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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

Until Further Notice...Celebrate Everything!

Savanna and I always go shopping very early on black Friday.

We don't participate in any door busters. Quite frankly that seems stressful to me. It would be more fun to have dinner with Ann Coulter.

It's our tradition to go to a few stores and then out to breakfast together, usually at Waffle House. (I like 'em scattered, smothered and covered.) After we've eaten a gloriously greasy breakfast we head to one or two more stores and go home.

One of our favorite places to shop are thrift stores. We enjoy this all the time, black Friday being no exception especially since Salvation Army sells everything including furniture for 50% on that day. This year I was able to get new trees for our Celebration Church cafe for $5 each. I was over-the-moon to find the trees. 


So, I also found this serving tray. You can't tell by the photo but it's not a dinner plate, it's a large serving tray. It caught my eye immediately, this little half-off-bargain. It's ceramic and will hold a large amount of cookies or really anything you want to serve on it. I used it for the first time at our open house this past Sunday night. 

What I love about this plate it is the declaration to celebrate everything. Larry and I believe so strongly in this it's one of the reasons we felt led to name our church Celebration Church!  

So even though this day is just plain ol' Tuesday to some people, to me it's a day to celebrate. 

I will take time to celebrate life. I'm blessed to still be here in reasonably good health and in my right mind. (Well, some think so, including my therapist.)

It's a day to celebrate my accomplishments and that of my family members, even in simple ways.

 Sometimes it might be filling the bath and lighting some candles after work, sinking in the water and saying, "Good job, Deanna! You sure did get a lot done today..." 

On other days it's about celebrating the win one of my  other family members had on the job or at school, or the goodness of God in our lives.

Maybe it's celebrating that we made it through today, when it's been an especially hard day.

Until further notice, celebrate everything!

 

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