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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

Good Saturday

Today was a mixture of work and play. I had last minute loose ends to tie up for church and house work to do, but Larry wanted to take Savanna and I to the flea market today while the boys went to their jobs at the church. I got my laptop and decided to work while on the way there and back and in between stops and just finish up the house work when we got home. By the time we got to the market it unfortunately was closed, so we just went to some of our other favorite bargain stores and among other things got Savanna's school clothes. The only thing I have left to get her is a back pack and sneakers. It's good to have that done.

We picked the boys up from work and came home and Larry made spaghetti with garlic bread. His is always my favorite. It always tastes better than mine. I always that because I didn't have to make it and just got to relax? Or do I really find it better tasting? I don't know but I really don't care to find out - I'm just content to eat what he makes!

While he was cooking the spaghetti, I did a few odd jobs around the house and had to clean up a candleholder that I broke. I was really upset about it...I mean to the degree that I had to go to my room for a while and just cool off. I know that sounds crazy but sometimes I wonder how many more "special things" I'll have to say goodbye to. What means the most to me are special things from others, not things I acquire myself. I'm sentimental in case anyone hasn't figured it out. It's not so much "what" I have in life, it's "who" gave it to me. This candleholder was from Sis. Tanner. It really meant something to me. I was mad at myself for breaking it while I was cleaning. Oh well, it's gone and what's done is done.

The rest of the night I was getting the clothes ready for tomorrow, doing two loads of laundry, tidying up the bathrooms, and a myriad of other stuff like that, plus printing out work I had been doing earlier in the car.

It looks like this coming week after working, I am set to have my day off with no hindrances unless there's an emergency. I love it when I see a free and clear Friday coming. There's nothing like it. I know that I can abandon myself to working hard knowing that the day of rest and refreshing is coming.

I'm looking forward to a GREAT DAY in God's house tomorrow. He is going to do awesome things - I just know it! How blessed we are to serve Him ~ and His people.


Anonymous said…
"His is always my favorite. It always tastes better than mine. I always that because I didn't have to make it and just got to relax? Or do I really find it better tasting? I don't know but I really don't care to find out - I'm just content to eat what he makes!"

Oh, my goodness! I feel the same way about my husband's mashed potatoes...His are always so much better than mine, lol! That's an interesting theory...

I, too, am inconsolable when I break something that means a lot to me. husband has learned to just give me space and let me calm down before I break more stuff ;o).

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