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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

Northside day at the beach/baptism






















Today was our church day at the beach ~ picnic and water baptism, after morning worship. (Another benefit of living in paradise...) Susan was baptized today. (See picture at top.) After lunch we swam. We weren't there until sunset as we normally are because it thunderstormed after only about and hour or hour and half at most of swimming. BUMMER. But the time we did have was so blessed. It was beautiful!


The lifeguards made everyone get out when the lightning started. At that point most had to go home but Larry said, "let's go home and shower and change and go out to the movies with anybody who wants to go see Iron Man. So we did! Fun!







I'm still tired - longing for a weekend with some real downtime next Friday. "No emergencies" is my prayer...during my work week this week, this is seriously going to be a prayer focus for me. I need a true day off. I might even do a "PJ day!" Seriously, I'm overdue.






G'night. I'm extremely ready for sleep.

Comments

Deborah said…
Hey Deanna, this looks so great, can we come with to the next one, showed my hubby your blog on coming to Tampa bay...he thinks its a great idea...lol...anyway sweetie just popped in to say hello and thinking about you, praying Gods favour on you! love always me
Melissa Davis said…
I will be praying for you undisturbed pj day, you deserve it especially being a very faithful woman of God.
Anonymous said…
I'll be thinking of you this Friday when I indulge in MY long-awaited PJ day, lol!! Or maybe a "lounge by the pool with some iced tea and a good book" day...depends on the weather :o).

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