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Holiday Entertainment and Decor Made Simple

The holiday season is in full swing, and we’re featuring timely entertaining tips from the White House. Beth Gibson, now doing freelance communications from home, is the former Director of Presidential Writers for President George W. Bush. In fact, her first day on the job was the White… Read More

Holiday Christianity in the Work Place

Every December we hear about a battle over the word “Christmas,” as some businesses have gone to the more generic “Happy holidays” type of greeting. On one hand, the holiday season represents a great opportunity to live out your faith at work in a non-aggressive way, but is… Read More

God is Near, Rock a Scarf, Resolve a Conflict and No Stress Shopping

The Christmas season is officially in full swing. Take a break and enjoy our great selection of favorites this week. Take Notice GO: The holidays can be a stressful time when it comes to some relationships. PURE in NYC is hosting an event December 12th: “Navigating Difficult Relationships… Read More

Making Long-Distance Dating Work

Today we’d like you to meet the newly engaged Anna Demyanik and Sergey Kalinin. Anna is a 4word Portland member and a Global Buyer at Columbia Sportwear Co. She met Serge through a mutual friend a decade ago but didn’t connect with him until he moved to Seattle,… Read More

Staying Sane during the Holidays

This time of year it’s easy for us women to get overwhelmed, feeling like we have to get all the right gifts and decorations, bake cookies for our kids’ school parties, fulfill family and in-laws’ expectations, etc. I’ve blogged before about setting healthy boundaries for yourself, but I… Read More

50 Shades, Praying from 9-5, 13 things, and ‘Like’ Us on Facebook

Goodbye November; Hello December! Take a look at our collection of favorites. Take Notice READ: Good Workplace Boundaries in a Post-Petraeus World by our founder Diane Paddison in Her.meneutics. LIKE: Hope you don’t think we’re too “forward”, but 4word’s social media team would love to be “liked” on our… Read More

Advocating for Women

Meet Emily Voorhies, President of Tirzah International. She and her husband Sam currently live in Colorado, and they have three grown children. Emily (pictured here with Peace Nihorimbere, Tirzah’s Regional Leader for Central Africa) is passionate about promoting the spiritual and physical well-being of women around the world.… Read More

Talking With God.

Is your life feeling a little rocky lately? God’s plan for you is good, but that doesn’t mean it’ll always be smooth. My family and I have faced some seriously rocky times of the past year and half, including the death of both of my parents and the… Read More

Comparison: the Thief of Joy AND of Community

Today we’ll introduce you to Emily Rudolph. She’s been married to Travis for three years. Although working at a church wasn’t her plan, God led her to a position as Women’s Equipping Director at Watermark Church in Dallas, where she uses the gifts He has given her to… Read More

When Life Takes a Different Turn

In honor of Veterans Day last Sunday, we’re featuring an interview with one of our own veterans, Jordan Johnson, who is a member of the 4word Dallas group. Jordan served in Kuwait and Iraq as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police, the only branch in the military… Read More

Giving Thanks for Work

Have you given thanks for work lately? With Thanksgiving approaching, now is a great time to reflect on why you’re thankful for the people and blessings in your life. And yes, work is a heavenly blessing, though it won’t always feel that way. So next time you sigh… Read More

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Meet 4word woman Marcia Larson, who works as an HR Project Manager (aka Bossypants) at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal. Marcia is also a national board member of The Salvation Army, and (self-confessed!) is in love with Tony Blair. She blogged last week about the lessons she’s been… Read More

Prayerful Voting

 Have you voted yet? Last week my daughter and I went together to an early-voting station to cast our ballots. It was Annie’s first time voting, and at this particular polling station, the workers cheered for every new voter. It made me smile seeing Annie get those cheers.… Read More

The Secret to Dating, Networking Tips and Crying over NPR

Welcome to November! Start the new month off right with some of our best from around the web. Take Notice PRAY: Wonder what you can do? Stop and pray for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy via World Vision. VOTE: Penny Nance shared in our interview this week that half… Read More

Why Women Should Vote

In honor of Election Day, we are featuring a special interview with Penny Young Nance, the CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA). Her interest in politics began in college, and if her passion for the subject isn’t evident in this interview, you’ll see it even… Read More

A Legacy of Love… and Pumpkins

Been pumpkin picking lately? Fall might be my favorite time of year. Growing up, it was always a special time for my family and the family orchard. My parents always felt strongly that whatever blessings and resources came into their lives were meant to be lovingly shared with… Read More