Wonderful Words of Life

Wonderful Words of Life

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Wonderful Words of Life podcast is a 15-minute message of hope from The Salvation Army.


Pay More, Get More?
May 31 • 14 min
Be a smart consumer! What sales are really just tricks to get you to spend more than necessary? This week, Mike and Bernie share some great advice on being mindful of our spending.
Managing Debt
May 24 • 14 min
One way to avoid unnecessary debt in the first place is simply working with a budget. What little things eat away at your finances little by little? Living within your means is the first solution to debt management.
Where there is Debt, there is Slavery
May 17 • 14 min
Proverbs 22:7 says, “The rich rule over the poor and the borrower is slave to the lender”. Of course, most of us need loans, and there are good loans, but unnecessary debt makes us slaves to the lender. This week, Bernie and Mike discuss Biblical…
The Big Financial Lie
May 10 • 14 min
The one thing that gets everyone in debt is the biggest financial lie that will rob you of your joy. This week, Bernie and Mike discuss the cure to debt.
The Comparison Trap
May 3 • 14 min
If we’re honest with ourselves, I think we are all guilty of this. Especially with social media, how many of us compare where we are financially with where we see others are on our newsfeeds? The comparison trap starts at an early age and we may expect to…
A Heart of Gratitude
Apr 26 • 14 min
If you’re feeling stressed out when it comes to money, a great place to start is by being thankful for all that you do have. Psalm 107:8-9 says to give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and wonderful deeds. Thankfulness goes a long way.
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 10
Apr 22 • 5 min
In this bonus episode, we are joined by our new speaker for our financial series, Major Mike Harris. We hope this word of encouragement is a tremendous blessing to you today.
BONUS SONG: UNFAILING GOD | TRANSMISSION
Apr 20 • 7 min
Enjoy this special release of Atlanta-based, Salvation Army band, Transmission’s latest single. During these bizarre and stressful times, we feel that this powerful song should be our anthem as we are reminded that we are loved by an UNFAILING GOD.
Every Good and Perfect Gift
Apr 19 • 14 min
In this new series, we are joined by Salvation Army Officer, Major Mike Harris. He is currently the financial secretary for the Texas Division. He and Bernie begin this series by helping us remember where our blessings come from in the first place.
The Hustle, A series on Finance
Apr 16 • 0 min
Beginning on April 19th, we begin an 11-week series on finance. We will share Biblical principles and offer practical advice when it comes to our finances. Visit https://salvationarmysoundcast.org/wonderful-words-of-life/ to learn more.
Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Apr 12 • 14 min
In this final episode of our series, “Peace of Mind”, we focus, yet again, on the fact that God’s grace is sufficient. He is the God of mountains and valleys. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis, we want to encourage you to speak with…
Good Friday Bonus Episode
Apr 10 • 9 min
In this bonus episode, Colonel Eddie Hobgood reminds us why we call it “Good” Friday.
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 09
Apr 9 • 4 min
Are you homeschooling for the first time? Stressed? Major Amy Reardon shares an honest hopeful message.To hear more of these messages, visit https://salvationarmysoundcast.org/
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 08
Apr 7 • 4 min
In this episode, we’re joined by Major Amy Reardon. She shares a beautiful Holy Week message and reminds us why we continue to have hope. Hear more of these episodes by subscribing to any of our shows here https://salvationarmysoundcast.org/
Angry or Bitter?
Apr 5 • 14 min
In this episode, Ken and Amy discuss that depression isn’t necessarily deep sadness. It’s often a form of anger. We also talk about some of the final moments in the life of Jesus. And we see that He; who was a calm and peaceful man was also a man of…
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 07
Apr 4 • 1 min
Forgive the audio quality! :) In this episode, we hear from Major Marion Platt as he took a break from providing food from The Salvation Army Canteen. He brings us a quick reminder that God is ALWAYS with us.
