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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

Continuing the uphill climb


It's been an extremely busy day today, knocking out a lot of work. I mean piles of it. And at the end of that all I have to say is that I'm continuing to persevere.


"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." ~ Newt Gingrich

Of course the Bible says it best, much better than a Gingrich quote...


"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way." James 1:2-4 (The Message)

I am still working through trials. A few months have gone by now and some have asked if my trial has lifted...and the answer is no. But I'm a much better person for it. Remembering that just like Ezekiel, God's goal above all is to make us more like Him...to make us better. A friend saw me a few weeks ago and said, "You look so happy! There must have been a breakthrough in your circumstances!" I said, "No, just a breakthrough in me...I'm changing and it makes everything better although not easy by any stretch." I'm just determined to become more like the Lord in what I'm going through although some days I just want to throw my hands up (for other reasons than praise and worship, lol)

I'm getting there...persevering daily. Thank you for your continued care & prayer.

Now I'm off to clean the kitchen one last time before bed and make school lunch for Savanna to take tomorrow. A woman's work is never done...

Comments

Melissa said…
OH how I so can relate to this! Just like you our situation hasn't changed...in fact in some areas it has gotten worse in others better...or maybe the better...no I KNOW that the better is just a breakthrough in me! I just keep reading Tara's message on The Breaking Point...in fact posted it on my blog tonight. hmmm good stuff there. miss ya girl...did you get that song I sent?
Melissa Davis said…
Pastor Deanna,
I'm still praying for you, I know things will be better for us all soon (I just wish I knew when, LOL).

I thank God for you because it's Women of God like yourself that gives me that extra strength to continue on.

Lots of Love
Melissa
Cassandra said…
Reaching for that breaking though in myself....thank you for sharing these thoughts. Just what I needed. And I am SO putting that gingrich quote on my fridge. LOL
Anonymous said…
Right there with ya!!

Although I guess if God just did exactly what I wanted when I wanted Him to do it, He'd be a gumball machine, not God ;o).
DaNella Auten said…
You can do it. I am determined that you will make it, I have been lifting your name before the thrown and He has assured me that your answer is on the way. It may, no, it will take longer than we would like, it already has, but the answer IS on the way.

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