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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

Miami or bust!

Today I'm headed to Miami!  (If you live in the area, come see me!!!)  This weekend is the start of our district's "Hope Tour 2011" and we're kickin' it off in south Florida.  I was on the core speaker team of this event last year and I'm blessed to be serving again this year, and this weekend I'm also the keynote speaker!  I'm very excited about what God is going to do.   Our district WM Director Marsha Woolley told us weeks ago that they already had 500 pre-registrants (and there are loads of walk ins at Hope Tour, because it's free!  In fact if you are reading this and are anywhere near the Miami area, JUST COME ON OVER TOMORROW!!!  Your cost to come to this event is ZIPPO, and you will receive so much, it's UNBELIEVABLE!!!   It's at Upper Room AG and you want to be there!)   They are also broadcasting it on the radio!  This is gonna be A-May-Zing!  HOPE is here, friends!

Please keep all of our speaker team in prayer for safe travel there and back, and an amazing, life changing, power packed time!!!  It's unbelievable what our team members have to go through just to get to these events...it's unbelievable the attacks we face just to GET THERE.  I'm serving with some women who know how to get the job done even when the going gets more than tough.

Speaking of getting there the thing I'm most excited about today is the car ride there ~ I'm going to be sharing it with my dear friend Tammy Young, who is also on the team as both the emcee of the tour, and a speaker on the team.  Don't get me wrong, I love preaching but I love girl time too!  I like it so much I came to her house in Sarasota last night to spend the night before we officially left today.  Larry and I drove down and spent the night at their place and shared some time together with her husband (Pastor Peter Young) and Tammy before Tam and I had to leave today.  For me the Hope Tour is ultimate girl time with my bff's, baring our souls as we travel many miles over the coming months by both car and air (we just came back from the Hope Tour Caymans).  Tammy tells me whatever difficulties are in my life right now, we'll have 'em straightened out by the time we arrive in Miami -- all problems will be solved in the car.  Good thing she's going to straighten me out before I have to get up there and preach.  Ha!

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