Capture Every Thought with Annie Chapman Part 2
Good to see you again JP Family! Today Stephen is talking with Annie Chapman for part 2. Annie gives us more insight on forgiveness, her battle to forgive and how she truly overcame it. Comforting others by her testimony is how Annie lives her life. Theoretically she writes her obituary every day. She wants people to remember her by these words, “She loved unconditionally, she served joyfully, and she forgave quickly.” How wonderful would it be if we all lived by that motto?
In today’s episode you will learn:
* Innocent Child vs Horrible Monster
* The meaning behind ‘Free Will’.
* Adversary and Advocate
* Viewing life through dark sunglasses.
* How to finish well.
* Are we reading to just read or reading to ask questions?
We truly enjoyed talking with Annie Chapman for two shows. It is our sincere hope that your mind was inspired and your heart was motivated. You can get more information on Annie Chapman through their website, steveandanniechapman.com.
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Capture Every Thought with Annie Chapman Part 1:
Welcome back JP Family! Today Stephen will be talking with the amazing author, speaker and musician, Annie Chapman. She has been sharing the stage with her husband since 1975 when they married. Annie grew up on a dairy farm in West Virginia. She is a mom to two and a grandmother to six. Annie shares her testimony with us today in a hope to give life to others. Starting from the age of 5, she went from a stage of rage to a place of peace and then to a place of wholeness. Listen in today to hear Annie Chapman’s inspiring story and some ways she was able to move to that place of wholeness.
Today you will learn:
* How to stop an incident from becoming your identity.
* What forgiveness is and what forgiveness is not.
* Anger vs. Love : who wins?
* A story about a pastor’s wife of 30 years who has only known Jesus for 18 months.
* The pain of same or the pain of change?
Make sure to tune in next week to hear part 2 with Annie Chapman. Until then be sure to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and Twitter, Stephen_scoggin. We look forward to seeing you again on the next Journey Principles.
Direction, Discernment and Delivery from Divorce with Joel Weldon:
Have you ever wondered who the man is behind the introduction? Well today you will be able to hear from him. Joel Weldon is our voice-over. He is based out of California and does voice-over for many others such as NBC and Toyota. He is going to share with us his story and some things he has learned along the way.
Joel grew up in Northern Minnesota as a farm kid. His parents took him to church; he accepted it and went. But once he got into junior high, he decided he didn’t want to go anymore. He started dabbling in music. That led him to playing in a top 40s band and then on to writing songs. He started college at Bethel and was a bass player in a couple of different bands. Bethel College required every student to take a Bible class. He started taking New Testament Survey, a class that takes you through the New Testament. He felt it would be a breeze, he knows the New Testament. But he had a teacher that would change his life.
Dr. John Piper is a brilliant man. He was new to teaching that class but definitely resonated with Joel. Dr. Piper started talking about a Jesus that Joel had never known. He wanted to know more about this Jesus. It was a truth that Joel had never heard before. That is when he committed his life to Jesus. He then changed his major and moved to California.
Joel ended up in San Diego, living with his uncle and aunt. While there he got involved with some musicians and started traveling the world. He wrote songs and did thousands of concerts on his own.
Around this time his wife of seven years wanted a divorce. She decided that she didn’t want to be married anymore. Majority of that time his two little children were solely with him. He was in a different world; he had to learn many new things such as how to do his 4 year old daughter’s hair. He stepped out of touring completely. He then started working for a production company. The man he was working for sat him down and told him that God was going to take care of him.
Through that journey Joel learned a lot. There is this expectation of everything falling immediately into place once you commit yourself to Christ. But it isn’t like that. It takes time for Him to teach you the path he has for you. It’s a lot of falling on our face and God picking us back up. It takes time.
There was a wave of emotions that Joel experienced during his divorce. He went through a time of questioning God and wondering why He wasn’t there. He came to the realization that hurt must be taken one day at a time. Deep down he knew that God was there, it was just a process. He was battling guilt, pain, hurt, anger, betrayal and even thoughts of retribution. He had to ask himself “how does God want me to respond?” He looked at the fruits of the spirit, love, hope, etc, and knew that was how he was to respond. Looking at things with love and forgiveness allows us to have a better mindset. Once we improve our mindset, the actions will follow.
