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!

Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, October 25, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 25th In the gospel, Jesus healed the blind man who showed great faith.  The man’s sight was restored, but was he the one that was really blind?  What about the crowd who was so annoyed by … Continue reading

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Meet my Friend, Theresa.

People often get “the Theresas” confused.  First there was Theresa of Avila, Spain who lived in the 1500’s.  Then there was Therese’ of Lisieux, France in the late 1800’s.  Of course there’s Mother Theresa of Calcutta from the 20th century.  … Continue reading

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Let it Go!

How many times do you now hear this phrase and burst into song thanks to the Frozen movie?  I’ll explain the reason for the title I’ve chosen momentarily – bear with me! Have you ever given much thought to a … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, October 11, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 11 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.”  Proverbs 19:20-21,  … Continue reading

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“The Next Right Step” and “The Now Word”

Friends, Here are two websites that I have found intriguing, and that I’ve been visiting a lot lately.   Charlie Johnston’s website has a link to a speaking engagement that he and Mark Mallet did here in Mandeville on September 28th.  … Continue reading

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Reflection on the Readings for Sunday, October 4, 2015

Readings for Sunday, October 4, 2015 This Sunday’s readings emphasize the sanctity of marriage and the gift of children – very timely being that Pope Francis just visited the United States for the World Meeting of Families.  I know that … Continue reading

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What’s on my mind…

Words/Phrases: surrender, love, mercy, courageous faith, undying hope, abandon, radical trust, waiting, wondering, hope, Immaculate Heart, Sacred Heart, simplicity, peace People: The Virgin Mary at the Annunciation, Gideon struggling to trust God – wet wool, dry wool, 300 men – … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, September 27

Readings for Sunday, September 27, 2015 What struck me when I read the readings for this Sunday was the problem that we human beings have with ego and unfairness.   Often, we just can’t “get over ourselves.”  In the first reading … Continue reading

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A Pro-Life Lesson for Kids

I sponsor a pro-life club at school.  It includes boys and girls from 10-13 years old.  Here is what we did for our first meeting: We opened with prayer & snack, then we watched this short video from AFA called … Continue reading

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The Weight of the World

Recently I was talking with a friend who seemed to have the weight of the world on her shoulders. She looked so stressed that if I touched her shoulder, I thought she might just break right in half.  “I feel … Continue reading

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