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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

A beautiful day

It's official! Kim and Dave are now married! Yeah! My sister had her day just like she wanted it ~ perfect ~ and I'm so glad. She deserves it. She and Dave are truly so happy and I could not be more happy for them. Mine and Dustin's sole purpose in coming was to show our love and support for Kim and Dave and Lexi and Cody. Dustin and I did our songs and they went well. I was so proud of him and everyone could not believe how much he has grown up...."

 Kim and Dave are now on their way to Niagra Falls. I'm so happy for them!!! What a wonderful trip they will have. And, Dustin and I will get a good night's sleep and head back to Florida. Today I was so cold. Larry thinks I'm hysterical the way I react to cold weather. I wore heels to the wedding, with no hose (stopped wearing hose a few years ago - never want to wear them again.) I wanted to wear my pink heels for the wedding, but as soon as it was over and we went to the reception I put my boots on. When I walked up to Kim at the reception she said, "your shoes are different!" I said, yes but I waited til now to change them because I didn't think it was appropriate for the ceremony. She just laughed. She calls me "Julia" when I wear my boots. Dear Lord, it's 48 degrees. Standing outside on the deck at the reception I had my coat buttoned up to the neck all the way. Some people thought it was funny...they said, "look at Deanna all bundled up!" I must say I'm not used to this anymore.

Dustin and I navigated our way around today just fine. I only got on the wrong street three times. Wow, that's a record for me. It's not Sparrows Point/Edgemere/Jones Creek that I get lost in - I'm just fine with all that although some who came to the reception got lost - if you don't know the area, you definitely will. It's the major highways I have a problem with. Who knew that 151 was related somehow to 695? Not me! I had a wonderful weekend, but I'm ready to go home now. I think Larry misses me a lot. I need to call him again before bedtime. I sure do miss him. But I'm glad I was here with my sister.

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