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Life is busy, but you can do good right where you are, and The Do Gooders Podcast is here to help. Join Christin Thieme, editor of The Salvation Army's Caring Magazine, as she interviews guests for ideas to make an impact—from what it means to do good, to where to discover joy, what it is really like to be homeless or how to raise kind kids. If you want to be inspired and find tangible tips for simple actions you can take for good, this is the podcast for you.

The Do Gooders Podcast Christin Thieme

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Life is busy, but you can do good right where you are, and The Do Gooders Podcast is here to help. Join Christin Thieme, editor of The Salvation Army's Caring Magazine, as she interviews guests for ideas to make an impact—from what it means to do good, to where to discover joy, what it is really like to be homeless or how to raise kind kids. If you want to be inspired and find tangible tips for simple actions you can take for good, this is the podcast for you.

    73: The one thing you need to plan for the New Year with Megan Fate Marshman

    73: The one thing you need to plan for the New Year with Megan Fate Marshman

    What are your plans for the New Year?
    Will it depend on how things are going in the moment?
    It doesn’t need to. You really can trust God’s plan for your life—in all things, no matter what your life looks like right now.
    That’s what Megan Fate Marshman explores in her new book, a power-packed, biblical look at Jeremiah 29:11-14—a familiar passage that begins: "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, …
    So how is God inviting us to practically trust him through Jeremiah 29?
    How can we take active steps to trust God regularly?
    And how does trusting God’s plans for our lives change the way we live?
    Megan is on the show to share just that.
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    • 33 min
    72: How to use your imagination in retelling the story this Christmas with Russ Ramsey

    72: How to use your imagination in retelling the story this Christmas with Russ Ramsey

    Story may be the most compelling way to deliver information, which we can assume is why Jesus delivered so many of his messages in parables—story.
    Russ Ramsey explores the narrative arc of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation in a new way in his three-part series: Retelling the Story. While staying true to Scripture, Russ shares these familiar stories with visual, compelling language allowing us to connect with God’s word through our imagination.
    As one endorser wrote, Russ helps us “rescue truth from the jaws of familiarity.”
    Russ is a pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, and allows his own life experience to influence his storytelling—as a father, for instance, exploring how Joseph must’ve felt as his wife delivered a baby in a barn.
    He’s on the show today to share more about the series, and especially part one: “The Advent of The Lamb of God.” He’s also going to read an excerpt from it as a gift to us.
    I hope you can sit somewhere quiet, and allow your imagination to picture each little detail of this beautiful story.
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    • 25 min
    71: A simple guide for how to pray today with Pete Greig

    71: A simple guide for how to pray today with Pete Greig

    “From American presidents to Irish poets, from rock stars in London to single mothers in Wichita, prayer has been the argument ‘that cannot be proven,’ the ‘gaping need’ of every human soul since the very dawn of time.
    “It is no exaggeration to say that to be human is to pray.”
    These are the words of Pete Grieg, a writer and church planter who co-founded and leads the 24-7 Prayer movement around the world. A pastor in England, Pete has written a number of bestselling books and his latest really is one for all of us: “How to Pray: A Simple Guide for Normal People.”
    He’s on the show to share more about prayer and yes, how to pray—especially following Jesus’s instructions to keep it simple, keep it real and keep it up.
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    • 27 min
    70: How The Salvation Army is responding to need and rescuing Christmas with Sabrina Kiser

    70: How The Salvation Army is responding to need and rescuing Christmas with Sabrina Kiser

    Consider for a moment that you lost your job at the start of this global pandemic. You had a good job. Last New Year’s Eve you never could have expected to be unemployed. But now you are. Your usual expenses are still due and while you now have no income, you’ve also added new needs—like health insurance. You know this Christmas won’t be like it was last year, but can you really not buy any gifts for your child?
    It’s a sobering reality that so many Americans are facing this year.
    And as some have said, it’s a disaster without the cleanup. We’re in month nine of the ongoing hurricane.
    So while we’ve heard again and again this year that the need is greater, we know that need is personal. It touches individual lives—many who have never needed assistance before.
    Sabrina Kiser is the Director of Social Services for The Salvation Army in the western U.S. She oversees initiatives like The Way Out, a plan to double The Salvation Army’s impact on homelessness by 2024. And this year, she has supported the significant expansion of feeding and sheltering in response to COVID-19.
    In just the 13 western states, The Salvation Army has provided more than 5.5 million meals, beverages and snacks and some 600,000 nights of lodging since mid-March.
    Sabrina is on the show today to explore need from all angles—as the pandemic hit, the outlook right now and as The Salvation Army prepares for what’s to come—especially as we’re currently out to rescue Christmas. 
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    • 28 min
    BONUS: Behind the Scenes with The Salvation Army this Christmas

    BONUS: Behind the Scenes with The Salvation Army this Christmas

    That’s right! This is a special, bonus episode from our live event on Giving Tuesday—the Do Good Expedition.
    Thank you so much to each of you who joined us! If you didn’t, you might not be on our email list, so be sure to sign up now to see all future invites.  
    Each year on Giving Tuesday, people all around the world take action to support causes they care about. And after the year we’ve had, it’s really nice to think about all the good that can come from that collective action.
    Of course, when you give to The Salvation Army, you support all kinds of causes, like helping those experiencing homelessness, feeding the hungry and buying Christmas gifts for kids who need a little joy this holiday season.
    As part of our event, we recorded a special episode of this podcast to take you behind the scenes of how The Salvation Army is rescuing Christmas in three communities and from three different vantage points. 
    So allow me to introduce to you today Captain Kristy Church, Salvation Army Corps Officer of the Roseburg (Oregon) Corps; Jhoana Hirasuna, Social Services Director of the Pasadena (California)  Tabernacle Corps; and Sam Jarosz, Public Relations Director in the Del Oro Division, based in Sacramento.
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    • 23 min
    69: A simple approach to a meaningful Advent with Tsh Oxenreider

    69: A simple approach to a meaningful Advent with Tsh Oxenreider

    To live simply is to live holistically in your life’s purpose—and set aside all the rest.
    That’s what Tsh Oxenreider will tell you after more than a decade of writing about the art of simple. Tsh is the bestselling author of several books and just released a new journey into Advent that guides us with simplicity in contemplating the presence of God before feasting in it.
    She writes: “Advent is our invitation to rest in the already–not yet anticipation of the God incarnate, who will one day right all the wrongs of the world. And yet he already came, 2,000 years ago as a helpless baby. Already, not yet. We live in the middle, where we’re invited to wait with hope.”
    Tsh says Advent is an inward posture—it’s a gift, not a burden. She’s on the show to share more about her new guide and how you can meaningfully observe Advent in the days ahead.
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There’s still good in this world!

It’s so encouraging to listen to people who are not tired of doing good in the midst of a hurt world. There’s so much need and these messages bring hope and motivation!

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Good listen

Love being able to listen to something positive and encouraging. The episode about finding joy was really great and gave so many practical tips.

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