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October 31, 2017

Josh’s Purse

You can tell a lot about a person from the contents of their purse…or from the contents of their car! Stacey lovingly lists off some of the things her husband Josh keeps in the car and how each item says something about the man she loves.

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September 1, 2017

Career and Family Choices and our Deepest Values

In discerning a career move, Josh takes into account what is best for his wife and his children. This time gives him an opportunity to reflect on his role in his family and the deepest values – God and family togetherness – that motivate his choices.

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August 8, 2017

Building a Treehouse and Character

The Noems had a big summer project: building a treehouse in their back yard! Josh reflects on how this has been a learning experience for his kids and a wonderful family labor of love.

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July 5, 2017

Summer (Formation) Routines

Summertime is full of opportunities for adventure…and boredom. Stacey writes about the “formation routines” for her children in the summer months that help them grow in contemplation and responsibility.

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May 31, 2017

Family Ties

After the passing of his grandmother, Josh reflects on the love his grandmother had for the faith and her family. Family ties bond us stronger than we may realize, both in this life and the next.

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April 28, 2017

Learning to Drive

With her oldest son learning to drive, Stacey finds herself reflecting on time and parenthood, which is full of paradoxes. In her concern, she finds comfort in the Providence of God who cares for both parents and children.

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February 28, 2017

Counting Umbrellas and Ballerinas: Helping Children Contemplate Beauty

A scavenger hunt during a recent trip to the Art Institute provides Josh with the perfect opportunity to teach his three children about beauty and contemplation.

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Josh and Stacey have been married for almost 20 years. They have three children in middle school and high school. The Noems live in Indiana, where Stacey teaches in the Master of Divinity program at Notre Dame and Josh is a freelance writer.


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