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The Top 10 4word Blogs of 2018

Every week, we love bringing you stories and blogs about topics and issues facing 4word everywhere. Before we say goodbye to 2018, we wanted to recognize the top 10 blogs you, our audience, loved! We can't exactly play favorites (would you play favorites with your children?!),… Read More

How to Keep the Christmas Joy All Year

Merry Christmas week! We hope you are spending the next few days surrounded by loved ones and celebrating the birth of our Savior. This ultimate gift given to mankind is a beautiful example of unbounded love and exactly the reason we've wanted you to embrace… Read More

Give Back to Yourself

How many of you go online to look through reviews before purchasing a product? You want to make sure you’re investing your money in something that will actually solve your problem or bring you enjoyment! Thanks to the honest feedback of others, you may be able to… Read More

Giving Back is More Than a Check Mark

When you think of the phrase “giving back,” what pops into your mind? Volunteering? Making a donation? Dr. Stephanie L. Derrick, CEO of Cloister and an author and historian, offers a slightly different perspective on the idea of giving back this holiday season (and… Read More

The Gift of Unity

The holiday season is a time of celebration, joy, traditions, and family. However, these traditions and memories can also trigger feelings of grief over a loss or frustration over family dynamics. I feel very fortunate to have a family that looks forward to gathering together… Read More

El Regalo de la Unidad

Le temporada navideña es un tiempo de celebración, gozo, tradiciones, y familia. Sin embargo, estas tradiciones y memorias pueden traer sentimientos de dolor sobre la perdida de alguien o las frustraciones de la dinámica familiar. Me siento muy afortunada en tener una familia que espera… Read More

The Gift of Giving

"Give" is the word of the season. We give thanks in November, and we give presents in December. While "getting" is a very enjoyable part of the end of the year, I also believe that "giving" can be just as enjoyable, if not more so. "Every man shall… Read More

When Christmas Changes

When it comes to Christmas, I challenge you to find a more diehard fan than myself. Growing up, I often "joked" (not really a joke) that I wanted to dedicate an entire room in my future house to year-round Christmas decorations. My parents gave each Mechling child a small… Read More

Winner Winner, Christmas Dinner

I like to win. I like to be the best at whatever I'm doing. So when I see the amazingly creative, crafty, handmade, thoughtful things you do with your family and share in pictures on Facebook, I feel…well…violent. Nothing else motivates me like competition. It’s how I’m wired.… Read More

Merry Christmas from Us!

This Christmas Eve, we wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and share with you some of our team's favorite Christmas memories. We'd love to hear your favorite memories, too! Leave them as a comment at the end of… Read More

Merry Christmas From Your Friends at 4word!

We want to take the time to wish you a very Merry Christmas! This year, the staff was eager to share with you our Christmas favorites and traditions. Enjoy! Diane Paddison; Founder Favorite Christmas Song: Silent Night Favorite Christmas Movie: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Best gift ever given:  Memories.… Read More

But Mary Pondered

This time of year there’s a lot to be excited about. Especially if you’re a working mom like me, it’s easy to fill up your time with holiday preparations, decorations, family traditions, office parties, church events, and shopping trips. We’re all running on instinct at this point (well,… Read More