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.

Thanksgiving Blessings: Edelweiss and the Doxology

Our family tradition for Thanksgiving grace is sung to the tune of  “Edelweiss” from the Sound of Music. The Von Trapp family at the festival performed the forbidden national anthem as they prepared to escape the country. Bless our friends, … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus rewards his friends

Have a Blessed and Safe Thanksgiving. Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-21, 30-31; Ps 128:1-5; 1 Thes 5:1-6; Mt 25:14-15, 19-21 Now, at the next to the last Sunday of our church year, we look at the rewards we can expect from our … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 11-17-17

Joy Story: Finding Jesus in the Eucharist A retreat to remember Friars Corner: New Wisdom of Jesus for our life  

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Joy Story: Finding Jesus in the Eucharist

By Greg Wasinski As a lifelong Catholic, I spent many years going through the motions of Mass, catechism class, sacramental preparation and prayer without allowing myself to appreciate the beauty of our faith.  During an adult period of my life, … Continue reading

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A retreat to remember

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The camaraderie with other writers at the Catholic Writers Retreat was exciting and the speakers encouraging. The space and time to write was a breath of peace in my over busy life. We had plenty of time … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: New Wisdom of Jesus for our life

Wisdom 6:12-16; Ps 63:2-8; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 Since it is Veterans Weekend, let us pray for  all our veterans, their families and all those placing their lives in danger to keep us safe each day. A Chaplet of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 11-10-17

  St. Philip’s: The Gift of Conversion New Evangelizers: You are not your own Friars Corner: Power up your life with Jesus Christ

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St. Philip’s: The Gift of Conversion

How many of you are converts? How many of you are cradle Catholics? Who has experienced a renewal of their faith? With these questions, I opened my presentation to the Women’s Guild of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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