Balancing Work and The Holidays

Your weekly roundup :: November 25 – 29

As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy.

Focus on Your Blessings, Not Your Troubles

Wanting everything we don’t have — that’s easy. Sometimes seeing what we already have takes a little more work. This week on the blog, we talked with 4word Founder and President Diane Paddison about ways to quit the scarcity mindset and cultivate gratefulness. 

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Listen to Episode 14 now!

If you were asked to define “scarcity mindset,” what would you say? Is it something you think you struggle with? Is it a bad thing? S. Renee Smith, advisor, coach, and strategic partner, joins the podcast to discuss why the scarcity mindset is prevalent and what type of mindset we should all focus on having. Hosted by Jordan Johnstone.


4word’s 2020 Intern Program!

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4word is looking for a few interns to fill a part-time position throughout Spring and Summer of 2020. This internship opportunity is ideal for female, college or graduate students and/or women looking for ministry/nonprofit experience who would like the opportunity to connect with other women of faith.

To receive additional information about this intern program, send a quick email to to show your interest. If this sounds like an opportunity that’s right for you or know of someone that would be perfect for this program, please share this with them! Application deadline is December 31.

Our work, love, pray favorites

women in the workplace, career advice, Christians in the workplace

How To Balance Work And The Holidays

Stephanie Sarkis with Forbes offers four tips for navigating the holiday season with as little stress and guilt as possible.

relationships, dating, singleness, Christian dating, Christian relationships, parenting

Kay Warren: Moms of Kids with Mental Illness Need Christ and Community

Kelly Rosati with Christianity Today interviews Kay Warren about a retreat she recently hosted for mothers of suffering kids.

Christianity, faith, spiritual walk, relationship with God

Serving One Master: How to Navigate the Struggle Between God and Money

Alexander Lowry with the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics shares his story on training himself to stay on the right path in a world where deceptive behavior isn’t seen as a bad thing. 

Listen to the latest Mentoring Monday radio show!

This week’s episode featured Dr. Marlene Bizub.

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.