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It is our hope that the Journey Principles Podcast will help you grow and lead you toward the life you want with amazing guests, easy to apply practical principles, and personal motivation. Stephen shares from his knowledge, his experiences, and most of all, his heart! He knows all about suffering and bears witness to how amazing life can be when we choose to take a stand and apply principles that matter. Many of these are the same principles that transcended him from being virtually homeless and ready to take his life to becoming a respected and successful business owner. In a very transparent way, Stephen and his guests will walk you through the principles they have adopted into their lives and use daily. They will teach you how to transform from who you think you are today to becoming who you’re meant to be! It does not matter what kind of setbacks you have experienced so far. Stephen and his guests share from their personal, real-life journeys in order to empower you, the listener.
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Mar 28, 2016

As promised, we have Chris Hannibal back for another week! Master magician and headliner for our Journey Principles Light Up the Darkness event coming up on Saturday, September 24th.

Last week we talked about the importance of finding your passions and dreams. This week, Hannibal talks about the difference between passion and ability. You can be passionate about something but have no ability with that passion. It is when your passion and ability meet that you will find your God-given purpose.

Pull out a piece of paper and list five things that you would do for absolutely free if everything was considered equal. It is within those five things that you can find your passion and ability, your God-given purpose. The next step is to refine that skill and find your own style within it.

Shine, don’t reflect!

Hannibal’s mom had that quote posted in his home growing up. This is something he has chosen to live each day by. When you look into a mirror you see your reflection. When many people are just starting to pursue their purpose, it is okay to reflect someone else that you admire. You are learning, you are refining the skill. There comes a time that you must stop reflecting them and look inside for your own style, your own way. If it is a God given talent and purpose, your skill is found within you. Let your own style shine and don’t reflect those styles of others. Shine, don’t reflect!

Lastly, is there something that you are struggling with or having a hard time overcoming? Hannibal’s advice is to just breathe. Live in the moment. Breathe in. Take in everything around you. Breathe out. We live in such a miraculous world. A sunrise can become mundane very quickly. It can simply mean “get up, time for work.” But if we take the time to look around us and appreciate everything around us, we can live a much more fulfilling life. Take in the world much like an infant and toddler take in new things. Live in astonishment!

Join with us today in listening to Chris Hannibal talk about all these amazing life changing things. You don’t want to miss it. If you enjoyed listening to Chris Hannibal today, make sure to come check out his talents at our Light Up the Darkness event on September 24th! You will not be disappointed!

Make sure to check out Chris Hannibal Part 1 if you have not done so already. But until next time, check us out at and follow us on Facebook at Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles.

Mar 21, 2016

Chris Hannibal is a master magician that inspires and leaves his audiences in complete awe! He started his stage career at the age of 6. You will be on the edge of your seat while he tells the story of how his mom was taken from the earth much too early. Please join us in welcoming Chris Hannibal.

Stephen and Hannibal met at a USO event that they were doing together. Stephen had the opportunity to sit down with Hannibal to hear his story and from the beginning was mesmerized. Hannibal is now a master magician and a motivational speaker, but he didn’t start off that way.  He found his God given gift and purpose while doing street performances just to keep food on his family’s table. He believes that each step of your journey is simply getting you closer to your dreams and goals. Sometimes those dreams and goals aren’t realized until later in the journey. He would never have dreamed of his accomplishments when he first started. If he had seen his accomplishments before he started, he might have been too intimidated to even start.

We can all take a lesson from that: you may not be exactly where you want to be right now, but keep going. This step, perceived as big or small, is simply getting you to where you are meant to be. As Stephen said, each step up a mountain is making your legs stronger. So when you start to climb your next mountain, you have more strength than you did before. Your next climb will be easier and faster.

Hannibal shares with the listener the importance of finding your passion and talent. His mom always supported and encouraged him to pursue and continue with his talents. She was taken away from this earth too soon. Life is too short to waste your passions and talents.  When she was unexpectantly taken, Hannibal was encouraged to never give up. His talents were gifts given to him and they were natural skills that he sharpened over time.

Don’t take your talents and passions for granted. Sharpen them now, live them out, and work to make them better.

