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!

Lord, Drive Out All Fear.

I’ve really been struggling with fear lately.  I know that I have not had much to say here.  I always try to write things that are uplifting, and I just don’t feel that I’ve had anything to offer – perhaps … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Tickfaw Revisited

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post entitled, “Our Lady of Tickfaw.”  On a prompting or inspiration, I took a ride to see the place – only 30 minutes from my home – where the Blessed Mother … Continue reading

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New Orleans, Mardi Gras 2016

Some of my favorite images from our recent weekend in New Orleans, our (original) hometown –  We spent the weekend downtown to watch Uncle Mike ride in Bacchus.  We stayed in a beautiful hotel and had a wonderful time – … Continue reading

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Radical Love

Jesus’ teachings were radical 2000 years ago, and would still be categorized as “radical” today.  Turn the other cheek.  Love your enemies.  Bless those who curse you.  Put God above all else in your life.  I mean really above all … Continue reading

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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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