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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

Marriage blog series to start Monday

Never in my life have I witnessed such an extreme attack on the sanctity of marriage as I have seen in the last few months. It seems that the enemy is accelerating his attack to an alarming degree upon holy matrimony in our nation and an unGodly agenda is being forced down the throats of Americans at a rapid fire pace. I for one am not content to just hand over holy matrimony to the world to do whatever they want with it. Marriage is a sacred, divine institution that belongs between a man and a woman exclusively and must be protected. For those who say, "well, heterosexuals aren't doing so great with the marriage issue...they are failing at a 50% rate." Point noted, we need to do better. But that doesn't give people license to turn holy matrimony into perversion and do whatever they want with it.

This issue has always been close to my heart, at least as long as I've been a married woman. Larry and I, together and separately have ministered on the issue of marriage and spoken out boldly from our hearts what we believe God's intentions are for such. This is something we've taught often within our own church, and at many other conferences and venues. At times we've taken serious hits of criticism for it. We've paid a price for some strong and transparent things we've said, however ANY price we have to pay on this issue is worth it to us because we believe so wholeheartedly in God's plan for marriage.

Next week I'm going to be doing a week long blog series about marriage. I'm going to say some things my readers undoubtedly already know and need to be reminded of. I'm going to say some things you might not have ever heard but need to. I'm going to say some things that might make you uncomfortable, and you might even consider inappropriate. If you think you might have issues with this topic, I am giving a fair warning that you might want to skip reading this blog for a week and come back when the coast is clear. :-)


DaNella Auten said…
BRING IT ON! I would say more on my blog, but I can't be as candid as I would like because my primary readers are my very very sheltered 12 and 13 yr old nieces, and well I respect their mom... (my sis)
However... I can live vicariously thru you! SO you say it, and I'll support you! How's that? lol
Melissa said…
Go for it! Preach to the mountain tops and to the valleys low! Marriage is under attack in every fashionable way!
LAURIE said…
glad to hear you are going to do this series. Never before have I seen our marriages and families attacked like we are seeing in our homes (Christian homes as well!!!). Looking forward to the truths you will share with us...Laurie
Anonymous said…
Ready To Learn!!! Your students are waiting!
Ruth, PA
Anonymous said…
Can't wait!!!

I know I am one of those people who has commented on the divorce rate - I DEFINITELY do not believe that two wrongs make a right in regards to divorce/gay marriage...I am just sick and tired of reading about divorces among high-profile Christians and everyone just shrugging them off like it's just another inevitable Hollywood break-up. Marriage is between one man and one woman...FOREVER!!!!!! Well, 'til death do we part - we're not Mormons...

Sounds like your marriage series is coming at a perfect time :o).
Sharon said…
I agree with the other ladies! You Go Girl! :-)
Web Designer said…
I can't wait to read! You are so right - marriage is under attack and being happily married is a rarity any more! Bring it on :-)

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