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Connecting Women Back to Church

For over five years, 4word has been an advocate for women in the workplace. Many of the women we impact, however, are continuing to feel disconnected from their churches and aren't sure how to remedy their situation. Enter 4word's new Church Connect program! Caitie Butler, Church Connect Program Manager,… Read More

Were Men and Women Created Equal?

Donna R. Patrick, speaker, author, and worship leader, talks with us today about why we might have issues getting involved in church, and why men and women are not equal in the church. ------ 4word: Was being a church leader something you’ve always been passionate about? Donna: I… Read More

Beauty in Diversity

What comes to mind when you hear the term “refugee”? If you’re like most people, you probably picture the poor and outcast of society. Today, we are speaking with Chelsey Howden, who has learned through experience that this is not usually the case. Chelsey shares with us her… Read More

Know Your Calling. Live with Purpose.

What’s the meaning of life? This age old questions has haunted mankind since, well, the beginning of life. As believers, we know the answer to that question can only be found in the One who created us. This week, we are speaking with Brian Burchik, pastor and author… Read More

Raising a Red Flag

It’s not a concern, until it happens to you. Domestic violence, bullying and stalking are serious topics that tend to receive little to no attention in our society today. We spoke with Angela Daffron and Cathy Johnson, two inspirational women who have taken a stand against the violence seen in their… Read More

Celebrating You :: International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day! Never heard of it? International Women’s Day is a special day set aside to celebrate the accomplishments of women, while identifying areas of needed improvement in opportunity and equality. Here’s what the United Nations has to say about this special day. To celebrate, we… Read More

What’s Missing From "What Works For Women at Work"

This week I read about a new book for professional women. It’s called, “What Works For Women at Work,” and it promises to provide women an “essential toolkit” for getting ahead at work. The authors, a mother-daughter team, interviewed 127 highly successful professional women, and compiled huge amounts… Read More

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 more true. Now, when Denny reflects on where God has brought her, she sees the lessons… Read More

Financial Planning in the New Year: Part 2 with Erin Botsford

It’s the second week of 2014- how are you doing with your resolutions? Last week we talked to Mary Hunt about her financial planning and retirement strategies. As we continue that series, this week we introduce you to Erin Botsford, 4word board member and author of “The Big… Read More

4word’s 2013 Gifts that Give Back Guide

On Friday, we introduced our Gifts that Give Back Guide. Today, we want to give you a closer look at some of our featured products. It's our prayer that as you learn the stories behind the company and the products, you will be moved to support their cause.… Read More

An Opportunity to Work

When Sseko Designs founder Liz Bohannon, traveled to Uganda after her college graduation, she was expecting to do some simple nonprofit work before returning back to the United States.  What she did not expect was the life-changing adventure that awaited her. Through meeting and surrounding herself with the… Read More

The Power of Networking

Can networking really lead to a better tomorrow and a better world? Charity Wallace, Senior Advisor to Laura Bush, believes it can. She says it starts with empowering women. Charity shared with us how the Women’s Initiative Fellowship is turning this vision into reality. -- 4word: Can you… Read More

How to Build Real Community

Meet Kate Cavanaugh: National Business Development Officer for Stewart Information Services, mother of four and new wife of Chip Cavanaugh. She also just moved for the 27th (yes, you heard us correctly) time! Kate has led a working women’s Bible study for the past few years, and we… Read More

Leaving a Legacy

In Chicago last month, Diane met Stephanie Kaihoi, who founded Legacy Living Ministries. Stephanie’s organization is committed to training the next generation to love the Lord and crave His Word.  Through events – Mentoring With No Regrets and Finishing With No Regrets – they provide biblical and practical resources to… 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

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

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