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.

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Inspiring and Equipping Catholics to Evangelize is the theme of the new website. NancyHCWard.com, It’s meant to help us: Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it … Continue reading

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Catholic Mom: God’s Partners

featured on CatholicMom.com “For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation. Not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues with … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ love and mercy are forever! Alleluia!

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24; 1 Peter 1:3-9 I would like to give you two simple definitions of two common Catholic words that most don’t understand. What is grace? Very simply perfect love flowing from the … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-21-17

Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover – Faith Roberts writes how her return to the Catholic Church was slow and subtle with many little turning points, the best happened at a Passover dinner. Easter Sunrise Storm – What made Easter the … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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Easter Sunrise Storm

Remembering Easter Sunrise Services we celebrated years ago, my husband and I decided to have our own sunrise prayer time before going to Mass later. From the family room, we looked out over the lake with no visible sunrise. Just … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: JESUS IS RISEN, ALIVE, GLORIFIED and always with us! Amen, Alleluia!

A Blessed Easter to you and your families! Acts of the Apostles 10:34a, 27-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Colossians 3:3-4; John 20:1-9 Easter Sequence Christians, to the Paschal Victim, offer your thankful praises! A Lamb the sheep redeems; Christ, who … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-14-17

Lent: This is My Body –  Amy Welborn – As I sit at the DMV, I often marvel: God loves each person here and is working in their lives—speaking, inviting, forgiving. The Promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide – … Continue reading

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