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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

Today's news

Didn't get a lot of time with Maddie yesterday.  I regretted it but it was unavoidable.  She's still on the mend though - no worries.

  Yesterday I had an early morning appointment at the dentist followed by meetings, church work, staff lunch, preparing for Fusion, Fusion, staying to talk with a few people who needed me, then going home to work on a NextJob project.  My extent of dealing with Maddie yesterday was sitting by her for a little while after evening service, petting her while I worked.  Larry and the kids took care of her but she was mostly cage resting.  Like I said, I hate it and want today to be different.

We had a great night at Fusion last night, and I taught on "This Means War 4:  Fighting for Your Family".  This is a five week series I'm going and it's been one of my favs.

This is going to be one of our most insanely busy weekends EVER at church and it won't stop til Tuesday.  We have youth convention Fri-Sat, the first workday for our launch on Saturday, church and the Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, and then decorating for Christmas Monday. I'm tired just thinking about it but it's all going to be good. 

Everyone asks about Maddie so I just want everyone to know she is healing well externally and get her stitches out Friday.  As far as her spine, she's getting a tremendous amount of  rest which is the main prescription.  She's still on steroids and pain pills.   Her legs appear to be stronger but we can't allow her to stand and walk or put any pressure on them.  Thank you for your continued prayers.  About 3 weeks to go until we see if she can have mobility.





Comments

Ruth, PA said…
All of this is for a season. Just tackle one issue at a time. That is all we can do! I'm also praying for you. May God grant you strength! Much love to you!
Ruth, PA said…
Deanna, maybe this is a stupid question...but is there dog physical therapy where they can do exercises or teach you to help strengthen the injured area?
Debbie said…
Pastor Deanna...
WOW! Maddie looks 100% better and the dedication of the family and the many prayers that have gone up is truely doing miracles. I had a feeling about this from the beginning. Amazing love!!!!
I love you too and feel like I have been this with Maddie too, just like famous people, she doesn't know me, but I feel like I know her!
Love, Deb

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