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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

Finally...they're here!!!


I am still pinching myself that our dear friends are FINALLY here! I have been talking for a long time about this...I mean, YEARS. The word says DO NOT BE WEARY IN WELL DOING FOR AT THE PROPER TIME YOU WILL REAP A HARVEST IF YOU FAINT NOT! Well, I'm harvesting right now, PRAISE GOD! I have mentioned it here on my blog before that some friends of ours have been trying to move here to be with us. Well, the time has arrived. Our friends and parishoners from a former church we pastored, Jim and Janice Shehan, finally rolled in with their moving truck last night and they are officially Florida residents! Yay! They have bought a place here, and it's official...signed, sealed, delivered...they are here and will be in church Sunday at Northside. This is their new home. They sold their businesses back in Maryland, gave it all up to come here. We are reunited and it feels so good!

It is going to be glorious to have them close to us once more...to have Janice's brilliant mind to bounce things off of all the time and get her wisdom up close (never met another business woman like her -- EVER), and to have Jim's amazing tenor voice and so many other wonderful things about them. Most of all, I am just glad to have "them" as just dear people...to say they are loyal and supportive of us would be the understatement of the century. Anyway, for all of you friends who have prayed that this would finally come to pass..............THANK YOU! We have so many precious memories together from years gone by but now we will have more "in person" ones to add to our storehouse.

Yesterday was a busy day at the office. We have been getting projects done as we always are, sometimes more so than others. They guys were painting along with help from Dennis and Rick. Those men are amazing. Pastor T and my husband also steamed cleaned the carpets in the nursery and the fellowship hall. I had a rehearsal with Eddy for Sunday morning...we are doing a duet that's been on my heart to do for a while and we're going to go for it this week. He and I also took a little field trip yesterday morning to see another project at a local church that we were interested in for Northside. Can't spill the beans here on what it is, as it's still not public. Anyway, we are real excited. I have a few special projects going on right now (like 4 or 5) that are "surprises" for church that I have to keep under my hat and it's hard! There are some things going on in our church that I just want to burst about right now, and holding it in is just about driving me insane...........as well as a few other leaders who are having a hard time being quiet too, but it's all part of "the plan"!!!! Other than all that, I had a ton of work to wrap up yesterday afternoon in prep to be in Orlando a few days next week for Inspire conference which I'm preaching at. When I'm gone a few days one week it makes the workload heavier for me the week before and after.

Once I finally got home I made spanish chicken and risotto for dinner. Savanna was feverish again, unfortunately. We sent her to school today thinking she was better. She was well enough to go to church Wednesday night. We thought she had come through whatever this is she has, but when I got home from work yesterday, her face was red as a beet and she was laying down very lethargic and said her science teacher said she should have never come to school. (Wow, that really makes me feel like Mom of the Year!) Seriously, I thought she was alright and didn't want her to miss. She is on the honor roll and works so hard to keep her grades up and I dont' want her to get behind and she'd already missed 2 days. We are having to keep her home again today and I'm confident that after the weekend she'll be better. Not sure what's wrong, we think it's just the flu. This has happened to her twice before in the last year or two and when I take her to the doctors, they charge me a lot of money to tell us to give her tylenol and have her drink a lot of liquids. *sigh* So we've just been trying that, along with lots of sleep.

Today is "Fun Friday" and I'm sure we'll be with Jim and Janice as they get settled and spend some time together and get a little quiet time to ourselves in between taking care of Savanna. How she feels will really determine what I do today, so we'll see. Thanks for your prayers for her.



Comments

Aaron said…
Good to hear about reuniting with friends! I also can't wait for you to spill the beans on the surprises for your church :-)
I will also pray for Savanna. I can't believe how much health care costs anymore! Regardless, she needs better.
BTW I love the "Go ahead make my day" quote in the 'Poo Post'. :-) I laughed real good on that one!!!
DaNella Auten said…
Congratulations! there is nothing like knowing someone has your back and is there to hold it up...
Love ya
D

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