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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 Nine ~ update & photos


House where we lived on 49th Street in Pennsauken/Camden. We lived on the top floor; the church janitor, Fernando lived (and still lives) on the bottom floor. Church is in the background. This was the second place Larry and I lived (first was out apt. at VFCC) and Dustin was born here.

We are at my in-love's (inlaws, but I like to call them in love's) house today just RESTING. I'm loving this day. Today my mother-in-law made porkchops with gravy and my father in law made chili. Those are my favorite two things they both make and they are out of this world. Seriously, I moan when I eat them. Between eating stuff like this and Utz Potato chips, I have had to exercise every single day without fail or they will need to rent a U-Haul to bring me back to Tampa.


We got home very late (I think it was 1:30 am?) from our trip to NJ and PA yesterday. We were riding the streets of Philadelphia at midnight with Larry and the kids running up and down the stairs that Rocky ran at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. I was too tired to run them and just sat there. :) With all the food I've been eating maybe I should have ran anyway. lol

Here are some photos of yesterday's outing. We went to VFCC where Larry and I met, ate at Bob's Haven Deli for lunch (best cheesesteaks and cheese fries you have EVER had), then went to Valley Forge Park, then on to our previous church in New Jersey where we saw old friends (staff members) Joe & Shelia Moore. They gave us a tour of the church which has been completely remodeled. We also went to the hospital where Dustin was born. We showed the kids our old house there and by that time it was dinnertime so we went to Vitarelli's in Cherry Hill for pizza. From there we went to Philadelphia to see things like the Liberty Bell, and the Rocky landmark, as I mentioned before. It was a great day but I'm tired, and so glad to be just laying around today. Which is what I'm getting back to right now...


Church where we were youth/music pastors when Dustin was born...Calvary AG, Pennsauken, NJ. I was a few months pregnant with Jordan when we left to move to Ohio.

Dustin and me in front of the hospital where he was born ~ Our Lady of Lourdes, Camden, NJ


Dustin standing on platform of our church where he was dedicated ~ Calvary AG

Joe and Shelia Moore who are still there and on staff after all these years! Here they are with their SIX kids! I told Shelia they could have a reality TV show. After seeing what happened to Jon and Kate, she says, "no thanks". :)

At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Larry running down the stairs where Rocky ran in the movie...

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