Productivity, Procrastination, and Propel in this week’s Friday Faves!




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The Plates DO Crash

As workplace women, it can often be difficult to keep all of our responsibilities, from home and family, to church and volunteering, balanced and in order. Sandra Crawford Williamson shares five ways to make the “plate spinning” a little easier.


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Find What You’re CREATED to Do

Have you ever wondered if what you are doing is truly what you should be doing? Cindy Fiala, Family Ministry Pastor at Preston Trail Community Church, shares her story of finding God’s plan for her life and how she has stayed the course through the years.







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BUDGETING AN INCONSISTENT INCOME: Rachel Cruze, daughter of Dave Ramsey, shares her advice for coming up with a budget that works with your ever-changing income.




SAVE YOUR BACK: Kate Hamill writes on Freelancers Union about how all of us desk dwellers can soothe and protect our backs after eight or more hours a day in a chair.




IPHONE USER = SMARTER?:  Ellie Zolfagharifard writes on Daily Mail and investigates a recent study that claims those who use iPhones instead of Android devices are actually smarter.




4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.



Video of the Week


Christine Caine launched the Propel initiative at Liberty University on Monday. If you missed her powerful talk with thousands of students, you can watch the entire event in the video above. Christine also referenced 4word’s Sandra Crawford Williamson’s Institute for Faith, Work & Economics article in her talk. You can read that article here.




A Pinterest Find


Still living in a winter wonderland? Or are you just looking for some quick but hearty dinner ideas for the weekend? Check out these recipes from NY Times Cooking for some inspiration!






4w_LI_974x330_member4Looking for a new job in 2015?

Know a senior HR person that is looking for a new challenge? There is a HUGE Chief Human Resource Officer position open at a faith-based nonprofit ministry in Chicago that focuses on microfinance in the developing world. There is a relocation package available. Global international experience and experience in leading an HR team are required. Join or email us at if you are interested.

Interested in other jobs like this one? Join the 4word Membership Program today for exclusive access to our Job Connections Board featuring open positions in companies across the country. As a 4word Member, you will also receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide. Click here to sign up today!


Akola-ProjectShop the Online 4word Store to Support Great Causes

Whether you’re shopping for a birthday present, an anniversary gift, or something special for yourself, you will find fantastic products that everyone will love in the online 4word Store…and support 4word along the way! With items from our Purchase with Purpose partners like Akola Project, freshbenies, and What’s In The Bible and our books for professional Christian women, you are bound to find something unique that will make a difference in your life and in the lives of women around the world!


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Use AmazonSmile before you shop!

We all shop on Amazon. Now you can find the things you need AND make a donation to 4word, all at the same time! By using AmazonSmile, your shopping experience stays the same, but once you’ve completed your purchase, Amazon will donate a percentage of the final cost to 4word. Getting started is easy. Choose 4word as the AmazonSmile cause you are supporting, then do your normal Amazon shopping on It’s that simple.

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