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.

All In: Why Belonging to the Catholic Church Matters

Jesus, our Bridegroom, went all in out of love for us, to bring us all into his Church where his kingdom “already exists and will be fulfilled at the end of time. The kingdom has come in the person of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-24-17

Lent: Teach Your Children – In her Lenten series, Amy Welborn asked, How can we help our children to be fulfilled? How can we teach them to be happy? Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle – Baker Andrew … Continue reading

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Lent: Teach Your Children

by Amy Welborn Take care and be earnestly on your guard not to forget the things which your own eyes have seen, nor let them slip from your memory as long as you live, but teach them to your children … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Live the Fast by Andy LaValle

Some people go through an entire life not knowing their purpose or why God has given them the gifts he has. Up until June of 2010, I was a secure, self-employed businessman, married for 35 years, with two adult children … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy in Christ’s living water

Exodus 17:3-7; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Romans 5:1-2, 5-8; John 4: 5-11, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42 Baptism in very much in the foreground during our Lenten journey. Some have been preparing since last fall to be baptized during the Easter Vigil. Those … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive posts 3-17-17

Lent: Your Ways – by Amy Welborn – For Lent, if I am to be deeply reconciled to God, I need to know who God is and what God’s call to me is. That won’t happen by listening with half … Continue reading

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Lent: Your Ways

by Amy Welborn Happy those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked, Nor go the way of sinners, or sit in company with scoffers. Rather, the law of the Lord is their joy; God’s law they study day … Continue reading

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