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!

A Subtle Grace

Here’s my review of a great, new Christian historical romance novel: A Subtle Grace is the long awaited sequel to Ellen Gable’s book In Name Only. Often in books, as well as in movies, sequels disappoint. I must say, however, … Continue reading

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100 Things

100 Things that I am very grateful to God for – I’m challenging myself (and you) to see if we can come up with 100 things in 10 minutes or less! Here goes: 4:05 p.m. 1-Jesus 2-Mary 3-a caring husband … Continue reading

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A Great Program on the Apparitions at Garabandal

Garabandal video – You’ve heard a lot about the apparitions at Fatima.  What do you know about Conchita and the apparitions at Garabandal?

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Christ Our King

I grew up in Christ the King parish in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans. Our church was a very humble church parish – one that held mass in a cafeteria for quite some time, until a proper church could … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings of the Day: Sunday, November 16, 2014

Readings for Sunday, November 16 The first reading reminds me of my role as wife to my wonderful husband.  I have been so blessed with a man who always puts my well-being and happiness before his own.  I try to … Continue reading

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

Do you want to know when/why my husband and I embraced NFP and decided to have a third child at 38 & 40?  Do you want to know why I stopped teaching fourth grade after 16 years and started teaching … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Tickfaw

I awakened yesterday morning with a question on my heart, “Where is that place in Tangipahoa ( a parish in Southeast Louisiana) where the Blessed Virgin Mary was said to have appeared?” I’m not sure why that came to my … Continue reading

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A Much Needed Afternoon of Silence

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On A Lighter Note:)

Today, I got a sudden burst of energy and decided to cook for the week ahead. Here’s Moroccan Chicken stew in the Crock Pot.       Bread Pudding with Rum Sauce for dessert         Stuffed Grape … Continue reading

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Reflection on Today’s Gospel, Sunday, October 26, 2014

Readings for Sunday, October 26, 2014 Those doggone Pharisees were testing Jesus again.  As always, Jesus had the perfect answer to put them in their place. I realize that this may not be a really popular view with many in … Continue reading

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