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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

We're going to Tennessee!



This morning the "plan" for Pastor Appreciation was revealed!  Michele Danielson was the board member who spoke this morning and came and said some wonderfully touching words.  She blogged about it here and included exactly what she said today.  After she finished sharing, a slide presentation  came up on the big screen and showed that they are sending Larry and I on a  vacation to Tennessee, just the two of us!  They have rented us this amazing place,  We will have this huge place all to ourselves.  Taking a look at everything that's there I'm more excited every moment just thinking about it.  Mostly I'm just so excited that it will just be him and I.

We have been really busy as usual burning the candle at both ends and last night as we laid in bed I nuzzled up to him and said, "We need to go away soon."  He just tiredly hummed in agreement (exhausted after the wedding).  I said, "I want us to go away where I have you all to myself, and we're turning the cell phone off."  Again he gave me an "mmm hmmm."   And then...we go to church this morning and THIS is what the board of directors came up with to surprise us with!  Now THAT is timely, and definitely God-orchestrated!

We have to get the dates in order to go but I will say it will be sooner rather than later...we are really needing some time together -- without all the distractions -- and will take it asap.  We both had our "Tres Dias weekend" but now it's time for us to have a time away alone where we can just renew and process together all that the Lord is doing in us not just separately but together. 

Thank you, precious Northside (soon to be Celebration) people.  You are loved, and so appreciated by us in return.

Comments

LAURIE said…
That is a beautiful area. You will enjoy it.
Brian Roden said…
The Hispanic church I help out at sent the pastor, his wife, and two toddlers to Branson for 4 nights, and while they were gone, repainted the parsonage living room, hall, and the kids' bedrooms, replaced the sink and tile in the front bathroom, screened in the back porch, and got new bedroom furniture for the kids (3 and 4 years old). One family in the church bought the pastors a sofa, love seat, and end tables to replace their non-matching living room set. And the cool thing is, the neighbors saw all the work going on, and it's opening doors for the pastors to talk with them because they saw love in action.
Wow Brian, that is an amazing story! Sounds like Extreme Home Makeover Pastoral Edition. :) LOL I love it!
Anonymous said…
Ooh La La Honeymooners! Rev. A

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