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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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Oct 10, 2016

Unpredicted Purpose with David Stallings:

Welcome back JP Family! Today we have a close friend and family member with us. Stephen's uncle, David Stallings, has an amazing story. He has experienced miracle upon miracle after a horrific automobile accident. His story will encourage you and inspire you to keep having faith through a difficult struggle.

In today's podcast you will learn more about the following:
* Car accident that changed his life.
* "Be still and know that I am God."
* 3 ways to stay positive during a tough struggle

We truly hope that you were inspired by David's story. If you liked today's podcast, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great resources. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Oct 3, 2016

The Secret to Success with Rock Thomas:

Great to see you JP Family! We have an amazing motivational and inspirational speaker from Canada with us today, Rock Thomas. He has a big heart for helping others, especially in the area of entrepreneurship and accountability in coaching. He loves to help people grow and better their lives. Make sure to tune in today to hear some great tips on becoming successful in your own life.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Pain breeds passion.

* Do what you fear and it will disappear.

* 3 things that can make your life better.

* Have high standards in all areas of your life.

* Great morning rituals

* Power of forgiveness.

* 5 things to do on a daily basis to improve your life.

* Nothing has meaning until the meaning you give it.

We really enjoyed spending some time with Rock Thomas and we hope you do as well. Make sure to check out more information on him; it sounds like we were only scraping the surface on the amazing things he has to offer. You can find him on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, Rock Thomas. You can also reach him through his website, www.rockthomas.com.

Please continue to share these episodes with those who need it most! You can learn more about Stephen Scoggins and The Journey Principles at www.journeyprinciples.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to hear about all the great things coming up in the future. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 29, 2016

Laughter: The Great Equalizer Part 2 with Les Long:

Welcome back JP Family! We have Comedian, Les Long, on the show with us for Part 2! Today Les shares with us about the type of shows he performs and the meaning behind them.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* “Guard Your Cookie”

* Better young ladies will make better men.

* Say something to God every time you wake up at night.

* “So What”

We truly hope that you have enjoyed the two episodes with Les Long. Not only does Les perform comedy shows, he also holds comedy clinics and is a motivational speaker. Definitely check out more information about him on his website, www.leslong.com. Follow him on social media: Facebook, Mr. Les Long, Twitter and Instagram, Les Long.

Please continue to share the shows so they can get into the hands of those who need it most! You can follow Stephen and The Journey Principles on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins, and Twitter, @stephen_scoggin. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 26, 2016

Laughter: The Great Equalizer Part 1 with Les Long:

Happy Monday JP Family!! It is always great to spend some time with you. Today we have a wonderful comedian with us, Les Long. Clean comedy is his specialty. He decided to clean up his show when a church asked him to perform a comedy act for them. Ever since then he knows he is living out his divine purpose! He currently has over two hours of clean material and it continues to grow every day. Les shares with us his passion for laughter, among many other things!

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* The Cooking Comic

* One of the greatest lessons Les has learned while in the entertainment industry.

* Man has made too many rules on how to worship and love God.

* Blaming God for man made mistakes.

* The reason Les chose to clean up his material.

* Laughter is the great equalizer!

It is our sincere hope that you enjoy today’s show with Comedian, Les Long! Be sure to tune in on Thursday to hear part 2!

Please continue to share these shows to get the material into the hands of those who desperately need it. Follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins, and Twitter, @stephen_scoggin, for other great material and inspiration. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 19, 2016

Acts 2 Network with Jim Wall:

It's great to see you again JP Family. Today the founder of the Acts 2 Network, Pastor Jim Wall, is spending some time with us. He started pastoring when he was 19 years old. In September 1989, Community Church was born. Once Jim was called to start Acts 2 Network, he was able to pass the church on to his son.

Acts 2 Network's big vision is to have 500 churches part of their network and plant 100 churches. They are very close to this vision coming true! They are ready to go back to the table and gain a new vision. With this growth, they are now in three different continents. Their main purpose is to help churches learn how to be relevant today. They have found that there are tons of pastors who are hungry for that. 

In today's podcast you will learn more about the following:

* 3 reasons churches struggle.

* 6 dynamics of the original church in Acts.

