Best of Friday Faves 2016





Take Part This Year In 4word Giving!




As a non-profit organization, we wouldn’t have been able to reach 2 million women, gather women in over 17 cities, or mentor hundreds of women without you!

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What You Missed


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Jesus and You: Where Credit is Due

Diane Paddison reflects on the past year and how God’s provision and guidance have led her (and 4word) to a place she never could have imagined.


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4word Means Family

4word means different things to everyone, but to all of us, 4word means family. Thank you for letting 4word be a part of your life in 2016. We can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for 2017!




Apply Today for the 4word Mentor Program!

small headshotWe know the 4word Mentor Program is a life-changing 10-week experience in which every professional Christian woman should take part. But don’t take our word for it! Hear from one of our mentors:

This program is designed to provide a supportive environment for a young woman to ask questions of an older/more career experienced woman. It is Christ centered and allows her to be engaged in spiritually focused personal and professional growth. I highly recommend participating!

– Lisa Lewis, Mentor

 Ready to join the 4word Mentor Program? Click here to apply!



Thank You To Our Sponsors!


We would like to thank our “That’s What Love Is 4” Gala and Celebration Dinner sponsors

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
Park Cities Presbyterian Church
Pickens Ridnour, LP & Trocchio Advantage
Locke Lord, LLP
Tandy and Lee Roy Mitchell
Stewart Title
Sue Sullins, Brenda Teele & Wendy Whiteman


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

Event Sponsor

Sapphire Sponsors
Global Media Outreach
Kathryn and Gerald Tack

Host Sponsors
Abstract Construction
Beck Construction
Buckner International
Patricia Myers



Top Three




Take Notice



MISSING FROM THE AMERICAN DREAM OF WOMEN?: Irene Switzer writes on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog about what is absent in the American Dream with regards to women. (from April 2016)









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. (from May 2016)









PORN, TEENS, THE CHURCH, IS YOUR CITY ONE OF THE MOST SPIRITUAL?: Read Barna’s “Year in Review” featuring their top 10 articles from 2016.




Top Interviews of 2016



Use Your Grief: A conversation with “American Wife” Taya Kyle: We spoke with Taya Kyle, wife of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and author of “American Wife: A Memoir of Love, War, Faith, and Renewal,” to learn how she is dealing with her life’s transition by honoring her husband’s memory and continuing the work he was so passionate about. 




My Fixer Upper Journey: Working with Chip and Joanna Gaines: Laura Stafford, designer at Magnolia Homes and on HGTV’s Fixer Upper, talks with us about career uncertainty and learning the importance of rest.




A Woman’s Place: Katelyn Beaty is the first female managing editor of Christianity Today magazine and founder of Her.meneutics. Her first book, A Woman’s Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World, was released on July 19th. Hear her story of what led her to write A Woman’s Place and why she believes it’s important for every woman to discover her God-given calling both inside and outside of the home.




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!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: Comdata
Location: Brentwood, TN
Comdata is a leading provider of fleet management and B2B payment solutions. AS the largest fuel card provider and second largest commercial issue of MasterCard in North America, Combat offers on of the most comprehensive suites of payment solutions on the market. They are always on the lookout for the brightest talent to join our team and take us to the next level.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)


Job #1: Account Development Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN
Comdata is looking for an Account Development Specialist-Corporate Payments, to become an expert on generating, prospecting, and qualifying leads that drive opportunities for the strategic sales team. This is a very important entry level sales position for a motivated and ambitious person who is interested in developing a sales career in technology and financial services.

Job #2: Graphic Design Lead
PennWell – Nashua, NH
PennWell is looking for a Graphic Design Lead to create designs from initial planning stage to delivery, adhering to design briefs and instructions, and established brand guidelines. Multi-task various small and large-scale assignments, and to assist other designers in supporting roles when required. This position will act as liason between other designers and clients.

Job #3: Guitar/Piano Instructor
Music with Miriam – Dallas, TX
Music with Miriam is seeking teachers who enjoy working with children and adults, to provide private piano/guitar lessons in private residences in the North Dallas, Garland, Plano & Rockwall areas. Paid training is provided as well as flexible scheduling.





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