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Stop Glorifying Busyness

Kaila Jurado, CPA at KPMG and co-founder of BECOME Network, was living the fast-paced life of a young professional: she kept focused, checked off boxes, and was driven, but felt exhausted by the end of every day. She realized she left something vital off of her schedule: REST.… Read More

Stop Giving 100%

Your weekly roundup :: August 7 - August 11 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Stop Pushing and Start Resting" Resting is not just about getting more sleep. Rest… Read More

Stop Pushing and Start Resting

Rest. That word either brings a smile to your face or a tear to your eye. Remember when you were little and absolutely hated the word "nap?" How much would you pay now to get the chance to reinstate those mid-day snooze sessions? We'd definitely be willing… Read More

Mental Illness and Marriage

Your weekly roundup :: July 31 - August 4 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Freedom: Still Searching?" We're wrapping up the month of July with a compilation of… Read More

Freedom: Still Searching?

Continue to consider your freedom - in Christ, in your life, and in your career - and read some of our past articles and interviews focused on embracing your freedom and following the path God wants for your life. We hope these words touch your life and impact… Read More

Time to Stop Being Perfect

Your weekly roundup :: July 24-28 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Freedom: Be Intentional" As we wrap up our month thinking about and celebrating our freedom, we'd like… Read More

Freedom: Be Intentional

In July, we've focused on freedom: determining how "free" you are, seeing how each of us is made for freedom, and why we should take the time to be thankful for our freedom. Freedom is an incredibly broad concept. It means something different to everyone, which is a… Read More

Feel Confident at Work

Your weekly roundup :: July 17-21 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Freedom: Have You Thanked Him For It?" We are fortunate to enjoy many freedoms… Read More

Navigating Tricky Relationships

Your weekly roundup :: July 10-14 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Freedom: You Were Made For It" Elizabeth Knox shared with us how she embraces… Read More

Freedom: You Were Made For It

Long-time supporter of 4word, Elizabeth Knox, recently launched a company whose focus is helping professionals find freedom in their careers. She shares with us her personal definition of freedom and how she battles feeling “unfree” every day. ------ 4word: What is your personal definition of freedom? Elizabeth: As… Read More

Give Yourself a Mid-Year Review

Your weekly roundup :: July 3-7 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Freedom: Are You Truly Free?" This time of year, we think about freedom. Yet some… Read More

Are You Undervalued At Work?

Your weekly roundup :: June 26-30 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Enjoyment: The Ultimate Source" As June comes to a close, Jordan Johnstone reflects on this… Read More

Why Should You ‘Guard Your Heart?’

Your weekly roundup :: June 19-23 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Enjoyment: Easier Said Than Done?" In this month’s blog series, we’ve talked about why pursuing enjoyment… Read More

Enjoyment: Easier Said Than Done?

This month, we’ve talked about enjoyment and how we can add a little more enjoyment to our daily lives in the midst of hectic schedules and the demands of work and family. But is making enjoyment a priority easier said than done? Here are three tips I’ve discovered… Read More

Enjoyment: Live in the Moment

When was the last time you slowed down and really enjoyed something? For many women, this is a luxury we feel we said goodbye to back in our school years! So how do we invite that joyfulness back into our lives in the midst of everything else we’re… Read More

How To Give Yourself Courage

Your weekly roundup :: June 5-9 As you head into your weekend, here are a few articles from the past week we thought you might enjoy. This week's blog: "Enjoyment: What Brings You Joy?" Are you making time for the things that bring you true… Read More

From Privilege to Orphanage

Making plans for our lives is a natural practice that we all take part in. From vacations to education to careers, we are constantly picking paths to take ourselves down. For Brittany Merrill Underwood, founder of Akola Project, the path she had thought she was going down… Read More