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.

Friars Corner: Jesus calls us to love, not destroy

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Rom 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20 Dear Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and give us your power to do our part to help make the world better. This Sunday’s gospel is … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-8-17

  A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!  

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A Ray of Hope in Harvey’s Storm

By John Chomistek In light of this past week’s tragedy and all the people in Southern Texas that suddenly find themselves on new ground – in dire need – I wanted to add this post. The key to this message is, … Continue reading

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One Sunday in Galilee: Mass in the words Jesus spoke

(Featured on NewEvangelizers.com) An entry in my travel journal describes one Sunday in Galilee in 1988 on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land led by John Michael Talbot. As it does now, the world churned in turmoil with war surrounding … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Holy Spirit, help us pray like our house is on fire!

Jeremiah 20:7-9; Ps 63:2,6, 8-9; Romans 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 Come Holy Spirit, enlighten our minds to know God’s will for us and set us on fire to take our part. The Sunday gospels usually follow in order. Early in chapter … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 9-1-17

Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’ God’s Gift of Your Body Friars Corner: The joy of personally knowing Jesus Christ  

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Joy Stories: ‘Jesus loves me’

by Linda Schubert I spent my early childhood years on my grandmother’s 2400-acre ranch high up in the Santa Lucia mountain range along the Northern California coast between Monterey and Big Sur. My early education was in a one-room school … Continue reading

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God’s Gift of Your Body

 Featured on CatholicMom.com Do you not know that your body is a temple of the holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? (1 Cor 6: 19) The Temple was the holiest of … Continue reading

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