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What To Do First to Make a Profit

The PF Women Team at our Annual Team Retreat  ~ 2018 Today on Seth Godin's blog, he said: It's tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work. In general, though, it goes the other way. Yes, it does. If you are waiting to make a profit before you do these things, in my experience you're  not going to make a profit. So many organizations, ministries and churches are struggling with financial issues. I know your pain. As anyone who follows our story knows, our ministry was in a ton of debt four years ago when I came on as director.  Since that time, we've gotten out of debt and turned a profit every year.  God has done amazing things through out team, for which we give Him the glory! I find that what Seth is saying here is absolutely true, with one disclaimer. For Christian leaders, spiritual disciplines must always be first. Before we started inve

"Us" time...finally

So Larry and I took the weekend off in Tampa and we are in Lakeland for the weekend. We are preaching at Keith and Joy's church on Sunday for their pastor appreciation service. We decided to make a whole weekend of it and get away together. So, we came to Courtyard Marriott to stay for a few days. Last night we met Keith and Joy for dinner at Carrabbas and hung out with them a little bit at the church and hotel. Today we are just taking the day for ourselves. Nothing to do but sleep, make love, shop, go to dinner, sit by the pool, get in the jacuzzi, watch movies, surf the net, and do all of it all over again. :-) Fun, fun, fun. I am enjoying this day so much. We decided not to get out of bed til' 11:30. Went to lunch, shopping for a little bit, then Larry wanted to sleep a few hours. I read an entire book sitting by the pool, then got in the pool about 1/2 hour, got out and dried off, then went in to the gym and worked out for 45 min. Wow, that felt good! Now he's STILL sleeping (that man can sleep!!! Maybe it's that I kept him up all night?!) and I am going to write a bit until he wakes up and decides where he's taking me next. I guess at some point we both need to go over our notes again tonight. Oh yeah...we DO have to preach tomorrow, even though we're "off." Keith and Joy invited us over for lunch today and as much as we love them...we just wanted the day to ourselves. So, here we are.

Larry saw the new book by Nicholas Sparks in the store today and he got it for me. He knows how much I love his books. I didn't even read it yet...I read another book that the Conley's gave me last night. It was really good in fact I needed a box of kleenex for my tears while I read it. Larry always says, "...and you find that FUN?"

I got a great inspiration for Christmas yesterday driving down the road...I know it's a "God thing." I love when that happens. It's for the Christmas service. Can't wait to pull it off.

Well, I think I'm going to read some more and then try to wake up Superman. If he resists me I may have to resort to drastic measures.


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