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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

He's different


This past weekend I was at a women's conference at the Rosen Shingle Creek hotel in Orlando and as I was rushing through the lobby to take the elevator to meet friends downstairs for dinner someone stopped me.  They just wanted to take a moment to tell me how amazing our son is.  I already knew it but really never tire of hearing it from anyone else.  (What mother does?  We love hearing great things about our kids!)

It was a pastor's wife who stopped me to talk and she said, "That Dustin...he's one amazing young man.  So many young adults these days are just so self centered...it's all about them...but he's not like that...he's just so..............different."

"I know," I said.  "We're so blessed."  Dustin really does live a consistent Christian life that centers around serving others."

It's Dustin's birthday today.  It's hard to believe 22 years has gone by already.   An amazing 22 years with an amazing boy.  I know, I know, I say amazing a lot.  But it fits.  So I use it.

Comments

Congratulations is not exactly the word, because we are blessed when all we pour into our children shines through, given their free will. But God blesses with a wonderful package and it is amazing when they follow that path. So happy for you. And Happy Birthday, Dustin. It's my great niece's 6th birthday and we're praying the same for her!
Terri von Wood said…
Congratulations and Happy 22nd to Dustin and congrats to you and your husband for awesome parenting and guidance. I, too, used awesome! :)

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