Words of Life

Words of Life

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Words of Life podcast is a weekly of hope from The Salvation Army.


Pay More, Get More?
Jun 3 • 8 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 with our spending.
Managing Debt
May 27 • 6 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 20 • 8 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 13 • 8 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 6 • 9 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 29 • 9 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.
Every Good and Perfect Gift
Apr 22 • 9 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.
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
Why Have You Forsaken Me?
Apr 15 • 6 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 and hopeful message.To hear more of these messages, visit https://salvationarmysoundcast.org/
Angry or Bitter?
Apr 8 • 6 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 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/
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.
Stay in Babylon
Apr 1 • 7 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 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…
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…
False Narratives
Mar 25 • 7 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…
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.
Thorns and Thistles
Mar 18 • 9 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…
Who is Our Neighbor?
Mar 11 • 9 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 4 • 9 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…
Count the Cost: Part 2
Feb 26 • 8 min
In this episode, Heather shares a personal story where she missed a moment to care for someone who would have been receptive while she was chasing someone uninterested. How many times is God putting someone in our path to care for while we are busy doing…
Count the Cost: Part 1
Feb 19 • 7 min
For the next three weeks, Rob and Heather discuss the cost of ministry. Ultimately, discipleship will cost you something. The Dolbys share some moments where they were being the hands and feet of Jesus but that didn’t go quite as expected and ended up…
The Kingdom: Part 3
Feb 12 • 8 min
As we continue to talk about the Kingdom of God, we study several parables that Jesus used to describe the Kingdom. We see that some people simply are not able to grasp the Kingdom because they have hardened hearts.Series: The Least of These
The Kingdom: Part 2
Feb 5 • 9 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?Series: The Least of These
The Kingdom: Part 1
Jan 29 • 10 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 22 • 8 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 15 • 6 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 8 • 8 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. Throughout this series, Rob and Heather…
Prayers for the Church in 2020
Jan 1 • 9 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 25, 2019 • 8 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 18, 2019 • 8 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
The Empty Chair
Dec 11, 2019 • 10 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 4, 2019 • 10 min
We are so excited to share our special, 5-week Christmas Series from Wonderful Words of Life. 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…
A New Life: Part 2
Nov 27, 2019 • 7 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 20, 2019 • 7 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…
Life in Recovery
Nov 13, 2019 • 7 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. Also, listen to this week’s episode of Wonderful Words of Life as we are, once again,…
Addiction
Nov 6, 2019 • 7 min
Today we begin a two-part discussion on addiction. Aleata shares some of the causes and some of the philosophies behind treatments. Be sure to listen to Wonderful Words of Life’s episode this week as we are also joined by Salvation Army officers, Rob and…
Finding a New “Normal”
Oct 30, 2019 • 8 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 23, 2019 • 5 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 16, 2019 • 7 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 9, 2019 • 7 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…
Depression: Teens
Oct 2, 2019 • 8 min
Today, we look at depression among teens and adolescents. Aleata will discuss symptoms of depression, offer advice to parents and share from her own experience. Be sure to listen to this week’s episode of Wonderful Words of Life as we are also joined by…
Depression: Stigma in the Church
Sep 25, 2019 • 9 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 18, 2019 • 8 min
As we begin this series on mental health, we are introduced to our guest and counselor, Aleata Dawkins. Today we discuss the overall pace of life and the balancing act so many of us feel on the edge of failing. What do we do when we feel…
A Parent’s Most Important Role
Sep 11, 2019 • 6 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.
Testimony from Bill and Debra Mockabee
Sep 4, 2019 • 12 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 28, 2019 • 6 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 21, 2019 • 8 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 14, 2019 • 8 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 7, 2019 • 10 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 31, 2019 • 7 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 24, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29In 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 17, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Divorce 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?
Testimony from Stephen and Connie Long
Jul 10, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Today 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
Jul 3, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Kids 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 26, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Discipline 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 19, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29As 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…
Pentecost
Jun 12, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29It 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…
The Great Commission
Jun 5, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29In 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 29, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29The 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 22, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Its 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 15, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Mothers Day episode. Today, Ken discusses the mother-like qualities of God. Much like a great mom, the Holy Spirit knows you better than you know yourself.
Regeneration
May 8, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29What does it mean to be born again? This week, Ken Argot discusses the powerful gift we have in the Holy Spirit; regeneration.
Road to Emmaus
May 1, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29Much like the two disciples, who didnt recognize Jesus as they were on their way to Emmaus; what does it take for our eyes to be opened? Our human eyes can be so focused…
Easter Sunday
Apr 24, 2019
To support this ministry financially, visit: https://www.oneplace.com/donate/1357/29If you are heavily involved in your church community, you may have been so busy preparing for this past Sunday that Easter has felt more like a chore than NEW LIFE. Be…