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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

Back to Tampa


Well, we are not only officially back to Tampa but back to work at the church. And it feels so good.
It was a busy day - started off like a rocket. I had so much to do to be ready for tonight's eagles meeting. I knew when I went on vacation that to get everything ready for a meeting the day after I returned...well, it would be stressful especially since I had to come home and take all the Christmas decorations down first. We got the last of it done just before my team got here earlier tonight. It feels good to have everything packed up and put away. The house seems so much bigger now that everything is put away and the trees are down.

Now that the Eagles meeting is over I just have to get my final thoughts together for vision casting and also finalize my message. It's done, just need to mull it over again and again in my heart. I'm also still working on my power point.

I feel like I got a weird start on the year with going on vacation the first week of the year but I also know it was the right thing to do... I needed to rest to gear up for this INCREDIBLE YEAR WE ARE GETTING READY TO HAVE. 

God is good. We are growing. Moving forward...to the next level. They had a great Sunday while we were gone, and it's always good to hear that. We are excited about being back in the house this week.

I'm going to finish cleaning up from tonight's meeting, talk to Larry a bit, read my Bible and go to bed.

One thing I know for sure - I feel God's presence and peace with me so strongly as we begin this 2007 year. We have some challenges ahead of us, and lots of changes ahead in this year of the next level. Growth always brings change. But it's all good...and I'm ready.

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