One of the biggest things someone of divorce has to face is learning to trust again. There is a feeling that people are going to hurt us. Joel learned to trust anyway. There was a chance that someone could hurt him again but God walked him through it the first time and He would do it again. One way that Joel was able to battle his apprehension with trust was by having complete transparency. Trust isn’t built by word but by actions. He has now been happily married for 17 years.
We sincerely hope you enjoy today’s podcast with Joel Weldon and are able to implement some things into your life. You can learn more about him at his website, joelweldon.com. Until next time, keep sending us your comments and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on twitter @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to being with you on the next Journey Principles!
Chained No More with Robyn Besemann:
Welcome back Journey Principles Family! Today we have author, speaker and songwriter, Robyn Besemann, with us. She is the author of the book “Chained No More” and has her own radio show titled “Chained No More.” She also has a curriculum that helps people who are going through struggles. She is going to share with us about how God has moved in her life.
Robyn grew up in what she calls a “bubble”. She is from a pastor’s family where the environment was full of serving and helping others. She feels she has always been led towards ministry. There is one time, in particular, that she began thinking about how she could reach lots of people.
She became a camp mom one summer. She spent many nights up with children who were sobbing into her shirt and sharing their struggles at home. It made her start thinking that if children are suffering, adults are suffering also. What is the church doing about this? What is the body of Christ doing about this? That’s when she began researching and learning exactly that. She truly believes that God is the answer to all the hurt we have but she just didn’t know how to help. She started getting involved to find ways to help. There was a registration form and on this form there was a box you could check for more information regarding single parent ministry. 450 families checked that box. It became obvious that this was where she was going to start. That then led to the writing of her book titled “Chained No More”.
One of the things Robyn wants to accomplish with her course is that we are able to understand and recognize that we need and want help. Once we understand who or what is hurting us, we can begin the healing process. She doesn’t like to tell anyone what to do, she wants them to figure it out on their own with guidance and direction. She shares a couple of stories with us about 2 females’ lives that were changed. She watched the hand of God at work.
One of those stories is about a lady named Betty. She worked at DHS and came into Robyn’s class as a young professional. During the first class she just cried and cried because of all the hurt she had experienced. She shared about her childhood and growing up in a family of great neglect. Because of her experience, she didn’t want to have children of her own. She was afraid she would put her children through the same childhood she experienced. During her time in Robyn’s class, Betty found great healing. She grew so much. At the end of the class, she shared that she thought she wanted to have a child with her husband of 5 years. They now have a little boy and Betty is a very attentive mom.
Many people with hurt from their childhood, such as Betty, live in fear. The goal is to help us live in faith more than we live in fear. One of the first things that has to happen is that we must recognize that we are living in fear and then why. After that, the tools come into play. People have said that the best thing that has been learned from Robyn’s class is the “click point”. The very instance that a thought enters your mind, you must turn it around. That’s called the click point. Stephen refers to something very similar. It’s called the “challenge thought”. Once a thought comes into your mind, challenge it with a question. And not just any question but the right question. Our mind has the amazing ability to always answer a question that has been asked. But we must start asking the right questions. Instead of “why me?”, ask “what can I learn?”. Both the click point and the challenge thought helps to change the mindset and continue the process of healing.
Robyn also spends some time talking about how to handle confrontation. There is a saying she likes to teach, “put a permanent ridge in your tongue.” When you are f aced with a moment that you would normally fly off the handle at someone, put your tongue in that ridge first and think about it. Nothing good comes from getting overly mad at someone and yelling. You must learn to have healthy confrontation and move to resolution. It isn’t about proving who is right and wrong but about coming to a resolution with the conflict. If two people are facing each other, they can’t face the same direction. In other words, if two people are fighting and arguing with each other, they can’t achieve the same goals.
We truly hope that you enjoy today’s podcast with Robyn Besemann. You can stay in connection with her through her website robynbministries.com. You can also listen to her radio show at toginet.com/show/chainednomore.
