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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!

The Waiting…

I’ve been waiting.  Not so patiently.  I have complete confidence in God to direct my path, and yet, I keep trying to help Him.  Ridiculous, I KNOW!  So, this evening I turned to scripture to look for some advice on … Continue reading

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Sweet Sunday in Independence, LA

We went for a Sunday drive this afternoon to look for three little roadside chapels in neighboring Independence, Louisiana.  Our journey took us just north of Hammond off of Interstate 55.  We found only one of the chapels open for … Continue reading

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I Saw God Today

This past week, I shared an i photo slideshow with my students set to “I Saw God Today” by George Strait.  I wanted them to be inspired to “stop and smell the roses”-  The world we live in now is … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Suffering

A good article about suffering. I hope you find it helpful.    

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Celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany

There are just two quick notes I want to mention here with regard to the feast of the Epiphany (traditionally celebrated on January 6th) which we will celebrate at mass tomorrow: #1  If you have not watched the documentary entitled … Continue reading

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My Favorite Gift

Isn’t she lovely?  I received many really nice gifts this year, but this one was a special surprise.  My brother and his wife asked me what I’d like for Christmas.  I told them that I really didn’t want or need … Continue reading

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Breaking My Silence

I’ve stopped writing altogether the last month.  Part of me needed the break – time to reflect on where I’ve been and where I’m going – what God wants of me.  I’m not entirely sure I have the answers. The … Continue reading

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With Gratitude in our Hearts

Please read my latest post at NOLA Catholic Experience.  I hope you had a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

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The Power of Praise

Praise has the power to energize, to propel.  Praise takes a dwindling ember and fans it into a flame.  Praise can bring you out of your personal darkness and into God’s great light. I’ve told you that I struggle with … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, November 1, 2015

Readings for Sunday, November 1 Speaking with friends, family and acquaintances, I get a sense that everyone is struggling just to survive – spiritually and mentally, as well as physically.  There isn’t much “thriving” going on for sure!  Everyone is … Continue reading

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