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Use Technology to Get Organized

We often allow technology to distract us from our work (and home!) responsibilities, so why not use technology to get organized instead? Jordan Johnstone shares four digital organizational tools anyone can use to help get her life in order.


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A Unique Journey to Motherhood

We continue our exclusive embryo adoption interview series by talking with Kelli Gassman, who adopted the embryos of Chris and Rebecca Henderson. Kelli shares with us her and her husband’s journey to become parents and the unique relationship they have with the Hendersons today.







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: 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


FAITH AT WORK?: 4word founder Diane Paddison writes on The Washington Times and discusses the truth about bringing your faith to your workplace and whether you can or should.








MOTHERHOOD CHANGES MILLENNIALS’ SPENDING HABITS: Adweek shares a detailed infographic showing how millennial parents are changing their spending habits in response to welcoming a child into their lives.







FIND YOUR PURPOSE: Jon Mertz writes on Serving Performs with Cheryl Bachelder and discusses how you can not just find your purpose but also successfully fulfill it.








MILLIONAIRE TIME MANAGEMENT: Ben Simkin with Entrepreneur shares the four golden rules of millionaires’ time management strategy.








WANT TO LAND YOUR DREAM JOB?: Constance Brinkley-Badgett writes on Money and offers one essential step any job seeker should take if they want to land their dream gig.







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



Watch this little girl have an “epic day of firsts” and try 54 new things!






A Pinterest Find




If you have a party coming up and you’re stumped on what to offer for dessert, here are some mini options that don’t require ANY baking. Easy and cute. What more can you ask for?






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