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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 few of my favorite things


I need to sit down and blog just to give my legs a rest. A few minutes ago I sat in the jacuzzi for about 20 min. I have literally been standing/walking all day, getting the cooking, church work, and housework done. I have cooked several meals...and I am still not done. Waiting for the next load of laundry to get done so I can finish getting the boys clothes ready for church. 

Oh well, that 20 minutes was absolutely delightful. Larry had Chris Botti on the CD in the jacuzzi for me. When I was done I sat on my swing to dry off and our sliding door was open and I could smell the pumpkin pie I was baking, and I could hear the Amy Grant Christmas special in the family room. I sat there looking at the lights and swinging on my swing and just thought, "what a beautiful night." Thank you, Lord! While there I just took time to talk to Him about tomorrow's service.

Jordan bought Savanna a dress for Christmas and gave it to her today because he wanted her to wear it tomorrow for church. How sweet. Once she got it on I realized she did not have the proper things to wear under it, however I happened to have the perfect thing for her underneath the tree. So, I pulled it out and gave it to her, which she got all excited about. We had a little pre-Christmas excitement around here today. I can hardly wait for Christmas day. Larry and I have some HUGE surprises for the kids!!! I love giving!!! I can barely stand to wait another second. I love seeing my kids open stuff. 

Tonight for dinner I made pistachio encrusted baked chicken breast. No one wanted it but me (can you believe that?) Steven was here for dinner again tonight and he wanted it, so I wasn't totally alone. They boys thought he was just being nice in taking a piece. I had also made butter baked chicken as well (I tried to re-create Cracker Barrel's recipe but I don't think I came close). Everyone else ate that. I guess I will be making the other for me when I'm by myself some night. 

Well, I have basically just been cleaning, cooking and then cleaning and cooking again today, but it was a beautiful day. These are a few of my favorite things: 

1) The smell of pumpkin pie

2) A clean bathroom 

3) Clean sheets on the bed. I sleep so soundly every time we change them, which for me I wish could be every single day but just don't have the time.

4) New books! Just got one I ordered from Amazon today. You know, I keep telling myself, "STOP GETTING BOOKS. IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME, YOU SHOULD BE SCRIMPING." What can I say, I am ADDICTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was only an $8.00 book, alright?

5) Forensic Files (did I mention, that is my FAVORITE show?) Second runner up is Today's Detectives with Dayle Hinman. What an awesome woman. She and Nancy Grace are two heroes of mine. I love how they stay onto a criminal like a bulldog until they get them!!!

6) A clean kitchen floor. Larry is scrubbing it right now. A man is SO sexy when they do things like this!!! At least I think so. Somebody 20 years old probably would never understand that, but trust me, to someone married 20 years? Your husband scrubbing the floor is definitely in the romance category.

7) Bath tea bags. Just tried one for the first time yesterday. It was pretty cool.

8) The Message Bible. I know, you either hate it or love it, but I definitely love it.
9) A few days where I have totally eaten right - like the last few. I feel so good.

10) New folders. I got my new folders for the year and I'm so excited! (I get colorful new ones for work every new year and I like them bold and fun.)

Can't wait to see what God has up His sleeve for tomorrow. My legs have rested enough now, it's time to get up and start cleaning again for the last few hours before bed. G'night

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