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.

Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-12-17

Serious about publishing your manuscript? – The writing, publishing and networking action for Catholic writers happens at Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 2017, writes Nancy Ward, Me? An Evangelist? – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – When you were baptized you were anointed … Continue reading

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Serious about publishing your manuscript?

If you are ready to take your unpublished fiction or nonfiction manuscript to the next level, come to the Catholic Writers Conference where I will be facilitating a critique workshop for the fourth year. You can meet publishers and other … Continue reading

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Me? An evangelist?

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com Did you know that when you were baptized, you were anointed to be an evangelist? Yes, you, I and every Christian are meant to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How do we do … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus is our Shepherd, gate and door to heaven

Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23:1-6; 1 Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10 The main key to our faith is to come to know Jesus Christ, our Savior from sin and Lord of our lives. He is our only path and the gate … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-5-17

Featured Favorite: Still House – Melissa Finn writes: I love that moment when the house is quiet. It is so full of echoes and promises, a pocketful of time all to yourself. A Classic by Fr. Jacques Philippe: Time for … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Still House

by Melissa Williams Finn Days like this one in late spring – green, breezy, crowned with a blue bowl of a sky – remind me of our little old 1930s house on McCommas and life with just my first two … Continue reading

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A Classic by Fr. Jacques Philippe: Time for God

featured on NewEvangelizers.com Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The disciples recognized Jesus as he broke bread for them

Acts 2:14, 22-33; Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-10; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35 For me, this is the second most beautiful and powerful story about Easter Sunday. The first reading today is Peter’s sermon to the Jews who had gathered around … Continue reading

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