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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

The greater your abandonment to God the greater the enemy's fear


"The story of your life is the story of a long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it."  John Eldredge

This week I have had some amazing increased territory in my life.  Some doors have opened that I prayed about for a long time, and other doors opened up beyond my wildest dreams that I never prayed for because quite honestly I didn't even have them on my radar.

While it appears in some way all of heaven has opened up, in other ways it's been one of the most difficult weeks I have had in a long time.  The good and the bad has mish-mashed together in a world of mixed emotions.   Maybe it makes it easier that I'm menopausal and can just blame my responses on that instead of getting into a bunch of explanation about why the devil even cares about a wife and mom of 3 with 2 bulldogs and a house that needs to be cleaned.  

 I would go on a vacation but I just came back from one.  And then again if I went on a vacation I'd also be taking a break from all the amazing things happening.   If I leave the difficulties, I leave the amazing things too... 

I am almost done my proposal.  Another few days and it will be wrapped up and ready to send.  

I am working on some of the most important speaking engagements ever. 

Celebration is experiencing our best services ever.

Other great things are happening that aren't public knowledge.
The enemy fears right now.  

He's  trying to get me so distracted that I can't work on anything with a clear head.  I keep pressing through.

I headed to the well fields before dawn today to bike.  More importantly, I headed there BEFORE opening my email.  ::smiles::  I just need to start my morning in the quiet of the dawn, riding in the fields burning off some stress and taking in beauty of my surroundings.  It helps me to get quiet, talk to the Lord and center myself in Him for the day ahead.
Satan knows who I am, what I am, and what I have the possibility of being, and right now it scares him so much he's wearing Depends and kicking and screaming in my e-mail box.   

I am discovering - the greater one is abandoned to God the more the devil fears what will happen.  The greater the complete surrender the greater the warfare.  

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