Everyone can and should take the time to find their passions and talents. Some steps and questions to ask yourself that can help you live the life you are meant to lead are as follows:

  1. Sit down in a quiet environment with a pen and paper. Start writing out the things you enjoy doing and the things you have talent in. Is it playing a musical instrument? Writing an incredible story? Crafting something with your hands?
  2. Take some time each week, maybe twice a week, to practice these talents. How can you sharpen, polish and make them better?
  3. Are these some things that you can see yourself doing each day? Can you turn your passions and talents into a career like Chris Hannibal?

Tune in with us today to hear the heartbreaking story of how Hannibal’s mom left us much too early and how he went from a street performer to a master magician. Don’t forget that this is only Part 1 of our incredible podcast with Chris Hannibal. Join us again next week to continue hearing from this amazing speaker! Please comment below and share us with your family and friends. See you next week for Chris Hannibal Part 2!

Mar 14, 2016

Peace Beyond Addiction Part 2 | With Lee Flach 

Hello again Journey Principles family, we sincerely hope you are enjoying these podcast. Our guest is real life examples that you can overcome.

In part two of our show with Lee Flach, we get Lee's practical take aways from Part Two of Peace Beyond Addiction.

For those who love and addict.

Resist the urge to enable, allowing can increase the time that a user may need to heal and break free. Lee shares that his wife was always loving but always had very clear boundaries and that included putting him out and loving him from afar.

Intercede in prayer, while Lee's wife was deleting proper boundaries she was in constant prayer asking for her miracle and asking for Lee to be safe and for God to break Lee's heart away from the addiction and toward the father.

Praying for discernment, Discernment should I be used while addict it trying to beat the addiction. The addiction clouds the mind, which also means the user, is not in a healthy state to have the full authority of trust. As trust is earned, allow small levels of new trust to be built. It gives the addict hope, and they can see the little wins they are making each day. At the same time don't take it personally if addict relapses, there is a real chemical, physical, and spiritual battle being fought.

Addiction is illogical - It's tough to understand illogical acts or struggles. So it's best to find peace in the scriptures and through journaling. Remember the addict is working through areas of the past, present and what they believe they feel like their future could be. Even when things are going well, addicts feel as though they are in fear of success and failure. They are building a new standard, and if they have known addiction for a long time then, even healthy sobriety can feel awkward to them. This is where patience is needed and reassurance that the adjustment can take place and will allow more joy in the future.


Addicts Four Steps Toward Health

  1. Reach out, to someone who has dealt with the addiction and overcome, who can be a trusted accountability partner. Add other healthy people in your inner circles such as a pastor or trained counselor.
  2. Plugin - Stay connected to new behaviors toward a healthy lifestyle.
  3. Acknowledge, that there is a need to heal. Don't be afraid to say I need to heal and I need help to do so. Be willing to lay down pride and pick up responsibly through Acknowledging help is needed to heal.
  4. Journal - Journaling can be a great recourse to get thoughts on paper and not to circulate in the mind. Ask yourself questions that have to do with moving into a growth mindset.

We can't change truly change until we want to change the inside

Lee reminds us that it's important to know that we need to go from a scab to a scar. A scab is a wound that is not yet healed, where the scar is where a wound once was, and it was a reminder of how to improve life going forward.

We sincerely hope you've enjoyed this episode with Lee Flach remember to get part one and part two in your step to peace be on addiction

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Mar 11, 2016

Peace Beyond Addiction Part 1 With Lee Flach

Today on the Journey Principles podcast, we have a walking, talking miracle with us, Lee Flach. He has been inspiring people all over with his story and has agreed to share it with you. His story is one of addiction.

Common Misconceptions on Addiction. Most people think of an addiction involving drugs or alcohol but there are many forms of addiction. Anything that you put into your body or soul in excess is an addiction. Stephen shares that he
was addicted to toxic relationships. Is there something you are putting
Is there something you are putting into your body or soul in excess?
Listen in as Lee brings hope to us all with his powerful story.
Lee was a heroin addict. He fought for 25 years to overcome his addict
ion and he finally did it, once and for all. He could easily overcome the physical addiction of heroin but after he would use, the mental
addiction would kick in. He would feel worthless and would start using
again. It was an endless cycle. He has an amazing woman who stood by him during his addiction, his wife Brenda.
Three years ago Brenda, who prayed for Lee every day, took him to church with her. It was on that day that he surrendered his life to the Lord and was able to be completely free of his addiction.
Tune in with us today to hear how one mans struggle to hold his head above water led to that outreached, saving hand.
Step 1 In Gaining Peace Beyond Addiction In Overcoming addiction is the awareness of the struggle and the acknowledgement of the hold. 
Stay tuned for Part 2 on Monday for steps 2 and 3. They are truly inspiring and can really help anyone who is struggling with an addiction or love someone who is.
Make sure to check out Peace Beyond Addiction our Free Resource to you, just go to to get it Free. Please feel free to share the show and The Journey Principles with a friend. 
Mar 10, 2016

