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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 little lurker friends, did you not hear me?

I said I'm giving something away...for FREE.

All you have to do is leave a comment on any post this week including this one  in order to have your name in the drawing which happens at midnight on Thursday.  I will announce the winner Friday morning.

Every blog has "lurkers".  I have hundreds on this site!  The majority of people who read here everyday don't comment, you just keep coming back, reading and either silently going, "wow, she's profound," or, "Gosh, that woman is a train wreck.  It's like a bad accident we can't help but watch."  I know you either love me or hate me.  Either way you're thinking one of those two things because if you didn't care either way you'd never click here every day and spend your valuable time reading what I write.

I see you, Birmingham!  I see you, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Lakeland, and Beverly Hills!  I see you Brazil, Pompano Beach, Canada, Canton, Columbus, Belgium and all you others who keep stopping by consistently and reading.  I love you guys, and I'm so glad you're here.  If you just leave a comment you might win Shelley Hundley's book, "A Cry for Justice."  If you post anonymously just be sure to leave your name so I know whose name to put in the drawing.  You can post here as many times as you like or on facebook when this post publishes there.  Just to be up front -- Charisma House has provided this book to me in exchange for an honest review.  And I'm going to give the book to YOU!   


Melissa said…
Who doesn't like free gifts? I know I do! :)
Anonymous said…
Hi Pastor Deanna - this is Nancy from MO. I just love your blog and it never fails to bless me.
Roger Loomis said…
Are you kidding? I stop by your blog as often as possible. Thanks for your bold insights, and your heart for God. And I hope that my name gets drawn...otherwise, I just might have to go purchase this book.
Lori Loomis--Elyria, Ohio
Sandy said…
yay for free! How exciting for a giveaway too! All this suspense and now you've added the mystery of all these people all over the world, Deanna your blog is like a roller coaster ride :)
Thanks everyone! You're the bomb. I appreciate you more than you know.
Connie Jo said…
ok so I maybe a lurker.... but I do enjoy your blog and look forward to it daily!
Drummer Girl said…
Sending you love from Manchester,MD! So this is blog #2 for me. I think I can handle this blogging stuff, however, it's having the time to keep up with it! :-) So glad I still get to talk with you since your not close by. Thank God for computers! Love you!!!!
Faux Family said…
PD, you are amazing. I love reading your blog. :)
Pastor D said…
First time on your site. Have to check it out more often. Enjoying seeing you at Breakaway!
Anonymous said…
I read your blog pretty much every day, but never comment.

Lee Ann (Memphis)
Jean said…
Since I have started couponing I look for every freebie I can. But receiving a free spiritual book is even better. God bless you!
Cathie said…
I lurk :) but love what you share always!!! love ya!!
G.Boggess said…
Lurking... ;P
Thanks everyone! You're so appreciated. Keep lurking, reading or whatever you like to do here. :)

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