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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

Fun Friday

We are still having a Christmas break except for dealing with Sunday services and emergencies. Today I slept in once again and rested most of the day. I have been so in need of this - my body is talking to me - and it's saying, "rest me, rest me..." and I'm complying no matter how much I want to be out there during the day using my Christmas gift certificates or whatever. I'm just saving that for evenings as really that's about all my body wants to do right now. I had come into this week very run down as I'm sure many people have. Last night I didn't get a lot of sleep. Larry and I had a wonderful evening together but for some reason I couldn't get to sleep although I was so exhausted. So during the day I ended up putting the "audio vision" channel (nature sounds, acoustic stuff - the kind of stuff they play in a spa) and laying down and resting and then taking a long "moonlight path" bath.

Larry took Dustin to get his blood work. He (Dust) has been dreading it but it's a must do. He is on some pretty heavy meds for his skin and it requires him to be tested. Long story but way back when we first started taking Dustin to the dermatologist I knew he needed this particular medication. Some things, a Mom just knows. I knew cream wasn't going to do the trick here. But the doc tried the face wash and cream first. So now he's on the heavy duty stuff and has to follow strict instructions and sign a pledge card that he will do and won't do certain things, and get his blood tested monthly. Hopefully in another two months or so, he'll be done with this. In the meantime he's not enjoying this a whole lot but this too shall pass.

So Larry took him to get his blood done and took him to a father-son lunch and then they stopped by the store and picked up the movie Evening for me. I wanted it for Christmas but just never got it. I was planning on purchasing it with some Christmas money I was given but now I won't have to since the Teeb got it for me. I can't wait to watch it! Not exactly the type of movie that is something you'd love to watch with surround sound, however I'm looking forward to it! I'll have to have some friends over and do it. Yeah Teeby...thank you for my movie. :-)

Tonight we went to the Currie's for dinner along with about 25-30 of their family. They had the family in and they usually invite us over when they do. Lisa made a lasagna dinner and salad and a ton of baked Christmas goodies. Bernie's sister Susan is in and we always enjoy being with her...I call her a "female Bernie" - she's so funny, just like her brother. They are so much alike.

I think I might venture out during the day tomorrow if my body is up to it. If not, I'll still be home. Fortunate thing...I love being home. Nobody would ever realize, unless they could get inside my head, just how much of a "homebody" I am.

Lar and I are going to do some jacuzzi time and no matter what- I'm telling you - I'm getting a great night's sleep!

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Anonymous said…
You are SO making me crave lasagna now :o). I may have to have my husband make me some this week (his turns out MUCH better than mine does, lol!)...

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