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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

Special Prayer

Hello my friends ~ I've so appreciated all of the love, care and prayers you regular readers have given me through years of writing and commenting here on the blog. Now I'd like you to ask you to throw some of those prayers in another direction as well as someone very dear to me is in need of them.

Our children's pastor, Trinity Mackley, was diagnosed with cancer (Hodgkins) on Thursday. We are totally confident that God will heal him! But we need your prayers to press this prayer request right on through to the heart of God. He will now be undergoing treatment notwithstanding a total miracle, and we do believe all things are possible!!! He is a man of courage and strength, and faith. He is equipped for this battle. If you look up "loyal staff person" in the dictionary you'll see his picture there along with some other guy named Sam Diaz. :-)

I am also praying much for his precious wife, Misty. I am believing that God would give her the peace that passes all understanding during this time. She is a woman of God and incredible staff pastor's wife if I ever did know one! I'm telling you, she's THE BEST. I have been, and continue to be so thankful for her. As her pastor and as her friend my heart goes out to her right now as much as it does to her husband. I am standing in fervent prayer for the both of them every day and ask that you would add them to your prayer list as well.

I will keep you posted as the miracles unfold, but you can also go to Trinity's new blog where he is keeping everyone updated daily as well here. It will be kind of hard for him to keep up with updating everyone individually so he created this blog to stay in touch. Stop by and comment if you like and let him know I sent you!


Aaron said…
Done and doing...
Anonymous said…
Absolutely! They are both so sweet and I know what a blessing theys've been to you as well. All things are possible. 2as1
Anonymous said…
In the natural, cure rates are greater than 90% for people whose disease is detected early! Add prayers and the power of God ... Wow! People of the Spirit pray!
LAURIE said…
I will add them to my prayer list. In febraury our church is going on another Daniel Fast and one of the things that my family personally is praying and fasting for is those battling with cancer and life threatening diseases, we will add the Mackleys to our list. If it is alright - I will add him to our prayer blog also

love, Laurie
Tara Sloan said…
Just a little more "noise," eh D... so we'll be LOUDER... "Son of David have mercy on Pastor Trinity!" out devil... you'd best start running NOW!
Anonymous said…
Definitely praying!!!!
Melissa said…
I agree with Tara..noise...good thing God hears our prayers through the noise! We are praying for PT and Misty!
Melissa Davis said…
They will definately be in my prayers! Their faithfulness will not go unrewarded.

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