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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

Merry Christmas Darlings...

It's Christmas Day!!!

We had a fantastic Christmas Eve Communion.  There was a steady stream of people coming in from 5 pm - 8 pm, to receive personal communion and prayer.  Afterwards we headed with 20 people - our family plus 15 staff/friends who accompanied us for our traditional Chinese dinner.  Years ago when Larry and I first got married we went for chinese on Christmas Eve and it became tradition.  We have done this for 23 years of our marriage...every Christmas Eve.  Some years we've gone to restaurants where we've ordered a special dish each but most times we go to a Chinese Buffet as it's what everyone in the family likes best.

We exchanged gifts with staff and friends and shared some fabulous memories to last a lifetime.

I came home and got a few more things ready for the Christmas meal for today and cleaned up the kitchen and headed to snuggle with the dogs.  Now that we have three teens/young adults, they generally sleep late on Christmas.  No one wakes us up at the crack of dawn except maybe Max & Maddie and we're hoping they sleep in too.  But for sure once everyone wakes up we'll have our traditional sweet breakfast rolls and start opening presents.

I sure am grateful for my family and everything God has blessed me with.  May we never take anything for granted.

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