* Spiritual parents

* Amplify - great event coming up at the end of September

We truly hope you enjoyed today's podcast with Pastor Jim Wall. He is part of an amazing network that can help our pastors and churches today. To get more information on Acts 2 Network, please visit their website at www.acts2network.org. If you are interested in their upcoming event, Amplify, you can also get more information from their website. To get more information on Jim Wall, visit his website at www.jimwall.net

Please continue to share these episodes and give us your feedback. Visit our website at www.journeyprinciples.com for some great information and tools to help you on your journey. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 12, 2016

Hope Unfading with Liz Rooney:

It’s great to spend some more time with you JP Family! Today we have an amazing Brain Warrior, Liz Rooney, with us! The adversities she has overcome is truly remarkable. After several, too many to count really, misdiagnoses she finally got an answer; Liz found out she had a traumatic brain injury. Throughout her life she has suffered multiple brain injuries, including over seven vehicle accidents by the time she was only 25 years old. Many of these injuries were misdiagnosed because the doctors simply didn’t know what to look for.

Hope was the only thing that kept her going. Liz has recently founded an organization called Hope Unfading. Her website is a resource site for anyone who is struggling with a brain injury of any type. She is giving her followers raw, real information that can lead them to true healing. 

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Neuroplasticity

* Brain Warriors

* How Liz takes on the warrior fight every day – Jesus!

* 2 things that will cause new growth in our brains.

* Hope Unfading

* 3 steps for someone who is struggling with a brain injury of any kind.

* “It’s one thing to have to walk through hell. But it’s another thing to have someone else voluntarily walk through hell with you.”

This episode with Liz Rooney is packed full of wisdom and encourage for anyone who is struggling. You don’t want to miss it!

 To find out more information on Liz and Hope Unfading, visit her website at www.hopeunfading.com. It is a great resource for fellow brain warriors to find information and personal testimonies to help them on their journey.

Thank you for spending some time with us. Please continue to follow us at www.journeyprinciples.com as well as Facebook and Twitter. As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 9, 2016

A Blessed Journey Part 3 with Sherri Nickerson, Kim Reddick & Natalie Nickerson:

It’s great to be with you for a third time this week! We have an amazing show in store for you today. Sherri is with us, again, along with both of her daughters. Our Director of Operations, Josh Bledsoe, is hosting the show today.

This is the first time all three of the ladies have sat down and discussed everything in length. It was truly a healing process for them. Sherri’s daughters, Kim and Natalie, take us into their childhood. They talk about many things including their strong bond that can’t be broken, forgiveness for their father, and encouragement to anyone going through the same situation.  Be ready to take notes because there are so many great things to take with you from today’s show that everyone can benefit from!

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Being in protection mode.

* Understanding addiction.

* Gift of loving in spite of the difficulties.

* You have a choice in how you live your life!

* Point of forgiveness.

* Multiple things to stick in your bag for your journey.

We truly hope you have enjoyed our three part podcast with Sherri Nickerson and her daughters. They have encouraged anyone who needs help to reach out to them. You can contact us at www.journeyprinciples.com and we can get you in connection with them. Please don’t hesitate and get the help you need. You can choose today to live a better life!

As always we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 8, 2016

A Blessed Journey Part 2 with Sherri Nickerson:

Welcome back JP Family! As promised we have Sherri Nickerson back for part two. Again Sherri is sharing her heart with us and leaving everyone in complete awe!

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* 3 steps to start healing

* Turn a curse into a blessing.

* The Journey Principles

* You are always at the place you are supposed to be at.

It is our hope to inspire your mind and motivate you heart. We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed hearing about Sherri and the things she has overcame. For the first time we are going to be doing a part 3! The third part is going to be with Sherri’s two daughters. Be sure to tune in tomorrow for that amazing episode!

If you or a loved one is victim to domestic violence, please reach out! You can contact us at The Journey Principles or you can reach out to Sherri at Haven Hills. Please share this information and show with those who need it most.

