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It’s Time to Stand Up For Yourself at Work

Christian women in the workplace struggle against bias, misconceptions, and opposing views all the time. This month, learn to build a network of allies.

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Social Distancing from the Comfort of Our Father’s Arms

Emma Sharma, 4word Advisory Board Member, writes about how we can be using this time of social distancing to grow closer to our Father and others.

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Has the “Me Too” Movement Helped Men and Women Work in Harmony?

Kelly Thurman, 4word Board Chair and respected business executive, shares her thoughts on how women can break into "the old boys club" without sacrificing their personal beliefs and workplace styles.

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The Ins and Outs of Boundary Setting

Jill Perrin, 4word mentor and Executive Coach, shares her hard-earned tips for setting boundaries that make sense for your life.

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Care, Wash, Pray: Best Practices for COVID-19

Julie Bolton returns to the 4word blog with some helpful and timely tips for doing your part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 and, as a Christian, being a light in this difficult time.

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How to Handle a Workplace Bully

Julie Bolton shares her tips for handling a bully in your workplace and how to make sure you react in a way that is conducive to resolution, not detriment.

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It’s Kind To Be Clear About Expectations

Heidi Rasmussen, COO of freshbenies and 4word Board Member, discusses why much of conflict comes down to a lack of expectations being communicated.

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Why We All Need a Lesson in Conflict Resolution

When it comes to conflict, there are two types of people: those who run from it and those who charge in with guns blazing. Which approach is right?

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Communication’s Vital Role in Team Building

Even with the purest intentions, being a good team player and helping to build a strong team takes intentionality to make sure it doesn't derail. Trina Lee, 4word Mentor Program manager and 4word: Portland leader, shares her tips for being the best team player you can be.

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Want Wisdom? All You Have To Do Is Ask.

LaDonna Slade, speaker, coach, and small groups coordinator for 4word: Austin, guides us through the process of finding wisdom and good news: it's simple!

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Effective Leadership Starts with Defined Values and Beliefs

Patricia Asp, Senior Consultant and Executive Coach and 4word Board Member, shares how defined values and beliefs can spell success for any company.

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What Does ‘Leading from the Heart’ Look Like?

If you're a compassionate leader, does that mean you're going to be seen as a weak leader? This month's "leading from the heart" topic aims to answer that.

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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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