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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

Happy New Year!


It's 2 am...

Everything is cleaned up from our party...

The last of the guests have almost gone home (only a few of my kids friends left here and some are leaving, some are spending the night...)

and Larry and I are getting ready to enjoy our first wonderful night of 2008 together, but first - short blog while he's checking his mail...

We had our party tonight and there were about 50 people here give or take a few. Casey's family came! When they rang the doorbell I answered and said, "hey guys, this is like 'MEET THE PARENTS!" And her Mom said, "yeah, it is, but don't worry, my husband doesn't work for the FBI or anything!" (GRIN)

They are such nice people and we had a great time talking with them. They just seem to love Dustin and we just adore Casey. Her Mom said, "they make a good little couple, don't they?" We enjoyed talking and I was impressed that her Mom brought an appetizer tray that included red pepper jelly with cream cheese and crackers (one of my favorites...)

I made my big roaster full of cabbage rolls like I normally do for new year's eve and everyone brought a dish to share. We had a ton of food here -- everything from Paula Deen's recipe for macaroni and cheese, to chili cheese dip (Brenda and Adam's recipe that I just LOVE)...and we had artichoke dip, roast beef, cakes, pies, etc. So much good stuff it was amazing. We did Dance Dance Revolution, watched football, had the piano banging away half the night, talked incessantly, drank way too much tea and coffee...and had a pile of kids and teens having an absolutely great time. (Some of the teens are still here, actually...)

We have the greatest people in the world surrounding us. So many wonderful friends. And, a good time was definitely had by all. Can't even express to you in mere words how happy I am that a NEW YEAR is here. Tonight when the clock struck midnight, Larry and I kissed and I said, "it's here honey...the old has gone, the new has come..."

We are officially in 2008 and a day of new possibilities. I'll blog more about goals tomorrow.

Comments

Melissa Davis said…
Glad all went well with your party, reading your blog just made me very hungry though. I love cabbage but never heard of cabbage rolls - can I have the recipe PLEEEAAASSSEEE!!!! lol

lots of love, lady sutton

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