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Prayer Hacks: Turn your day job into a prayer (7QT)

Each time I read Ephesians, my mind gets hung up on this verse about prayer.

“Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.”-Ephesians 6:18

My prayer life has looked different in every season, and I am now beginning to understand that this is okay. I don’t have endless hours to journal as I once did; I have new wonderful people in my life to share my mornings, and prayer with. I need to be open to some new techniques.

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So what does praying at all times mean for me in this stage of my life? Read More →

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Roo Tripping Vol 4: Colorado Edition

Anna Roo here, for another installment of my rootripping adventures, this time almost a year wiser and sitting forward in my car seat.


You may remember when I headed out on my first road trip, visited the smokey mountains, and was welcomed by family and friends on our tour of the south last year. This rootrippin adventure took us to colorful Colorado, for more family time and mountains. Read More →

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A Church made for toddlers: Understanding the sanctuary and celebration

Going to mass with my daughter is quite the trip. As she grows further into toddlerdome, her wiggles are growing, but we have also found many opportunities to share the celebration with her, using tactile and visual cues. We mention her place in the family of God as we dip our hands in the baptismal font, and when she gets fussy we use the stations of the cross to tell her the story of Good Friday. As she finds ways to engage, it makes me wonder, was church made to engage people at all developmental states? Was our church made with my toddler in mind? Read More →

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St Gianna Molla: Making New Friends in Heaven

 This post is part of a series on the life of saints. If you are interested in more information about what a saint is, check out this introductory post. Basically, saints are holy men and women whose lives demonstrate the glory of God and are now in heaven in his presence. 

Today’s new friend is St. Gianna Molla. A 20th century saint known for her life as a wife, mother of four, and doctor. Read More →

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I can do anything, but I can’t do everything.

I am one of those people who tries to carry all the grocery bags in one trip, who wants to ride every ride at the theme park, and who can’t sit still and relax when on vacation.

I thought everyone was this way, until I met my husband. He likes to do a few things thoroughly, rather than a million things half way. If you are more like my husband, then this post is not for you, maybe he can guest post about something on the opposite end of the spectrum. But if you have caught your self tipping over from the weight of a gallon of milk, then read on.
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Command Center Round Up (+Free Calendar Printable)

I hope the near year is treating your family well. 2016 has already provided many new changes in the Wiggin house. Stuart’s work schedule has changed and Anna has started attending a little Montessori in our neighborhood.

All of these changes have motivated me to get more organized in 2016. I am looking to create a simple command center to help our family feel semi-organized. Thought I would share my research with you in seven quick takes.

Heres to an organized 2016.

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I love the magnetic board on top and bottom for photos. Read More →

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What you might forget when setting up your nursery (7QT)

As a first time mama, I have vivid memories of the anxiety, hustle, and excitement that filled the last half of my pregnancy. I would suddenly feel the urge to breathlessly run around the house and set up things, so that when the baby finally arrived it would be smooth sailing. I thought if everything was organized and efficient then I could handle taking care of a newborn. It seems many other first time moms have a similar experience. 

Nesting takes over, you clean, set up, plan, and rearrange with no consideration of the growing bump in front of you. You read the internet’s endless “nursery must have” lists, trying to figure out what you need to make this life change happen. Read More →

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Roo Trippin: Vol 3

Little Roo here, today I saw my room for the first time in two and a half weeks, that’s almost 3% of my entire life.  Our trip sure did go by fast. When we last left off I was exploring the fine delicacies of central north carolina. We have seen mountains, forests,  rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and cities. Next stop the beach.

We made the trek to the fine coast of North Carolina to explore Atlantic beach. We were all anxious to finally dip our toes in the ocean.

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Roo Trippin: Vol 2

Anna Roo here, we are still on the road so I thought I would update you on the travels we have made so far.

When we last left off I had just shed a tick I found in the Great Smokey Mountains. So we will pick up there.

We stayed in the greatest place in the Smokey Mountains, the Lodge at Buckberry Creek. It was very close to the park and still within Gatlinburg city limits and very Roo friendly. We woke up to the mountains peering in from our balcony and ate breakfast on a dinning terrace with sweeping views of the Smokey Mountains. Mom and Dad loved it and I liked the breakfast sausage.

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If I was to meet with President Obama

It is official, Pope Francis had landed in the United States. Tomorrow he will meet with President Barak Obama and the following day talk to congress. To see his full schedule check here.

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In light of this occasion Stuart and I have been talking about what we would say to the President if we had his captive audience. I am partly glad that Pope Francis and not me has the opportunity to have the president’s undivided attention. Our country needs his wisdom, heart, and love for the lord. I am praying the conversation is fruitful and authentic.  Just in case Pope Francis or the President reads this I thought I would write out our questions and comments here.

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