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Moms, Mentors & Motivation

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Pokémon Parenting While the world obsesses over the latest game craze, Lori Berry is looking deeper. She discusses the positive take-aways from Pokémon Go that we can use to help mentor our children, guide them in their relationship with God,… Read More

Pokémon Parenting

As I have watched the phenomenon of the latest video game sensation reach to ridiculous heights and consume my kids’ time, I have decided not to fight it. Instead of resenting Pokémon Go, I have resolved to learn from it. I’m asking questions like: "How do we get… Read More

Pokemon, Parenting & Partnering

What You Missed Mondays with Diane My Big Fat Family Vacation Growing up as the oldest of seven kids, Jordan Johnstone experienced some crazy family vacations. Today, she shares her guide to having the best summer family vacation, including planning tips to help things run smoothly… Read More

Conflict, Career & Christine Caine

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Two Tips For Your Boss When You Go On Vacation Are you hesitant to take advantage of your paid vacation time? Diane Paddison shares how making intentional time for vacation helps you learn to set boundaries, recharge personally and build… Read More

Leadership, Letters & Legends

What You Missed Mondays with Diane American Woman Have you taken time to really consider what it means to be free lately? Lori Berry reflects on how far we've come in achieving liberties to work, worship, and live according to our faith and values. Wednesday Interview… Read More

Comfort, Candy & Kabobs

What You Missed Mondays with Diane My Life’s a Mess, and That’s OK Strive for success but if your work life gets messy - that's okay! Jordan Johnstone shares with us her thoughts on how we should respond when life (both at work and at home) ends… Read More

Giveaway, God & Grilling

What You Missed Mondays with Diane When It's All Too Much, Find Rest Diane opens up about her daughter’s health struggles and what a huge impact they have had on her life over the past year. She talks candidly about how hard it can be to set time… Read More

Dating, Double & Dad

What You Missed Mondays with Diane How to Recover From “Butijust” Syndrome We've all allowed ourselves to succumb to "ButIJust" syndrome at one point or another. When life gets busy, it's tempting to put off the things we need to do to take care of ourselves… Read More

Retirement, Rejuvenation & Recipes

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Confessions of a New Christian On the blog this week, 4word staffer Lisa DeLuca shares how she came to know Jesus. Read her encouraging story and share with someone you know who is a new Christian! Wednesday Interview Run to… Read More

Classes, Credit & Cubes

What You Missed Mondays with Diane 5 Steps to Becoming a "Super-Worker" No one wants to be an overworked, overSTRESSED professional, but being an underperforming and laid-back professional is not desirable either. Diane Paddison shares her five tips for becoming a Super Worker, streamlining your life to make it… Read More

Careers, Christians & Chewbacca

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Time Management: Non-Negotiables and Seasonal Swings In the world of working women, time management is a hot topic. With only 24 hours in each day, how can women juggle all the responsibilities of a job, a marriage, and a… Read More

Fights, Faith & Firsts

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Use Technology to Get Organized We often allow technology to distract us from our work (and home!) responsibilities, so why not use technology to get organized instead? Jordan Johnstone shares four digital organizational tools anyone can use to help… Read More

Sprucing, Savings & Singleness

What You Missed Mondays with Diane It's Time to Plan Summer! Summer is almost here! If the thought of planning your vacation makes you shudder, it might be time to adjust your planning timeline. 4word Advisory Board Member, Sandra Crawford Williamson, shares a witty but impactful blog… Read More

Savings, Sandals & Startups

What You Missed Mondays with Diane Jesus Standard Time Do you think you're a good time manager? Or do you often find yourself running out of day? Lori Berry weighs her time management skills against Jesus and His short time on Earth, and finds out which… Read More

Art, Achievement & Attendance

Honor the Moms and Mentors In Your Life With Spring in the air and a season of new beginnings all around, we invite you to celebrate Mother's Day by honoring all the women in our lives who mentor, encourage, and inspire us! Take this opportunity to… Read More

Missing, Meals & Mentors

LAST CHANCE to apply for the 4word Mentor Program We know the 4word Mentor Program is a life-changing 10-week experience in which every professional Christian woman should take part. But don't take our word for it! Hear from one of our mentors: “This program is designed… Read More

I’m Too Young to be a Mentor!

As a member of the 4word team, mentorship is part of my everyday vocabulary. Prior to working at 4word, mentorship was not something I really knew anything about. I pictured mentors as older men and women sitting behind grand desks, rattling off statistics and hard-earned knowledge to a… Read More

Perfectionism, Pay & Pet Names

ONE WEEK left to apply for the 4word Mentor Program We know the 4word Mentor Program is a life-changing 10-week experience in which every professional Christian woman should take part. But don't take our word for it! Hear from one of our mentors: “If you are looking… Read More

I Know that You are For Me.

God, I know that you are for me. It’s dance competition season. As she wriggles into the dance costume that would be the first of four that night, my 11-year-old daughter, Bethany, notices the tiny red dots that had shown up on her legs three weeks ago are… Read More