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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

Day 10

Larry and his Dad took the kids ice skating last night in Bowie and I had some quiet time in the house. Yay for quiet time!

Today we are just relaxing at the house again. It's much needed after all the running around we did, and we truly need some rest -- at least I do!

I miss our dog Maddie terribly. Thankfully Cathy has posted a lot of photos. She also just took her for a "spa day". I thought that was so incredibly thoughtful. I miss our friends and our church too, of course. We are excited to be back this weekend but I am savoring my last moments of rest. We will start on the trip home tomorrow but are meeting my (birth) mother Sally and her husband Bob ("Pop Pop Bob" as we call him), and my sister Shari, for dinner on the way back home. I am really looking forward to seeing them. I saw Shari on her visit to Tampa in May however it's been quite a while since I've seen Mom Sally as I call her, and Bob. Our trip home will take us longer as we are taking our time and stopping overnight on the way back. I hate driving straight through and usually we only drive straight through when we are going somewhere, not coming back. We drove straight on the way there so we'd have more time with Mike and Donna in Ohio. (Who I miss very much, by the way.)

Today we are putzing around the house and Casey will have to leave us and fly back to Tampa late this afternoon. I am just coming on line for a few short moments amidst my rest (from everything, even the computer these past 10 days, with the exception of 5-10 minutes a day) to share these photos with you of our last few days travel...


Jordan and Emilie on the swings at our old house. Jordan was leaping off as you can see.


Valley Forge

Valley Forge again...

Washington Memorial Chapel, outside (Valley Forge)

Inside Washington Memorial Chapel

Inside Washington Memorial Chapel; I love this place. It always holds great memories for me of our time at school.

Crossing the bridge into Camden

Philadelphia

Philly

Casey and Emmy walking outside in Valley Forge, PA


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