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Maximizing Leadership and Culture with Jonathan Schober:
Hello JP Family! Welcome back. Today we have an amazing guest to share with you. Jonathan Schober is a preacher’s kid from Austin, TX. He can trace his heritage back to Davy Crockett. He is the founder of Maximize Others, a resource to help corporate businesses implement culture, leadership, and possibilities into their business. Today he is going to share an adversity that no parent wants to ever face.
Jon has been married for over 20 years and has 7 children. Within a span of 5 years, they had 4 kids. The process at the doctor’s office was relatively routine to them at the point of having their fourth child. They had already had a few basic sonograms and were going in for the comprehensive sonogram, the one that looks at all the organs. They already knew about how long this process was to take but it was taking longer this time around. The doctor kept making noises that you don’t want your doctor to make while looking at your unborn child, “hmm”. After the doctor spoke with the nurses and the sonogram was over, he called Jon and his wife into his office. He explained that the heart normally has four chambers; he was only seeing two chambers. He wanted them to immediately make an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist for another sonogram. It would take a few days until they were able to go in for their appointment.
As anyone can imagine, this was a scary few days for the family. Jon describes the feeling when he first heard the news as being helpless. He is trying to be the strong husband and support his wife all while feeling totally helpless. The first thing they did once they left the appointment was to call his parents. Jon and his family believe in the power of prayer. He told his mom and dad what was going on and they all began to pray. When the time came for the appointment, they went in hoping for the best and fearing the worse.
When it was time for the sonogram, again the doctor and nurses were making the same noises you don’t want a doctor to make while looking at your unborn child. One of the nurses looked at Jon and his wife and said “why are you here?” Jon explained what had happened and why they needed the sonogram. She said “well your daughter’s heart is fine. See here is chamber number one, chamber number two, chamber number three, and chamber number four.” Their daughter was born with a healthy heart and has had no trouble with it since.
Jon says he has no idea if the first doctor made a mistake in looking at the sonogram or if it was a miracle but that he doesn’t care. What he does know is that it was real. His faith was tested during those few days. He knows that God always brings you through the hard times, whether he is carrying you or walking with you. Sometimes God will take you over the mountain and you come out the other side very relieved. But there are times when God takes you through the mountain and it is much harder. But you always come out the other side when you trust in him. They were praying for God to take them over that mountain and He did.
Your dark times will come to an end. There is the light of Christ at the end of your dark tunnel. Jon’s story is proof of that. This is not the only adversity that he has faced in his life. He has been fired from a job and laid off. After being laid off from a particular job, he began to really ask “Lord, what do you want to do with my life?” That led him to what he is doing now. He is helping businesses bring their work life and their spiritual life into alignment. He helps them maximize their potential and their spiritual calling. He believes that most people are called to ministry. And that isn’t ministry inside of a church but outside of the church. Jon has very high hopes for the future of this country and world. Businesses are starting to focus more of the culture and realizing that there is more to a person than the uniform they wear or the cubicle they work in. Many people have families and adversities of their own. This is allowing people to be more open and vulnerable. They are being accountable and seeing progress. Once people become transparent, they are able to heal and bring hope to others.
Everyone has a story, whether you have overcome adversity or are going through a hard time now. If you have already overcome an adversity, share your story. You story can bring hope to others. It is very easy for people to feel “this is just how my life is going to be.” Your story can bring them out of that thinking and into a world of hope.
If you are going through a tough time right now, keep moving. You will come out the other end. God has a plan for you. Everything you are experiencing, God will use. He does not waste an experience. Jon uses the example of Joseph in the Bible. He talks about the many trials Joseph faces. But he continues to keep his vision and dream in front of him. Then God blesses him and uses everything Joseph has learned throughout his troubles. God will do the same for you, for everyone. We all just have to continue to have faith and continue moving.
Jon leaves us with three things he would tell his 14/15 year old self.
We sincerely hope you enjoy today’s podcast with Jon Schober. There are a couple of ways to get into contact with him. You can visit his website at maximizeothers.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you enjoy today’s show, please like, comment, and share with others. If you have a story to tell and don’t want to share on your own social media, share it with us. We can get your story out there to inspire and motivate others. Please continue to send in your questions and comments about the show. You can reach us via email, email@example.com. Until next time, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on Twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to spending some more time with you on the next Journey Principles!