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: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

Isaiah 56:1, 6-7; Ps 67:2-3, 5,6,8; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32, Matthew 15:21-28 In the past months of my travels I have learned some new things that are helpful for my understanding of our church and world. One bishop described the church … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-18-17

Who owns your body? Keep Calm and Carry On   Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

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Who owns your body?

For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. (1 Cor 6:20) Our permissive culture subtly deceives us is into believing that our bodies are our own. It gives us permission to use them to … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

There it was printed on a carry-on bag: “Keep Calm and Carry On.” I was fascinated with it and visually followed it past me in the airport. After a glorious time during a quick three-day trip to attend my daughter’s … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Listen for that tiny whisper

1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85:9-14; Romans 9:1-5; 14:22-33 There is a link in the first and gospel readings today. The Elijah story harkens back to Moses on the same mountain amidst storms, lightning and clouds when God gave him … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-11-17

Are you a Joy Detective? Circle of Good: Loving the sinner   Friars Corner: Jesus calls us also as friends

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Are you a Joy Detective?

When construction began on the mile-long bridge across the lake behind our home I lamented that progress was stealing the scene I treasure. I like to sit in the kitchen window seat and read when I have a few minutes, … Continue reading

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Circle of Good: Loving the sinner

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Our parents and spiritual mentors taught to hate the sin and love the sinner. This haunting story, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown and the facts cannot be authenticated. Like a biblical parable, the message … Continue reading

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