Joseph Prielozny & Dirty Rice Show Notes


Faith + Music + Mission = Momentum 

Grammy-award winning producers talk about what it’s like to live their life through their faith perspective and music. No production entity in Christian hip hop has achieved more in the past. Formed by Joseph Prielozny and Dirty Rice, COBRA collaborated with Lecrae on his September release, Anomaly to earn a Grammy Award for the song “Messengers” and another nomination for “All I Need Is You.” On Tuesday, the extended COBRA crew, which includes rapper KB and singer-songwriter Natalie Lauren, gave birth to Tomorrow We Live. Dirty Rice produced seven out of the album's 14 tracks with Prielozny, who also played the role of A&R with Lauren.

“I think [Prielozny] is the genius behind a lot of what has come out of Reach, and Dirty’s a beast,” KB said, “and when we come together, you might get struck by the COBRA.”

Tomorrow We Live has been purchased more on iTunes than any hip-hop album this week besides Love Story by Eminem-endorsed Yelawolf. Its success was predictable, considering that Reach Records has had 17 straight solo albums chart on the Billboard 200. Less predictable were the events that made COBRA — and Tomorrow We Live as it exists today — possible.

A New Leaf

Before Reach CEO Ben Washer wanted to sign Lecrae, he had his eye on another act — A New Leaf, an acoustic duo formed by Kurt Denmark and Prielozny, whose brother roomed in college with Washer. A New Leaf flew to New York to record its Reach debut, but the group ultimately never released any music. 

“I just felt like I didn’t need to be in the spotlight,” Prielozny said.

Instead, Prielozny accepted a job in Nashville, Tennessee as an assistant to Grammy-nominated producer Shaun Shankel. Then in 2004, Washer sent Prielozny an album that captured his attention — Real Talk by Lecrae.


“Man, this Christian music is different from the Christian music I’m working on in Nashville,” Prielozny said.

Bored one night, Prielozny produced a rock remix of Real Talk and returned it to Washer. Lecrae loved it. This led to Amped, the rap-rock EP released in 2007 by the 116 Clique, and then an offer for Prielozny to join Reach as an on-staff producer. Listen to the show and learn how perseverance and not fearing failure can inspire the change you most desire out of life.

Mar 9, 2016

Ken Abraham show notes

In this episode we learn the power of a story. Everyone has a unique story that should be told in order for it to inspire someone else. We have the privilege of having Ken Abraham join us today. He is an author of over 80 books, 15 of which are on the New York Times Best Sellers’ list. When he was 8 years old, he started writing about other peoples’ stories because he also feels that everyone has a story to tell. He feels if you take the time to ask questions and listen, you will see doors open that you have never seen before.

Sometimes people feel that their story is so terrible that they don’t deserve forgiveness. That is not true. People need at least one person to show them the love of God and his grace. They need someone to say “God hasn’t given up on you and I am not giving up on you either.” As a matter of fact, Journey Principles is here for that reason. We all have fallen short at one point but we know that God isn’t done with us. God doesn’t give up on someone and we aren’t giving up either.

Other times people feel that they have hit “rock bottom” and can’t go any further. Ken Abraham points out that God allows us to come to that place where we have exhausted our efficiency and therefore we need to lean on Him. It is usually that place where real liberty and freedom begins.

Then there are people who have experienced both. They feel they have hit “rock bottom” and they can’t possibly be forgiven for the things that have caused them to hit that low. That is where God’s grace comes into play more than ever. Some people feel that they need to have a lot of faith in order to lean on God. The most amazing thing about God is that he never said we needed to have lots of faith to seek him. We just need to have genuine faith.

We are honored to have Ken Abraham tell us a little about his story. He shares with us about his parents and the struggles they faced as a family. He tells us about someone’s story that had an impact on him. He also shares with us an adversity in his life that he had to overcome; he felt that he could go no further. Listen with us today as Ken tells about God’s grace, what got him through that hard time and what gets him through every day.

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