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 3-10-17

Lent: Image of God – by Amy Wellborn – Is the “god” from whom I feel estranged the one God of love and truth, or something else entirely? Edging God Out – When we plunge ahead without consulting God, the … Continue reading

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Lent: Image of God

by Amy Wellborn If you then, who are wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to those who ask him. (Matthew 7:11)   Who knows the sources … Continue reading

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Edging God Out?

 Featured on NewEvangelizers.com Are you excited about Lent this year? Making long lists of sacrifices, prayers and goals? Or do you hesitate to take on a new discipline to add to your packed schedule? When we take on a new … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus said: All who follow me will have the joy of eternal life

Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Ps 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Romans 5:12-19: Matthew 4:1-11 In St. John 8:12, Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world. No follower of mine shall ever walk in darkness; no, he (or she) shall possess the … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 3-3-17

Lent: Work in Me by Amy Welborn – Work in Me is the first in our JOYALive.net Lenten series by Amy Welborn, who shares inspiring excerpts from her book, Reconciled to God In time for Lent: Time for God – … Continue reading

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Lent: Work in Me by Amy Welborn, guest author

Welcome to Lent 2017 with Amy Welborn, author of Reconciled to God. She shares this series of inspiring excerpts from her book to help make your Lent a time of closeness with God. We implore you on behalf of Christ, … Continue reading

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In time for Lent – Time for God

featured on CatholicMom.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: God’s Mercy is falling on us. Alleluia!

Isaiah 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34 The precious and healing Blood of Jesus Christ over us and our country. The readings this weekend remind us that God’s love for us is far more than that of … Continue reading

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