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Purpose Doesn’t Equal Comfort

Here at 4word, this month's topic of "purpose" has been a refreshing wake-up call for us. It's getting to be that time of the year when plans and budgets for 2019 are being formulated and new initiatives and resources are being dreamed up for our 4word women. As… Read More

Your Purpose is Your “Why”

Purpose is tricky. Sometimes we may believe we are on the path God has laid before us...but a few miles later, we painfully come to realize we’ve been following our own GPS. Kristin Brown, Vice President of Communications for the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics,… Read More

Where Is Your Treasure?

Priorities. This shouldn't be a new word or concept to any of you. As women in the workplace, we are daily playing a plate-spinning act, trying to balance work priorities with home priorities. And just when we think we have our schedules and workloads figured out, something… Read More

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

Finding Your Purpose Takes Focus

Finding your purpose is one thing. Staying on course with your purpose and shaping your life around it is a whole other story. Author, leadership expert, and longtime friend of 4word, Valerie Sokolosky, shares her thoughts on purpose and how mentorship plays a vital role in successfully… Read More

Be Secure in Your Worth

This week, 4word is celebrating Giving Day, a chance for our community to join together and contribute to the mission of 4word as we reach more women in the workplace. (Click here to join me and contribute between now and September 14th!)  I am humbled daily… Read More

Do You Know Your Purpose?

Purpose. There's nothing more comforting... and terrifying. We have all experienced the turmoil of figuring out why we're here. Why were we created? What is our role in the grander scheme of everything going on on Earth? Does everyone have a purpose, or are there just a… Read More

Freedom: Have You Thanked Him For It?

I spent a recent Sunday evening cleaning out our pantry and kitchen. Afterward, I took a deep breath and enjoyed feeling free of mess and clutter in my home. Isn’t it amazing how clearing the clutter from our physical space can lead to mental, emotional and spiritual… Read More

Freedom: You Were Made For It

Long-time supporter of 4word, Elizabeth Knox, recently launched a company whose focus is helping professionals find freedom in their careers. She shares with us her personal definition of freedom and how she battles feeling “unfree” every day. ------ 4word: What is your personal definition of freedom? Elizabeth: As… Read More

Freedom: Are You Truly Free?

Freedom. What comes to mind when you read that word? Soldiers? The American flag? Fireworks and patriotic songs? Those mental pictures make sense this time of the year. But don't confine "freedom" to America's celebration of independence. You may be an American, but are you really living in… Read More

Determine Your Purpose

“The purpose of life is to have a purposeful life.” My friend Charlotte often says that quote. I love it because it's a wonderful reminder of how simple life really is (even though it often feels complicated!). Lately, I have had this quote on my mind for a slightly different reason. 4word… Read More

When Faith and Work Meet

When it comes to the workplace, finding the right balance of your faith and professionalism can be more challenging than we care to admit. After all, faith is central to a Christian’s life, right? This week we spoke to Katherine Leary Alsdorf, the Founder and Director Emeritus, Redeemer… Read More

A Purposeful Life

One of my friends Charlotte likes to say that “the purpose of life is to have a purposeful life.” I love that quote because it reminds me how simple life really is (even though it often feels complicated!). The thing is, “purposeful” doesn’t necessarily mean “important,” the way… Read More