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 06
Apr 3 • 4 min
In this episode, we are joined by Caleb Louden from The Salvation Army’s Atlanta Temple. He shares some encouraging scriptures starting with Isaiah chapter 26.
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 05
Apr 1 • 3 min
In this episode, Major Jerry Friday offers some beautiful encouragement through Elijah’s story. You may feel worn out, scared and unsure of your future right now. But God will continue to provide.
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 04
Mar 30 • 5 min
During this time, The Salvation Army would like to share additional messages of encouragement with you from some of our shows’ hosts. In this message, Lt. Colonel Eddie Hobgood, shares a powerful illustration about our Father carrying us through this…
Stay in Babylon
Mar 29 • 14 min
Sometimes, there are lessons God wants you to learn while in a valley. Rather than making rash decisions while you’re experiencing trauma, often, the best course of action is to be still and know HE IS GOD.Series: Peace of Mind
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 03
Mar 27 • 6 min
During this time, The Salvation Army would like to share additional messages of encouragement with you from some of our shows’ hosts. In this message, Major Cheryl Gilliam (Wonderful Words of Life), speaks to the realities of navigating our new normal…
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 02
Mar 25 • 2 min
During this time, The Salvation Army would like to share additional messages of encouragement with you from some of our shows’ hosts. In this message, Meagan Hofer (HEARTBEAT), shares some advice on three things you can do right now to experience more…
COVID 19 ENCOURAGEMENT EPISODE 01
Mar 23 • 7 min
During this time, The Salvation Army would like to share additional messages of encouragement with you from some of our shows’ hosts. In this message, Captain Heather Dolby shares some beautiful encouragement and wisdom.
False Narratives
Mar 22 • 14 min
How many times have you assumed what someone else was thinking and were completely wrong? Have you ever allowed a false narrative to send you down a rabbit hole of regrets, paranoia and anger? False narratives have the ability to make you see a situation…
Thorns and Thistles
Mar 15 • 14 min
As we begin this series, we are introduced to our new co-host, Major Cheryl Gilliam. We also begin to hear some of Ken and Amy Argot’s story. In this episode we discuss that being a Christ follower doesn’t mean that every day is going to be perfect. We…
Peace of Mind Series Promo
Mar 13 • 0 min
As we enter the Easter season; for the next five weeks, we are going to be revisiting the topic of mental health but from a different perspective. We know that Easter is a celebration of Jesus’ victory over death. But in this moment, you may not be…
Who is Our Neighbor?
Mar 8 • 14 min
We conclude our series where we began in Luke, Chapter 10 and the good Samaritan. We ask, “who is our neighbor”? and see how Jesus clearly defines this answer in this beautiful verse in Matthew 25, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least…
Count the Cost: Part 3
Mar 1 • 14 min
Often, in church, we discuss the rewarding part of ministry. However, when it comes to discipleship, there will always be a cost. Unlike the worldly view that focuses on gaining as much as possible, the Christ-like way is asking how much of ourselves can…
WWOL LIVE!
