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Confessions of a New Christian

On the blog this week, 4word staffer Lisa DeLuca shares how she came to know Jesus. Read her encouraging story and share with someone you know who is a new Christian!


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Run to Him for Rest

Do you long for God’s rest and peace in your life but don’t know where to start? Susan Thomas, author of The Best Life and Girlfriend Revolutionand co-founder of Keystone Church, shares with us what she’s learned about embracing her relationship with God and running to Jesus in times of stress, worry, and the hectic flow of life.


Mentoring Monday radio show

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On this week’s Mentoring Monday radio show, we spoke with 4word’s Lori Berry!








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: Sr. Director – Operations Research, Performance and Planning (Revenue Management)
Southwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Southwest Airlines is seeking a Servant Leader to join the Commercial Leadership team in our Revenue Management Department. The successful candidate will be co-responsible for driving optimal revenue performance and will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Revenue Management Operations Research and Performance & Planning, and the Business Decision Support (BDS) teams. He or she will also be responsible for the performance of and development of Revenue Management Tools and Technology as well as for providing accurate insights on our current and future revenue performance and trends, as well as providing other VP and department support.

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




4WORD WOMAN FEATURED ON BARRON’S: 4word Board of Directors member Erin Botsford was interviewed by Barron’s, where she discussed retirement planning based on your needs.






COULD YOU LIVE ON $75 A WEEK?: Kit Warchol with Career Contessa gave herself the challenge to live on just $75 a week in Los Angeles, with interesting results.







WHY THIS EXECUTIVE PAUSED HER CAREER: Eileen Daspin with Fortune interviews Christi Shaw to learn what made her step down from her impressive executive career.







WHEN NOT TO APOLOGIZE: May Busch discusses why not using “apology language” is a good practice for professionals to adopt.







RETIREMENT REEXAMINED: James Clark with The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics offers a few alternate views on retirement.








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



Hopefully you’ve already eaten before watching this. If not . . . we apologize for giving you pasta cravings.






A Pinterest Find




This Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Dip is the perfect snacking companion for your weekend. Oh, did we mention it’s low fat?






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