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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

When You Can't Remember Your Firstborn's Name
or the Thingy That Attaches Papers


Do you ever have days where you can’t remember what the name of the thing you use to attach papers together is? (Stapler)

Do you draw a blank when you look at your own family members and you try to remember their names…and you aren’t 85 years old, you’re 45?

I understand.

Maybe it’s time for a change of scenery.   

Not a move across the country and nothing earth shattering or major, but a change of scenery even for just a few hours or a few days.

I understand. 

Larry got us this place for the first few days of our vacation that is honestly not much more than staying in an economy motel room but it’s exquisite! This is the view from our balcony where I’m eating breakfast this morning…
 

Savanna found herself a special spot to sit and think for a while in a tree… 


Sometimes we just need to look at things from a different angle. My good friend Sue Duffield talked about that this week in one of her “drive by devotionals” this week. Loved what she had to say…



I had a talk with a friend this week about the power of looking at things from a different angle.

I don’t always want to, in fact sometimes I hate it! But I most always find it beneficial. Being away this week is the perfect time to do so.

Maybe you can’t get away this week. But perhaps you can get a change of scenery for the next hour.  I predict it will do you a world of good.

At times when I'm "fried" I hang on for vacation or an overnight getaway and it’s weeks or months away. Those of you who serve in vocational ministry know it doesn't take long at all to get to the point where you feel fried. There have been years we weren't able to get away at all. I found that a bike ride changes things. Even just sitting in the silence with a cup of coffee when no one else is home gives me new perspective. 

My prayer for you today is a change of scenery, if but for a moment.

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