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.

The promise of Lent and grace of Eastertide

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see … Continue reading

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The Carpenter’s Work

By Robert Schnitzius I felt strength in the Carpenter’s hands as he cut me from the tree. I felt the care with which he worked as he shaped and fashioned me. He sawed and planed with purpose; he formed me … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Behold, the King of kings, our savior Jesus Christ

Matthew 21:1-11; Isaiah 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24; Phil 2:6-11; Matthew 26:14-27, 66 This Sunday begins the saddest 6 days in the life of our savior Jesus Christ and his church. God sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to tell us … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JoyAlive.net posts 4-7-17

Today’s Good News – published in The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion –  Good News: You can allow God to be God, living in your heart and working through you wherever you are, or you can do the sidestep dance and be miserable. Lent: … Continue reading

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Today’s Good News

From The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion; A Book of Daily Reflections for April 7 by Nancy HC Ward “Jesus wants evangelizers who proclaim the good news not only with words, but above all by a life transfigured by God’s presence.” Pope … Continue reading

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Lent: You Are in Me

by Amy Welborn In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Free Lunch

featured on NewEvangelizers.com Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. (James 1:16-17 NAB) Mariana, my friend from exercise class, told me … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Spirit of Christ offers us his new life

Ezekiel 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45(I am the resurrection and the life.) This week we are presented a vision of a spiritual body apart from our limited earthly body. In the first reading, God promised us through Ezekiel … Continue reading

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