You can continue to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, as well as on Twitter, @stephen_scoggin. Be sure to get your Focus Tool at www.journeyprinciples.com/focus. You will not be disappointed. As always, we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Sep 5, 2016

A Blessed Journey Part 1 with Sherri Nickerson:

Welcome back JP Family! Today Stephen has a very special guest with us. She has been a victim of rape and domestic abuse. Sherri Nickerson is the only survivor of the West Side Rapist and later became a victim of domestic abuse by her husband. She was able to escape that awful situation and is now the CEO of an amazing foundation called Haven Hills. Haven Hills is a safe place for victims of domestic violence.

During today’s podcast Sherri gives us an explicit account of that awful night where she encountered the West Side Rapist. She goes on to talk about her abusive relationship and the signs for other women to pay attention to.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Today is not my day to die.

* Self-preservation.

* Circle of awareness – How do I know if I am being abused?

* Sherri’s twilight zone

* Hour of power.

As promised, here is the Circle of Awareness and to get a full view of this helpful tool, go to https://www.journeyprinciples.com/podcastepisode034/

Be sure to tune in on Thursday for part 2 with Sherri Nickerson. We will also have a bonus episode on Friday with Sherri and her two daughters. Make sure you don’t miss this powerful episode!

If you or a friend are a victim of domestic violence and need help, please reach out Haven Hills at www.havenhills.org. Or you can reach out to The Journey Principles at www.journeyprinciples.com and we will get you connected.

We look forward to seeing you on the next Journey Principles Podcast!

Aug 29, 2016

Finding the Truth with Dr. Nabeel Qureshi:

Good Morning JP Family! Today Stephen will be talking with a truly remarkable guest! Dr. Nabeel Qureshi is sharing his heartfelt understanding and knowledge with us on two well-known faiths, Islam and Christianity. He is remarkably transparent, authentic, and courageous. It took an enormous amount sacrifice in seeking and finding the truth. He is the author of three books, one of which made the New York Times bestsellers list, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity. His newest book will be released very soon, No God But One – Allah or Jesus. He describes both of these books as his testimony; the first being a testimony of his heart and the second being a testimony of his mind. Tune in to hear some of Dr. Qureshi’s wisdom on these two faiths.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Similarities between Islam and Christianity

* Differences between the two faiths

* The Trinity

* Theological stumbling block for Muslims

* The “why” behind both Islam and Christianity

* Crusades vs jihad

Dr. Qureshi has graciously given us five copies of his newest book, No God But One – Allah or Jesus. To get your copy simply text “but one” to 33444. The first five listeners to respond will be mailed a copy of the book. To get more information on Nabeel Qureshi, visit his website at www.nabeelqureshi.com. You can also reach him on Facebook and Twitter.

We truly hope you enjoy today’s podcast. Please share this content with those you feel need it most. Don’t forget to access your Focus tool on www.journeyprinciples.com/focus. Until next time continue to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. And as always, we look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Aug 25, 2016

Slingshot David Part 2 with Dee-1:

Welcome back JP Family! It is great to be spending another day in a week with you. As promised we have Dee-1 with us for Part 2. He is going to share some more inspiration with us today as well as the reason he has chosen the music industry.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Don’t use the music industry as validation.

* Where you can make the most impact on our youth.

* The importance of figuring out your “why”.

* Why we were created.

* Restore love.

There are many ways you can get in contact and follow Dee-1. You can follow him on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under dee1music. He is starting his nationwide headliner tour in September. Be sure to check out his tour dates on dee1music.com. And if you are a local listener, join the JP team as we attend his concert on September 26 in Chapel Hill.

As always we hope to encourage your mind and motivate your heart. Help us get this podcast into the hands of those who need it most. Make sure to get your Focus tool at www.journeyprinciples.com/focus. You can follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and Twitter, @stephen_scoggin, for more information on other great ways to help yourself grow. We are looking forward to seeing you on the next Journey Principles.

Aug 22, 2016

Slingshot David Part 1 with Dee-1:

Welcome Back JP Family! Today Stephen is talking with an amazing rap artist that is making his own lane in the music industry. Dee-1 is taking the rap scene by storm! His lyrics reflect real world issues and are centered around faith and overcoming. He grew up in New Orleans and was one of the only teenagers in his neighborhood to attend college. His identity was shaken up when he entered college. Everything he based it on was changing. That’s when he dove into writing and rapping. Dee-1 shares with us his amazing story and motivation behind his lyrics.

