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.

Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, fill us with more wisdom to understand your goodness

Is 55:6-9; Ps 145:2-3, 8-9, 17-18; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a Come, Holy Spirit, fill us with more of our Baptismal and Confirmation gifts of wisdom and understanding. The readings this weekend show a little of God’s blessings to his … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-22-17

The radiant joy of God’s presence Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins  

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The radiant joy of God’s presence

“Look to him that you may be radiant with joy,” (Psalm 34:6). What keeps us trying to focus our minds on the Lord and turn our hearts toward his? The joy of knowing he transforms us to reflect his presence … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Why I became a Catholic by Brian Gill

I’m a Catholic: by choice. I was born into a nice, normal, mainstream Protestant church. I accepted what I was taught there and still do, to a great extent. It’s not so much that I rejected the faith I was … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus died on the cross to forgive all of our sins

Sirach 27:30 -28:9; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Romans 14:7-8; Matthew 18:21-35 Dear Holy Spirit, please give us wisdom to know and understand Jesus’ awesome love for us. God loves us in so many ways. He wants us to receive more of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-15-17

Simple Acts of Love Six Lessons of 9-11 Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

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Simple Acts of Love

“Any simple act of love, done in obedience and humility, reaches all the way into eternity.” This profound word, spoken at a recent prayer meeting, shocks those embroiled in our toxic culture. The world tells us we are to do … Continue reading

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Six Lessons of 9-11

After 16 years, I still keep a poster on the wall of my office advertising the National Book Festival, which my husband and I attended on September 8, 2001. All kinds of booths and entertainment venues filled the National Mall … Continue reading

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