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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

Job Description for a Pastor's Wife

One of the hardest things for a pastor's wife is knowing her assignment. There is no job description for a pastor's wife outlined in scripture. Confusion often comes when people in the church think they know the God-ordained role of the pastor's wife. This is based upon the church member's background, stereotypes and personal expectations and of course these widely vary from person to person.  To add to the challenge, many will outright tell their pastor's wife what they expect. Or, they will refrain from telling the pastor's wife personally and instead spread the word to others about what she should be doing. (And are more than likely not doing, and therefore, displeasing them.) Here is truth that we know... The pastor's wife is the wife of the pastor. That's the definitive truth on this subject. So how does it get so mangled and misconstrued? Through people's preferences, and false expectations.  Beyond the pastor's wife

10 Songs That Will Get You Through!!

A go-to list of songs to help get me through whatever I’m going through is a must have. Some are new songs, and some are old stand-by’s.  Listening as I travel in the car... As I pace the floor in my home, the office or church sanctuary and pray... Face down on the floor and crying out to God... The following are ten of my favorites.  I encourage you to try Spotify. You can get it for free if you don't mind a commercial here and there. I subscribe as it's something that's a priority for me to have without interruptions. If you need to press through on something, make a playlist of these songs. Play them incessantly.    Believe what you are hearing. It works. ***** I Am by Eddie James I Have to Believe by Rita Springer As It Is in Heaven by David and Nicole Binion Heaven on Earth by David and Nicole Binion God I Look to You by Jenn Johnson/Bethel Shoulders by For King and Country I Am Not Alone

10 Things To Say to Encourage a Friend

With my friend Joanne Greer ~ 1985 You are not alone My heart is with you. I understand. This makes me sad on your behalf. Would you like to talk about it? What can I do to help? Call me anytime, day or night. (Make sure you answer!) I’m praying. How can I specifically pray for you? Just want you to know you are totally awesome because ______________.   Joanne and Me ~ 2014