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Discerning The Will of God with Fr. Michael Zimmerman

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Release Date: 11/08/2021

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Knowledge of the death of a loved one is really hard. We often don't give ourselves the needed space to process those emotions. In this mini episode I talk about a quote from St. Alphonsus Liguori, talking about how ignorance of the future is a great blessing that God gives us. I also talk about how to mourn an upcoming loss even before it has come. If you are struggling with death or upcoming death in the family, I strongly encourage this episode!

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This episode continues the discussion from Part 1 - make sure you've listened to that first! If you believe you have a bad identity belief (and we all do!) then the natural question is, "how do I change it?" That's the question I'm going to tackle in this episode. There are several steps to changing what we believe we are. While we can start by ourselves, ultimately we always want to bring God into that process. Join me in this episode as I give several concrete steps to change your beliefs about who, what, and whose you are. This is an incredibly powerful tool that will help you conquer...

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One of the most common problems I find in my coaching clients that is hiding underneath troubling behaviors is a bad "identity" statement. Most of us confuse previous actions with who we are - our identity. This is toxic. When a man believes that he is "broken," "not enough," or "bad" his ability to behave well is severely limited. Join me in this episode as I break down why our identity is so critical to our lives and our ability to make progress. This is the most common issue I find with guys who are unable to give up some problematic behavior. If you seem to be unable to change something,...

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114 - Money and Obedience with James Pollard show art 114 - Money and Obedience with James Pollard

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If you're like most men, God's plan for "your" money may not be something you want to think about. It often feels like money is tight; we don't have enough to give away to everyone who claims they need it! Yeah, the Old Testament says to tithe ten percent...but who really does that anyways? Join me in this episode as James Pollard and I really open up a Biblical view on money. We talk about various ways that God intends for money to be used, and how important it is to discern your particular calling. Most of all, we talk about how to surrender control to God. You can learn more about James at...

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Finding Harmony with Allen Paul show art Finding Harmony with Allen Paul

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Walking the Christian faith is hard for anyone these days and all too often we're alone. We weren't meant to be alone, we're meant to have brothers (and sisters!) beside us, cheering us on towards the finish line. The world and the devil are out to destroy us - and distraction is enough! Join me in this episode as Mr. Allen Paul and I compare our journeys of Faith with significantly different temperaments. The conversation is real, vulnerable, and sometimes gut-wrenching.  We talk about how important it is to find harmony in our lives and our relationships. You can find more about Allen...

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112 - Wealth Wisdom with Brandon Neely show art 112 - Wealth Wisdom with Brandon Neely

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Let's face it. The two things that tend to cause the most amount of tension and high emotions in our lives? Sex, and Money. As Christians, aren't we supposed to dislike money? Isn't the love of money the root of all evil? How DO we as Christians use money in the right way? In this episode I am joined by Mr. Brandon Neely, and we explore not only his amazing story with money, but how he advises Christians to build wealth for the glory of God.  You can find out more about Brandon on his website: and his podcast

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111 - Marriage and Camino with Kathleen Donnelly Israel show art 111 - Marriage and Camino with Kathleen Donnelly Israel

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It's hard to love your spouse. If you're married - you know this already. There comes a point in every marriage where love ceases to be a feeling, and must become a choice. This episode is a little bit different. I'm joined by Kathleen Donnelly Israel, and our conversation moves from her lessons in marriage, to caring for her medically challenged husband, to her experience on the Camino de Santiago. She shares wisdom and perspective from each phase of life. For husbands who want to better understand their wives, I recommend listening! You can find Kathleen's book on Amazon at

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110 - Healing your Identity with Keagen Hadley show art 110 - Healing your Identity with Keagen Hadley

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It's surprisingly easy to define ourselves by what we do. Most of us do! Not only is this not healthy, it sets us up for some major confusion when our job changes. This may at first seem trivial, but I've worked with many clients who have what is called an "identity wound." Common ones include "I'm broken," "I'm not enough," and "I'm not really a man." Often, we cling to our job as a replacement for this deeper identity problem. This doesn't work. Join me in this episode as Dr. Keagen Hadley explores his own broken identity. It doesn't seem like a torn ACL would be an event needing...

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109 - Holiday Peace show art 109 - Holiday Peace

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Holidays are rough. The statistics are clear, most people have the most negative emotions during the holidays. Ironic, eh? The devil does a good job ruining our "holy-days." But what if it didn't have to be that way? Do you want to have a "peaceful" holiday? If so, I encourage you to listen to this episode as I offer six practical ways to transform your holiday experience. I'm not promising they'll be easy - or even comfortable! Instead though, they bring you closer to God and thus closer to peace. I wish you the best holiday season; celebrate the birth of our Lord and the celebration of Our...

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108 - The Power of your mind with Dr Vic Manzo show art 108 - The Power of your mind with Dr Vic Manzo

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Are you blaming someone or something else for that problem in your life? Most of us humans do a horrible job of really taking responsibility for the fact that God gave us the power to create our own futures. Most of us spend a lot of time being angry over something that deep down we really can fix. I want to invite you to stop being one of those people. Life really is that much better once you stop playing a victim - and you have that power in your mind right now. Join me in this episode as Dr. Vic Manzo and I discuss how powerful your mindset is. From the quantum level up to the macro level,...

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Father Michael Zimmerman is the assistant Vocation Director for the Archdiocese of Boston, and the creator of the new Scivias film series. His goal is to help every Catholic do a better job of discerning the will of God - whether to a particular vocation of the priesthood, or in general in life.

In this episode, we discuss what we can do as practicing Catholics to really get back into touch with God's will. Whether you're a young man trying to discern a vocation, a married man trying to raise children, or an older gentleman trying to figure out what is next, Father Michael has advice for you!

You can check out Father Michael at the Vocations Boston facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/VocationsBoston/

You can watch the Scivias video series at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGjC2Of_y01dtHvkEYnd6zQ