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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

All tuckered out


I am so beat tonight I laid down my laptop to turn the light out and go to sleep and I said, "yikes, Larry! I forgot to blog!" He wonders why I don't just skip it, and I answer that when I do skip for even a day some of my readers think I'm sick (because I never miss) and I'll get a few e-mails, "are you alright?" So I don't want to put you precious people on alert (lol) and decided I'll write a few lines before hitting he sack.

I'm exhausted. We had church workdays outside yesterday and today. Last night I did a lot of raking and weeding and this means a lot of bending down, standing up, repeatedly. I should be okay with that as much as I walk and do the treadmill or elliptical but I must have used some different muscles not normally used as much because I am so sore. Hopefully I'm not just getting old. Blech!!!

Lisa was at workday with us as usual and I decided to ride home with her as she came home a little earlier before Larry did - we left at 3 pm but he stayed probably an hour or so longer to wrap things up. I tried to crash and take a power nap before working on things around the house but someone called for an impromptu "counseling" type thing. No biggie, it's the way ministry life is. After that I sort of got my second wind even though my legs were sore and called Lisa and said, "let's get out and walk up to Arlington. It takes 50 minutes to power walk up there and back and I said, "work day or no work day, and stuff left at our houses to do or not, we need to stick to our fitness resolve..." so we headed up there and back. When I got home I was truly ready to drop! I ran a hot bath in my big tub, complete with Moonlight Path (B&BW) bubbles and got a big glass of ice water with sliced oranges. (one of my fav things, yum)

The bath soothed me a little bit although I'm still sore. The rest the night was filled with ironing for tomorrow, doing a few loads of laundry, dishes, and packing for district council. Still so much to do, but I'm finally out of all reserves of energy and have to crash. Last night I got 2 and 1/2 hours sleep. I always say I won't watch the entire show when Larry hosts America's prayer meeting but then I do. (Just can't keep my eyes off the man...) Then I wait up for him to come home. It never fails. He walks in the bedroom and says, "babe, what are you still doing up? It's 4 am.) Then we talk for and hour and go to bed. So at 5 am we went to sleep, and the alarm went off for workday at 7:30.

I'm tired but not complaining. We got so much done today and I love to accomplish. To serve. To give. I will gladly be tuckered out for Jesus and His peeps. :-)

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