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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

Fascinating Meme & Anniversary Dinner

Haven't blogged anything since Saturday - just recooperating from the weekend...

Quite honestly I am not ready to blog anything super introspective...I am so tired and although many things over the weekend were good, just as many were stressful. So many thoughts swimming around in this head of mine, and somehow I'm succesfully restraining myself from spilling them all out. I've decided rather than get into the whole ball of wax in detail today (part of the reason I avoided my blog last night and so far today...) I would do a "Monday Madness" meme I found online. So here we go.

1. What was your biggest challenge this past week?

Successfully making it through the Christmas Extravaganza and my Christmas Open House.

2. What was your biggest accomplishment this past week?

Successfully making it through the Christmas Extravaganza and my Christmas Open House.

3. What was the most exciting thing that happened in your life this past week?

Successfully making it through the Christmas Extravaganza and my Christmas Open House.

4. What one thing made you the happiest?

Successfully making it through the Christmas Extravaganza and my Christmas Open House.

That sums it all up, my friends.

Today was Dustin & Casey's "dating anniversary". He wanted to make a special dinner for her here at the house. Her favorite meal is chicken alfredo. I went and got all the ingredients for it as well as Caesar salad, garlic bread, fresh steamed veggies and cookies. We came home from work and I coached him through making it all while I set the table and stuff. Nothing was "out of a jar" - it was all my homemade recipes and he did a great job. We had dinner and they watched LOST (on DVD).

He seemed so happy. I really love it when my kids are happy.


Anonymous said…
I week I'll be saying the same thing, only about the kids' Christmas play!!! Kudos for making it through relatively unscathed :o).
Tara Sloan said…
LOL! You are so funny! Only you would answer a meme like that with the same answer and actually mean it with the ability to validate it! Girl- you are ALL that and a bog o' chips!

PS- Sounds like you are Larry are raising a mighty fine young man! Way to go Dustin!!!

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