All posts by: phoebe@beingincommunity.com

By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I recently traveled overseas with my family. Due to traffic we arrived late to check-in, and so our family of five was seated in two different sections of the plane. I was frantically trying to find...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail I have not stopped talking about the movie Hidden Figures since I saw it this summer. Watching those three African-American women overcome almost impossible obstacles in the segregated South to achieve not just their own professional...
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by Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to learn how to enter the giveaway for one of three copies of How to do good: Essays on building a better world. There is a scene in the movie Hidden Figures...
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By Phoebe Farag Mikhail Read to the end to find out how to enter the giveaway for a copy of Laura Vanderkam’s book, I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time. The opening...
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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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