Interviewing a Russian Orthodox Priest

A Russian Orthodox priest named Father Andrew Louth graciously agreed to let me conduct an interview with him. Father Andrew is the main priest at a Russian Orthodox church in Durham, England. Earlier in his career, he also taught early Christian theology at Oxford University. I really enjoyed learning about Father Andrew’s life, interests, and…

Stop the Beauty Madness

Week after week, I see the damage that our culture’s obsession with beauty has created. I’m a mental health counselor for women and girls who have eating disorders, and I’ve realized how easily people can become trapped by the thought, “If I don’t achieve physical perfection, I can never be good enough.” I was drawn…

Meeting Bobby Bowden

As I was walking through Barnes and Noble last Friday, I noticed that a book signing was going on. Bobby Bowden, the former football coach of Florida State University, was signing copies of his new book and posing for pictures. I wouldn’t exactly call myself “a football person,” but I went to Florida State for…

The People I Miss

There are people I miss deeply, people I’d love to talk to more regularly. I realize that frequent communication is not always practical. Sometimes there will be long periods of silence. I won’t always be able to tell them how much I’m thinking about them, even though I wish that I could. I’m such a…