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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

Rainy Day


It's a rainy day in Tampa Bay and oh how we have needed it! What a drought. It's been kind of depressing as I have biked lately, all but two of our lakes in Lexington Oaks have dried up.


I got the kids up for school but slept again until it was time for me to get up and rain makes itpwonderful for sleeping too. On days like this I'm trying to keep warm as no matter what time of year it is when it rains, I'm always cold. But I like that.

Today was a really busy workday for me. I am tackling a lot of projects for both church and NJ (my other job). I have a huge project due Friday and I'm so excited about it because I'm putting some finishing touches on it that are completely unexpected and can't wait to see the reaction!

As far as church goes we had a great weekend...service yesterday was great followed by an equally fantastic leadership meeting last night. There are a lot of changes occurring in our church right now which I'm not fully at liberty to make public. Only our leadership knows and has been in the planning stages for months but suffice it to say when the grand unveiling is done however many months from now, it's going to be amazing. Lots and lots of work behind the scenes and I never cease to be amazed at the caliber of leadership we have.

Pastor T's mother is here from Missouri and today I invited her to go to staff lunch with us. We haven't gotten to visit with her much when she's been here before and it was nice to do so today. We went to Hungry Harry's BBQ, so that Pastor T could have lots of meat. He wasn't allowed to have any carbs or sugar today because he's getting a special test done tomorrow to see where he's at in his chemo treatments and the effectiveness and to do that test he can't have carbs or sugar for 24 hours. His Mom seemed to really like the restaurant as much as we do. It's what many would classify as a "hole in the wall" and you know those are really the best places to eat! (with the exception of Carrabbas, my favorite place...lol)

I'm hoping the rain slows down at least for 45 minutes to an hour so I can bike before the sun goes down...

New quote a friend shared with me that I am making the "signature" on my NJ e-mail for a while: "The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." -M. Scott Peck

Great thoughts...

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Sharon said…
Love this...

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers." -M. Scott Peck

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