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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

"Hey Mom, I just invited 174 people..."


Tonight we're having a celebration of Jordan's 21st birthday after the service at Celebration. I prayed that we'd just make it to 18 with Jordan, things were so precarious at times. And here we are at 21! God is so good! What an amazing son he is.

If you're wondering what I'm talking about when I say things were precarious, go here. Especially if you are a frustrated mom, please do yourself a huge favor and read it.

If you are a worried Mom, let me encourage you today with this:

  • God makes no mistakes.
  • He knew what He was doing to give you the specific children He gave you.
  • LOVE them. It works. More than anything, LOVE them. Openly, unconditionally, radically...LOVE THEM! Show affection, give words of love, blessing and encouragement.  Ooze love for those babies even when they are not babies anymore.
Just one of the many ways I show my love to my kids is by making their favorite foods.  Jordan's favorite cake is chocolate. This is the cake we're having tonight:


You can find the recipe for it here. 

This cake is so good it would make a tadpole slap a whale!!

I made four of them for tonight. Yes, count 'em, FOUR. They are HUGE,  each one of them the equivalent of two full sheet cakes. I made four instead of the two originally planned because last night Jordan told me he invited 174 more friends at the last minute.

This is part of being a Mom. You loooooooove your kids even though they tell you at the last minute that they have invited 174 additional people you didn't know about to a party.


I know, I know... they probably won't all come. 

But what if they all did?

It could by some miracle happen, and I believe in miracles.  Like the fact that my son who was on the roof of McDonalds at two years old is still alive today.

Comments

Diane Thomas said…
I haven't made this recipe in so many years I can't even count! Thanks for bringing back great memories...and for reinforcing the unconditional love we must show our children. I, too, LOVE being a mom, and all that comes with it! Continued blessings...and have a great time tonight!
Rhonda said…
awesome read and much needed. Too many times I didn't think my oldest was going to make it to the next birthday. He's still in God's hands - the best thing any parent can do is turn them over to God! Love your chocolate cake!!
Several people are telling me this recipe is one from their childhood. I did not know about it until my friend Cassandra told me about it through the Pioneer Woman's blog. (LOVE the recipes she shares!!)
Grace said…
You are such a cool mom. Grace under pressure!!!

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