The Universal Importance of Community

We wrap up this month's discussion on influencing your community with a reminder that community is a universal concept and its importance is just as broad.

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Tips for Being “God’s Light” In Your Community

Not sure where to start when it comes to being a positive influence on your community? We share some tips for influencing your work, home, and church!

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Give What God Has Given You to Share — A letter from Diane Paddison

This week is 4word's annual Giving Week and our founder, Diane Paddison, shares a personal letter with you about what kind of impact your support has.

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Must-Haves For Your Community

There's a community, and then there's a GREAT community. Joi Freeman shares some must-have traits your community (and you!) should have to be impactful.

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How Important is Community?

Are you part of a community? Many of us have our "people" but have you ever stopped to consider the importance of those you spend time with?

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Today’s Dividing Walls of Hostility

Ageism. Racism. Sexism. These issues and many others have gone from hypothetical terms to everyday life for many of us, women and men. What can be done?

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We All Have Something to Give

Growing up with a focus on volunteering and giving back to the community, Sheila Moore, chemist and business owner, wants to blaze a trail for women in the science world while…

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Jesus and You: Where Credit is Due

Over the past two and a half years, I have experienced the toughest challenge I have ever faced in my life. My daughter, Annie, had an entrapped sciatic nerve that caused pain…

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“Community” is More Than a Buzzword

Carolyn Kaleel and Nancy Bolton have been best friends for over four decades and have learned a thing or two about what it takes to surround yourself with an edifying community. They…

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My Crowd-Sourced Marriage

Sharla Langston had a unique journey to finding her husband at the age of 50. Find out the secret to her success! ------ 4word: What made you want to minister to…

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When My Church Community Let Me Down

"Community" is a buzzword we hear everywhere we turn. In the media today, we see examples of both good community and bad: the racial unrest plaguing America and much of the world…

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Give Joy This Christmas

Erin Burchik and her husband, Brian, have spent their entire marriage seeking out ways to impact the lives of those less fortunate in their community. After adopting their daughter in a miraculous turn…

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When Wanting Turns to Waiting

Becoming a parent is something that many couples dream about and plan for. Most women can recall wanting to be a mommy ever since they held their first baby doll. Once a…

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Life’s A Roller Coaster. Enjoy The Ride.

Life can oftentimes feel like a roller coaster. Right when everything seems to be going against you, situations turn and you find yourself shooting up out of a valley to a mountain…

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Strangers In Their Own Church

A hot topic among Christians lately has been single or childless women in the church and how they "fit in." Church small groups, classes, and weekly activities seem to cater either to…

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Free Time, Feedback, and Freak Outs in This Week’s Friday Faves!

Have you heard? 4word now has an exclusive Membership Program! Join today to receive special content, a free copy of Work, Love, Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide, PLUS direct access to our Job…

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Friendship & Sisterhood & Community, OH MY!

Finding and building community among family, friends, and co-workers is one of the most time-consuming yet eternally rewarding tasks one can undertake. The relationship between siblings can be one of the truest…

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Life Changed Your Plans:: Finding Contentment

How many times do we let circumstances get the best of us? We all know life is unpredictable and does not function according to our plan. For Denny Slaton, this couldn’t be…

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The Difference Community Makes

The holidays are a time to gather and celebrate with loved ones, but sometimes we get so busy with preparations that we forget that. We’ve introduced you to Mandy Castro (Jason Castro‘s…

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Does the Church Know How To Love Childless Women?

I read a pair of articles this week that touch on this topic from two very different perspectives. One from a married woman in her 40s who has struggled with infertility, and…

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