Author Archives: danardoyle

About danardoyle

I am a Catholic, working wife and mother. I have three children ages 10, 16 and 23. 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!

Don’t Let it Go!

For the past two weeks, this one rose has been blooming and hanging on to the bush.  Looking out the window toward Momma Mary, it caught my eye – as it was the lonely splash of color.  I thought it … Continue reading

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December 2016: Noel!

Finding the perfect tree- Decking the Halls-   Slowing down – Reflecting on the beauty of the message and reality of Christmas… Noel!

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Light of the World

Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.”   from Sunday’s gospel reading  (12/18/16)  Mathew 1: 18-24 My advent obsession is linked below- a song by Lauren … Continue reading

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Splitting

Splitting. Compartmentalizing. There is a real struggle in our world today among Christians trying to live in the world that has descended into chaos and a great moral abyss.  I see many “splitting.” It has gotten so uncomfortable to stand … Continue reading

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Excita, Domine, Potentiam Tuam, et Veni!

       Stir (up) thy might, O Lord, and come! The winds of change are blowing strong. There’s the change of seasons – the changing of the leaves in the Deep South and the first snowfalls in the far North. There’s … Continue reading

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Aslan is on the Move!

“Aslan is on the move.”  On the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I sat in St. Peter Church with my best friend.  When I returned from Holy Communion, I hid my face in my hands and prayed.  In … Continue reading

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God Loves You THIS Much!

I had never really thought about God’s great love for me, until one special Sunday several years ago.  On that day, God’s love became personal to me – undeniably real.  It was life changing! My family attended St. Patrick’s Church … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Day at the Washington Parish Fair

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Farm Favorites

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My Top Ten

In honor of Mother Theresa’s canonization tomorrow, September 4th, 2016 and of her feast day on Monday, September 5th, I’m posting my top ten favorite nuggets of wisdom from Mother Theresa in no particular order.  I especially love the ones … Continue reading

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