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.

Butterfly Bumps

Each one of us has little insignificant rough places that seem harmless — lumps and bumps of no consequence. That was the way it was for several years with a little bump on my neck under my chin. The bump … Continue reading

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Your true north

  By Christine Roe Featured on CatholicStand.com Many today are getting lost amongst the busy consumer culture, bogged down with appearing successful and fitting in with those around them. This culture tells us that the newest and fanciest cars will … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The joy of being fed by Jesus

Deuteronomy 8:2-3, 14b-16a); Ps 147:12-15, 19-20; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17; John 6:51-58 In the last three months we have celebrated three major events in our Christian life: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, his return to his Father and the … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-16-17

  Behind the scenes of the Virtual Summit – The Virtual Summit responds to Pope Francis’ call to ‘boldly become citizens of the digital world,’ connecting and amplifying Catholic organizations in the light of the Gospel.     Partners with … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at the Catholic Virtual Summit

Several of us gathered at the studios of the Guadalupe Radio Network in Dallas, excited to participate in the first Catholic Virtual Summit. We discussed building a culture of encounter as the cameras rolled. So much fun!  Now we wait … Continue reading

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Partners with God

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com “For we are God’s co-workers, you are God’s field, God’s building.” (1 Cor. 3:9) We are called by God to take care of his creation. Not just as stewards but as co-creators with God. His work continues … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Joy is knowing the Trinity. Amen!

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9; Daniel 3:52-55; 2 Corinthians 13:11-13; 3:16-18 In the last two months we have celebrated three major events in our Christian life: the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, His return to his Father and their sending of … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-9-17

First post: Godless Graduation New Evangelizers: A New Catholic Sister Friars Corner: Dear Holy Spirit, fill us with the joy of your marvelous gifts  

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