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.

Julie Davis reveals secrets of ‘Seeking Jesus’

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com “Down in my bones, my deepest need is to know Jesus better,“ thus Julie Davis opens her second book, Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life: Prayers and Reflections for Getting Closer. I’ve been a fan of Julie Davis … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: How to form parish Fire Groups

1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19; 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20; Ps 40:2, 4, 7-10; John 1:35-42 I pray you received the Epiphany Home Blessing of the Magi I gave you last week. As I wrote then, we officially ended the Christmas Season … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest posts 1-12-17

Aleteia Book Review: ‘Unconditionally: Finding Jesus in the Eucharist’ Committees start strong in 2018! Friars Corner: An Epiphany Home Blessing  

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Friars Corner: An Epiphany Home Blessing

Isaiah 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-13; Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6; Matthew 2:1-12 This is the Eastern Church’s Christmas. In ancient times an Epiphany meant either the showing of a god or the solemn visit of a ruler, considered a god, to … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-5-18

Come, Holy Spirit Feature Favorite: God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins Friars Corner: God created humans, male and female, to share and have children  

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Come, Holy Spirit

Featured in The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion: A Book of Daily Reflections “Acquire the Holy Spirit and thousands around you will acquire salvation” – St. Seraphim of Sarov St. Seraphim dreamed big. Honored by both the Roman Catholic (today) and … Continue reading

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Feature Favorite: God Knows by Minnie Louise Haskins

And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: God created humans, male and female, to share and have children

LET US PRAY FOR ALL PEOPLE TO HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED NEW YEAR IN GOD’S MERCY. Sirach 3:2-6, 12-14; Ps 128:1-5; Colossians 3:12-21; Luke 2:22-40 It is a little difficult reflecting on four different themes in a week or … Continue reading

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