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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

14 Miscellaneous things I learned from people

Sometimes the miscellaneous things you learn are the best. In the school of life, here are some things I've learned...


1) My pedicurist, Mai, taught me - the nail polish on your hands can be different than your feet, as long as it's lighter. But your hands cannot be darker than your toes, otherwise it looks bad.

2) My first weight watcher leader, Ginger, taught me that losing just 10 pounds takes 30 pounds of pressure off of your knees.

3) My new weight watcher leader, Clara, taught me to stop -- to H.A.L.T. when I feel hungry, angry, lonely or tired.

4) My husband, Larry, taught me to remember that people who are "Eagles" are different and remembering that can save you a lot of frustration in foolishly comparing them to other birds.

5) My friend and mentor, Sis. Coker, taught me to only invest myself in mentoring people who really appreciate it.

6) My friend/hairdressser Ada taught me so much more about the fact that there is a learning purpose for everything and..."slow and steady wins the race."

7) My life & ministry coach, Sis. Sherry Lee, taught me the importance of declaring, "God sent me here to you..."

8) Dr. Lee (also my coach) taught me the importance of getting 90 minute sleep cycles, and ordering my day better.

9) Diane Madden taught me about the power of being positive.

10) My friend Pastor Sandy showed me the power of having an armor bearer with you at all times.

11) My grandmother taught me about the power of love and faithfulness.

12) My kids have definitely taught me the meaning of patience.

13) My doctor, Rosemay Latortue, has shown me the importance of honoring God with my body.

14) Pastor Lindsay has shown me that all young adults are not completely uncommitted or out to lunch about faithfulness. There is hope for this generation, and there are gems out there who really do want to be mentored, who will LISTEN.

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Unknown said…
Pastor Deanna, I have learned so much from you and I cant even put it into words how much you have taught me. If it wasnt for the lord bringing you into my life I dont know where I would be right now. Thank you for loving me and for believing in me. You have been the greatest influence in my life and also a really great mentor to me too. I love you and I thank god everyday for you. Love you, Susan.
Anonymous said…
Wow...I never knew that about the nail polish, lol!!

Seriously, though - I think I may steal this idea and post something similar on my blog :o).

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