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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

I need you

Blogging friends...

I can't get into the specifics on my blog, but for any of you who read daily and feel like you "know me" - whether you are from Peoria or Singapore, would you just please pray for me in a special way right now? Put me and my family on your prayer list.

I try to be nothing but uplifting on this blog and encourage everyone but I also aim to be honest and I'm telling you, I honestly need your prayers. Many of you who are my personal friend outside of this blog know the details, but the details aren't important, just pray in the spirit that God would move upon my situation in a mighty way. I need a miracle. Yesterday.

If you do read everyday or even a couple times a week, whether I know you or not, whether you ever commented or e-mailed or not, whether we ever meet this side of heaven or not - know that I do love you and pray for all who click on this blog.

Thank you for lifting me and my family up.

p.s. A special thanks to my longtime friend Pastor Tara...yours and Craig's words are absolute LIFE to me right now.

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Move now God for my sister and her family.

We're praying....

Love you...
LAURIE said…
Deanna,
In ALL things I will praise His name! Even in the midst of this difficulty.

Dear Lord, I know that Deanna is an encourager! She encourages her sisters in the Lord each day and now I ask that You encourage her spirit today. Allow her to know that You are with her and that You have already gone before her. Nothing surprises You. Not even this struggle she faces. I pray that you would give her peace. Give her boldness. and give her victory. In the name of Jesus. AMEN

Praying for you. -love Laurie
Melissa Davis said…
Pastor Deanna,

Be encouraged and know that I am praying for you and your family.

Lots of Love, Lady Sutton
Pastor Deanna,

At times you least expect it, the enemy sows a seed. It is usually during a time of success and contentment. That seed is the sons of satan who are assigned to discourage the sons of the Kingdom. When I was praying for you guys tonight, God showed me that when the weeds nare removed it is a sign that the harvest is near. Get ready for your harvest!
Aaron said…
Prayed for ya:-) Remember there is a time for everything and you're not alone. Whatever you're facing, somebody has already been through it. You will get to the other side and Jesus will be there every step. Keep your chin up and keep being that wonderful person you are!
Thank you my dear friends...you'll never know how much this means. You are loved, so much. I am in tears as I read your comments.....
Anonymous said…
Of course you're in my prayers! And it doesn't matter whether I know or not - God knows, and He's the one who can (and will!) actually do something about it, anyway. I would have replied sooner, but my lovely husband was hogging the computer all last night, lol :o).

Lots of love...me!
Unknown said…
PD,we will definitely be praying for you. It seems like our prayer list is getting longer. We have so many friends and family, and even including ourselves, who are going through difficult times. Trust in God. He is able!

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