4Word Women

HT Alum and Author Diane Paddison Building Support Networks for Christian Women in the Workplace

“Go for it! Use your gifts!” The journey that led Diane Paddison to found 4word women is the focus of her 2011 book, Work, Love, Pray, and God has had even more in store for her and 4word in the years since the book’s publication. We recently caught up with Diane and learned how God has been at work in her second-half journey as of late. 4word women’s vision is to create a global community of Christian women in the workplace, and it is well on its way

HT Alum and Author Diane Paddison Building Support Networks for Christian Women in the Workplace 2017-08-15T11:20:02+00:00

It’s Time To Say No

By Diane Paddison, Halftime Institute Alumnus and Founder of 4word Women Everyone I know experiences some kind of pressure to do more, whether at work, with family, at church or with countless worthy causes. We live in a culture that values achievement so highly, it's nearly impossible to imagine not loading up our plates with responsibilities. We pressure ourselves, too. We pressure ourselves with unreasonable expectations, with false comparisons to what we imagine or assume others are handling. Our choices and circumstances are leading to a growing number of professionals who are

It’s Time To Say No 2016-03-23T16:16:41+00:00

Want Flexibility? Just Ask.

By Diane Paddison, 4word Founder and President “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens, a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot…” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 This passage is a constant reminder to me to trust in God’s timing and to let go of my own expectations. To paraphrase it specifically for work would sound something like this: there is a time to press forward at work, and a time to lean back;

Want Flexibility? Just Ask. 2015-08-11T14:50:12+00:00