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!

Rewind – 2016

36, hearts and crows popping up in unexpected places??? The two things that have helped me immensely in 2016 – without question! A couple of spiritual highlights were learning more about Our Lady of Tickfaw, seeing miraculous photos and getting to … Continue reading

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Reflecting

I’m not trying to be a “Debby-Downer” by mentioning the obvious, but I’ve been thinking lately about how more than half my life has surely passed.  I’m on the other side of that hill called “life.” More than ever, I … Continue reading

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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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