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Step Into Your Purpose

Have you enjoyed this month's discussion on purpose? We forced ourselves to really look deep and decide if we knew our purpose or not. We were encouraged to not just embrace the purpose that has been revealed to us but to also value our worth. We were instructed to… Read More

How Taking a Detour May Get You to Your Dream

Talents, passions, and making your dreams a reality. This is often a long road with lots of twists and turns. Today, we are talking to one of our own team members, Jordan Johnstone, the mastermind behind Friday Faves and other copywriting endeavors here at 4word, about her newly… Read More

My Plan Got Scrapped

We often speak with women who tell us that life took an unexpected turn and is now much different than they imagined. Today, we are speaking with Kelly McDermott, whose career has had some unexpected twists and turns. Through it all, she sees God’s hand at work, directing… Read More

Uncover Art in All You Do

When you think of art, what comes to mind? Paintings and sculptures? Music? Author Emily Freeman is challenging you to look beyond that. In her book A Million Little Ways, Emily presents readers with the idea that their life is art. We had some questions about this, which… Read More

I Wanted a To-Do List, God Wanted Me.

There’s something so appealing about the idea of knowing and pursuing your calling, isn’t there? Maybe it’s just me who feels this way, but I doubt it! I think we all want to know that we’re on the right path. And that’s what a “calling” really implies, isn’t… Read More

Know Your Calling. Live with Purpose.

What’s the meaning of life? This age old questions has haunted mankind since, well, the beginning of life. As believers, we know the answer to that question can only be found in the One who created us. This week, we are speaking with Brian Burchik, pastor and author… Read More

Does Working Mom = Massive Guilt?

Meet Tracy Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Bright Hope, wife of Tojy and mother to Soraya, Caleb and Zachary. Tracy has been a working woman since her teens – she paid for college working at carnivals every summer (as a “carnie” she likes to call it), selling… Read More

What Does It Look Like to "Trade on Your Strengths?"

Meet Natalie Snyder, 28, a petite Texas beauty who earned a vice president role with Transwestern in just six years. Natalie moved to Dallas after graduating from Texas A&M, where she was a skeet shooter. She’s not afraid to outshoot any guy on a business-retreat skeet range, no… 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

Top 50 women, 4 steps to find your calling, and the notorious buffer video

Happy Friday, ladies! Here’s your weekly serving of 4word’s favorite blogs, videos, pins and more from around the web. Take Notice HONOR: 4word’s own Bonnie Wurzbacher is one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women You Should Know” who are shaping the evangelical church and society. Our good friend Elisa… Read More

When Faith and Work Meet in the Ministry

Ladies, meet Dr. Peggy Banks, Minister to Women at Northwest Bible Church (which, incidentally, is Diane’s home church in Dallas). Peggy is passionate about training women for leadership development and helping them see their true identity and purpose. That passion has led to a more than 20-year career… Read More