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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

What's right with me


Well, my last post was what's wrong with me, so now it's time to talk about what's right with me! I have so many people who care about me...I am so blessed. Everybody from my church people to my pastoring partners on the web, to people I don't even know read my blog and write/call and say, "are you alright?" Yes, I'm more than alright! God is good. I have a great doctor and Dr. Jesus. Just to prove to you how alright I really am, I am posting this photo that I just took TODAY. Here, you can see how healthy I look. Larry took this photo just for all you friends who are wondering if I am still alive and kicking. YES! Here I am in my front yard, just loving life.

Looks are not deceiving. I really am on the mend. Getting stronger every moment. THANK YOU, EVERYBODY WHO PRAYED. (Keep it up though because satan hates me and I'm always under attack of some sort. This happens when you are the devil's worst nightmare. Worst nightmares for him are people who JUST WON'T QUIT or forsake the calling of God upon their life. That's me! Okay, what else is right? 

1) It's going to be a beautiful weekend in Tampa! In the 80's! Yee ha!
2) I exercised on the elliptical today and it felt GREAT. These legs are going to be so toned again, Larry is going to faint when he just walks into the room. Woo hoo!
3) I ate oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I love oatmeal. (especially with a little smidge of fat free cream, and fresh blueberries...just a few...
4) We are getting rid of some junk in our garage today. I couldn't be happier.
5) Things for mine and Pastor Lindsay's conference are REALLY coming together. It's a God thing all over the place, I'm telling you!
6) I took a long warm bath today. Used my honeysuckle bubble bath that Susan gave me. (Thanks dear!)
7) Read some great articles on leadership today. It's my day off and I love to read on my day off.
I'm feeling more like my normal self again, whatever that is!!! :-) I think Larry is real happy about that, for many reasons. It's fun Friday, and it's starting to feel fun again...
8) I can't wait to ride my bike tonight!
9) I can't wait to watch a movie tonight!
10) I can't wait to do whatever I want to do...it's my day off. And right this moment...I feel good.

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Unknown said…
Pastor Deanna, I am so glad that you are feeling much better. By the way I really love the picture! I love you very much!

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