Category Archives: Diane Paddison’s blog

Running Broken

Like many of you, I watched closely last year, as a deadly bombing at the finish of the Boston Marathon and an ensuing manhunt seemed to turn the entire city of Boston inside out. I was in Boston at the … Continue reading

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The “Bad” Little Word You Need To Say More

No. There, I said it! It feels good to practice; maybe you should give it a try. Repeat after me: “No, I cannot attend this event.” “No, I cannot serve as room mom for little Johnny’s class.” “No, I cannot … Continue reading

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Your Questions Answered: What’s Beyond “I Love Him”? Three Reasons I Married My Husband

This week I’m answering this question submitted by a reader via Facebook: In the Today’s Christian Woman article “When Your World Collapses,” you indicate that every woman should answer three questions before getting married:     Why am I getting married? … Continue reading

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Why Women Need a Work Sponsor

With 4word’s next mentor match session about to launch, I’ve been thinking a lot about the critical role that mentoring and sponsorship have played in my life and career. I feel so blessed to have had the kinds of mentors … Continue reading

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The Holiday You’ve Never Heard Of, And Why I Love It.

There’s a holiday coming up, and ladies, whether you know it or not, it’s your holiday! This Saturday, March 8, is—drum roll please!—International Women’s Day. Never heard of it? You’re not alone; it’s definitely an under-celebrated holiday in the United … Continue reading

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Do What You Can

I have two inspiring stories to share with you this week about people using their gifts to serve God at work. One story involves a pair of rich industrialists who used their wealth and power to try to better the … Continue reading

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Big God, Small Miracles.

I’ve seen God do big things in my life. Huge things. He mended my heart after my first marriage fell apart. He softened the spirit of my rebellious teenage son. He healed my impossibly sick daughter. In fact, God has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Goals, Grounded in Grace

Every January we hear a lot about resolutions and goals, about doing more and being better in the New Year. And there’s nothing wrong with that, not really. I’m a huge proponent of goal-setting and it’s good to reassess and … Continue reading

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A Five Step Cure For The Bad Job Blues

I’ve known my share of jobs that didn’t fit. In fact, right after business school I went through three different jobs in three years! I don’t regret those first few jobs, even though I wasn’t necessarily happy at the time. I … Continue reading

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