Sex, Success & Steps



THANK YOU to everyone who supported 4word during
Giving Day last week!

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We are overwhelmed by the support we received from the 4word community during last week’s national Giving Day event! Whether you offered your financial support, prayed for us, or helped spread the word about the event, we cannot thank you enough.

All donations received will directly support greatly needed local and national programs, digital properties, content, and resource materials to advance women as they are connected, led, and supported to fulfill their God given potential.

If you missed the opportunity to give last week, you can still give to 4word by visiting
our Donate Today page!


What You Missed


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Making Time For Friends

For working women with countless demands on their lives, “keeping up with friends” too often gets pushed to the side. Diane Paddison discusses why friendships are an integral part of God’s plan for our lives and why we should prioritize them.


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Choose Contentment

We shared the story of Diane’s dear friend, Evey Wysocki. Evey has learned the secret to facing adversity, and she gladly shares it with us.




Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: CBRE

Location: St. Louis, MO

CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm serving owners, investors, and occupiers.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)

Job #1: Marketing Specialist
CBRE – St. Louis, MO 

Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.

Job #2: Marketing and Events Coordinator
Children’s Cancer Fund – Dallas, TX 

Recommends and implements strategies to achieve marketing goals for assigned products and services for one or more areas, product lines, or market segments.

Job #3: Area Manager, Operations
Amazon Fulfillment  

As an Area Manager, you will have to opportunity to manage and develop your own team of associates, drive process change at the ground level of our fulfillment centers, and learn how the largest online retailer in the world runs its operations.







Expresit is an app that allows you to honor the heroes and achievers in your life with just a few taps! By partnering with 4word, Expresit will automatically donate $1 to 4word for every feedback given with 4word as the affiliation (up to $5 per day!). Getting started is simple. Just click one of the buttons on the right to download the Expresit 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!



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Take Notice


WHAT AMERICANS THINK OF POPE FRANCIS: Barna Group explores Americans feelings about Pope Francis to see if his popularity is gaining speed outside of the Vatican.





CHRISTINE CAINE – FACE OF A MOVEMENT: Tyler Huckabee with Relevant Magazine dives into Christine Caine’s fiery drive to spark change in the church and how she’s taking the world by storm.




30 AND NO DREAM JOB? JESUS AND MOSES WERE THE SAME WAY: Liuan Huska with Christianity Today offers her encouragement to the young adults still frustrated at not having achieved their dream job by 30.





DIANE PADDISON AND 4WORD HONORED: On September 3rd, Diane Paddison was honored, alongside many other amazing women, at the third annual Women Leading Greater Good forum. For more information on each of the winners, click the link.




BALANCE WORK, LIFE, AND KIDS’ SCHOOL: John Boitnott with Entrepreneur Magazine lists three steps working parents can take to help themselves find balance between work and life, now that the kids are back at school.




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



Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina teamed up with the folks at Buzzfeed to turn the tables a little on men in the workplace.



A Pinterest Find


Interested in making pasta night more of a healthy dinner option? We found 12 delicious (and much more nutritious) recipes using “veggie pasta” that will leave everyone at the dinner table happy.



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4w_LI_974x330_member4Become a 4word: Member Insider today!

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 Insider, 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!



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