Gender, Grief & Groban



What You Missed


Mondays with Diane4w_mon_300x300_121415

Winner Winner, Christmas Dinner

This time of year can really drain a competitive person. There are two ways high-achieving women tend to respond to a challenge they can’t win: outdo or opt out. Read Lori Berry’s latest post on how we can best use our competitive strengths this season.


Wednesday Interview4w_wed_300x300_121615

Give Joy This Christmas

Find out how a children’s book can have an impact in the lives of the less fortunate and how you can help support Erin Burchik and her husband’s mission this Christmas.


Mentoring Monday radio show86c7adc8-37af-4f60-b07d-bf9e72e0b7a0_grads_cover_(2)

4word’s Director of Operations, Lori Berry, had her Mentoring Monday Radio Show debut this week. She discussed the connections between mentoring and parenting with Rick Tocquigny.





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: Legacy Living Ministries

Location: U.S.A.

Training women of all ages how to engage in an active love relationship with God, apply His Word to their lives and disciple like Jesus.

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

Job #1: Development and Communications Director
Legacy Living Ministries – Minneapolis, MN
Support and collaborate with the Executive Director in implementing key ministry initiatives in fundraising, resource development and communication to enhance the impact, growth and sustainability of Legacy Living Ministries.

Job #2: Tenant Development- 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 #3: Marketing Specialist
Marketplace Chaplains – U.S.A.
The Marketing Specialist utilizes spiritual gifts and talents as an innovative and visionary full-time servant-leader engaged in supporting the Marketing department and all of its services, functions and initiatives.







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!



Top Three





Take Notice



START THE NEW YEAR WITH A MENTOR!: The deadline for the first Mentor Program session of 2016 is January 8, 2016. Submit your application before January 1 to receive the 2015 mentee application fee of $175. Fees will start at $199 for applications received after December 31, 2015.





MY SANTA: 4word: Houston leader Brandi Sikes has written a children’s Christmas book meant to help parents transition their children from viewing Christmas as all about Santa and presents and instead focus on the real reason for the season: Jesus.





DELOITTE’S FIRST FEMALE CEO: Amina Elahi with The Chicago Tribune shares the story of Deloitte Consulting first ever female CEO.





ARE YOU A NEW LEADER?: May Busch lists seven things that all new leaders should do to foster success for yourself and your team.






LIMIT TOXIC PEOPLE: Alan Allard writes on Dare To Live Fully about ways you can put a cap on the toxic people in your proximity.






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



James Corden is back with another round of public domain songs, this time with a special guest.





A Pinterest Find


Looking to add some festive touches to your holiday meals this Christmas season? This Santa bread is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces!




Please click here to receive these impactful blogs automatically to your inbox.


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!


A special offer just for YOU!


As a way to show just how much we appreciate your support of 4word during national 4word Giving Day, we wanted to share this exclusive coupon code from BeautyKind, an online retailer that allows you to buy the brands you love and discover new favorites, all while supporting the cause of your choice by donating 5% of every purchase.

Through October 17, first-time visitors to the BeautyKind website will receive $25 off their first purchase using the code GIVING DAY. Any purchases over $50 will earn the organization or cause of your choice an extra $10!

Browse BeautyKind’s multiple lines of health and beauty products from companies like Nest Fragrances, Butter London, Laura Gellar and more, and choose 4word as your cause of choice.


Have You Set Up YOUR AmazonSmile?

Screen Shot 2014-11-26 at 2.08.37 PM
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.

Click here to begin your AmazonSmile session!