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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 get so excited about the Word, I can hardly sleep...

Some people read the Bible and it makes them want to sleep...me....not so much.  The more of it that I read, the more excited I get!!!  

I also  was never take for granted the honor of speaking into people's lives.

Very late last night (or should I say early this morning) I was in the Word, finishing up my final teaching for this weekend's women's retreat.  I don't leave until Thursday, and quite frankly yesterday was VERY late in the game for me to be wrapping up a final message.  (Normally it would be done WAY before that.)  But I've been struggling with this particular one and finally got a breakthrough on it yesterday.  Now it's in the "pray through it" stage where I go through the message time and again just praying through it. 

What greater blessing is there than to share God's Word with people and have a FRONT ROW SEAT to lives being changed?  Favorite. Thing. Ever.

Seeing lives turned upside down for the glory of God never gets old. 

My husband is in Orlando for a two day conference and he texted me last night to say goodnight and could see I was still up reading and writing and, knowing how I've been feeling (re-cooping from the flu) said to me, "Please babe, try to get some rest...you really need it..."   I knew that was wisdom, and at the same time had holy ghost sugarplums dancing in my head.  (Please don't think I'm starting some new doctrine, it's just a figure of speech.)

Actually... ***praise report*** yesterday was the first day I could sense my voice coming back to any level of normalcy.     A singer can tell these things and without even trying it, just talking in my low register I can tell  you my high register is just not functioning at this point.  I would guesstimate that I am at about 85% now.  Goal is to be at full capacity on Sunday!

By the way, when my husband's away the dogs keep me company even more.  While he makes them go to their cage every night to sleep, when he's gone, I don't.  Here is Max last night,  sleeping in Larry's spot.  

 I thought it was adorable and captured it with my cell phone.  He was conked out before I was and laid there snoozing while I finished my message on my laptop at about 2:00 am and finally drifted off to sleep with him while Kayte and Maddie jockeyed for position - seeing who could get the closest to me.  When he comes home tonight it's back to the cages for them...

Comments

Rhonda said…
That is an adorable pic of the Max and your Holy Ghost passion is definitely contagious!!
Unknown said…
Love this.....
the picture of Max is PRICELESS....Fudge and Precious will sleep with me too when I am here alone at night if Carl is working...Or if I am sick, then I have the 2 dogs and Boo Boo kitty all cuddle up with me....

Thank you for the INSPIRING words you write...I really enjoy reading all that you write and it is so uplifting....Have a blessed day my friend....luv ya....
I absolutely love this picture! LOL! Aww Max!

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