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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

Weekend Wrap Up


First things first ~ here's a photo of us with Madeline before church this morning.

I did some special things with my family this weekend ~ going to see Marley & Me (what a great movie!), and getting my clearance Christmas tree (and a bonus one that was a surprise from Todd and Bonnie!) We got things for 2009 Christmas on 75% off and it was awesome. My new tree that I got will have the Martha Stewart Snowfall collection on it. I am so thrilled. I got these things for literally a few dollars. Amazing. I am so excited.

Have to be honest as I always am here on the blog that today was a difficult day. I have been feeling so poorly it was all I could do to get through the services and we had two today. My day was -- worship/choir rehearsal, teaching SS, morning worship, choir rehearsal later in the afternoon again, and then evening prayer service. By the time it was over I felt like I could hardly stand. I made a decision tonight not to wait until Wednesday to go to the doctors. I'm getting up and going first thing in the morning. I'm asking anybody reading to please pray for me that I would get a very quick appointment and get things resolved immediately. Thank you so much for all of my friends who are reading this and praying now.

Comments

Melissa said…
praying for you! Lord GOd in Heaven you know exactly where the problem lies, exactly where the healing needs to take place and exactly what kind of healing. Lord move swiftly and move mightily and move miraculously! Move so fast and so quick that my dear friend Deanna knows immediately that you have touched her! Lord I pray you would give her a pain free and restful sleep! Jesus your word says, By Your stripes we are healed! It also says where to or more are gathered you are there. (Everyone praying join in and believe for a miracle righ thtis minute as you are reading this!) Lord we know she is a chosen princess of the Heavenly King and You have found favor upon her. Lord reach down and touch PD and be glorified through how she will praise you! Also Lord if there be any other matter that she needs you to be completely in control over be there in such a way that there is no doubt in her mind that You know and are taking care of the situation! In Jesus Name I believe that Your are moving and we will know of Your wonderous works! ~ AMEN!!

Love you, don't hesitate to call me, email me or IM me! Praying through!
Anonymous said…
Hey there, this is Sharon J. I'm working on class and I just read your twitter and I'm praying for you. I am sure things are going to be just fine. If you have any question with what you hear, get a different opinion. Until then and after, you don't forget the battle is the Lord's.

Love you, :)
Michele said…
I am thinking about you - praying for you- standing with you- again and always you are not alone
Love you

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