Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 7, 14 and 21. I am extremely busy, as you can imagine. I aim each and every day to put God first in my life, to teach my children the Faith, to be a supportive spouse, keep the house in order, and do my job outside of the home well, too. That's an impossible task - without Divine intervention! Here, I hope to share my triumphs and struggles with other working moms in the same boat. I will share the tools I have discovered to making it all work - most days!

Reflection on Today’s Gospel, Sunday, October 19, 2014

Readings for Today Today’s gospel is a bit tricky.  The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus as they often did.  He was in one of those “darned if He does and darned if He doesn’t” situations.  Jesus tells them to … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour

  Welcome to our home!                My daughter calls my sense of decor “Beachy Jesus” – (no disrespect intended.)  The beach has always been “my safe place” where I feel relaxed and at peace.  Jesus is … Continue reading

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Tallow Creek Fall Color

More pictures from my stroll around the pond:    “Whose woods these are, I think I know.  His house is in the village though…” (Frost)

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The Eagle

Fond memories of teaching 4th grade Language Arts were brought to mind as I took a stroll around the pond: The Eagle by Tennyson He clasps the crag with crooked hands; Close to the sun in lonely lands, Ringed with … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Readings, Sunday, October 12, 2014

Readings for Sunday, October, 12, 2014 It’s funny that I’ve been repeating St. Paul’s word to the Philippians to myself all week.  “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.”  I’ve also been reminded of words from John’s … Continue reading

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Happy Fall, Ya’ll!

Here we are at a pumpkin patch in Laplace, Louisiana about 5 years ago.  Fast forward to this year’s adventure…  We went to Steele’s Pumpkin Patch in Angie, Louisiana.  Our eldest joined us this time, and we had some good … Continue reading

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Mass of the Roses in Honor of St. Therese’

Carmelite Convent, Covington, LA   October 5, 2014

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A Prayer by St. Therese’ on Her Feast Day

Happy Feast Day, St. Therese’ !  I love you.  Help me to love Jesus more perfectly and to make Him more loved! A MORNING PRAYER WRITTEN BY ST. THERESE O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this … Continue reading

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Guess Who?

My real name was Eusebius Hieronymous Sophronius.  (That’s a real mouthful!) I was born in 331 and baptized by a pope. I was born into a wealthy, Christian family, but educated by pagans. My “superior” education caused me to lose … Continue reading

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Facing a Fear

This past Saturday, my husband and I were working in the garage and were approached by three people.  We thought that they were from the Democratic Party, because we’ve been getting a lot of those lately due to the upcoming … Continue reading

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