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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

And to think...


I was upset when Larry wanted to get Maddie.

She is the highlight of my day. How did I live without her affection? What I initially thought would be the worst thing in the world might be my saving grace.

Here she is barking and whining at me today to let her over the barrier in the kitchen to be with me in the other room while I work. She was a little irritated that I did stop to take pictures, but not to pick her up and hold her. I had too much to do and couldn't keep a close eye on her in all the other rooms, so she was confined to the kitchen and she doesn't like to be in a room by herself. She's a people person...ummm...dog. Yes, I know she's a dog although I do forget sometimes.

Comments

I'm so glad you are enjoying this little mamma. What a cutie! Sorry to hear Geena wasn't good around people. I agree the pastor's animal has got to love people.

Mac the Beagle loves everybody. Especially if you come with a bacon treat. Shucks any snack would be find.

He got into the pantry and I just found a bag of cookies in my linen closet hidden behind the towels!
Anonymous said…
My dog thinks she's human and acts like a big cat - so it's really hard to know how to classify her :o). I am another one of those who never thought I'd be a dog person until my spouse insisted we have one...now I can't imagine life without her!!!!
Melissa Davis said…
Pastor Deanna, she really is a cutie! Still working on the hubby but to no avail.

Between you, Pastor Lisa and Leanne, I feel soooooo left out (lol). Continue to enjoy
Melissa said…
What adorable pictures! Our pup who is now 9 mo old thinks she is human too. I enjoy playing with Izzy so much but there are times I wish we had a smaller dog. Izzy is a lab/austrailan shepherd/border collie mix. I am so happy that she has become a blessing to you!
Aaron said…
Ok the time has come to finally tell you how cute little 'Moo Moo' is :-) I was getting too much of her via this blog but she grew on me quick. Haha! I love her whining at you. Our Iceis does the same thing. She's a pure white husky.

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