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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

Church Air Traffic Controller


Had a busy day working on many things at the office. I'm in the midst of working on the calendar for 2008 and that is always a bear for me. I always get to the point where I can't wait to be done with juggling the whole thing. I feel like an air traffic controller when I work on the church calendar because I am being ever so careful not to have ministries bumping into one another, at least not in the way that they would both be booked for the same space in the building on the same day. We're way past the point of giving only one ministry "the day" for their event except rare exceptions. Too much going on that we have to fit in the schedule somehow. After about two hours, I finally put it away today and said, "I'm giving my brain a rest and will come back to it Monday..."

We came home after work and Larry started cooking dinner tonight and he made pork chops and mashed potatoes, corn and applesauce and by the time he was done Bobby walked in the door and we just set an extra place like we always do. We sat down and had dinner together and then I set about cleaning the kitchen and getting some preliminary things ready for my life coaching luncheon on Saturday. I'm going to have a Christmas gathering and our meeting here. So tonight I started getting the table linens ready, the china, the centerpieces, etc.

Other than doing all that I've been doing some reading and stuff tonight, and just winding down after a busy week. And also - enjoying my Christmas tree. :-)

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