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Marisa Villa Ashwell
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Hoping to grow in grace and wisdom
Hoping to grow in grace and wisdom

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21
Today you are 21. Twenty-one. How did we get here so quickly? Never mind that you are now the age I was when you were born. A whole lifetime. You have such a capacity for love. Especially the least of them among us. I can see how this started right here, in...

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Learning in the Margins
Carmen has a soccer game about an hour and a half away today. Two kids are out to lunch and a movie with Abuelos. One daughter is out working. There are three more soccer games this week. Did I mention its hot? Super hot. Still, this morning, before I jumpe...

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World Cup Thoughts
How about I just jump right in here and pretend like I've been faithfully blogging. Here goes. Four years ago I wrote this post about the Women's World Cup . As I reread it before linking, I see how much is still true. The only big difference is that the li...

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How I relaxed and didn't relax about the new school year
Actually, I just want to share some things that are really working and a rough outline of what I'm doing this year, Sam read Of Mice and Men recently and then asked me to get him The Grapes of Wrath . He started reading it, but now has paused. I asked him i...

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We Begin Again
A new soccer season... This fall I have four soccer players. Four. That is six practices and four games a week (my oldest young adult plays in an adult league, no practice.) That does not include three (more likely four) tournament weekends. I love it. Yes,...

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The Least of These
Can you imagine feeling so desperate and frightened for the future and life of your child that you would place them in a car, on a bus, in a plane alone, hoping that a family member far away will be able to find and care for them, knowing that the people yo...

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Around the World
Soccer. More soccer. World Cup Soccer. Carmen is so excited. Four years ago, when she was 10, she watched all but 2 games of the entire tournament. She already loved playing. But that summer ignited a burning passion for the beautiful game that has grown st...

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In the World
I was struck this morning on this first day of Lent, of how the Divine Office urges us to be active in the world. Even as we "retreat" spiritually through these 40 days. I loved the words from Isaiah calling us to active participation to minister to those a...

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This is Carmen with Abby! Squee!
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