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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

What's happenin' today!


We kept Savanna home from school today. Checking her a few times in the middle of the night we could see she still had a fever. Larry and I both stayed here with her today and worked from home while taking care of her and then Lar took her to the doctors as soon as we could get her an appointment. She has a virus and just has to keep Motrin and fluids going for a few days and she'll be fine. I am relieved that she doesn't have strep throat as that has been going around. (At left is a pic of her when she's well, typing on the computer after school one day.)

I got a ton of initiatives done today as I always do when I work from home. I would say probably 2/3 of my written work for this week, as I really pounded away at it this morning. It's kind of a relief to start the week this way as I have to start working on messages for my Africa preaching trip and I'm way behind and would you believe the trip is just a little over a month away? I know, I know, I can hardly believe it!

I'm preaching in Wachula tonight and Cathy is going with me. It's about an hour and a half away and the service will probably end around 9 pm but we will stay afterwards for the fellowship they are having. I never, never just "preach and run." I think it's important to stay with people as long as I possibly can. Once we get on the road I'd say we'll probably get home about midnight but Larry will be here holding down the fort as usual. (And Tom at Cathy's house...) I'm looking forward to a great night. I know the Lord has something very special in store for the women of "Florida's First Assembly"!

Ta ta for now but I'll probably be back to blog when I get home because I have such a hard time winding down after a service. I'm just too stoked! And besides that I'm still basking in the awesome day we had yesterday. Go God!

Comments

Aaron said…
Good to hear your daughter is going recover! It is also good to hear your enthusiasm, joy, and hope. You finally sound stable in life and can reap what you've been sowing. Keep up the pastoring you do. You are an inspiration and encouragement. Also, you are a window of opportunity for God to use everywhere you go. Be a 'BLESSING':-)

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