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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

Fun-tastic Friday


I love Fridays. I love my job/ministry, but Fridays are what fuels me to do that even better. Because it's my day with the one I love (besides Jesus). One reason I've grown so protective of it and hate when something interferes with it is because I need it so desperately to energize.

Usually each day I get Savanna up for school, feed her and do anything needed to get her ready, then Larry drives her to the bus stop. Today I did it all and let him sleep. Every once in a while he does that for me and it's a God-send. I thought he'd sleep til at least noon. I was pleasantly surprised.

I was up eating oatmeal ("the right thing to do" as the commercial says...) and putzing around doing a few things and he calls to me from the bedroom and says..."Sassy...(his name for me)....please come back..." Thus begins romp-tastic Friday. Always a good time had by all. (Don't get any ideas, it's just me and him. We're all that's needed.)

So after this I decide to go tanning since I'm white as a ghost and haven't been in forever. And then we met T and Misty for lunch down in Ybor City. Misty has an hour for lunch so sometimes we can meet her there close to her work. You know, I've said it before but...our staff is family and we do love spending even our days off together. I would like to spend a lot more time with Misty than I do. I adore her to pieces. We are both so busy with home and our jobs and she has such an early morning. But whenever we spend time together I do enjoy her company so much...

After lunch Larry and I went bargain hunting at second hand stores. I would always do that even if I was a millionaire. I love looking for treasures. And I always find them. Jones New York Suits, Liz Claiborne, hardly used stuff. Today I got a beautiful Liz Claiborne formal dress...I think it cost me $3 because everything was 50% off in addition.

So I came home and got on my bike although it is FREEZING in Florida right now. It's just a matter of doing it whether my want to wants to or not. I biked down to the Lexington Oaks gym, and did 30 minutes on the elliptical, then biked back home. I have to get these legs of mine in condition again. Don't get me wrong they aren't falling apart. But everybody tells me they are my best feature. And the other day I'm noticing that since I haven't been on the elliptical, there is a HUGE difference. And I don't like it. So it's back to the drawing board with working out hard.

Speaking of getting in shape, I'm incredibly bummed out over Weight Watchers. My leader, Ginger, is gone. Just like that...gone from WW. Permanently. I'm very upset. She has influenced my life an INCREDIBLE amount and she was a huge reason for my success when I first lost all my weight. I feel almost like somebody has died, although I know she hasn't...but in effect it's not the same. The stubborn part of me wants to not accept the new leader but I realize it's not her fault. So I won't be that stupid as to do that. But every time Ginger's been out and I've gone to another class or had a sub, I didn't like it except when Sue taught. She's the only one that even comes close to Ginger. Maybe I'll just ask when Sue's teaching and switch my class day. You know, a teacher makes a huge difference...in any area of your life. I'm going to give the new lady a try but if it's not working for me...I'll make a change.

After working out I started cleaning. I had several hours to do tonight to get things in decent shape for the weekend. We are getting ready for another co-horts, so I'm doing laundry and packing too. Still doing that and will be doing things here and there til' we leave.

We're in for such a busy weekend with marriage conference, morning service...Larry has a missionary friend from PA, Blake Richert, coming for a 10 min. window in the service and then we'll take him to lunch....then vision meeting...then finish getting everything ready for Lauderdale. I'm tired thinking about it, so that's why I try not to when I have a lot going.

I just put the pedal to the medal and GET IT DONE.

Fun Friday helped me to energize some for what's ahead.

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