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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

Weekend Wrap Up

Great day at church today...

It was an incredibly busy weekend and I did not have a whole day off this week as Friday was the Christmas in July event and every day was full this week with something going on. Tonight was the leadership meeting and that always means a late night even if we end on time, (which we normally do), but at least a people always stay to hang out with us afterwards. I like that -- so it's not a complaint, just an explanation for why I feel totally spent tonight.

I am looking forward to a slower paced week. I need it. It has been a week since Larry and I have been home from vaca and still we have not had time to ourselves nor a date. We have worked non-stop and not so much as had one private adult conversation beyond work and even that has been difficult. Our schedules have been so packed on individual projects it's been mostly 5 or 10 minute conversations here and there, strictly on business subjects. I am really, really, really looking forward to having a date this week, needless to say!! My birthday is this week besides that and I'm sure he'll have something in mind...he always does.

We do have a houseguest coming for the week. Pastor Sam Diaz who is a good friend who was on staff with us years ago is coming to Tampa for some trainings and he is going to stay with us while he's here. We love him to pieces so he is definitely a welcome houseguest and we look forward to spending some time with him. He arrives tomorrow night after work.

Next week is also AG general council week and we will have our friends the Visconti's here on Sunday. So excited!

This week I'm going to blog on some deeper issues...I know I said before that I was going to do that but it's just been a week where I was so pressed for time. This coming week I'm going to write on some things I've been tossing around in this head of mine. Look out!

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LAURIE said…
Happy Birthday Deanna. On our way to GC later this week so I may not be back to visit. Hope you have a wonderful day. :)

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