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Transitioning to Motherhood, Part 1

This week begins a two-part interview series around the topic of working motherhood. Courtney Howard (pictured left) hails from Los Angeles. She met Diane through her board work on the Salvation Army’s National Advisory Boards. She’s pictured here with her six-month-old, Ethan. Our second interviewee (pictured right) is… Read More

All about self-management

This week, we interviewed Kathy Peel, an author, speaker and expert on family management, about a topic you might not think is part of managing your home: self-management. -------------------- 4word: What is self-management and why is it important? Kathy: Managing everything in your life is really about managing… Read More

How Not to Sabotage Your Path to Marriage

Have we got a treat for you this week, ladies! We’ve linked to some great posts on over the past several months, and this week, we sat down with Lisa Anderson, head of the Boundless team and host of The Boundless Show podcast. She had some great… Read More

Staying Power

This week, we’re introducing you to Kim Butler, a friend of Diane’s who works as Director of Leasing for Hall Financial in Frisco and The Arts District in Dallas. Kim talked with us about the benefits of being a long-term employee at your company instead of changing companies… Read More

Praying for Left to Tell

Several weeks ago, we posted about a film project called Left to Tell that our friend Mary Beth is working on. The film documents the story of Immaculee Ilibagiza, a survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, and the amazing power of forgiveness. Mary Beth is mobilizing 1,000,000 people… Read More

The Power of a Good Female Friend

Ladies, meet Hala Saad. In addition to running her own marketing business, she is Executive Producer at Vision Communications, an Arabic television outreach. She lives in Dallas, where she met Diane at a Bible study. Hala talked with us about the impact the impact of her female friends… Read More

Interview: Dawn

This week, we are introducing you to one of our mentors, Dawn, who works as a physician in Dallas, TX. While we at 4word are big proponents of women professionals mentoring the younger women in their workplaces, we realize that this isn’t something all women naturally do. Dawn… Read More

Interview: Sheeba Philip

Good morning, everyone. Today, we’re introducing you to Sheeba Philip, who is the Director of the Global Oreo Business for Kraft Foods. In her current position, she is responsible for accelerating growth and building brand equity for the 2 billion dollar brand in more than 100 countries. That… Read More

Follow-up with Dinah Nicholson

A couple of weeks ago, we interviewed Dinah Nicholson about how she and her husband made their dual-career family work. As it turns out, one interview wasn’t nearly enough space to cover the topic. We had someone request a follow-up. So, Rachel, here are Dinah’s answers to your… Read More

Interview: Noel Allison

This week, we’re introducing you to Noel Allison. Since she started her career in 2008, she’s had a bit of a rough time as far as career transitions go. We talked with Noel about what it was like going through two layoffs in just a few years’ time,… Read More

Interview: Rachel Brewster

We’re excited to introduce you to Rachel Brewster. She’s a Bostonian who had already been thinking about starting a group for professional, Christian women when she met Diane. Now, she and her friends are planning to start a 4word Boston group! But read on. We’ll let Rachel tell… Read More

Interview: Stacy Repult

We’re closing out our mini series with an interview with Stacy Repult. The topic? Well what else could it be but Valentine’s Day? Enjoy! And we’ll pose the same question to you that we do to Stacy, below: share your funny/crazy/cute Valentine’s Day/date stories with us in the… Read More

Interview: Dinah Nicholson

Ladies, meet Dinah Nicholson. Those of you wondering if it’s possible to raise children while you and your husband are working full time will want to pay close attention to this interview. Dinah and Steve raised three children together while they both had full time jobs. Last week,… Read More

Interview: McKenzie Griffin

This week, we spoke with McKenzie Griffin, a resident of Dallas who is a young, professional Christian woman AND ministers to young, professional Christian women. (Fancy that!) McKenzie spoke with us about the “Dallas lifestyle,” which we’re guessing applies to more major cities than just Dallas, and how… Read More

Interview: Esther Fleece

This week, we interviewed Esther Fleece, who works at Focus on the Family as the Assistant to the President for Millennial Relations. Esther talked with us about what makes Millennials’ faith journeys unique and where this generation fits into the church as a whole. Whether you’re a Millennial,… Read More

Interview: Pippa Hill

This week, we’re introducing you to Pippa Hill, a 4word woman who hails from London, where she works as a solicitor. We chatted with Pippa (via email) about how she is learning to balance her time between her faith, her husband, Glyn, and friends and her career. Here’s… Read More

Interview: Amanda Johnston

Looking for a new book to read? We recommend you pick up a copy of The Broken Road. Last week, we had a chat with the author, Amanda Johnston, about what inspired her to write, the writing process itself and how it has changed her. --------------------  4word: Tell… Read More

Interview: Ali Lamb

On Monday, we introduced you to Ali Lamb, who told you about her new kind of New Year’s resolution. Today, we’re digging a little deeper into Ali’s story. We interviewed Ali last week about the work she has done this past school year discipling juniors and seniors in… Read More

Interview: Carolyn Custis James

Have you ever wondered: “Why am I here? What is my place in His kingdom? Does what I do in my career matter to God?” Those are the very things that Carolyn Custis James wondered, and they are the questions that she seeks to answer today as a… Read More

Interview: Jaime Jamgochian

Since music is such a big part of the holiday season, we decided to interview a musician for our last post before Christmas. And we knew the perfect woman to talk to! Diane met Jaime Jamgochian back in early November. Jaime was leading worship at the PURE conference,… Read More