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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

7 Things I Love About Larry Shrodes


Today is Thanksgiving AND it's also my husband's birthday!

 How fitting. I'm extremely thankful for him.

In particular, here are seven things I'm grateful for:

1) He's funny. His sense of humor is the first thing that attracted me to him.

2) He's a great father. He spends a lot of time with each of our kids, and always has.

3) He comforts me. If he knows there's something wrong, he doesn't rest easy until I talk to him about it and he is good at talking me through things.

4) He prioritizes family things. Doing things as a family is his favorite thing to do.

5) He cooks. So do I, but I get tired. And I love knowing that at least half the time, somebody else is doing the cooking and it actually tastes amazing. He's always making new dishes and serving up older favorites. Some of my favorite things that he makes are ~ pierogies, spaghetti, crepes, and a dish he created called, "breakfast potato salad."

6) He loves to try new things. He's very adventurous. Whether it's traveling to a town we've never been to, or trying an exotic food, he's up for it.

7) He's great at a lot of things I'm not great at. He has a lot of talents I don't possess like mathematical knowledge, fixing things, even figuring out the plot of movies when I'm still going, "Huh? What just happened?" I rely on his strengths, which are many.

Happy birthday babe! You're the best.

 

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