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: Power up your life with Jesus Christ

Malachi 1:14b–2:2b, 8-10; Ps 131:1-3; 1 Thess 2:7b-9, 13; Mt 23:1-12 Thank you Holy Spirit, for increasing your knowledge and understanding in us. When I comb through the Sunday readings I am looking for a theme that is positive and … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest posts on JOYAlive.net 11-3-17

Featured Favorite: Resurrection and Self-Awareness One eye in heaven Friars Corner: Thank you Lord, for your awesome love for all of us  

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Featured Favorite: Resurrection and Self-Awareness

“In the mystery of the Resurrection lies the summit and the highest intensity of our Christian self-awareness, and therefore that of my new awareness of myself of the way in which I look at all people and all things,” writes … Continue reading

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One eye in heaven

When the nurse removed the bandage the day after cataract surgery on my right eye, immediately I noticed something strange and beautiful. The walls and medical equipment on the left side of the room were the normal tan tones of … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Thank you Lord, for your awesome love for all of us

Exodus 22:20-26; Ps 18:2-4, 47, 51; 1 Thess 1:5c-10; Mt 22:34-40 Thank you Holy Spirit, for increasing your knowledge and understanding in us. We can get caught up in a lot of discussions about the Sunday Biblical texts. I look … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 10-27-17

Striving CatholicMom: How to be a Bridge to Catholicism Friars Corner: Let us praise and worship Jesus, our Light and Salvation

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Striving

by Lori L. Crock We strive to improve how we execute kettlebell and barbell lifts and movements in the gym. The word striving makes me think of working harder and doing more. In fact, one definition of strive is to … Continue reading

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CatholicMom: How to be a Bridge to Catholicism

Featured on CatholicMom.com Did you know that 45 percent of Americans (about 112 million people) have some meaningful connection to the Catholic faith in some way? Some bridge of trust? Only 20 percent of them – 50 million — are … Continue reading

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