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Friday Favorites

The weekend is here! Before you head out to enjoy the cooler fall weather, here are some announcements and links for you to check out. Join our online book club! We’re really excited about this, if you can’t already tell. Next Tuesday, we’ll begin a seven-week study of… Read More

Interview: Susan DiMickele

We have an exciting announcement for you today! On Tuesday of next week, we will launch the first Work, Love, Pray online book club. We’ll be hosting the club every Tuesday on our blog, and the discussion will be led by Susan DiMickele. (For those of you just… Read More

Faith and Work

How do you share your faith at work? Publishing a Christian book has had a totally unexpected impact on my work life.  A great example is from just this past week.  I was at the Urban Land Institute national conference in Los Angeles.  U.L.I. is a nonprofit group… Read More

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! We’ve had an exciting week here at 4word. We’ve been rolling out some new features on our Facebook page, including a giveaway for our Facebook fans. Congratulations to Lori Koons on winning a free copy of Work, Love, Pray! If you missed out on that… Read More

Interview: Judy Douglass

God uses many circumstances in our lives to stretch our faith, and parenting is one of them. Sometimes, no matter how hard we strive to be godly mothers, our children turn their backs on God. They become prodigals. It can be a painful journey, and it’s one that… Read More

Prayer and Leadership.

Why pray? With so much going on in life, it can be easy to relegate prayer to the back burner, but if you invest in prayer, everything benefits. This past weekend was 4word’s second annual advisory board retreat.  I was blessed to spend the weekend with some terrific… Read More

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to all of our readers! It’s time for another round up of some of our favorite “love” posts this week. In case you missed what we talked about at 4word, here’s a brief summary. On Monday, Diane wrote about a providential encounter with a friend at… Read More

Interview: Ally Spotts, Part 2

If you follow our Twitter, you may have noticed that we retweet a lot of what Ally Spotts writes. We won’t apologize for that, because her posts are always honest and insightful. One of her most frequent topics is relationships, which is why we saved the second part… Read More

Love, Friends, and Airports

Need a little loving? I don’t necessarily mean the romantic kind, although that counts too.  We’ve all been through times when we just need to feel loved.  A hug, a kind gesture, a listening ear, even small loving things can turn a bad time around.  God knows your… Read More

Friday Favorites

The weekend's almost here, which means it's time for another Friday Favorites post featuring our own weekly articles and some of our favorites from around the blogosphere. This Week at 4word We’ve been talking about work. We started off the week with Diane’s review of Susan DiMickele's Chasing Superwoman. Diane… Read More

Interview: Rachel Cruze

Many of you have probably heard about Dave Ramsey and his popular personal finance course, “Financial Peace University.” Did you know that his daughter, Rachel Cruze, is also an expert on personal finance? She grew up watching her parents manage their money, and she’s now putting those same… Read More

Chasing Superwoman

“Every one of us is fighting something.” That’s one thing that stuck with me from Jennie Allen’s interview last Wednesday, because I think it’s absolutely true. I also agree with Jennie that our tendency to put on a smile and hide our struggles isn’t doing any of us… Read More

Friday Favorites

Welcome back, everyone! We hope that you had a wonderful week and that you’re beginning to see some cooler fall weather, wherever you happen to be. In keeping with this week’s “pray” theme, we’ve been talking about the different ways that God seeks to grow our faith and… Read More

Interview: Jennie Allen

Have you ever felt stuck, maybe by a situation at work, a tough relationship or a besetting sin you just couldn’t conquer? Jennie Allen felt the same way. That’s why she wrote Stuck, a new Bible study experience for women. Here’s what Jennie had to say about the… Read More

A Prayerful Leap of Faith

Ready to leap? A few years ago I was at a point in my life where things were pretty good.  I was looking for a job but I had plenty of time to do it (thanks to a generous exit package from my last employer).  My relationships with… Read More

Friday Favorites

Previously on 4word Our theme this week was “love,” and we’ve been talking about the importance of female friendships. On Monday, Diane shared recent research showing that “friendships can dramatically improve a woman’s overall health and longevity, optimism regarding challenges, kindness towards others and even job satisfaction.” Then,… Read More

Interview: Katie Reiff

On Monday, Diane told us about the importance of female friendships. Yesterday, we talked to Katie Reiff, one of the four founders of 4word Portland, about her relationship with the other three 4word Portland girls and what difference those friendships have made in her life. -------------------- 4word: How… Read More

Love and Friendship

Have your friends heard from you lately? It can sometimes be hard for working women to make time for friends, especially if you’re married or in a serious dating relationship.  And trust me, it only gets harder if you add kids to the mix.  The thing is, the… Read More

Friday Favorites

Another Friday, another round up of our favorite posts from around the blogosphere. Our theme this week was inspired by the new movie I Don’t Know How She Does It, starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Kate Reddy, a woman struggling to balance her high-power career with her family… Read More

More from Shaunti Feldhahn, Part 2

Welcome back! This is the final post in our interview with author Shaunti Feldhahn. Two weeks ago, we talked to Shaunti about the differences in the ways men and women relate to each other outside the office. Today, we’re discussing what those differences are in the office. If… Read More