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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

And so begins the week of baths...

Not that I don't clean up on other weeks...in fact I'm rather passionate about being clean.

It's my personal tradition the week between Christmas and New Year to go at a slower pace - relax - regroup - refocus.  I need this time to be ready for the pace that the new year brings with it.  One of the ways I do that is to start everyday on the last week of the year with a long soak in the tub.  All during the year many of my days end with a soak in the tub at the end of the night when I worn and weary and need to relax and unwind a few minutes before going to sleep.  This week I like to start my day with something I love and bubble baths is one of those things...specifically a bath and body works moonlight path one!

We close the office the week between Christmas and New Year and are only at church for services and emergencies or absolute essentials. 

Yesterday afternoon after church I took a 3 hour nap with Larry and the dogs.  Then we had some friends over for a late dinner and a movie.

Today I'm meeting some friends for lunch and will spend some precious time with my family this evening.  I am already thoroughly loving this week and thanking God for it.

My sister Shari mentioned to me on Christmas day how much she loves my lists of thankfulness. In her honor I thought I'd end this post with five things I'm thankful for:

1)  I'm thankful for my husband having the patience of Job in video taping this tutorial of me making homemade yeast rolls, to show others how easy it is.  Friends are always telling me how complicated it is to make bread and why they don't try it.  I endeavor to convince people of how easy it is, but the best way is to just SHOW you how easy it is.  He taped me doing this and put it up on YouTube yesterday.  (Thanks babe!)  If you're wondering why you just see my hands, the answer is, it's morning time when I was making the rolls, still in my PJ's.  :)    

2)  I'm thankful for my Sonicare toothbrush - a Christmas gift I received.  I don't know what I did without this.  I've been wanting one for a while and now I see why my dentist so highly recommends them.  Wow. 

3)  I'm thankful for Sunday's service and some amazing people that surround me.  God is so good.

4)  I'm thankful for cool crisp weather that makes it such a pleasure to sleep.

5)  I'm thankful for love.

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