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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

Yes it's ladies night, and the feelin's right oh yes it's ladies night oh what a night!


Tonight was ladies night at my home and what a time we had! My goal was to make it a more intimate gathering at my house for dinner and a movie...everyone was invited but with schedules and such I knew many would not be able to be here. We have many women who, with their own work issues and many going back to school and child care, etc. couldn't make it. But 20 ladies gathered at my home last night and we shared dinner and I had a movie planned but played it by ear, (I thought they'd probably want to talk instead) and that was right. The noise at my house was so loud you could barely hear yourself talk at times! I'm serious. From the second everyone got there they were so immersed in talking I had to quiet them down to pray before we ate. So cool that they were connecting that much.

Some of my precious new ladies came such as Yisenia, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Shelley. These are women who have been coming to church regularly for about 2 months now and it feels like they've been here forever already! What a blessing they are.

I had decided we'd have china, cloths napkins, real silverware, teacups, yada yada yada...all the trimmings. Best of all I didn't do the majority of the dishes as Margaret jumped right up to do them! (Thanks Margaret, you are the best, and one of the funniest women I know besides!)

Mid-evening I said, "if anyone really wants to watch this movie I'll let you go in my bedroom and watch it away from the noise..." but not a person wanted to stop talking while devouring our desserts and coffee. (Everybody enjoyed the white chocolate cake, by the way!) We told stories and laughed so hard. Some people stayed pretty late and we told more stories, and laughed...

We took this photo below during the course of the evening however a few people had already left when Lourdes thought about taking the group shot. Oh well, we did it with those who were still there anyway.


Over the coming week I'm going to post photos of mine and Cathy's decor for last Sunday as well as some other photos from Friend's Day that Lourdes took. She's so phenomenally gifted with photography. Check out her blog here. I might post a few sets of photos a day, so keep checking back.

I love my ladies...they are a definite sweet spot in my life. (SMILE)

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