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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

Back home


We came home last night and I began the arduous task of unpacking. I don't really mind packing too much, but unpacking...ugh! It was so good to see the kids. Savanna texted me a bazillion times on my way home, "how much more time Momma?" Finally the last time she texted she said, "where are you?" And I said, "home!" and she came flying out to the driveway with big hugs for her Daddy and me. Maddie went crazy too, jumping all over us and generally freaking out. The boys were pretty much cool as cucumbers as they usually are, with a kiss on the cheek.

Although I had done a lot of work on the road this week, I had much to wrap up today for the weekend including my final draft of my message, powerpoint, going over some things with Eddie for sound on Sunday, making phone calls,and more. I'm so excited about my message for Sunday I could just scream! It's going to be a good one, I think. Today when practicing one of my illustrations for Sunday, Eddie busted out laughing and agreed with me...it's going to be a crack up for sure. After this message I'm preaching called, "Woman Refreshed" (Subtitle: "A tale of two Sarah's") we are giving away a TON of gifts to the women in attendance. Candy and Janice have been hard at work getting a whole bunch of things for a gift giveaway finale. It's going to be a great day. I am so excited, but not so excited that I'm not going to enjoy my day off tomorrow. :-) I do have one client meeting for my other job, but aside from that I'm pretty much home free to have a restful day tomorrow.

Tonight I made up for the fact that I was gone at district council for 3 days without biking. I did about 10 miles tonight. I have got to get some more weight off...this is driving me crazy.

I'm glad to be home. Home sweet home.

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