Friday Favorites

Previously on 4word
Our theme this week was “love,” and we’ve been talking about the importance of female friendships. On Monday, Diane shared recent research showing that “friendships can dramatically improve a woman’s overall health and longevity, optimism regarding challenges, kindness towards others and even job satisfaction.” Then, on Wednesday, 4word Portland leader Katie Reiff told us how she became friends with the other 4word Portland leaders and how their friendship has blessed her life.

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Around the Blogosphere
In keeping with our theme of friendship, we’ve gathered several articles from the resources on our support page that cover various aspects of friendship:

Up Next
Our theme next week will be “pray.” On Monday, Diane will share the story of how she was inspired to write Work, Love, Pray and found the 4word ministry. On Wednesday, we’ll hear from a new author, Jennie Allen, about how her experience with a “stuck” place inspired her to write a new devotional series. Have a great weekend everyone, and we will see you on Monday!