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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

Gifts and Talents Questionnaire


Read this on somebody else's blog and thought it was interesting, so I'll answer too...


1. Personality tests; love them or hate them?

I rather like them. I think it's interesting to discover what you already knew but have something else confirm it.




2. Would you describe yourself as practical, creative, intellectual or a mixture?

Creative most of all. "Created" is the fifth word in the Bible so I think God is pretty serious about it, and I'm passionate about it too. If there's one thing I don't want to be it's a re-baked version of someone else...


3. It is said that everyone has their 15 minutes of fame; have you had yours yet?

I sure hope not. I believe my finest days are yet ahead.


4. If you were given a 2 year sabbatical (oh the dream of it) to create something would it be music, literature, art.....something completely different...share your dream with us...

Definitely writing. Like I've said several times before, I would get a place in Boone, NC and spend my days in solitude writing.


5. Describe a talent you would like to develop, but that seems completely beyond you.

Pie making. I've never been excellent at making pies. I'd love to be. My grandmother was known for that. I mean, she was renown for her pie crust especially. I want to be too but it's going to take a lot more practice.

Bonus question: Back to the church- what does every member ministry mean to you?

To me it means that people stop asking, "what's the church going to do about this?" and realize that THEY ARE THE CHURCH.

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