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The Beauty Behind the Bad Times

Have you ever felt so crushed by hardship that you weren’t sure what God was doing in the midst of it? Sometimes it feels like the hard knocks just keep coming, and right when we think God has finally brought us through, something worse happens. Jordan Johnstone opens up about her hard past year, and shares how God has graciously taught her it’s not so much about learning to thank Him for bringing us out of trials, but for the growing that happens along the way.


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Should You Hit ‘Pause’ On Your Career?

We check in with Sonya Crawford Bearson, who is featured in Diane Paddison’s new book, “Women Who Work, Love, Pray!” After a lengthy and successful career in broadcast journalism, Sonya made the decision with her husband to become a stay-at-home mom after the birth of their first child. She offers insight on the transition from the workplace to home, motherhood and developing supportive friendships with other women!


Mentoring Monday radio show

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This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Diane Paddison.


Thank You To Our Sponsors!


We would like to thank our “That’s What Love Is 4” Gala and Celebration Dinner underwriters to-date:

Amethyst Sponsor
Lisa and Clay Cooley

Ruby Sponsors
Lisa and Kenny Troutt
Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation
April and Mark Anthony
Reliant at Home

Topaz Sponsors
Erin and Bob Botsford
Lucy Buchanan
Chartwell Partners
Ka and LL Cotter & Kathyrn and David Waldrep
Melisa and JF Denis
Gemini Rosemont & Jones Day
Marci and Stan Johnson
Patricia and Lou Myers
Diane and Chris Paddison
Pickens Ridnour, LP & Trocchio Advantage
Locke Lord, LLP
Tandy and Lee Roy Mitchell
Cindy Brinker Simmons
Sue Sullins, Brenda Teele & Wendy Whiteman


We would also like to thank our “That’s What Love is 4” Awards Luncheon and Celebration underwriters to-date:

Event Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors
Kathryn and Gerald Tack

Host Sponsors
Patricia Myers



Top Three




Take Notice



COULD THIS DERAIL YOUR NEXT PROMOTION?: Neena Newberry urges professionals eager to advance in their career to not forget their succession plan.








A LETTER TO YOUNG WOMEN: Sallie Krawcheck writes on LinkedIn with her hard-learned advice for dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, and in the world.









CHURCHSPEAK DOESN’T HELP: Crystal Marie writes on Relevant Magazine and warns Christians against pulling out the “churchspeak” when comforting someone.







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.






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: Comdata
Location: Brentwood, TN
Comdata offers integrated financial solutions that are changing the way companies manage. data, pay employees, process transactions, and manage spending on key business purchases. Our solutions help save money, grow your revenue, streamline operations, and minimize financial risks.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
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Job #1: Strategic Sales Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN
Comdata is seeking a Strategic Sales Specialist to join our Corporate Payments sales team. The Strategic Sales Specialist drives sales by communicating, primarily by phone, with existing customers as well as new prospects. This individual also works directly with team members in the field providing support through administrative duties. These duties may include order processing/entry, price quotations, information input and management, RFP response, product training, scheduling appointments and/or other related tasks.

Job #2: Advertising Sales Representative
PennWell – Tulsa, OK
The Advertising Sales Representative will work directly at managing and developing strategic client relationships with decision makers in mid to enterprise level companies. This position is ideal for a self-motivated sales person who is interested in working in the media market. This individual will be selling print and digital advertisement packages, leading the revenue charge in a broad territory, and working in collaboration with an established brand staff.

Job #3: Director of Payroll
USCF Benioff – Children’s Hospital – Oakland, CA
The Payroll Director reports to the Controller and is responsible for the leadership of the entire payroll function in a complex unionized environment with an estimated gross annual payroll of $200 million.



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