26 episodes

Looking to be a bit better than you were yesterday? We'll take a tour through leadership topics related to your work, family, and faith. Episodes include improving your public speaking and charisma to connect with others, leading your family and kids well, and looking at faith matters from a practical, no-nonsense lens.Join us to talk about how to pursue a flourishing life of purpose, hosted by Matthew Angel.

The Mighty Angel Podcast Matthew Angel

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

Looking to be a bit better than you were yesterday? We'll take a tour through leadership topics related to your work, family, and faith. Episodes include improving your public speaking and charisma to connect with others, leading your family and kids well, and looking at faith matters from a practical, no-nonsense lens.Join us to talk about how to pursue a flourishing life of purpose, hosted by Matthew Angel.

    Facing Dragons

    Facing Dragons

    IntroductionMatthew discusses bitterness, facing dragons, and why rooting out those things that have been bothering you really is your best option. Listen in to learn more aboutHow tensing up can blunt the effects of getting wallopedHow bitterness can take hold of your heart, even temporarily What is BitternessBitterness is the manifestation of resentment, and the opposite of gratitudeBitterness fertilizes the evil within, let’s the demons grow and get strongerBitterness lets those demons go down into the basement of your soul and lift weights.What to doSleeping dragons, ignored - they then come out at the worst possible time, when your guard is down, when conditions are at their worst.Steps on how to down to the basement of your soul, fight demons when you are strong, when your eyes are open, not when you are blindsided.What is Sin?Sin - is a derivation if the Greek word Hamartia, which is an archery term meaning “to miss the mark” or “to err”Sins of omission, aiming poorly, not aiming.Sin can be morality codes, but it is also thing you do that you know to be wrong.Call To actionTake one bit of action – 1 thing you need to do or 1 thing to stop doingBreak it down into its smallest component part that you might actually doDo something. Act. Face the dragons in your life.ResourcesListen to all episodes at www.mightyangelpodcast.comJoin the newsletter at www.mightyangelpodcast.com/joinIf you are out of work, let me know at matthew@mightyangelpodcast.com Song attributionNew Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-townLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-mondayLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 22 min
    Great Businesses for Greater Purpose - with Mike Sharrow

    Great Businesses for Greater Purpose - with Mike Sharrow

    IntroductionListen in to hear an excellent discussion of how businesses owners and leaders can build better businesses for greater purpose. I’m joined buy Mike Sharrow, CEO of the C12 group, a network set up to serve Christian CEOs, business owners, and executives. This is an excellent episode for anyone interested in leading companies or families with deeper Christian values.About Mike and C12C12 is a leader in the movement of God in and through the marketplace. Located in major metro areas across the United States, The C12 Group serves leaders to incorporate business best practices with the foundation of Biblical principles and core values.Mike has served in a variety of leadership and executive roles spanning Fortune 50 corporate settings, startups, non-profit and the local church.Mike grew up in Alaska, and married an Iowa farmers daughter Jacqui in 2002 and they have 2 girls, Elayna and SophiaIn This EpisodeA discussion about the secular-sacred divide, and what to do when you feel you have no time left to serve God.How businesses may need to adapt to a disrupted economy in 2020, including how to start “skating towards where the puck is going to be” for customers with changing patterns in a COVID world.How Mike and the C12 group helps CEOs and business owners run companies with Christian values.On FamilyMike and I have a great discussion about how fathers in particular shape kids’ view of who God is. He talks a little bit about an aloof God, good, but not so interested in the day to day.What does it mean to steward a family well, including scheduling and flexibility to that schedule. We also talk about how you can’t steward something well if you don’t know what the owner wants...and you can’t know what the owner wants unless you take time to know the owner!Why the work life balance may be a myth, a trap of how we set up words. Mike talks about how to tell when your work has become less about providing and more about chasing an idol of success.For business employers and EmployeesHow businesses can thrive when lived with deeper purpose and value, including attracting talent that wants purpose, regardless of their faith persuasion.Practical guidance around being out of work, including when to move on from an old job that isn’t returning. We go on to talk about how to pivot to gain new skills or even look at old skills in a new way to help find work in a competitive market.We also encourage business owners or middle managers who may be considering hiring, how they can look at their business as a place of hope and opportunity, looking for places to responsibly grow.ResourcesC12 Website – www.c12group.comFor looking at the hiring process as a ministryContenting for Talent – Free E-book on the C-12 WebsiteInterviewing and Hiring – Free e-book