Feb 26 • 27 min
This is a special, live recording of Wonderful Words of Life! In this episode, we continue the discussion of counting the cost of ministry with Rob and Heather Dolby. We are also joined by special guest, Rashad Poole. He shares his testimony- from being…
Count the Cost: Part 2
Feb 23 • 14 min
As we continue the discussion of counting the cost of ministry, Jimmy shares more about the work he is doing with The Salvation Army in Hagerstown, Maryland. The Salvation Army’s headquarters there is strategically located in one of the roughest parts of…
Count the Cost: Part 1
Feb 16 • 14 min
For the next three weeks, Rob and Heather discuss the cost of ministry. Ultimately, discipleship will cost you something. Jimmy and the Dolbys share some moments where they were being the hands and feet of Jesus but that didn’t go quite as expected and…
The Kingdom: Part 3
Feb 9 • 14 min
In this episode, Bernie and Jimmy discuss practical ways in which we can impact those struggling with homelessness and food insecurity. Ultimately, when it comes to making the best decisions when it comes to helping those in need, if we’re following the…
The Kingdom: Part 2
Feb 2 • 14 min
As we go out, and live out the “GO” of the gospel, what are we inviting people back to? How are we investing in the lives of those around us and building a strong community of believers? Bernie and Jimmy also share that an effective ministry simply makes…
The Kingdom: Part 1
Jan 26 • 14 min
As we begin to discuss and study The Kingdom of God as described by Jesus throughout the Gospels, we look at who called us into the Kingdom and who kept us there. In this, we see that the family of God is essential in bringing the Kingdom to the least of…
Compassion: Part 2
Jan 19 • 14 min
This week Rob and Heather discuss the feeding of the 5,000. Some beautiful teaching moments come out this miracle as Jesus not only performs a miracle but empowers His followers to be the ones that meet the need.Series: The Least of These
Compassion: Part 1
Jan 12 • 14 min
This week we discuss the difference between sympathy and compassion. Compassion is the force that not just helps us recognize someone in need but helps us actually do something about it. Captain Jimmy Taylor also continues sharing his stories of mission…
Help Us See
Jan 5 • 14 min
As we begin this new series, “The Least of These”, we are joined by Captains Rob and Heather Dolby who have an incredible passion for mission work that focuses on some of the most marginalized people in our society. We are also introduced to our guest…
The Least of These Series Promo
Jan 3 • 0 min
How are we, as the church, caring for the marginalized people in our society? What can we learn by watching the way in which Jesus treated the isolated and vulnerable? Join us on Wonderful Words of Life for our series, The Least of These, as we ask God to…
Prayers for the Church in 2020
Dec 29, 2019 • 14 min
Happy New Year! As we conclude our Christmas series, our groups of friends share their prayers for the church in 2020. We pray this series has been an extra blessing to you this Christmas. God bless you and your family, and we pray that 2020 is an…
GOD BECAME MAN
Dec 22, 2019 • 14 min
Merry Christmas! In this episode, the groups discuss what it means to them that God actually became Man. We so often focus on Jesus as God, we often forget that He was also fully human.SERIES: At The Table
How Would Mary be Treated Today?
Dec 15, 2019 • 14 min
The groups’ conversations now shift and focus on Mary and Joseph. As an exercise, they discuss how Mary would be treated today if Jesus was born into our current culture. How would she be treated by the church and the rest of the world?SERIES: At The Table
Introducing The Holiness Podcast
Dec 11, 2019 • 11 min
We, at Wonderful Words of Life, want to take a moment to introduce you to a new, monthly podcast also produced by The Salvation Army Soundcast. The Holiness Podcast is an in-depth Bible study with Salvation Army Officer, Lt. Colonel Vern Jewett. In this…
The Empty Chair
Dec 8, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode, the groups discuss the “empty chair” many of us experience during the holidays. How do we cope when we’ve lost a loved one and the place they once had at the table is now empty? If you can relate to this feeling, it’s our prayer that the…
How Has God Moved in 2019?