In this episode you will learn more about the following:

* Your journey is far more important than where you end up.

* How music is used for therapy and a blessing to others.

* We are the sum of our top five friends.

* One man army.

* What or who do you submit to?

* Be real. Be righteous. Be relevant.

* Anything worth having is not going to come easy.

Our mission is to encourage your mind and motivate your heart. We truly feel that Dee-1 does just that. Make sure to tune in on Thursday for Part 2! We are looking forward to continuing with his story.

Help us get this episode into the hands of those who need it! Please like, share and comment in order to do exactly that.

Make sure you get your free Focus Tool at www.journeyprinciples.com/focus. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on Twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles!

Aug 15, 2016

Discovering a New Normal with Kamerin Lauren:

Hello JP Family! Today Stephen has a guest with him who has a truly remarkable story. Kamerin Lauren takes us through her journey. She grew up in a divorce family where her dad was less than pleasant. In 2011 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. And ever since that diagnosis, she has been in a constant battle to fight for her health. She is still in the thick of her struggle but she doesn’t let that dim her faith and slow her down. She knows that God is working on something great. She has been lead into ministry where she can bring people closer to God. Her story is one that everyone should hear.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* The importance of emotional intelligence and the effects on others.

* We don’t always see the seeds we plant.

* Prayer is a dialogue, not a monologue.

* Surround yourself with purpose-driven people.

* Create a new normal.

* Three tips to creating a new normal.

It is our hopes that you are encouraged by this podcast with Kamerin. Please share this with friends and family. Kamerin is able to encourage everyone with her powerful story of overcoming. Continue to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on Twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles.

Aug 8, 2016

Mission Possible with Steve & Christopher Duffley:

Welcome back JP Family! Today we have some very special guests with us, Steve and Christopher Duffley. They share with us some of the great things they are doing. Christopher is blind and autistic but he gives others hope and encouragement with his music, heart and passion. He has his own podcast titled Mission Possible that should definitely be checked out. 

In this podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Power of adoption

* Power of music therapy

* Value of Facebook sharing

* Stand tall and rise above it all.

* Do the best you can do in life.

We sincerely hope that you enjoy this podcast. Christopher has a special download for all the listeners. Visit his website at christopherduffley.com in order to download this free song. 

Please continue to like, share and comment on the show. That will help to encouraged and inspire others with Christopher's amazing journey! Follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles. 

 

Aug 1, 2016

Perfectly Afflicted with Chris Hendricks & Jeff Lawson:

Hello JP Family! Today we have some close friends and special guests with us, Chris Hendricks and Jeff Lawson. Collectively they are entrepreneurs, musician, a motivational speaker, graphic designer and a life coach. They are going to talk with us more on their company called Perfectly Afflicted. Perfectly Afflicted lowers the teen suicide rate through motivational speaking, t-shirt sales and fundraising for schools. They are making a huge impact with teens today and you can truly see their heart through today’s podcast.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Belief of a teen

* The simplicity of their company

* “Give us one more day.”

* Join the movement, save a life.

* Art if nothing but self-expression.

* Destructive habit of labeling

We are happy to announce that Chris Hendricks will be performing at our upcoming event, Light Up The Darkness. It will be held in Clayton, NC on September 24. For more information contact us via email, feedback@journeyprinciples.com or on Facebook.

To get more information on Perfectly Afflicted, view their awesome t-shirt designs, or to get in contact with Chris or Jeff, visit their website at perfectlyafflicted.com.

As always we are here to help inspire your mind and motivate your heart. Please like, share and comment to help get this material into the hands of those who need it most. Follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and on twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to spending more time with you on the next Journey Principles.

Jul 25, 2016

Leading a Brotherhood with Sean Douglas:

Welcome back JP Family! Today Stephen is talking with an up and coming speaker and author, Sean Douglas. He comes from a broken childhood and into tough teenage years. Sean joined the Air Force after 9/11. That historic day was the reason he found his passion while serving in the military. In addition to becoming a great speaker and author, he is a resiliency trainer for the United States Air Force. He brings great insight into what makes a powerful leader. Tune in to hear more about Sean and his passion.

