Stand Tall In The Sight Of The Father


God should come first, but what does that really mean?

I’m Michael Jaquith. A modern Catholic guy, a podcaster, and a Life Coach. This podcast is dedicated to those guys who really want to grow and become the man God created them to be.

We’ll talk about both practical strategies for managing life, better ways to view and engage the world, and how to take one step closer to standing tall in the sight of the Father.


201 – Burn The Boats with Kevin Phillip

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 Kevin’s ministry and what he offers at:

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200 – The Real I

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 swords and kill – and that is often the response we need also towards those lustful, gluttonous and sinful parts.

Mild action doesn’t cut it. We need to be radical.

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199 – God’s Patience with Scott Maderer

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 gently, patiently, and inexorably leads Scott back to the faith.

You can read more about Scott’s business Inspired Leadership at:

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