    • 56 min
    Wisdom - Loaves & Fishes

    Wisdom - Loaves & Fishes

    Learn more about the power of divine multiplication in this episode.Matthew finally notices the 4th time “not-a-coincidence” of hearing the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand and decides to talk about it. Listen in to learn more of the steps of multiplication, how it is NOT prosperity gospel, and how to apply this Truth in your work, family and faith.Five steps of multiplication:Notice the problemNotice the problem – open your eyes to the problems that are around you. Don’t look for “A” problem in your life. You need to see “THE” problem in your life that seems so big, that seems so wide, there is no way in the world that you’re going to be able to do it.We have a tendency to close our eyes to the big problems that we can’t change. A lot of people are too scared to even acknowledge big problems...I think because they are afraid they’ll be called to do something about them.Take inventory with what you haveNo whining. Or at least minimal whining. What are the things that you have?Even if it doesn’t seem like it would be connected AT ALL to the problem you are facing, take inventory.Give it to Christ “bring them here to me” - Be thankful for the things that you have. Look at your inventory with humility, with a realistic eye.Give thanks. Then he gave them back to the believersThe power of gratitude, as well as a listing of the things we have to be thankful for. Learn how you can still look for change and making things better, while also holding graciousness for what came before.Jesus gives it back to believers, then they have to give it away.What is divine multiplication? It’s the same phenomenon when you have a second child.Then you give it away. Do. Act. Eat and be satisfied. Not keep it for yourself only.I can’t just keep it for myselfGod isn’t going to divinely multiple something that is only for you. He’ll spill it out into the world, to things that you touch.You’ll likely have no idea how many people you impact, you touch. Sometimes you will, God feeds your heart with knowing some impacts, but the true multiplication is beyond you, bigger than you.He multiplies things for HIS purpose. I just get the unique honor and pleasure of getting to be a part of that process.Recap & Action to take Be courageous. You won’t want to do this. Good luck!Pick a problem in your work, or something big in your family that seems unsolvable.Take inventory of your skills.Give your inventory to Christ.Give thanks.Give it away.Share the episode with a friend!  It works to text it or even share on social media.  It really does help! www.mightyangelpodcast.com/multiplyScriptures mentionedMatthew 14:13-21John 6 1-14 Song attributionNew Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-townLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 28 min
    Shepherding a Home & Calling - Co-Hosted with Cale Nelson

    Shepherding a Home & Calling - Co-Hosted with Cale Nelson

    Join in to joint show with my new friend, Cale Nelson, of the Modern Christian Men podcast. We have a broad discussion on teamwork, purpose, appreciating a spouse, discipling others at work, and more. I hope you enjoy this episode, shared to both Mighty Angel and Modern Christian Men audiences!IntroductionAfter introducing both hosts and their backgrounds, we share how listeners can heed a calling to follow God’s purposes with a talk about what got Cale and Matthew into podcasting.Why Podcast?Cale talks a bit about his back career in radio, and how he was called to create a show for Christian men. After years of building a successful Ham radio podcast, Cale walks through the decision to step away and heed the call to create Modern Christian Men.Matthew then discusses a decision to minister and disciple men in the corporate setting at work, and how a mentorship turned into a calling to develop and speak to men. Learn more about connecting with others, sharing your story in what might feel like an environment neutral towards people of faith. Matthew then walks through starting the Mighty Angel podcast, and how it can help you to get better in your work, family, and faith.We go on to get the “inside scoop” from Cale who has been a stay at home dad for many years. We talk about the value and importance of a stay at home spouse, and how you can serve your spouse who stays home with kids.Cale then recounts his family’s journey with his wife’s health struggles, and how that has changed his perspective on connecting and serving with his wife.We wrap up with a discussion on finding and hearing God’s call to you in your life’s purposes.I hope you enjoy this co-hosted discussion!Resources to plug in to each showwww.modernchristianmen.comwww.mightyangelpodcast.comJoin the Mighty Angel Newsletter to get tips on work, family, and faith – as well as content not on the audioCale’s “Brother from another mother” - Kenn Blanchard – Hosts the show “Black Man With a Gun” - https://blackmanwithagun.com/Purpose Driven Life – by Rick Warren This is an affiliate link – I’m testing the waters with affiliate links...it doesn’t cost you any extra, but if you wind up buying Rick’s book through this link, it throws a few pennies my way! Song attributionNew Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-townLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Shooting For Purpose - With Dan Killough

