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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 went out on the bike. (updated)


Are you proud of me?


Whether or not, I'm proud of me. I went outside into the sunshine today and rode my bike for 3 miles. It felt good.

Something got me out of bed. It was a blessing that happened in my life today, not one that solves my problems but one that gives me something to really look forward to in the coming months. I can't share the details of the blessing here because the person who gave me the blessing did so on the agreement that I wouldn't tell anybody they did it. :-)

Finding out about this gave me such a boost that I got up, cleaned the kitchen and went and rode my bike. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I got out of my bed today.

By the way, I got on the scale today. I've lost 8 lbs. in one week. Seriously.

Look forward to my new book that I'm writing on depression. I think I'll call it 5,267 ways to get out of bed, or something like that.

I have a women's ministries event tonight. I had to get out of bed for that whether or not, but this blessing today made it much easier to have motivation. I'm going to take a moonlight path bath and get ready to go. Savanna Rose is going with me. Tara wrote to me this morning and said, "Stir yourself up! You've got a WM event tonight!'

That's the story of my life lately...stirring myself up, and then...laying down before I have to stir myself up again.

Friends tell me, it won't always be like this, and this too shall pass. I'm choosing to believe them, and when I'm too weak to believe, they have been believing for me.

Comments

Cassandra said…
Those blessings give us courage and hope when we otherwise feel pleated in such tough seasons. So glad today was a good day for you. Here's too many more in a row!!! :)
Anonymous said…
THAT"S IT!!! that's the bike I want!!!! I love to ride my bike, but left it in San Diego when I moved!!! I've been telling my hubby that I want a pink beach bike and I'm one of those people who pictures things in my head and then can't find them in real life!!! but you found it :o)

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