Dec 1, 2019 • 14 min
In This first episode of our Christmas Series, the groups discuss their experiences in 2019. The highs and lows. This is a very honest and heartfelt discussion as a group of family and friends share their testimonies and encouragement.SERIES: At The Table
SERIES PROMO: AT THE TABLE
Nov 29, 2019 • 0 min
We are so excited to share our special, 5-week Christmas Serie, “At The Table”. During the Holidays and especially Christmas, most of us seem to focus on family more than other times of the year. And as a new year approaches, we tend to have reflective…
A New Life: Part 2
Nov 24, 2019 • 14 min
In today’s final episode, we say farewell and thank you to counselor, Aleata Dawkins for joining us. If you are struggling with a mental health crisis, we want to encourage you to reach out to your local church or local salvation army. You can visit…
A New Life: Part 1
Nov 17, 2019 • 14 min
As we begin to conclude our series on mental health, Bernie and Aleata discuss mental health as new creations. Throughout the Bible, we see accounts of depression, we see moments of distress and moments of victory. In Christ, we are overcomers and the…
Bonus Episode: Rob and Heather Dolby: Part 2
Nov 11, 2019 • 12 min
Here is the extended version of our conversation with Rob and Heather Dolby. They discuss life in recovery and the church’s role in welcoming someone back into the community after treatment.Series: HEADSPACE/ a series on mental health
Life in Recovery
Nov 10, 2019 • 14 min
As we continue our discussion on addiction, today, Aleata discusses recovery. Specifically, she offers advice on what the family of a recovering person can do to help. We are also joined, once again, by Rob and Heather Dolby as they discuss the church’s…
Bonus Episode: Rob and Heather Dolby
Nov 4, 2019 • 16 min
Here is the part-one, extended interview with Rob and Heather Dolby. They join us to share their own story and discuss some of the powerful ways God has allowed them to do ministry with those struggling with addictions.Series: HEADSPACE/ a series on…
Addiction
Nov 3, 2019 • 14 min
Today we begin a two-part discussion on addiction. Aleata shares some of the causes and some of the philosophies behind treatments. We are also joined by Salvation Army Officers, Rob and Heather Dolby. They share their own testimony and discuss some of…
Finding a New “Normal”
Oct 27, 2019 • 14 min
As Aleata and Bernie continue the discussion on grief, today they discuss the process in finding a new normal. Many traumas aren’t something any of us can “get over”, instead, Aleata discusses the process of finding a new “normal” and how we can offer a…
Loss and Grief
Oct 20, 2019 • 14 min
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) isn’t just reserved for those who have witnessed the horrors of war but can be experienced by anyone. Trauma comes in all shapes and sizes and some events can leave such a lasting impact that we may need outside help…
Depression: Older Adults
Oct 12, 2019 • 14 min
Depression among older adults is a real concern and 35% of adults with a major depressive episode never received treatment. We’ve all heard the term “Mid-life crisis”, and this can truly be a sign of depression. By the time we reach this age, it’s common…
Depression: 20’s and 30’s
Oct 6, 2019 • 14 min
The prevalence of adults with a major depressive episode is highest among individuals aged 18-25. During the 20’s and 30’s, people experience many life changes that can often trigger a mental health episode- especially for those lacking a strong support…
Bonus Episode: Marcie Camarillo and Teen Depression
Sep 30, 2019 • 16 min
Here is the extended version of our conversation with Counselor, Marcie Camarillo. She and Lori share their hearts on this topic and Marcie offers advice to parents and discuss the church’s role in mental health.Series: HEADSPACE/ a series on mental health
Depression: Teens
Sep 29, 2019 • 14 min
Today, we look at depression among teens and adolescents and we get to hear from two counselors. We are once again joined by Aleata Dawkins but we are also joined by Counselor and former Salvation Army Officer, Marcie Camarillo. They discuss symptoms of…
Depression: Stigma in the Church
Sep 22, 2019 • 14 min
With the busyness of most of our lives, there can be many instances when signs of a mental health episode are overlooked. Depression is a vast topic with many forms but, as we dive into this topic, our focus is to get the church talking about it.Series:…
Overwhelmed
Sep 15, 2019 • 14 min
As we begin this series on mental health, we are introduced to our guest and counselor, Aleata Dawkins. We also meet our new co-host, Major Lori Miller. Today we discuss the overall pace of life and the balancing act so many of us feel on the edge of…
New Series on Mental Health
Sep 13, 2019 • 0 min
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 1-in-5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. And over 21% of youth will experience a severe mental disorder in their lifetime. It’s time for the church to become the…
A Parent’s Most Important Role
Sep 8, 2019 • 14 min
As we conclude our series on parenting, today the Israels recap the series by focusing on the most important role a parent has; To teach their kids who they are in God.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
BONUS EPISODE: Testimony from Bill and Debra Mockabee
