Careers, Christians & Chewbacca




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Mondays with Diane4w_mon_300x300_052316

Time Management: Non-Negotiables and Seasonal Swings

In the world of working women, time management is a hot topic. With only 24 hours in each day, how can women juggle all the responsibilities of a job, a marriage, and a family, and still find time to care of ourselves – sleep, and maybe exercise? Diane Paddison shares her tips for regaining control of your time.


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Waiting on a Miracle

In the final part of our three-part series on embryo adoption, we spoke with Misti Sanders, the second woman to adopt the Henderson’s embryos. She talks with us about her and her husband Jeremy’s walk in faith through infertility treatments, news that IVF would likely not be successful, and finally giving everything over to God and His perfect timing.

Mentoring Monday radio show

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On this week’s Mentoring Monday radio show, we spoke with Renee Yarbrough!








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: LaunchAbility

Location: Plano, TX

LaunchAbility promotes independence for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities through employment. Unique to LaunchAbility’s mission is to focus on opportunities that promote inclusive employment in the workforce. For over 50 years, LaunchAbility has helped change the landscape for people with disabilities and their families in North Texas through supported employment, job placement and their innovative Academy program.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Executive Director
LaunchAbility – Plano, TX
LaunchAbility promotes independence for adults with intellectual developmental disabilities through employment, and is seeking an Executive Director who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for LaunchAbility’s programs, staff and execution of mission.

Job #2: Clinical Vice President – Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Dallas, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Vice President of Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement to be responsible for improving quality of care and patient satisfaction for home health, hospice, and pediatric care.

Job #3: Branch Director
Encompass Home Health & Hospice – Denton, TX
Encompass Home Health & Hospice, repeatedly honored on a national and regional basis as a “Best Place to Work”, is seeking a Branch Director to supervise the clinical operations of a team of field staff and report directly to the Agency Administrator

Internship Opportunities
4word – Dallas, TX – Virtual
4word has immediate openings for several internship positions! These positions would be ideal for female college students majoring in business, communications or related field, who would like to begin connecting and networking with professionals of faith and gain experience in marketing, communications, and fundraising with a non-profit. Internships are unpaid and require an average 10 hour per week time commitment.








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Take Notice




MEET SEAWORLD’S CEO: Joel Manby, CEO of SeaWorld, spoke with Cheryl Bachelder about leading a company during difficult times.








SUMMER FREEBIE DAYS!: Brad Tuttle with Money lists 10 upcoming days this summer that offer some exciting freebies you should take advantage of!







WORK/LIFE INTEGRATION AND WHY YOU NEED IT: Rod Drury writes on Fortune and talks about why he believes we should shift from striving for work/life balance to striving for work/life integration.







THE POWER OF NO: Paula Rizzo writes on Entrepreneur and lists four ways saying “no” could be your most impactful option.









TAKE BACK YOUR TIME: Carolyn Castleberry with The Halftime Institute shares three ways you can begin to regain control of your time.








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



In case you missed it this week, here is the insanely popular video of a mom trying on her “birthday present to herself:” a Chewbacca mask.






A Pinterest Find




With Memorial Day coming up (and July 4th not far behind!), we thought this adorable and nutritious Flag Dessert was too cute not to share!






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