Foraging Squirrel’s New Year Toast to You

In epic Foraging Squirrel form I have decided to start 2013 fresh and clean by painting the interior of my house, ahem, again. Goodbye murky blue, so long brownish greeny semi-demi-beige, sayonara wacky khaki— I’m going to surround myself in light— I’m going white! This white, by the way, is not any normal fall by […]

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I Love You Man.

My family was hit by the dreaded flu this week, especially my 7-year-old son. After a particularly long morning of stomach flu, fever and messy miserableness he said to me, “This has been a really nice morning.” My jaw hit the floor hard because it had been anything but nice! “Why do you say that?” […]

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The Spirit Sings

A Psalm When Psalms surprise me with their music And antiphons turn to rum The  Spirit sings:  the bottom drops out of my soul And from the center of my cellar, Love, louder than thunder Opens a heaven of naked air. New eyes awaken. I send Love’s name into the world with wings And songs […]

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A FS Reader’s Response —”We are awake at last and winning!”

Amen Praise The Lord Hallelujah! My internet is working again! I have spent the last day and a half trying to make posts from my iPhone and it was a big fail! I felt lonely without a voice to talk to you all. I realized how much I look forward to sharing my faith with […]

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Save Angels From Hallmark!

“Angels are not cute, cuddly, comfortable, chummy, or “cool”. They are fearsome and formidable. They are huge. They are warriors.” — Angels by Peter Kreeft I think our modern culture has done a real disservice to Angels. Tell me, when you think of Angels do you hear tinkling chimes, think of puffy clouds and picture […]

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Who Is Your Patron Saint And Why? Share Your Story Squirrels!

First, for those of us who don’t know: Few practices of the Catholic Church are so misunderstood today as devotion to patron saints. From the earliest days of the Church, groups of the faithful (families, parishes, regions, countries) have chosen a particularly holy person who has passed on to intercede for them with God. Seeking […]

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Escape With Me To The Carmel Mission in Sunny California!

Who wants to escape with me from Washington D.C. and Congress and spend some time in beautiful Carmel, California? Yesterday my family and I went to the historic Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (which I refer to as The Carmel Mission). Below is a slideshow I hope you will enjoy of some of the […]

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