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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 ~ Olive Garden and Great Debaters


Today was Fun Friday and the kids are still off of school til' next Tuesday. We wanted to do something special as a family. We used a gift certificate today that we were given for Christmas - to the Olive Garden. We went out to eat together and ate a yummy meal there and then we went to the movies to see The Great Debaters. Wow! I loved it!!! I have been yearning to see it ever since I first heard about it and it was all I expected and more. I encourage everybody to see it. Powerful, powerful true story and piece of our history that few may know about until they see this movie. Inspiring...Emotional...it was all there.

Today I wrote a post on my other blog, Equal Time, that I co-write with my dear friend, Pastor Tara Sloan. Some of you might not know about that blog - just FYI - we launched it last August on "National Women's Equality Day." From time to time we take turns posting on issues relevant to the topic of the equality of women, particularly pertaining to ministry and leadership. For those who have interest, check out my post today about "just having that feeling" that someone has a prejudice attitude though they speak something else, your spirit tells you otherwise...

I had been working through this post in my mind for over a week now and it's interesting that after I saw the Great Debaters movie, it just further solidified my passion to write the post!

I'm sort of "blogged out" having spent time writing on Equal Time today, but I'll be back tomorrow with more here at Lifetime Intimate Portrait.

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