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.

True Radiance, Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life

A book review by Nancy Ward Featured on New Evangelizers.com The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Jesus’ Light brings joy to us and blessings to others

Isaiah 58:7-10; Ps 112:4-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-3; Matthew 5:13-16 God’s light is a major theme throughout our Bible. It is mentioned 77 times from Genesis to Revelation. As God was creating the universe and our earth, he said in Genesis … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 2-3-17

Partners with God – We are called as partners with God to evangelize those in the field of the world around us — our home base, neighborhood, workplace, and parish. Don’t forget to register for the Catholic Writers Conference Online … Continue reading

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Partners with God

“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 with our help, … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to register for the Catholic Writers Conference Online

Yes, our online webinar is almost here! I will be presenting a session on “How to Get the Most from a Critique Group (even if you have to start one yourself). My workshop is on Friday, Feb. 17 at 6:00 … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: The Beatitudes lead us to the joy of Jesus

Zephaniah 2:3, 3:12-13; Psalms 146:6-10; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 5:1-12a The Beatitudes of Matthew’s Gospel point to a growing blessing of God, even amidst great trials and persecution in our lives. God’s joy flows from his divine grace within us … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 1-27-17

Joy Stories: No turning back – The Lord captured Kevin Luksus’ heart in high school. The mindset, “no turning back,” kept him making the hard choices that allowed God to work in his life. CatholicMom: A Catholic sister – As … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: No turning back

by Kevin Luksus From my earliest memories, I recall going to Sunday Mass. Mom and Dad raised me in the Catholic faith and sent me to Catholic schools. Catholic practices were a routine part of my life. Outside of church … Continue reading

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