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155 - Beauty and Connection with Michaell Magrutsche

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Release Date: 09/18/2023

205 - Leadership and Empathy with Lancy Cayko show art 205 - Leadership and Empathy with Lancy Cayko

Catholic Life Coach For Men

A lot of us take great confidence in our technical skills. We may be the very best at our jobs of all the competition, but if we cannot connect on a personal level then we are going to struggle. Join me in this episode as Lance Cayko walks through his journey of learning to connect with others, and eventually with God. So often we run from God - or at least from what we think God represents. Yet, God patiently draws us back to Himself. The truth always points to Him. You can find Lance's podcast at You can follow his fishing adventures at .

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204 - Balance the Faith and Work show art 204 - Balance the Faith and Work

Catholic Life Coach For Men

This is a tough time to be in a corporate environment and be a Catholic. There's a tremendous number of powerful assaults on the truth and teachings of goodness going on everywhere. Many men are intimidated and unsure how to balance what seems like an impossible mix: providing for their family while also speaking the truth. Join me in this episode as I tackle this difficult question.  What are the principles and practical ways we as Catholic men can navigate these treacherous waters? We must hold to truth. We must hold to charity. We cannot compromise on virtue. We must be men of prayer,...

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203 - The Ten Commandments with Ed Van Buskirk show art 203 - The Ten Commandments with Ed Van Buskirk

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Virtually everyone has heard of the Ten Commandments. Yet, surprisingly, most of us can't actually name all ten. If we can't even name them - do you really think we're actually keeping them? Some people might even wonder if they're still relevant in our lives today. Join me in this episode as Ed Van Buskirk and I talk about the value and necessity of the Ten Commandments in our lives, even today. We discuss why they are a critical part of our struggle towards holiness. God has given us a great gift in the commandments, and we ignore them to our own suffering. You can read more about the...

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202 - How To Surrender show art 202 - How To Surrender

Catholic Life Coach For Men

We hear all the time that we need to surrender something to the Lord. Sure, it sounds good, and is probably a good thing to do - but how do we actually do it? Sometimes surrendering that particular thing kind of feels almost like a little bit of death!  Sometimes it actually is. But we still have to do it anyways. Join me in this episode as I walk through How to finally Surrender something to the Lord. It's super simple, but also super hard. To help make the point, I also tell 3 stories in my life of where I've had to surrender something, and the pain and agony I've gone through to do it....

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201 - Burn The Boats with Kevin Phillip show art 201 - Burn The Boats with Kevin Phillip

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Sometimes God asks us for little things. A little adjustment here or there.  Sometimes He asks us to do things that scare the...poop out of us. How we respond to His call tells us a lot about ourselves. All too often we crumble and falter. But we don't have to! Join me in this episode as Kevin Phillip shares his story of God's call to ministry through his life. Sometimes it was easy, and sometimes it was very hard. God often calls us into the place we least want to go - the place we are most afraid of. How we respond to that call sets the course of our lives! You can read more about...

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200 - The Real I show art 200 - The Real I

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Every human has a great number of pieces, parts, and facets to themself. Finding balance is often difficult - commonly one piece (perhaps a lustful piece) takes over control and we seem "surprised" with where we end up. Things get really bad when we confuse a "piece" of ourself for the actual "self." Who is the real "I" that lives beneath all our desires, whims, and needs? Join me in this episode as I start with Exodus chapter 32 (the original "Pride Parade") and explore what commonly happens whenever we confuse a piece of ourselves with the actual self. The response is for the Levites to draw...

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199 - God's Patience with Scott Maderer show art 199 - God's Patience with Scott Maderer

Catholic Life Coach For Men

So often in our lives, God is moving pieces that we don't see, or at least understand. We commonly are so focused on the moment we fail to see the bigger picture. Commonly we fear that things are so bad there is no way even God could bring good out. But there are also those blessed moments where God lets us really see back in time - see the beauty of His design, the power of His creativity. In those moments we are offered a renewed hope. Join me in this episode as Scott Maderer shares his story. It is a powerful story of a patient God who lets Scott try it his own way. When that fails, God...

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198 - Deacons of Hope with Dr Kevin Cummings show art 198 - Deacons of Hope with Dr Kevin Cummings

Catholic Life Coach For Men

The Pro-Life cause is near and dear to many Catholics' hearts. Yet, a lot of us, with good intention, write a check, pray, and hope that's enough. Here's a great story about a group of Deacons who set out to do more. Join me in this episode as Deacon Dr. Kevin Cummings shares the story of Deacons of Hope. While based in Kansas, they are looking to expand. They created an amazing way to help women who were considering abortion; they support, treat, and train these women for success in life. Deacon Kevin also shares some great life advice for those of us who aren't in that "second career" phase...

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196 - Time and Purpose with David Buck show art 196 - Time and Purpose with David Buck

Catholic Life Coach For Men

Most of us believe that God has a plan for us. Probably even a purpose...but do we know what it is? Have you done the work to really connect deeply with God's plan for you? If so, have you gone even further and aligned your time, your calendar, and your life with that purpose? Join me in this episode as David Buck shares both his story and his wisdom about this topic. Like many of us, God has regularly given David a radical turn in the "plan" of his life. As David learned to navigate these changes, he was better able to connect with his purpose and align his time to that purpose. I invite you...

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197 - How To Find The Real Issue show art 197 - How To Find The Real Issue

Catholic Life Coach For Men

We all get triggered. Some of us, frequently. When we get triggered, we love to point the finger at the other person, at the situation, even at God. But what if the right person to point the finger at is ourselves? My claim to you is that you have the power to solve your own triggers, to create your own responses that you choose. You can do it by finally getting to the bottom of what in your life controls you. Join me in this episode as I walk through a process to help sort out and confront many common root causes that cause us as men to become triggered. You can do a lot of this work by...

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We live in an age that emphasizes systems, order, processes, logic, and efficiency as a primary purpose of our work. In many ways, these indeed have brought tremendous comfort, safety, and convenience to our lives.

But what if we've lost something also? What if this overemphasis on systems has cost us the meaning, purpose, and connection that makes human life ultimately worth living?

Join me in this episode as I'm joined by a rather unusual guest. Many of you know that I'm an engineering type of mindset - Mr. Michaell Magrutsche is on almost the opposite end of the temperament. He shares his story about how his inability to complete basic elementary school lead to his artistic success.

Michaell also shares his discoveries about connection, and how choosing people, beauty, and a curious perspective can bring fulfillment and meaning.

You can read more about Michaell's work at his website: https://michaellm.com/self-aware-art-education or follow him at https://anchor.fm/michaellart

Michaell is not Catholic, and we discuss the importance of beauty, and how his work compares with the teachings of the Catholic faith.