I’m Fr. Michael Fanous. I am a Coptic Orthodox Priest in the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of Los Angeles, Southern California and Hawaii and I serve at St. Marina Coptic Orthodox Church in Irvine, California. Before the calling of priesthood, I was a Marriage and Family Therapist.
My growing family keeps me on my toes every single day, words cannot describe the blessings and gifts that God has given to me through them.
As far as hobbies go, I love swimming, ice hockey, and basketball. I like to collect comics, watch superhero movies, read books and play lots of board games. I play a mean game of Monopoly and Scrabble.. Listening to some good old 80s and Disney songs can bring a smile to my face.
I don’t know how to write, nor do I claim to be a writer. This blog is just intended to share my own personal thoughts, brainstorm some ideas, and just write things out that happen in life. If you’re here to read, be prepared for anything from a range of spiritual articles for the soul, therapeutic suggestions for family life and marriage, and lastly, some technological and productivity articles for fun, and a tale or two from the Fanous household!
At the end of the day, I am just a regular guy who enjoys lots of coffee, and goes through the same struggles everyone else does. Always asking and looking for God’s hand in my life. It’s always there, but sometimes we just need to focus a bit as we wander from place to place, being present wherever we are, keeping the faith, being filled with peace and grace from Him, and awaiting to be with Him. Enjoy your visit.
Follow me on Twitter: @FrMichaelFanous