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The Business of Being Married

Diane Paddison believes that a solid money management and communication plan is part of our Biblical responsibility to steward God’s resources, and it just as crucial to the health of your marriage.

So how do you establish a healthy system of financial management? Read Diane’s latest post to see what has worked for her marriage and how you can apply it to your own.


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When Plans Get Changed

Sonja Wilson shares her family’s adoption story, which started for her at the age of 50. Her journey will inspire you to seek out God’s plan for your own life.



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In this week’s Mentoring Monday radio show, Kathleen Cooke shares on “Doing the Most Good”.





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!

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Featured Company: DRAWBridge

Location: Lewisville/ Flower Mound, TX

DRAWbridge is a female owned and operated commercial Interior Design services business whose  niche is providing excellent and affordable design services to our clients.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Project Coordinator
DRAWBridge – Lewisville/ Flower Mound, TX 

Contract/Part time to Full time Project Coordinator position involves working with a growing team of designers, coordinating all aspects of interior tenant improvement projects.

Job #2: Sales Analyst
CBRE- Los Angeles, CA

Provides analysis support, proactively manages data and data sources, prepares periodic reports on key company metrics including local market activity.

Job #3: Front End Developer
Today’s Christian Woman- Carol Stream, IL

Write and deploy JavaScript and other related front-end code, oversee JavaScript code libraries, review JavaScript code written by other developers, train other developers.

Wanted:  4word Intern
Do you know someone who would be a great fit for 4word? Please refer them to Lori Berry!








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BAD REASONS TO WANT KIDS: Shane Pruitt with Relevant Magazine lists three misguided beliefs some people wanting children might hold.





WHY SOME STORES ARE CLOSING BLACK FRIDAY: Brad Tuttle with Money investigates why some stores are choosing to keep their employees home on Black Friday and what this could mean for their holiday numbers.





IS YOUR OFFICE KILLING YOUR FUNCTIONALITY?: Chris Mooney with The Washington Post analyzes a recent study drawing parallels between workplace carbon dioxide levels and employees’ cognitive abilities.




EMPLOYEE PERKS ANY COMPANY CAN AFFORD: Diana Ransom with Inc. offers three tips for companies looking to add employee perks on a limited budget.



How To Prevent and Handle a Crisis May Busch explains why it’s worth stepping back to examine what we can do when we’re in charge.




The Power of Purpose at Work Reid Hoffman with LinkedIn Pulse shares how me and his co-founders were determined to preserve our shared sense of purpose as a core value, even as their company grew.



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



IKEA got a group of children to design an all-new toy collection for their stores and the results are adorable plushes whose proceeds benefit their Soft Toys for Education initiative.


A Pinterest Find


Hosting Thanksgiving next week? Here are some stylish tablescapes that won’t break the bank but look like a million bucks!


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