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Becoming a Self-Assured, Assertive Business Woman

 On Monday, Diane blogged about setting career goals for the new year. One professional strength that most career women need to work on is being self-assured and assertive. So this week, we’re featuring an interview with Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President of the Dallas Cowboys Football Club,… Read More

Why Strong Women = Strong World

We're kicking off the new year by introducing you to Cindy Breilh. She's led quite the career, working in a wide variety of industries from education to marketing to small business. She now works as National Director for World Vision's Women of Vision, a volunteer ministry connecting like-minded Christian… Read More

Practical Steps to a Stronger Faith

Have you established goals in the area of faith for this year? In a way, setting goals for your faith seems redundant. Shouldn’t we always be striving for our best when it comes to our relationship with God? Yes! But we all know it’s easy to get distracted… Read More

Becoming the New You, Do a Better Job in 2013 and Be Like Jesus

Take Notice LOOK: 4word’s founder, Diane Paddison was featured on the front cover of Lyre Magazine. Check out the online version and interview here. Diane was also featured in TwoTen Magazine article called “Working Women" READ: Relevant decided 2012 was the “Year of the Outspoken Christian Athlete.”… Read More

Top 10 Interviews of 2012

Welcome to 2013! The new year is officially here, but before we forge ahead with another series of interviews with inspiring women, we wanted to pause and call your attention to some that you might have missed in the past year. What follows is a list of our… Read More

A New Year for Love

It’s “resolutions” time again!  Something about starting a new year makes everything seem possible. That’s why it’s a great time to reflect on your goals for the year. Plenty of people make offhanded New Year’s resolutions. This year I encourage you to act, scheduling a specific time to… Read More

Raising Middle Schoolers

As an area director for Young Life and step mother to two girls aged 17 and 20, LaTonya Stevenson has a good deal of experience with the challenges facing today’s middle schoolers. Last week, she shared some of her insight with us. -------------------- 4word: So you work at Dallas… Read More

My Christmas Traditions

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Beth mentioned in her interview that Christmas traditions help make the holidays special. On this Christmas Eve, I wanted to share a few of mine with you. My favorite thing about Christmas is having our whole family together: Chris, all four… Read More

Reaching Fatherless Children

In light of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, Christians across the country are asking, “What can we do to prevent another tragedy like this one?” While we must ultimately trust in God’s sovereignty to work all things together for good, there are already many… Read More

How to Socialize with Coworkers

Have you ever been to an office party that got out of hand? Most of us have. It’s not a comfortable position to be in, is it? And as a Christian, it can be hard to find the right balance for handling such situations. Do you avoid parties… Read More

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