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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

Memories from Mexico

My man and me, on the balcony of our room.  I slept in quite a bit but Larry got up to watch the sunset each and every day.   
Costa Maya ~ an absolutely beautiful place.
Our room :)  I had breakfast in bed most mornings.  Luxurious! 
Larry standing in the other half of our room.
Larry and I sitting on the steps of the Mayan Ruins.  The cruise director gave a list of "top ten dumbest things people have asked me or said to me while on a cruise."  They were hysterical!  These were actual complaints people brought to his attention.  One lady complained and asked for her money back from the Royal Caribbean Ruins excursion.  She said, "I was very disappointed that the Ruins were in such poor condition."  Too funny!
Larry and me getting ready to go to dinner.
Sitting on the balcony of our room.
Our steward, Sebastian, cleaned our room and left us this elephant.  So cute.
The pool deck, where I spent a lot of time ...one of my favorite parts of the cruise. I spent a lot of time here in the main pool and in the Solarium pool as well as on the deck, just reading.  I finished reading all of my magazines that have been stacking up (that I haven't had time to read) plus another book.
The view from our balcony as we were sailing...so beautiful.
Costa Maya - one of the pools in port.  So much fun - they had a DJ and people were dancing in this pool and you could bring your drinks right in the pool with you.  So cool.
Costa Maya.  Never seen such clear blue water. 

Comments

Unknown said…
Beautiful pictures!! When I visited the Mayan ruins, I overheard an American complain that the stairs were uneven and that those Mayans should have used a ruler when building them. I'm so glad you and Larry had such a wonderful time!
Anonymous said…
That is the bluest water I have ever seen! I am so happy for you and your husband!
Rhonda said…
Love the pics!! We are going on our first cruise in 5 weeks!! Which line did you use?
Kathryn, that is so hysterical! And thank you...

Ruth, me too...thank you.

Rhonda, you're going to be hooked! We did Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas.

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