your little faith: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matt 17:20 (ASV)

“How do you move mountains?” asked the man.

“One shovel full at a time.” Answered the Old Prospector.


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