 

Today you will learn more about the following:

  • Board of Directors for your life
  • Brotherhood in the military
  • Importance of a great leader
  • 3 things great leaders do
  • Focus on people and the results will come
  • Harmonize your passion and family
  • Complete your spouse, don’t compete with your spouse
  • Attitude of gratitude
  • Don’t make a permanent solution to a temporary problem

 

We hope you were able to gain inspiration from today’s show. You can get more information on Sean through his Facebook page, Sean Douglas Speaks, as well as his website, sdsmotivates.wix.com/seandouglasspeaks.

 

If you liked today’s show, please like, share and comment. Our goal is to motivate and inspire others. You can follow us through Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and through twitter, @stephen_scoggin. We look forward to seeing you again on the next Journey Principles!

Jul 18, 2016

Next Level Life with Chris LoCurto:

Welcome back JP Family! Today we have a special guest with us, Chris LoCurto. Chris has been Stephen’s life and business mentor for about 6 years now. He specializes in life and business coaching and is the founder of The Poimen Group. He is an accomplished speaker as well as a personality style communication expert. Chris shares with us about his journey that took him to Tennessee. He talks about his struggle with low self-value and how we can learn to raise our own.

In today’s podcast you will learn more about the following:

* Authority boundaries

* Understanding self-worth

* Perspective

* Next Level Life

* Importance of influences

* 3 steps to a higher self-esteem and better boundaries

It is our hope that you are able to gain motivation from our podcast today. You can find more information on and get in contact with Chris LoCurto at chrislocurto.com. As always we look forward to seeing you on the next Journey Principles.

Jul 11, 2016

Gaining Momentum with Karen Gilliam:

Welcome back JP Family! So glad you are with us today. Stephen is talking with an amazing woman, Karen Gilliam. She is a military wife, mother of 3 and a grandmother to 7. Her life is centered on the mission given to her by God. She wants to encourage and inspire everyone to achieve excellence and to help them live their live on purpose, not by default. She uses her own testimony to help women overcome self-doubt, among many other things. She has such an incredible heart. Recently Karen has become one of our JP Life Coaches! Tune in to hear more about this wonderful lady’s heart and mission.

Today you will gain knowledge on the following:

  • Allow me to believe in you until you believe in yourself.
  • God often will whisper when evil always yells.
  • Pray to listen, not just talk.
  • God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
  • Living in peace.
  • F.E.A.R. – False Evidence Appearing Real

We truly hope that you enjoy today’s guest. Ladies, if you are looking for a solid life coach, you will not be disappointed with Karen Gilliam. Men, if you know of any females who are looking for a life coach, please recommend Karen. To get in contact with her, visit our website journeyprinciples.com and click on “Life Change”.

Help us get this content into the hands of those who need it most, please like, share and comment. You can follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and twitter, @stephen_scoggin. As always, we look forward to seeing you on the next Journey Principles!

Jul 4, 2016

Welcome back JP family! Today we have a special guest with us, Olympic Gold Medalist LaTasha Colander-Clark. She was a runner in the 2000 Olympics held in Australia. She is also the founder of Christ Studios and the TV show, The Gospel, both out of Raleigh, North Carolina. LaTasha brings her amazing spirit and personality to our show today! Tune in to hear more about her journey and experience as an Olympic Gold Medalist.

Today you will learn in this episode:
* Behind the scenes of Olympic training
* Your gift may not be in your current location.
* You take action in faith but sit still while in fear.
* Who do you allow to fight your fight?
* Importance of an accountability partner
* What you seek, you will find.
* Perspective matters.

We truly hope you enjoy today's show with LaTasha Colander-Clark. Please continue to like, share, and comment. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles, and Twitter, stephen_scoggin. We look forward to seeing you on the next Journey Principles!

Jun 30, 2016

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.

You can find more information about The Journey Principles at journeyprinciples.com and through social media. Facebook: Stephen Scoggins The Journey Principles. Twitter: Stephen_scoggin. We look forward to seeing you again on The Journey Principles!

Jun 27, 2016

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.

Jun 20, 2016

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 feedback@journeyprinciples.com. 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!

