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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

My wonderful Madeline






Madeline has grown so much. She's become quite the "tank", looking more like a bulldog day by day. Her big teeth are coming in and her tongue sticks out the side sometimes. Last night she came by my bed while I was working on my laptop and I grabbed her and pulled her up which took literally all my strength -- it's becoming very hard to pick her up because she's getting so heavy. She laid up on my lap while I worked and I picked up my cell phone and clicked a few pictures of her. My camera is gone...for good. It went bye-byes and this makes me sad. I am officially camera-less. So, this makes for an interesting predicament being that Jordan graduates in a week and I've got to get a camera. I haven't been able to take pictures of anything lately. including the kids, Maddie or anything. There's so much lately that I've wanted to chronicle in photos and post here...can't wait to be able to do it again.

By the way, you can see in this picture some of the little patches in her skin that had come off from her "demondex mites" problem that she has. However they look REALLY 100% better now, with the medication starting to work. Remember, she can't spread this in the house or to people, it's something underneath the skin and isn't passed on humans or furniture so it's not a big deal that she's on my bed as she's clean and not contagious. Just didn't want anybody freaking and saying, "what the heck is she doing with a dog sitting on top of her bed that has mites?!"

I have been working on a big project for Jordan's graduation party...more details to come...don't want to spoil it in case by some slim chance he's reading my blog. :-) I am also working on a huge project for NJ, that they have entrusted to me. I have until Monday to complete it and it's definitely going to keep me busy. This will be a weekend where I will have just a few hours off. I have a client meeting today, a meeting with my manager, and two other team members, and the project to work on which will be at least a few hours today. Seldom will I have that much on a Friday if anything (I try to keep it sacred for Larry and I, and our kids) but right now it's kind of a special time because of this project as well as hammering out some things in the special meeting for the new responsibilites I've just undertaken as recruiting/training coordinator. Once we have that done, I can just pretty much fly on my own time as I schedule it.

I am hoping to have everything done and have a special evening with Larry and some friends who have invited us out, if we can find child care for Savanna. We'll see... if not it'll be a quiet evening in, and I'm okay with it either way. Just to get the down time will be wonderful...


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Anonymous said…
I know exactly how you feel concerning your camara. I have been without my camara for about 2 months now. hopefully that will change real soon.

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