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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

Random stuff

I've been blogging now publicly since September 11, 2006, every day, sometimes more than once a day.  That's a lot of posts!.  There are some posts that are my favorites that will not be ready by most people simply because are they tucked away among this huge body of writing.  I will often go back and read a few just to see where God has brought me from.  Sometimes I laugh, other times cry, and every now and again I'll wonder, "what was I thinking to publicly write that?!" Like the time I blogged about Larry and I starting a  fire (literally) in a hotel room in Miami a few years ago when we were in the middle of...well, you know.  Or the time I told a lady in the church that I was going to break her legs if she didn't stay away from my husband.  Yeah, for real.  You'll have to go back in the archives to find those!  LOL

I can't count the number of times as a pastor/pastor's wife people have said to me, "I want to get to know you better."  Although I love meeting in person, a great place to get to know someone is through their writing.  Throughout the past four years I've written occasional meme's as they are called in blog world.     I love meme's!  Not only writing them, but reading about others.  Today I thought I'd list some of my favorite memes of things you might or might not want to know about me.   
 
1)  Ten off beat facts about Deanna Shrodes
2)  Five quirky things about Deanna Shrodes
3)  Thirty things "I Meme"
4)  The principles that shape my life
5)  More core values that define my life

and finally...as a bonus...thrown in free of charge...

101 things you may or may not care to know about Deanna Shrodes!

By the way, this post is obviously all about me, however I love reading other people's memes to learn all kinds of things about them.   So, if you've got a link to one or more memes about you, just leave it in the comments section and I'd love to check it out!

Comments

Ruth, PA said…
Deanna,
Your fire comment reminded me of a friend, Lisa, who shared a story with me years ago. One Valentine's evening they lit candles on the night stands. While......the lamp shades (both of them) caught on fire! Everyone was ok but near Valentine's Day. someone always reminds her what not to do! LOL :)
Ruth

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