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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

I've come to realize...

The 2010 year has come to a close.   Last year held great challenges as well as great victories and I am so ready for what God is going to do in 2011.  The truth is, without a challenge there is NO victory!!  I can't even describe what's stirring in my spirit about what's ahead.  At the same time I'd like to reflect on some things that came to the front burner of my mind in the past year.  

I come to realize more than ever the importance of staying the course and declaring the uncompromising word of the Lord.

I've come to realize that when you stay the course, it's not without sacrifice.  You may lose things (or people) you held dear, because you held on.  But that's okay.

I've come to realize all over again just how important focus is.

I've come to realize how terrible fear is and how transforming faith is.

I've come to realize more than ever what an honor it is to be the momma and daddy of a church.  For those of us who lead, may we never lose the wonder of that, no matter what challenges we may face.  We are blessed and highly favored!!!

I've come to realize all over again the beauty of how God uses friends in our lives to accomplish something greater than we could ever do on our own.

I've come to realize so much more about the amazing abilities of animals.

I've come to realize more than ever the importance of staying in the Word -- the entire Word from cover to cover.

I've come to realize that if your kids are serving God the rest is all gravy.

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Rhonda said…
well spoken my friend - just beautiful!
So true and beautifully written.

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