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Surviving as a Single in a New Church

Meet Jessica Bufkin. A former junior high English teacher, Jessica currently serves as Editor for SingleRoots, a website that encourages Christian singles to be intentional with their lives and offers many resources to assist them, including a free eBook, When Will I Get Married? This week, we chatted… Read More

Divine Interruption or Intervention?

I’ve been thinking a lot about Jonah lately. Do you ever wonder what he was doing before God told him to go to Ninevah? I’m willing to bet he had plans he was in the middle of, goals he was trying to accomplish. He seems like the planning… Read More

Why Strong Women = Strong World

We're kicking off the new year by introducing you to Cindy Breilh. She's led quite the career, working in a wide variety of industries from education to marketing to small business. She now works as National Director for World Vision's Women of Vision, a volunteer ministry connecting like-minded Christian… Read More

Practical Steps to a Stronger Faith

Have you established goals in the area of faith for this year? In a way, setting goals for your faith seems redundant. Shouldn’t we always be striving for our best when it comes to our relationship with God? Yes! But we all know it’s easy to get distracted… Read More

Top 10 Interviews of 2012

Welcome to 2013! The new year is officially here, but before we forge ahead with another series of interviews with inspiring women, we wanted to pause and call your attention to some that you might have missed in the past year. What follows is a list of our… Read More

My Christmas Traditions

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Beth mentioned in her interview that Christmas traditions help make the holidays special. On this Christmas Eve, I wanted to share a few of mine with you. My favorite thing about Christmas is having our whole family together: Chris, all four… Read More

Reaching Fatherless Children

In light of the tragedy that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut last Friday, Christians across the country are asking, “What can we do to prevent another tragedy like this one?” While we must ultimately trust in God’s sovereignty to work all things together for good, there are already many… Read More

Advocating for Women

Meet Emily Voorhies, President of Tirzah International. She and her husband Sam currently live in Colorado, and they have three grown children. Emily (pictured here with Peace Nihorimbere, Tirzah’s Regional Leader for Central Africa) is passionate about promoting the spiritual and physical well-being of women around the world.… Read More

Talking With God.

Is your life feeling a little rocky lately? God’s plan for you is good, but that doesn’t mean it’ll always be smooth. My family and I have faced some seriously rocky times of the past year and half, including the death of both of my parents and the… Read More

Comparison: the Thief of Joy AND of Community

Today we’ll introduce you to Emily Rudolph. She’s been married to Travis for three years. Although working at a church wasn’t her plan, God led her to a position as Women’s Equipping Director at Watermark Church in Dallas, where she uses the gifts He has given her to… Read More

When Life Takes a Different Turn

In honor of Veterans Day last Sunday, we’re featuring an interview with one of our own veterans, Jordan Johnson, who is a member of the 4word Dallas group. Jordan served in Kuwait and Iraq as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Military Police, the only branch in the military… Read More

Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Meet 4word woman Marcia Larson, who works as an HR Project Manager (aka Bossypants) at Dow Jones/The Wall Street Journal. Marcia is also a national board member of The Salvation Army, and (self-confessed!) is in love with Tony Blair. She blogged last week about the lessons she’s been… Read More

Prayerful Voting

 Have you voted yet? Last week my daughter and I went together to an early-voting station to cast our ballots. It was Annie’s first time voting, and at this particular polling station, the workers cheered for every new voter. It made me smile seeing Annie get those cheers.… Read More

Without God in Your Heart…

Today, we continue our series with Sandra Crawford Williamson. The last two weeks, Sandra shared about wrestling with infertility; read part one and part two if you missed them. Today, Sandra shares how legalism affected her life and faith. -------------------- 4word: Tell us about the church you were… Read More

Why Are We Working?

Have you looked around work lately and wondered, “what am I doing here?” It’s a question we should all ask from time to time. Understanding why you work is crucial for setting priorities and goals. It’s also a great motivator for those times when work feels especially, well,… Read More

What a Difference Community Makes

Today, we’re introducing you to Mandy Castro (Jason Castro's wife). Mandy has a degree from OU inCommunication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Pathology) and a daughter named Madeline (pictured above).Mandy shared part of her story with us and told us how instrumental her disciplers and faith community have been… Read More

Is Professionalism Camouflaging Your Faith?

As Christians at work, we’re all trying to strike the right balance when it comes to sharing our faith with co-workers. Living out your faith doesn’t have to mean 24/7 proselytizing in the break room, but you shouldn’t exactly blend in either. As Christians at work there should… Read More