 

Jun 13, 2016

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.

If you enjoy today’s show, please like, comment, and share with others. Please continue to send in your questions and comments about the show. You can reach us via email, feedback@journeyprinciples.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!

Jun 7, 2016

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.

  1. Be a lot more intentional with life. God will give you glimpses of your passion, really focus on those.
  2. Focus more on relationships. Connecting with people is very important. Take time for the relationships that come into your life.
  3. Don’t give up!

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 jon@maximizeothers.com.

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, feedback@journeyprinciples.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!

May 30, 2016

Hope Through Suffering The Loss of a Loved One with Pastor Ferrell Hardison:

Welcome back JP Family! Today we have someone with a genuine heart for helping others. Pastor Ferrell Hardison has 40 years of experience being a pastor. The church he leads is called The Bridge and it has about 2500 people in attendance. Most people feel that The Bridge is a large church with a small church feel. Pastor Ferrell and his church truly care about everyone and wanting to help them.

Pastor Ferrell grew up in a traditional church setting. His father was a minister. At the age of 17, Pastor Ferrell could really sense a pull to go into the field as well. He had always felt a little tug towards being a pastor. His home had Christ and the Word at the center. At age 19, he went for it.  

The Bridge has the ability to sincerely care for others. They have such a sincere heart. The church, as a whole, decided that they wanted to be Jesus in the community. Let others see Him through them. They realized that when you are constantly in someone’s face telling them all the wrong things they are doing, they don’t listen. But when you are able to show Jesus and demonstrate His love, people start to ask questions. People don’t want another explanation of the gospel, they want a demonstration.

Like many of our guests, Pastor Ferrell isn’t a stranger to his own adversity. March of 2014, he and his family lost their youngest boy, Mitch, to a drug overdose. Pastor Ferrell was in Atlanta, GA when he heard the news from his wife. He immediately got in his car and drove the 5 hours home. He said that was an incredible time with God. It was just him and God on that car ride home. He was able to come to a certain state of mind so he was able to minister to his wife when he got home.

One of the struggles Pastor Ferrell and his wife faced was guilt. They actually still struggle with it now; it hasn’t been too long ago. They keep asking themselves how they couldn’t see the signs of the addiction. But they are comforted with their walk with Jesus and knowing they will see their son again one day.

Many people feel that once you start your walk with Jesus and accept him as your savior, you will lead a life without struggles and obstacles; that you have to start living a sinless life. God did not promise a painless life. He just simply prepares you for your walk in those struggles. If you are able to walk with Jesus through your struggles, they become much more bearable and you are able to come out the other end of it.

Some people make the mistake of saying that suffering proves there is no God. But there is actually more proof there is a God when someone can walk through their struggles and come out with a smile and joy. You must trust in Him and ask for his guidance. You have to learn to suffer well. Suffering well defines a character. The world is usually looking to see how someone responds to bad things instead of good things. And what better way to help someone go through the same struggle that we already walked through.

No matter who you are, what you’ve done, where you’ve been, we love you. We have all been there one way or another. We have no right to judge anyone. Pastor Ferrell and The Bridge church doesn’t judge and welcomes everyone into their church. That is one of the many things that Pastor Ferrell and The Journey Principles have in common.

Pastor Ferrell leaves us with three steps or principles that we can live by that will help us become fruitful today and help others.

  1. Our top priority is our intimacy with Jesus. We need to have a personal relationship with him. Someone people might be wondering “but how can I find that?” You just have to ask. You don’t have to say anything specific; you just have to be real with Him.
  2. We must love people. Jesus was asked what the most important commandment was. His response was first to love Him. And then next was to love your neighbor as yourself. All the other commandments are based from those two.
  3. We have to be real with people. We must be transparent, vulnerable and honest. People appreciate that.

None of us are processed. We are IN the process. There is always a next step for us.

It is our hope to empower your mind and motivate your heart through today’s podcast with Pastor Ferrell Hardison. You can find out more about him and The Bridge at bridgechurch.cc. You can also follow him on Twitter @pastorferrell.

Make sure to like, share and comment on the show. As always, keep sending in your questions and comments to the team, feedback@journeyprinciples.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.

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