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.

One Sunday in Galilee: Stilling the Tempest

Featured on NewEvanggelizers.com My journal entry continues describing one Sunday in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Last month I wrote about Mass in Galilee, celebrated in Aramaic and Arabic, the closest language to that which Jesus spoke. … Continue reading

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Feedspot honors my favorite blogs

Feedspot is out with its ranking of best read Catholic blogs, a prestigious list. Feedspot ranks these blogs based on following criteria Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites Quality … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus, our Shepherd, invites us to his abundant life

Isaiah 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-10 Holy Spirit, please enlighten our the eyes of our mind to see how Jesus, our Shepherd, leads us to your truth, vision and clarity. God sent his Son into our world … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-13-17

Joy Stories: Finding Jesus In My Life Mary and the secret to evangelization Friars Corner: Collecting God’s treasures to bear his fruit  

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Joy Stories: Finding Jesus In My Life

By John Chomistek In the past, I’ve had fleeting times and moments of contemplating if there was a God. Was there really this Jesus Man-God that walked the earth some 2000 years ago? I was always able, though, to see … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Collecting God’s treasures to bear his fruit

Isaiah 5:1-7; Ps 80:9, 12-16, 19-20; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43 Holy Spirit, please guide us to your truth, vision and clarity. God created the world good and gave it to the first humans that he put in his beautiful and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net post 10-6-17

  I was a pagan, hedonistic, man-hating feminist. But now I’m Catholic. This Is my story CatholicStand: Seeking Jesus, An Interview with author Julie Davis Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, guide us on earth and lead us to heaven

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I was a pagan, hedonistic, man-hating feminist. But now I’m Catholic. This Is my story

by Catherine Quinn How I found happiness in the place I least expected Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to God, or the Catholic Church. I knew that my grandparents were Catholic, but no one talked about this, and I didn’t … Continue reading

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