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.

Review: A Body in Prayer by Neil Combs

When I met Neil Combs at the Catholic Writers Guild Live conference, I sensed a connection that was beyond Catholics and writers. He introduced himself to me when we were volunteering at the Catholic Writers Guild booth in the CMN … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Our joy is in God’s kindness and love for all people

Leviticus 19:1-2, 1-18; Ps 103: 1-4, 8,10, 12-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16-23; Matthew 5:38- When we read and study the Bible, we see over and over again how much God loves and cares for his children that he has placed on … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JoyAlive.net posts 2-17-17

Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization – Mary, model of evangelization, teaches us the secret of evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people through three scenes in her life. Valentines for God – Featured … Continue reading

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Mary leads us to the secret of evangelization

Mary, model of evangelization, has much to teach us about evangelization by the way she relates to God and his people. Here are three scenes in Mary’s life that reveal the secret of evangelization. The Annunciation. Mary had a personal … Continue reading

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Valentines for God

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Feeling guilty yet? The excesses of the holidays make clear the need to evaluate many aspects of our lives and resolve to change them. In February we realize how idealistic … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Blessed are they who walk in the Light of the Lord

Sirach 15:15-20; Ps 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34; 1 Corinthians 2:6-10; Matthew 5:17-37 The New Catechism says this about the new life that Jesus came to earth to bring us into, his Kingdom. The New Law is called a law of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 2-10-17

Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance – When helping with an Unbound conference I found Unbound keys are my do-it-yourself healing kit to apply Neal Lozano’s guidelines to my hurts and sins True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half … Continue reading

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Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance

I discovered Neal Lozano’s book, “Unbound,” when our covenant community planned an Unbound Conference with him. About 50 of us learned how to cooperate with the Lord to gain freedom from the influence of evil spirits and then guide those … Continue reading

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