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!

Do You Ever Wonder if God Really Cares?

an excerpt from The Answer for Families – for a friend:)  Praying for you! What is Enthronement? “ If anyone loves God, he is known by Him.”  1 Corinthians 8: 3 Do you ever feel so overwhelmed by the stresses … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Part Two

Monday – Upside down pizza, mixed vegetables, fruit salad Tuesday – meatball po boys (with pre-prepared meatballs) Wednesday – ham steak, parsley fingerling potatoes, salad Thursday – chicken parmesan, vegetable, bread Friday – shepherd’s pie, peas, salad My friend, Laura’s, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Today’s Gospel

Readings for today A couple of things stood out for me in today’s gospel.  First, Jesus leads us by example in seeking out a deserted place to recharge and reconnect with the Father (not that the two are ever disconnected).  … Continue reading

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God is So Amazing!

Do you ever open up the bible and read exactly what you needed to hear – the answer you had prayed for?  That is exactly what happened to me today.  God is so AMAZING!  Here’s what I read (The gospel … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner?

Working moms and dads must have an arsenal of quick meals in their back pockets to get their families through the busy work & school week. When I’m feeling energetic, on a Saturday, I will cook for the week with … Continue reading

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Healing Prayer of Surrender

Healing Prayer of Surrender: Dear Lord Jesus, it is my will to surrender to you everything that I am and everything that I’m striving to be. I open the deepest recesses of my heart and invite your Holy Spirit to … Continue reading

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Video Meditation on Today’s Gospel

Gospel MK 5:21-43 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward. Seeing him he … Continue reading

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Something to Hold Onto

“Because he himself was tested through what he suffered,  He is able to help those who are being tested.” Hebrews 2: 18 I don’t know about you, but I know quite a few people – really good people – who … Continue reading

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Bacchus Parade Open House 2015


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Reflections on the Readings for Sunday, February 1, 2015

Readings for today There are real prophets sent from the Lord Himself to whom we are instructed to listen  – and there are false prophets whom we are warned against.  How do we tell if a prophet is sent by … Continue reading

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