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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

Somebody get me a vitamin!



This is a photo of Savanna & I yesterday as we were getting ready to go to the Currie wedding. She stuck out her hand and snapped this of us on our way out the door. (Her hair was dry by the time we got to the wedding 2 hours later in Orlando!) That's her new cute little dress she was wearing for the occasion, and meanwhile I was wearing one of my Africa dresses complete with jewelry I found that was just like what Pastor Jane had loaned me in Africa. I got blessed to find a replica at Bealls outlet...now that was God! :-)

As for today...it was a good day ~ nothing earthshattering to report. It was just a fine day which by standards of much of the rest of the world would be amazing, I guess! I am just so tired and looking forward to feeling back to "normal" again whatever normal is. Each day I get up and go about my work but can't wait to get back to bed. My home Christmas decorating is done and some cleaning but I have so much left to do and not a lot of energy to do it right now. I am counting on bouncing back to a normal schedule in a few days to a week. That whole time change, jet lag, really did a number on me not to mention pouring myself out to the masses. lol Although the house decorating is done the church decor is not complete but we are having a little gathering to get it done tomorrow and after a night's sleep I should be ready to join the group and tackle it.

In other news...Psalm 34 was on my mind when I woke up today and I read it to the choir believing it was for several people today. I know the Lord has His hand on our people and all of their needs. I choose to trust Him.

God moved in the gifts of the spirit during worship ~ always so welcome. The theme of the whole day from worship, gifts of the spirit to preaching, all meshed together in a beautiful way. Love when that happens!

We had a choir dinner and I ate two helpings of lasagna. So much for going on program today. :-) Well, I was going back OP on Monday so I guess that's alright. I have been craving Italian food like crazy since I got back from Africa. Why Italian versus anything else I do not know but I have wanted pasta, pasta, pasta. Tom also brought me a cherry pepsi today and hid it so no one else could get to it before I did. :-) Always nice to have folks watchin' out for me, ya know? (Thanks, Tom!) I actually brought it home and enjoyed a nice glass in the quietness sitting in front of our Christmas tree when I got home from rehearsal. Little things like this make me happy. Really folks, it doesn't take much...I am honestly a relatively simple person. (Some of you are thinking, yeah, right, but honestly if you really know me you know this is true. Little things make me happy, and also if you want to know what I'm thinking or how I feel, just ask. I'm not a game player, I just state it like it is in a straightforward way. Thus, the "relatively simple" label I just gave myself.)

Before I get too serious here, it's time for me to sleep again...g'night for now. Sleep tight my dear friends. I have a lot of good ideas on my mind I want to blog about and when I get the energy I can't wait to! I am actually taking vitamins but wondering if they are placebos. ha! ha!

Comments

DaNella Auten said…
btw... not that I really matter, but you look so much nicer with your hair curly... Idk it is just softer or something...
lol
random thoughts.
Love ya
D
Sharon said…
You both look beautiful!

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