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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

My weekend so far

This is me with  my daughter on Thanksgiving day.  In a recent comment thread a reader asked me to post a photo with my new hair color.  This change is just for the fall/wintertime...my hair dresser believes you should go darker or lighter depending on the season.  I'm not sure how I feel about it yet -- it's an experiment!  When I go in a few weeks she said she'll throw some more highlights in, which I'm glad about.  I miss them.  There are some red ones there now, but not enough, for my taste.

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day shared with family and close friends and scrumptious food and a ton of gratefulness all around the table.  Doesn't get better than that.

Savanna wanted to go shopping on black Friday. I normally don't venture out to shop on that day but she realllllly wanted to so I got up with her early and went.  That girl is a morning person and she can get up at 5 am with NO PROBLEM whatsoever.  She amazes me.  Sure enough she was by my bedside in the wee hours of the morning, "Momma, it's time to get up and get ready to go to the store..."   I truthfully had nothing in mind to buy, I just wanted a bit of mother-daughter time.  We went to our two favorite stores:  Bealls Outlet and the Salvation Army.  We got some good deals on a few small items.

We had breakfast out at First Watch  and were back home by 9:30 am.  They had pumpkin pancakes as their special and those are some of my favorite things in the whole wide world!  

Yesterday I posted on facebook that I was putting my six trees up yesterday. Actually the total was seven.  I forgot about the tree in my room.   One is broken, (permanently), so right now we have one less and are probably going to go without the patio tree this year since last year it got knocked over almost every day and I'd have to go re-do the whole thing .   Although they are all set up and lit, they are not decorated.  It will take some time to complete them.  I'm giving myself at least a week to get the trees up and Larry will help me. I have had some challenges physically lately.  Although in years past I pushed myself to do most anything I needed or wanted to do, at this point in my life I can't.   I push myself when it comes to church services or completing my work for Celebration or NextJob, or being fully present for special family gatherings, but I have to cut back on some "extras" even much as I love trees my health has to come first and I can't get them up in a day like I used to.  I also use my paper plates as much as my china right  now, and ask for help with a lot of things.  Thanks for your prayers as I come to mind.  

We've got a full weekend with Larry's birthday on Sunday, and church and leadership meeting and another decorating day on Monday. Friends will be happy to know I've asked for lots of help.  :)

Comments

Anonymous said…
Praying for you...for a complete healing! xo
Melissa said…
I for one am very happy you are asking for help :) I love you and am praying for healing! Sara and I are having a girls day today...she wants to do our nails, do a home made pumpkin facial and play dollies :) This should be lots of fun today! Love you.
Melissa said…
oops, I meant to add I LOVE the new do! I think it brings lots of color to your face. Very beautiful!

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