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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

Mustang, come forth!

Evidently that's what Jesus said to my Mustang, and it worked. :-) It is alive once again. Just as Lazarus arose, so my Mustang is over at the body shop as I type this, getting a whole new extreme makeover. God truly restores things. See this picture? Well, in just a little bit of time not only will my car not look like this, but it will actually be BETTER than it ever was.


I am so glad they didn't total it. Can you tell? My heart did a flip flop when Larry told me the insurance company told him to come over and sign the release forms to send the car to the shop. I was so excited. Now if Allstate just gives Dustin "accident forgiveness" for this first one, I will run around the neighborhood shouting. :-)

I also got some more good news. Dustin's last report card came and it was even better than we thought. We think he might get a scholarship we did not expect. Yep, life is getting better each day.

As great as it is, I'm feeling so tired. It was all I could do to drag myself to the beach Sunday afternoon. I went from Dustin's graduation party, to his concert that he organized, to his graduation ceremony, to the ministry fair, to princess luncheon set up week, to my meeting with Dr. and Mrs. Kuert, to two newspaper interviews, to Dustin's accident, to the princess luncheon, to the beach, to church life cohorts. I AM READY TO DROP. And, we're making a family trip this weekend. Right now I am exhausted and ready to get back to at least a little sense of normalcy. Routine. I don't want anything super exciting right now, I just want a few days of a regular schedule, nothing extra, just work, come home, talk to my family and sit on my swing. The third week in June, that will be possible and I can't wait. June 18, here I come.

I'm not one to fritter away time and wish that time would pass (I enjoy life) but I just occasionally really look forward to breaks. Sometimes I just really am in need of a "pajama" day where we just stay in PJ's, watch movies, and lay around. I do that about twice a year, and it sort of keeps me sane.

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Anonymous said…
That's great news - I'm glad your car is going to be all better :o).

I'm jealous...I don't get my "Jammie Day" until the beginning of July, lol!!!!

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