Juggling, Jobs & Joy



4word Can Help You Find the Perfect Mother’s Day Gift! 



Mother’s Day is May 10, which means you only have a couple of weeks left to get Mom a truly special token of your appreciation for her. Give her a gift (or two) that will let her know what she means to you! 4word has a variety of unique and long-lasting gift options, from a spot in an upcoming 4word: Mentor Program session to a 4word: Member Insider subscription to unique products from 4word’s Purchase with Purpose partners and 4word books. Make this Mother’s Day one she’ll remember all year long!




What You Missed


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Wasted In The Workplace

There’s growing awareness that the treatment of women is not just about “fairness”…..it’s about wasting resources. Read Diane Paddison’s advice on how to handle “office housework” as a woman in the workplace to ensure you have every opportunity for advancement.


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Avoid “Super Woman Syndrome”

As a professional coach, Fabi Howard, of Living StrongHer, has watched for years how every stage of raising a child takes a different toll on the parent. She shares with us advice for finding balance and for gracefully (as possible) navigating life’s changes, from first becoming a parent to raising a teenager.


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This week’s Mentoring Monday‬ radio show ‘s special guest was Jennifer Spaulding. Jennifer serves as the Director of Marketing at Credera in Dallas, TX, and is a former 4word mentor. She shared with Rick Tocquigny on how to find joy and peace by saying no.








Goodsnitch is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Goodsnitch will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every app downloaded with 4word as the affiliation. Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Goodsnitch app to your Apple or Android device, select 4word from the drop-down menu in the Affiliation field of your profile, and you’re all set!

To learn more about Goodsnitch, watch the video below and share Goodsnitch with your friends and family!


Top Three



Take Notice




MAKE YOUR DAY PRODUCTIVE: Jeff Haden writes on LinkedIn and lays out ten ways that anyone can use to make their day more productive.





WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?: May Busch discusses a simple but profound question we should all ask ourselves: “If you had to do it all over again, what would you change?”





WHEN YOUR JOB ISN’T YOUR DREAM JOB: Austin Burkhart writes on The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics and advises us on what our response should be when we start to dwell on the fact that our current job isn’t our dream job.



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



To celebrate Mother’s Day and the amazing women called “Mom,” Pandora conducted an experiment to test how truly unique each woman was. The result is an absolutely adorable affirmation of a mother’s bond with her children.



A Pinterest Find


Who doesn’t love a good dose of french fries? It’s a grilling staple and the perfect addition to plenty of dinners. We found this quick and delicious recipe for Oven Baked Potato Wedges that look like they’ve come out of a restaurant kitchen, not your oven.



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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 hello@4wordwomen.org 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!



Have You Set Up YOUR AmazonSmile?

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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 http://smile.amazon.com/. It’s that simple.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!