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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

Yawn...


I listened to this song over and over last night..."the Broken and the Tired" by Elevation Church Worship.  Love their worship, and love Steven Furtick's preaching!

I wish I could say I'm going into Sunday rested but I'm going into it exhausted and feeling like I could sleep for  month.  I'm pushing through the extreme fatigue and I'm very excited that it's "National Back to Church Sunday" and we'll be celebrating that at the church today.  I know it's going to be a great day!  This morning we've got rehearsal, then I teach class, followed by continental breakfast in the cafe, morning worship, then a choir luncheon and another choir rehearsal, then home to sleep.

I wish a sacred day of rest was in store this week but alas, it's not as Monday's going to take off like a rocket and I'm going to be speaking at The Experience Conference in Lakeland on Friday and Saturday and the next weekend is The Spice Conference (our marriage conference)  at Celebration Church, and the following weekend is Fall Breakaway Conference in Orlando and I've got responsibilities there.  So it's basically going to go 90 to nothing until the end of the month and right now I have October 8th circled on my calendar  (the next Fun Friday after all that.) I'm holding on for it and praying in advance that there be no emergencies that day.

God is doing great things but I could use a nap.  :)
Over the next few weeks I'll be getting them here and there on the fly.  The JOY of the Lord is my strength...

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