Author Archives: Nancy Ward

About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a journalist, author, and speaker who blogs about Catholicism, her conversion, and Christian community at JoyAlive.net,
 7 websites and 7 magazines. She loves to share her faith story and help others share theirs through her Sharing Your Faith Stories seminars, also available on DVD. She contributed four chapters to The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.

One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke

Featured on CatholicMom.com An entry in my travel journal describes one Sunday in Galilee in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by John Michael Talbot. As it does now, the world churned in turmoil with war surrounding … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus and the Holy Spirit defend and plead for us before God

Acts 8:5-8, 14-17; Ps 66:1-7, 16 and 20; 1 Peter 3:15-18; John 14:15-21 The readings this weekend give us a “snapshot” of the early Church development. The apostle Philip went north Samaria bringing good news about Jesus our Savior. When … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-19-17

God’s To-Do List for you – Nancy Ward tells a story of a working mother and asks, “What surprises do you imagine God has on his To-Do List for you today?” Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith – Virginia Pillars writes, I look … Continue reading

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God’s To-Do List for you

What’s on God’s to-do list for you today? Does he wake you up early enough to enjoy the beautiful sunrise he created? As you get dressed, does he prompt you to pray for a divorced friend or cancer-stricken relative? Perhaps … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

By Virginia Pillars I consider myself a “Cradle Catholic.” My family and both sets of grandparents attended the same Catholic parish. My first outing after birth was to church where I received the sacrament of Baptism. I grew up in … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus leads us to abundant life now and forever

Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12 One of the easiest ways to understand our Scriptures is to pray to the Holy Spirit asking him to activate the gift of understanding that we were all given … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-12-17

Serious about publishing your manuscript? – The writing, publishing and networking action for Catholic writers happens at Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 2017, writes Nancy Ward, Me? An Evangelist? – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – When you were baptized you were anointed … Continue reading

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Serious about publishing your manuscript?

If you are ready to take your unpublished fiction or nonfiction manuscript to the next level, come to the Catholic Writers Conference where I will be facilitating a critique workshop for the fourth year. You can meet publishers and other … Continue reading

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