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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

True Church Stories - #19

A few years ago Larry was preaching a message on a Sunday morning called, "Sharpen Your Axe!"

It was a great message on staying spiritually sharp.  However when it came time for the altar call, he had a little slip of the tongue and instead of saying, "If you want God to sharpen your axe, come down to the altar," he said, "If you want God to sharpen your a$#, come down to the altar!!!"

Oh. My. Stars.

It was the funniest thing ever.  He was upset and embarrassed as you might imagine.  I didn't make it any easier when on the way home from church as we were riding in the car I said, "Honey, I went to the altar this morning and stood there a long time, but things are still the same...

If looks could have killed...

Comments

Anonymous said…
Along those same lines...sort of...

My family was playing Cranium together, and my sister-in-law (whose family does not attend church) got the question, "True or False: 'Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's a____' is a commandment in the Bible."

She blurted out, "Oh, that is definitely false - there's NO WAY that's in the Bible!"

Of course, those of us familiar with the KJV know that it is true...

When she was told that her answer was incorrect, she said, "WHAT?!?! Is there some sort of ghetto verson of the Bible of something?"

My point is...maybe that's the translation Larry was preaching out of that day ;o).
Melissa said…
oh goodness, that is a "Ruckus" story if I ever heard one :O) LOL! Poor Larry but it sure is funny!
Rhonda said…
Amazing how you can be so witty at your husband expense!! I would have done the same thing....poor husbands!
Godsy Girl(TM) said…
We've all done that. Especially us fast talkers. For some reason I literally have a problem with "ask". It does come out...well you know.

Another "cracked pot" example of God doing something with nothing.

Blessings! I'm following you now; please consider doing the same. Would love my GodsyGirl readers to meet you!

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