    Shooting For Purpose - With Dan Killough

    Listen to this discussion with Dan Killough on swapping careers to start a business, what’s intriguing about competitive sport shooting, raising kids well, and the power of smaller faith communities.I have a great discussion with Dan Killough, owner of Killough Shooting sports.We start by walking through Dan's journey and transition from a successful doctor and practice owner to small business owner in a completely unrelated field, shooting sports.  Learn more about Dan's walk in:Feeding an entrepreneurial spiritThe power of a supportive spouse and family during career transitionsGoing from hobby, to side hustle, to full time businessThen we go on to talk about what makes competitive shooting so intriguing, and how someone can get started in the sport.  Check out Dan's podcast to get the skinny  www.straightshootingwithdanandjoseph.comThe ringing gong feeling of precision and satisfaction when you strike a golf ball or rifle targetCommunity and camaraderie of people in shooting sportsHow this led to his ammo and competition businessIn our family discussionHow to set boundaries with kidsTeaming up with a spouse, working through differences of opinionLaunching kids well to adulthoodFinally, we close up with a discussion around faithDan's experiences of closeness in a smaller town faith communityHow to instill faith disciplines in kidsThe importance of routine in staying close to God.I hope you enjoy this episode with my friend, Dan Killough.-Matthew Sweet, sweet intro music!  Celtic warriors on the march!Song attribution: New Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-townLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/  www.straightshootingwithdanandjoseph.comDan Killough and Joseph Stacker22 Bench Rest – talk about several different types of shooting

    • 52 min
    Wisdom, Work, and the Wilderness of Unemployment

    Wisdom, Work, and the Wilderness of Unemployment

    This is Part Three of the Wisdom Series, where we take a deeper look at the subject of work.IF you know someone out of work, share this episode with them!In this episode:Matthew leans heavily on where he's found wisdom - parents, the books of wisdom in the bible, Christian writers, those who have discipled him over the years, and older mentors he has had the honor of knowing.A discussion of who Solomon was, and these scriptures: Not feeling, not emotion, but FINDING satisfaction. Ecclesiastes 3:13 - A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own toil. This too, I see, is from the hand of God. Colossians 3:23 - Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve.Matthew then talks about perception shifting, and how knowing who you work for can change your ability to find satisfaction in your toil.Proverbs 24:27 - Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house. Reviewing this verse, Matthew discusses times you need to plant, prepare, and make proper sacrifices before going home.  This does not mean you ignore the fields at your house...there are seeds there too to be worked.Attitudes around workWork was there in the beginning, before the fall, in the garden.  Subdue the fields, control the birds and beasts.A discussion of how to shape your children's attitudes toward work, especially your complaining time about your job.Faith without deeds is dead...yet great accomplishment without love is a ringing of a gong or clashing of a cymbalThe Wilderness of Being Out of WorkThe Second half of the episode we dive into being out of work and its impactsHow even Jesus was led into a time of hunger in the wilderness.A call to employers, middle managers, and those looking for jobs to take a risk on something or someone new.ResourcesListen to all episodes at www.mightyangelpodcast.comJoin the newsletter at www.mightyangelpodcast.com/joinIf you are out of work, let me know at matthew@mightyangelpodcast.comSong attributionNew Hero In Town by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5742-new-hero-in-townLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Barge77 ,

Great uplifting listen

Really enjoy this podcast. It helps me think about God and gives some great advice on how to live a more fulfilled life. Matthew is a man I respect and I really enjoy his perspectives. These podcasts have gotten better and better since day 1. Thanks Matthew!

PawScienceRobot ,

Awesome stuff!

This show is a great mixture of wisdom and practical advice. Super relatable tips on work, family, and faith. Give it a try!

JoshuaHeid ,

Great Episode Today

I loved the podcast today. It was interesting to hear about the stay at home mom perspective. Really helped open my eyes today. When Cale mentioned coming home and really wanting to talk, but his wife was blasted and didn’t...that hit home. Also that he felt shackled to the kids with nowhere to go. It really made me realize I need to make more of an effort for my wife when I get home.

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