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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

Men in Black



Larry got a new black suit today that is absolutely mind-blowingly sexy. Just had to start off this blog by letting the world know this. He never ceases to make me laugh. Ever since a funeral a few weeks ago, he can't find his black suit jacket that he always wears most. The pants and shirt are in the closet but the jacket is not. He checked my car, his car, the closet at work. No jacket. I think we should try harder to find it but he said, "Nah, I'll just go get a new suit." He has another funeral Friday so he has to have a solid black suit. It reminds me of when Savanna was a toddler and she would misplace her shoes and if he was the one taking care of her at the time he would just go down to Walmart and buy her a cheap pair of shoes rather than try and find the other ones. Men! Ya gotta love 'em. Well let me tell you, I especially DO love him in this new black suit. How in God's name I'm going to control myself in public with THIS? Keep me in prayer everyone. (Not that I always control myself in public now...) 

I got my hair done today. Told Ada "surprise me." I trust her implicitly. What a delight she is. So she really gave me a color change - it's darker, with some new highlights and low lights, although rather red than blonde. Once again, I am ever the "new woman..." :-) Just when I get used to it she'll change it again next month. And that's great with me! I had a great time with her at my appt. as usual. What an uplift she is.

Today was a busy day, cramming a ton of work in to one day so I can hopefully take off some time tomorrow being that I will not have Friday off at all. I stuffed a ton of work into this day and it was worth it! My bicycle is calling me for tomorrow..."come back Deanna...I miss you!" I think I might just tour the entire Lexington Oaks tomorrow, who knows? I think I might meet Larry for lunch and who knows what else!? I think I might get a little sleep and catch up on some rest and then spend some more time with Larry later on after he's home. You can't ever spend too much time with a handsome man in black. :-) 

Got most of the church set up for the Victorian Tea Fri. night. I am so looking forward to it! And looking forward to it being over as well. I love experiencing the event, and I love the feeling of completion and being able to relax. Only a few more things to do in addition to prayer...just some finishing touches to put on. I'll do that Friday. Ashley helped in the office so much today and took a tremendous load off. When I saw her walk in the door, it was like an angel appeared. 

I'm beat. I didn't get home from church until 11. This is my update for the day. I'm done filling all of you in who wait on the edge of your seat to see what I did with my time today. Oh yeah, in case you want to know, I ate pizza for lunch today. :-) (But on program! I am not off the wagon, just for you inquiring minds.) It's time to read my Bible...and snuggle with the man for a few moments. (and just imagine what he looked like earlier in that black suit!)

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