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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

63 Things You Never Cared to Know About Me

1) How old do you wish you were? I’d like to stay right here where I’m at right at this moment. Although I know life has to move on, I’m loving where I’m at! Every day is a treasure. 

2) Where were you when 9-11 happened? In my bedroom, at home. As soon as I heard about it, I hit the floor and started crying out to God. I went back and forth between speaking in tongues and then the next minute yelling,

3) What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Usually bang them with my hand real hard at least once and then walk away in disgust. 

4) Do you consider yourself kind? Yes, most of the time.

5) If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? Or if you have a tattoo, where and what is it? I don’t have one and never will. I believe as we grow, we change so much. I’m a totally different person at 40 than I was at 20. And that’s good, believe me. Well, a tattoo is permanent. I wouldn’t want to have permanent anything. I like to change my hair color every month at least slightly. I never wear the same nail polish two fills in a row. How boring. I like to change things about myself and having something so final does not appeal to me. Plus, when they are young women get things like cute butterflies tattooed above their butt but when they are like 60 they will have nothing bug a saggy butterfly on their butt. Uh, no thanks. 

6) If you could be fluent in any other language what would it be? Definitely Spanish. Are you kidding? Spanish chicks have it made. They have a big party thrown for them when they turn 15. They basically have two weddings but only have to actually marry one guy. I mean, I not only want to speak the language, I want to BE at least an honorary member of the Spanish culture. 

7) Do you know your neighbors? Yes, I do. I think they all like me. I take them bread when I make it homemade. This tends to help out when I have dozens of cars parked down our street for a party. (Supposed to be against the laws in my neighborhood but nobody reports me.) I think they are afraid I’d take away the bread. )

8) What do you consider a vacation? Aren’t all Floridians on vacation all the time? Ha ha. Seriously, anywhere alone with my husband for more than 24 hours. Love to have my toes in the sand…love to stay in bed all day…now THAT’S a vacation! 

9) Do you follow your horoscope? Never.  Jeremiah 29 basically tell me everything about my future.

10) Would you move for the person you loved? I have. But I'd never want to again. Fortunately I think I won't have to.

11) Are you touchy feely? I don’t like to refer to it as that. It sounds kind of creepy. I’m affectionate, very affectionate yes.

12) Do you believe that opposites attract? Definitely. I’m married to my opposite. 

13) Dream job? I’m living it.

14) Favorite channel(s)? Lifetime 

15) Favorite place to go on weekends? Church, shopping on Friday (day off), to the beach when there’s time.

16) Showers or Baths? I usually take both once a day, usually shower in AM, bath at night. I’m a really “clean” person. When I was a kid I used to squat in the dirt so I wouldn’t get any on me. My kids think it’s funny that I have anti-bacterial wipes with me all the time. Although I'm not obsessive/compulsive, I am a stickler for things being clean.

17) Do you paint your nails? My nails are painted at all times, both hands and feet. It’s very important to me.

18) Do you trust people easily? No.

19) What are your phobias? Having my head underwater.

20) Do you want kids? I’m still deciding. (ha ha!)

21) Do you keep a handwritten journal? I used to but now I keep an online journal, it’s easier and a lot safer.

22) Where would you rather be right now? No where else – absolutely no where.

23) What makes you feel warm and safe? Sleeping with Larry.

24) Heavy or light sleeper? Depends – if I am listening for the kids/worried, then light, if I’m tired and very comfy and everything’s cool with the fam, I zonk out.

25) Are you paranoid? No, not most of the time. I try not to be.

26) Are you impatient? I would have to say probably a lot of the time, yes.

27) Who can you relate to? Very few people on an intensely personal level but other ministers who share my values, more than anyone. 

28) How do you feel about interracial couples? I think it’s great. As long as you are with the person God wants you with, who cares what race they are? 

29) Have you been burned by love? Yes.

30) What's your life motto? I have so many it’s hard to pick one… “Anything worth doing is worth having fun doing.” And “I’ve been chosen to change the atmosphere.” “Think Big or GO HOME” just to name a few. 

31) What's your main ringtone on your mobile? The theme from Wonder Woman.

32) What were you doing at midnight last night? I don’t think you really want to know the details of that.

33) Who was your last text message from? My husband

34) Who's bed did you sleep in last night? My own.

35) What color shirt are you wearing? Burgandy tank top. (I live in FL, remember?)

36) What are you listening to right now? My husband has a game on ESPN as usual. It’s sort of the backdrop to our life, except when in the bedroom, I insist on Heart XM there.

37) Name three things you have on you at all times? Wedding ring, that’s about all I have on me 24/7, but usually a cup of tea or coffee is very nearby and my cell phone, as much as I hate it, it’s a necessary evil.

38) What color are your bed sheets? White with pink roses.

39) How much cash do you have on you right now? None. I never carry cash. I’m a debit card kinda girl.

40) What is your favorite part of the chicken? Crispy skin but I have tried to give that up since losing 40 lbs. Otherwise…probably the thigh. 

41) Whats your fav city/place? TAMPA!

42) I can't wait till . . . Larry takes me away for our anniversary this year.
43) Who got you to set up a blog? Nobody really had to convince me, I’m a writer at heart. It sort of seems like a logical progression to me…

44) What did you have for dinner last night? Chicken noodle soup.

46) Have you ever smoked? Not regularly but I did try a cigarette once and I don’t recommend it to anybody.

47) Do you own a gun? Yes

48) Tea or Coffee? Definitely both! My kitchen is decorated in a coffee/tea theme.

49) What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I’m not trying to lure anybody but the man I’m married to, and it’s not too hard to lure him. Just walk into the room, and bam, that pretty much does it. 

50) Do you have A.D.D.? I’ve never been tested, but maybe.

51) What time did you wake up today? 7:45 

52) Current worry? Getting Christmas shopping done.

53) Current want? I don’t really “need” anything. But if I could “want” for anything it would probably be for the staff to take a trip together. 

54) Favorite place to be? Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay with Larry.

55) Where would you like to travel in the future? I would like to go on a Carribean Cruise.

56) Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs? Tampa.

57) Last thing you ate? Chips and salsa 

58) What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is playing on XM Heart Channel, which plans in our room pretty much 24/7.

59) Last person that made you laugh? The staff members at lunch.

60) Worst injury you've ever had? I have had various illnesses and stuff that would be worse than this, but the worst “injury” as in accident or whatever – that would have to be my horse bite. 

61) Does someone have a crush on you? I sure hope he does. I think so. Tonight he told me (quote) “I love you immensely.” :-)

62) What is your favorite candy? Dove dark chocolates.

63) What song do you want played at your funeral? Theme from Wonder Woman


Anonymous said…
I always really am on Lake Magdalene!!!
I know, it's just amazing how it always happens that way.

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