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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

Prayers for Maddie

Those of you who are my friends on facebook already know that Maddie was hit by a car today (Saturday afternoon) and has some serious injuries.  She is going to live  but has a long recovery ahead of her.  We are all heartbroken at the state she is in but so grateful that she is ALIVE and will remain with us.  I have taken some photos tonight so that you can see how serious her injuries are and please, please keep her in prayer.  My sweet Maddie means the world to me.  Even when in horrible pain she never lashed out like many dogs do when injured.  She licked the vet while they were caring for her.  She gave kisses while Michele and Adam were binding her wounds.  She  never stopped being the kind, gentle and unconditionally loving dog that she is.  Thank you for adding Maddie to your prayer list.


Almost her entire face is normally white with the exception of her nose and actual eyes, and the outline of her mouth.  As you can see she has big black cuts and bruises all over her face.


Her right eye was missed by just a hair, and we are lucky she still has her right eye without any injuries.  Alongside it is a huge laceration.   This breaks my heart more than anything.


Maddie drinking out of a little bowl we brought to her.  Just seeing her strain so much to drink just tears me up.


You can see all the bruising underneath her legs in the back.  All that black or dark area is bruising.


Her eye laceration is the worst of the injuries.  
Again, thank you for praying.  I can't even imagine life without our sweet Madline.

Comments

DaNella Auten said…
Awwww Precious (my dog) and I are praying for Maddie.
Ruth, PA said…
We are praying too! God loves all of His creation! May you also be comforted!
Much love to you, (((((hugs))))))
Ruth
Melissa said…
We prayed for Maddie in children's church today. Poor girl! Just seeing her injuries breaks my heart. We will continue to pray for her and the family.
Anonymous said…
I remember when this happened to my "baby." She was the same way at the vet's office, giving them kisses while they worked on her, etc. What finally made the dam break and made me start sobbing uncontrollably was when I left the examination room to use the restroom and she strained really hard to turn her head to make sure I was okay wherever I was going. In the middle of all her pain, she was still trying to protect me :o). My girl is nine years old, and it was eight years ago tomorrow that she was hit by a car - today, she is a happy, friendly overgrown puppy that no one in the world would believe is in the "senior dog" classification. Praying for Maddie, that she will have the same results!!!
Anonymous said…
I am praying for your precious dog Maddie. She's a beautiful girl and this is so heart wrenching to read. I know how much you love her. I am an animal lover and this breaks my heart. Missy Simpson

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