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Purpose Involves Connecting the ‘Whys’

Sofia Fonseca, architect, professor, and 4word: Houston board member, wraps up our discussion with her view on purpose and the pivotal role community plays.

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Your Worth in God Doesn’t Come with Conditions

Kim Vastine, Chaplain for 4word: Southlake, guides us through the ups and downs of realising we are God's perfect creation and ARE worthy in His eyes.

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Fear and Insecurity Don’t Play Favorites

When Courtney Watson had to have emergency brain surgery, her 10 weeks of recovery felt like torture. But in the silence, God revealed His plan for her.

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Where Do You Want 2020 To Take You?

It's a new year and that means a new batch of conversations on the 4word blog! See what exciting changes are coming and dive into the first topic of 2020.

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Joyful Generosity Is Your ‘Thank You Note’

What has God blessed you with in 2019? As we say goodbye to this year and hello to the next, take a moment to plan how you can practice joyful generosity.

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A Christmas ‘thank you’ from 4word’s founder

4word's founder Diane Paddison reflects back on the blessings God has brought to 4word in 2019 and shares her thanks for the many people God used to bless.

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Giving Does (and Should) Involve Some Planning

Author Kim King is back with her experienced advice on carefully being a good steward of what God has blessed you with so you can be a blessing to others, too.

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Generosity Means You Believe in the Cause

Author Judy Foley talks about why giving back is important to her and what she has learned is vitally important when choosing how and where to give your support.

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What Does Genuine Generosity Look Like?

Christmas is a truly magical time of year when spirits are high and gift giving is on everyone's agenda. But is this generosity genuine? Does it bring joy?

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Not ‘Mine’ But ‘His’

Join us as we conclude our discussion on the scarcity mindset and why it is vital for us to be grateful not just for our sake, but for those around us, too.

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Focus on Your Blessings, Not Your Troubles

Do you worry about everything missing in your life? Diane Paddison shares why we must shift our minds to dwell on blessings instead of troubles.

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What a Scarcity Mindset Reveals About You

Kim King, author, advisor, and board member, shares her thoughts on the origin of the scarcity mindset, what it reveals, and how to shift out of it.

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Is Abundance a Bad Thing?

Is "abundance" a negative or positive thing? Do you ever feel like you have too much or are you always striving for more? Let's talk about scarcity mindset.

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How to Help Anyone Who’s Grieving

4word: San Antonio leader Christi Griggs shares a "to do's" list of things you can do to really be a help to someone who is grieving.

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It’s OK To Grieve

4word founder Diane Paddison shares about specific chapters of grief in her life, and what they have allowed her to accomplish for God's glory.

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The Many Forms of Loss

Author and coach S. Renee Smith-Larry discusses the various forms of loss you may encouter and how each has a different grief (and recovery) to go with it.

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When You’re One of the ‘Brokenhearted’

Grief and suffering are unavoidable facts of human life, but that doesn't mean we should let ourselves be blindsided by it. Let's learn what to do!

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The Universal Importance of Community

We wrap up this month's discussion on influencing your community with a reminder that community is a universal concept and its importance is just as broad.

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Tips for Being “God’s Light” In Your Community

Not sure where to start when it comes to being a positive influence on your community? We share some tips for influencing your work, home, and church!

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Give What God Has Given You to Share — A letter from Diane Paddison

This week is 4word's annual Giving Week and our founder, Diane Paddison, shares a personal letter with you about what kind of impact your support has.

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