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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

Joy's Questionnaire


One of my favorite friends, Joy Conley, pastor's wife of Harvest Assembly of God in Lakeland, sent me a questionnaire yesterday to fill out and I thought I'd share the answers here.
1. What time is it? 8:17 pm
2. Name: Deanna Lynn Doss Shrodes
3. What are you most afraid of? Not succeeding
4. What do you drive? Silver Mustang Convertible
5. Have you ever seen a ghost? I have seen the holy ghost move, that’s about it, but that’s enough.
6. Where were you born? Norfolk, Virginia
7. Ever been to Alaska? Yes
8. Ever been toilet papering rolling in decorating trees? no
9. Croutons or Bacon bits? Croutons
10. Favorite day of the week? Friday
11. Favorite restaurant? Carrabbas
12. Favorite Flower? Roses
13. Favorite sport to watch? Skating
14. Favorite Drink? Tea or Coffee
15. Favorite Ice cream: Cake Batter
16. Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney
17. Favorite fast food restaurant: McDonalds
18. What color is your bedroom carpet? Cream
19. How many times have you failed your driver's test? None
20. Before this one, from whom did you get your last e-mail? Debbie
21. What do you do most often when you are bored? Read
22. What's your Bedtime? Around midnight unless working, which could mean anytime.
23. Who emails the quickest? My husband
24. Who is the person you sent this to that is least likely to respond? I won't send it unless I think they'll respond. I'm not into rejection.
25. Who is the person that you are most curious to see their responses: No one particular person
26. Favorite TV shows: Forensic Files, Today’s Detectives, Dr. Phil, Lost, American Idol
27. Ford or chevy? Ford, of course
28. What are you listening to right now? Nothing, I’m working in the quiet, but using this as a momentary diversion to clear my head.
29. Your favorite colors? Pink and red
30. How many tattoos do you have? None and I never will.
31. Do you have any pets? A miniature dachshund – Geena Noel Shrodes
32. How many people are you sending this e-mail to? Just a small few. Plus now, everybody who reads my blog.

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