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Jesus Standard Time

Do you think you’re a good time manager? Or do you often find yourself running out of day? Lori Berry weighs her time management skills against Jesus and His short time on Earth, and finds out which “time” she’s on!


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Working moms are everyday superheroes. They juggle multiple schedules, tasks, and worlds, making sure their families are cared for and their jobs and managers are satisfied. Not every mom has to contend with four children under the age of four, though. 4word woman and author, Elizabeth Knox, talked with us about how she’s adjusting to her new role of “mom to four.”







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.








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


GIFT IDEAS FOR MOTHER’S DAY: If you’ve waited until the last minute to get Mom a present, Business Insider has a list of gifts every mom would love to receive this weekend!








SANDALS OVER SPONSORSHIPS: Kate Shellnutt with Christianity Today interviewed 4word woman and Sseko founder Liz Bohannon to learn about why she’s set up Sseko the way she has. (You can shop Sseko products in the 4word store here!)







BE A HIGH PERFORMER: May Busch talks about three keys to becoming a more high performing professional in your career.








DO YOU KNOW YOUR BODY?: Ann Swindell writes on Relevant Magazine about four things she wished she’d known earlier about her body.







START A BUSINESS FOR LESS THAN $1000: Entrepreneur has a list of 27 businesses you can start for less than $1000. Take a look and see if you can broaden your professional horizon!








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



Do your text conversations with your mom look something like this? We all got a chuckle out of this clever Samsung video. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!





A Pinterest Find




Who wouldn’t love breakfast in bed? Pass this on to your husband and kiddos and get ready to relax on Sunday!





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