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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

Home Makeover Shrodes Edition

Jordan and I came home from Africa to a big surprise! Well, it was a surprise for me. Jordan knew about it the whole time. The surprise was new flooring in our home's main areas, plus a new couch! All of it was done by my husband, Dustin, Savanna and friends from church. They also decorated a bit for fall, to welcome us home.

Lots of people are asking for photos, so here are the results! My husband took 160 photos and I am going to link to his Facebook album here in case you would like to see more than just these few. I believe he has made the album public but if not, I'll ask him to. (smile) Here's his Facebook Album.

Larry had this planned for six months, to surprise me when I got home. I want to give thanks to everyone who helped him on the project. In addition to our children, those who worked so hard with him were Todd Stewart, Doug Rice, John Torres, Willy Letaw, Joel Tevi, Troy Mayercak, Jacob Mayercak, Mason Mayercak, Mike Molinero, and Rachel Rice.  John actually took off work to help. I am so grateful for all of you and your labors of love!

Front entrance

Carpet that was previously in family room. It was worn and stained when we moved in, 10 years ago and we have steam cleaned it more times than I can count, to make the best of it.

Tile and parquet floor, before makeover.
Savanna writes scriptures on the foundation before new flooring installed.


Psalm 18:2

As for me and my house...

Maddie says, "What's going on here?"
Doug Rice, clearing the old floor to make way for the new...
Dustin scraping
The barrier is down...
Boxes of new flooring
Todd and John hard at work, installing the new floor.
Todd working on new kitchen floor
Ta-da!!!! New living room, dining room and family room floor!
New kitchen flooring

Eating area off of the kitchen - new floor



Wowwwweeeeee!!!!
Dining room


New bathroom flooring

New laundry room floor
From the living room to the kitchen
Max tuckered out on his blanket on the new floor
Max and Maddie say, "Yep, there's been a lot going on around here. We're tired just watching it!

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