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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 12-29-17

Julie Davis tops the JOYAlive.net charts! Christmas in Germany, 1944 Friars Corner: Alive and shining with Jesus Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5) Friars Corner: Be Alive for Jesus  

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Julie Davis tops the JOYAlive.net charts!

The stats are in! The highest rated post on JOYAlive.net for 2017 with 462 views was From Atheist to Happy Catholic, the dramatic conversion story of Julie Davis. Congratulations, Julie! Later in the year, I interviewed Julie about her new … Continue reading

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Christmas in Germany, 1944

Featured on CatholicMom.com                        Germany Noon Christmas Day, 1944 Merry Christmas Darling! And to all my three daughters a happy one. I thought of all of you through the long Xmas eve night and just had to dig out this … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Alive and shining with Jesus

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Rom 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38 I AM PRAYING THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A SAFE AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS AND HOLY SEASON. PEACE AND GREAT JOY. This year Sunday is the … Continue reading

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Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5)

I dreamt I was in the loving arms of my grandmother in her big old house on Summit Avenue. Only my older sister Betty Clare was with us.  Suddenly we were jumping up and down and trying to hug each … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Be Alive for Jesus

Isaiah 61:1-2a, 10-11; Luke 1:46-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28 In the past weeks we looked at Jesus coming a second time at the end of the world, see Matthew 25:31-46, the final judgment. Then there is a second … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net Posts 12-15-17

  How (and why) to give your testimony during the holidays Friars Corner: Jesus always comes with a gift for us Christmas Sale! 20% off DVDs Atheists and the Holy Spirit of Christmas Friars Corner: Come closer to Jesus, our … Continue reading

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How (and why) to give your testimony during the holidays

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com  David Palmer, manager of Guadalupe Radio Network KATH 910, interviewed me for a holiday show last year. The program aired the day after Thanksgiving throughout North Texas. The interview session was lots of fun! The listeners got good … Continue reading

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