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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

So-So Day


Our youth did a really fantastic job on the service today at Northside. The fine arts entries they presented were just wonderful. Pastor Aaron did a great job speaking and the kids with worship, and all in all the service was very good. But the weather really did a number on us.

Larry and I had an hour and a half sleep last night. We were really glad neither of us had to preach. Our central air went out, and in Florida, well...that's a big deal. It was a warm night last night so therefore we didn't really sleep well. Just a lot of tossing and turning and trying to get comfortable to no avail. Larry tried to figure out what was wrong but just couldn't get it running last night. So, we had very little rest.
Then we awoke to heavy rain - I mean torrential rain - this morning. Down pours. Not only did that totally affect attendance particularly for Christian Education but it cancelled our annual picnic. This was a bummer. My class was better attended than I imagined it would be - I was proud of my ladies. But still, we were low. Spirits were high, however. We had a good class. We were just water logged! As you can see, this made for a so-so day. I wouldn't call it a bad day simply because our youth did a wonderful job. Therefore I can't completely just write this day off. But otherwise the rain and the effect it had on our events and attendance today were disappointing.

We went to Bernie and Lisa's for lunch and Garlands and Riveras ended up coming over and then the guys went and fixed the central air. In a few minutes, they figured out what it was - a clogged drain. Now our house is nice and cool again. I stayed longer than I should have over there eating pie and talking (when I should have come home and cleaned) but the laughter and conversation was doing me a world of good. So I stayed. Sometimes you just have to go for the refreshing you are longing for in that way, and put the urgency of things like cleaning aside just for a little while. It was worth it and I'll spend a little time in the morning cleaning before we leave for our meeting. Speaking of that...

I'm so glad we the central air and all that ironed out tonight because in the morning we leave for church life co-horts and Pastor Matt will be coming to stay with the boys and Savanna will go to live with the Harts while we are gone. I teasingly call her, "Savanna Hart." She really fits in over there as part of their family. I don't really give it a moments worry when she is there, I know she is loving every minute of it and they seem to love having her there just as much.

One thing I really need tonight, going into our meeting tomorrow, is a full night's sleep...and I am committed to having it. So, g'night.

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Sharon said…
Your signature looks great! :0)
Thank you! What a wonderful job you did on it. I appreciate it so much.

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