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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

Potpourri of many thoughts, most of which are unrelated...



  • Great service today! Man, the presence of God just came in as we praised and worshipped and service was about 30 minutes longer than it normally is. Had choir luncheon and rehearsal afterwards...it was just a great day all around. Can't wait to see what God is going to do next!
  • Love having choir dinner because I get to eat with some of my favorite peeps and spend extra time with them.
  • Love the song by Judy Jacobs, "You're the Only One". Seriously, I need that CD and the soundtrack too. I can't get it out of my head or heart -- and I don't want to!
  • I'm freaked out about how close my Africa trip is. I never rest until messages are done...and I think I have six to get ready. (Only 2 are done.)
  • I am a bit concerned (okay, actually really frosted) at how many of today's young people don't care about the future of our country. Many of them seem to care about a lot of other countries, or not cutting down trees, or eating organic stuff or any other myriad of stuff like this but they just don't "get it" when it comes to sacrifices that have been made for them by people in the past nor how crucial current decisions are. They've got their head in the sand and sadly it probably won't come out until they have kids of their own and somebody has bombed another one of our buildings or worse yet, one of our other cities.
  • It's fall again! It's boot season! I'm going to be wearing them most every day coming up in a few weeks.
  • I came home tonight and made a pot of chili. So good! It's one of my "splurges" that I cant resist in the fall. I eat it with lowfat cheddar cheese, lowfat sour cream, and full fat fritos crushed on top. :-)
  • Ada just did my hair the other night and I'm crazy about how it turned out.
  • There are so many people I want to have coffee with right now and get together with (and have promised to) and just don't know where to start...but I guess I'll go one person at a time and just start doin' it. At last count I have about 10 pastors or pastor's wife friends that I've said I'd get together with in the next month or two. Don't know where the time's gonna come from, but I've got to make it.
  • I love Fox News!
  • I love Jesus more!
  • Psalm 63 rocks. Thanks Tara, for bringing it to the forefront of my attention recently.
  • Something I recently realized: sometimes breakdowns lead to breakthroughs!
  • Teaching today in my SS class on Evolution vs. Creation, the Existence of God, Proof of Jesus' life, death and resurrection (including but not limited to the Bible). AWESOME TIME! Loving it.
  • So many people are so dedicated and sold out to gods who have absolutely NO POWER.
  • So many people get up and go to churches every Sunday who don't believe God is currently doing anything. Why on earth would they set their alarms and get out of bed to waste their time?
  • I currently have a cold. Perhaps that's because I've gotten only about 3 hours of sleep a night for a week.
  • I'm so glad to be home in my own bed, with my husband...again tonight.

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