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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 home in the good ol' U.S. of A!

We got to Miami yesterday afternoon on our layover before our final flight to Tampa.  The first thing we did after getting off the plane in Miami was go to the restroom and then get a slice of pizza and a coke!  :)   I'm adventurous and never complain about food, and will try anything and  be happy with whatever the situation.  But I do admit that when away on a trip like Kenya, I can't wait to come home and have things like pizza and ICE with my drinks!   I couldn't wait to get an iced tea which I did immediately upon arriving in Tampa.  I am so grateful to God for all my blessings.

Our flight to Tampa arrived about 15 minutes early and we headed to baggage claim and thankfully all the bags were there right on schedule.  Larry came to pick us up and I was so glad to see him.  I was also really excited to see the kids and give them their gifts I picked up for them in Africa.  Taking a long hot shower for however I wanted to (and not worry about keeping my mouth shut tight during it)  felt great as well as sleeping in my own bed -- which even by American standards is one of the most comfortable beds anyone could ever find.  I still haven't gotten out of it today except for going to the restroom twice and helping Dustin find something when he called on the phone.  Other than that, I'm pretty much resting today, catching up on the many hours of sleep I missed while away.   I'm also enjoying brushing my teeth with tap water! 

I couldn't wait to come home and spend time with Larry and not have to sleep in a bed by myself for the first time in nine days.  It really is true that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  As nice as it was to come back and sleep with him, I'm glad to be laying here alone today in the quiet while he goes to work.  He asked me if I wanted to go and have lunch with he and Pastor T, who is in town, but I just don't have the energy.  I'm wiped out.  I would love to see Trinity, but I don't want to have to drive anywhere, fly anywhere, or sit in a seat buckled in.  I just want to lay here and let my family come in and spend time with me now and again when they feel like coming in and sitting on the bed and talking. 

I am reflecting on all that God did on the trip and sometime today will post our photos from Tuesday when we went to Nakuru, which was our last thing before we came home to the USA. 

I'm also preaching Sunday at Celebration.  So Celebraters, get ready, get ready, get ready for what God is going to this weekend.  By then I will have caught up on sleep, and will be ready for another Holy Ghost explosion!  It's also our church beach day/picnic and water baptism.  We are in for an amazing day, but first I will rest.  This is good.

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