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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

I could really get used to this...


Well, there's nothing like going to speak at a church or conference where they REALLY know how to do things. A place where there is an unmistakable mark of excellence upon everything. Somewhere where EVERYTHING has been thought of, and the man or woman of God is treated with the utmost of care that makes ministering with anointing and power so much easier!

I've been to all kinds of places, with all kinds of people. I go whether they treat me with such care or not. I've slept in the Hyatt, and I've slept in what should be classified as a dump. I've been invited to something organized with precision, or something that ended up being chaotic. If I'm able to accomodate an invitation into my schedule, I do whether they treat me with such care or not. But when they do...oh MY. Well, Pastor Sandy Phinazee and Inspire Conference do it up right!

Before I even arrived, they made sure every "i" was dotted and every "t" crossed. Upon arrival, their head usher was available to help me check in, take all the bags up to the room or whatever else. That afternoon, he came to my hotel room to pick up all of my products for my product table and take them down to the conference hall so they could be set up. A woman came to the door with a basket of fresh fruit (not just any - but all my favorites - watermelon, canteloupe, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, etc.. - all the "good stuff!), and a basket of goodies that included chocolates, waters, etc.. She let me know my "servant" as she called her, would be waiting for me downstairs upon my arrival to the conference hall to attend to every need I may have, and would be available on call 24/7 during the whole retreat to do WHATEVER. An usher came to my room at service time to escort me down to the conference hall. He introduced me to the "servant", who promptly gave me her card and said, "call in the middle of the night, or whenever you need me for anything."

Upon arriving at the doors of the hall, they escorted me to my reserved seat up front which btw, was right by Vicki Yohe. (it cant' get any better than that!) We had a nice pre-service chat. :-) Then the service started and tonight's opening speaker was Vicki Yohe. She brought it. Big time, in both music and the Word. It was awesome, just like anyone would expect with Vicki. She's so real, so honest, and let's face it...she's got incredible pipes. Not many people on the planet can sing like her. It was so refreshing. Before we knew it, it was over. (Time flies when the holy ghost moves...) And there was my usher standing ready to escort me back to my hotel room. Here I am winding down, getting ready to go over my notes again, pray, snuggle with Larry (I'm so blessed to have him here with me this time!!!) and go to sleep. 

By the way, I'm still sick. But I'm so glad to be here. God is so good. Sickness is never going to stop me from fulfilling the will of God or proclaiming His Word. 

I did go to my doctor's appointment yesterday. Still running some tests, but we are getting to the bottom of it, and with a combo of Rosemay's wisdom and the touch of the Holy Ghost, I believe this problem will be behind me very soon. One thing is for sure, in the meantime, I'm not giving up on a thing God's got for me, sick or not!!!

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Anonymous said…
Awesome. Some good tips for our conference, eh?!

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