Sep 6, 2019 • 17 min
Here’s the extended version of our conversation with the Mockabees. They share some incredible, Godly and entertaining advice on parenting.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
Testimony from Bill and Debra Mockabee
Sep 1, 2019 • 14 min
Today we are joined by Salvation Army Officers, Bill and Debra Mockabee. They share some incredible, Godly and entertaining advice on parenting. Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
Parenting Adult Children
Aug 25, 2019 • 14 min
As your children grow up, dynamics and roles change, but you still remain their mothers and fathers. Today the Israels share their own experience of what it’s like parenting adult children.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
Education
Aug 18, 2019 • 14 min
Helping your child succeed in their adult life is one of the most important roles of a parent. Today we discuss education and how to help your child attain the best education possible.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
The Pain of Loss Part 2
Aug 11, 2019 • 14 min
Today, the Israels continue the discussion on loss but today they focus on what it took for them to find a “new normal”.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
The Pain of Loss Part 1
Aug 4, 2019 • 14 min
For the next two weeks, Terry and Donna share their painful and powerful story of losing a child from a car accident. They walk us through their grief and God’s restoration.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
Raising a Child with Disabilities
Jul 28, 2019 • 14 min
Today, Terry and Donna share their powerful story of raising their child with “disabilities”. If this describes your experience or someone you know, we pray this is an incredible source of hope for you.Series: Modern Family: a series on parenting
How to be a Blended Family
Jul 21, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29In the wake of a divorce, often, as couples re-marry, families are blended together. How do we bring others into our family life in a healthy and loving way?
How Divorce Impacts Kids
Jul 14, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Divorce is not Gods plan for our lives, but it is a reality for many couples. How does it impact kids and what can you do moving forward to help restore your new family?
BONUS EPISODE: Stephen and Connie Long
Jul 12, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Heres the extended version of our interview with Stephen and Connie Long. They share their incredible testimony of raising a large family while in full time ministry,…
Testimony from Stephen and Connie Long
Jul 7, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Today we give the Israels the week off as were joined by Salvation Army Officers Stephen and Connie Long. They share their incredible testimony of raising a large family…
When a Child Makes a Bad Decision
Jun 30, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Kids do crazy things. Its part of growing up, its part of learning. As a parent, the best bet you have in helping your child overcome these bad decisions is controlling…
Discipline
Jun 23, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Discipline doesnt have to be a negative thing. In a healthy parent- child relationship, discipline is what helps a child develop standards and sets them up for future…
Christ at the Center
Jun 16, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29As we begin this new series, we are joined by Terry and Donna Israel. In this first week, we start with the most important role parents have for their kids; to point them…
Series Promo
Jun 14, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Have you been through some trials as a parent? Do you have kids whove made some bad decisions, are you the parent of a child with disabilities, have you survived a divorce?…
Pentecost
Jun 9, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29It is very fitting that we end our series on the role of The Holy Spirit in our lives on Pentecost Sunday. Ken Argot studies the moment it all started and where we go from…
BONUS EPISODE: Jeff Jellets and The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services
Jun 7, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29As we enter hurricane season, we are joined by Jeff Jellets of The Salvation Armys Disaster Services. Learn how The Salvation Army helps during disasters and visit…
The Great Commission
Jun 2, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29In the early days of the church, we see The Holy Spirit spreading like wildfire as the followers of Christ share the Good News with the world. They had an incredible…
The Gifts
May 26, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29The Holy Spirit also supplies us with gifts, but its a beautiful thing that all of these spiritual gifts are significantly less impactful without someone elses…
That They May Be One
May 19, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Its hard to talk about the Holy Spirit without talking about the fruit of the Spirit. As we study these fruits or qualities that will come out of us as spirit-filled…
You Know me Better Than I Know Myself
May 12, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/218/29Happy Mothers Day! Today, Ken discusses the mother-like qualities of God. Much like a great mom, the Holy Spirit knows you better than you know yourself.