Category Archives: Books

Author interviews and book reviews

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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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 8-25-17

Pressed into Service Strange Gods: Moments of distraction Friars Corner: The joy of Jesus’ merciful healing

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Strange Gods: Moments of distraction

In Strange Gods: Unmasking the idols of everyday life, Elizabeth Scalia writes beautifully about how she struggles with distractions during her prayers. Can you relate? When I first began to pray—and I am forever a beginner—I struggled with focus, particularly … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Scalia to speak at Catholic Writer’s Retreat

Don’t miss hearing Elizabeth Scalia as the keynote speaker for the upcoming Your Word is My Delight: A Catholic Writer’s Retreat, sponsored by The Catholic Writers Guild. Scalia is well known as The Anchoress, Editor-in-Chief, AleteiaEN,. She blogs at TheAnchoress, … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 7-14-17

  God on Vacation Joy Story: From Atheist to Happy Catholic   Friars Corner: The joy of resting in Jesus vs. fake news

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Joy Story: From Atheist to Happy Catholic

By Julie Davis My parents are atheists so there was no religion in our home. They never tried to prejudice us against religion; they just never talked about it. It was kind of like talking about sex … it was … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from a Critique Group

Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com I’m excited about presenting the Non-Fiction Critique Workshop at the Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, July 18-21, for the fourth year. I draw from my experience as facilitator and co-facilitator of two different critique groups to demonstrate how … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 6-30-17

CatholicMom.com and Prayer Companion win big at CPA! One Sunday in Galilee: Calming the storm at sea Friars Corner: Finding joy in ordinary time

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