All posts by: phoebe@beingincommunity.com

By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Throughout my childhood and to this day, the conversation with people who are not Orthodox Christians always goes something like this: “What does your father do?” “He’s a priest.” “I didn’t know priests could get married!”...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail One of my favorite aspects of summer days growing up was being able to read whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. As a teenager, I remember staying up late to read my favorite historical fiction novels...
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Today I have the honor of sharing this beautiful Mother’s Day tribute by my dear friend Jessica Ryder-Khalil. Our relationships with our moms are full of complexities; it is often not until we are older (and until some of us...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I never thought a suicide bombing would teach me something about thanksgiving. On April 9, 2017, ISIL claimed responsibility for explosions in two Coptic Orthodox Churches in Northern Egypt, killing at least 45 worshipers and injuring over...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail I occasionally indulge in the bad habit of checking Facebook or my news feed in the morning. It’s always a bad idea because it often puts me in an awful mood, especially since the tone of...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Suess, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut Tomorrow is Dr. Suess’ birthday, and for...
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A guest post by Maria Andrawis During the time of persecution in Egypt, when Christianity was still illegal and the Roman army was known to severely torture and kill Christians in the country, a young pagan named Pachomius was conscripted to the...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to find out how to enter a giveaway for the beautiful new journal, Love Never Fails, the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for yourself or for anyone you love. It was no ordinary...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to learn how you can participate in free webinar with Dr. Philip Mamalakis, author of Parenting Toward the Kingdom. Subscribe to my email newsletter and comment below to be entered to win...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Today is inauguration day in the United States of America. Millions of Americans are certainly jubilant. Millions are also understandably skeptical, and millions are justifiably angry, worried, concerned, and afraid. There is one thing, however, that...
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