Category Archives: Conversion

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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Partners with God

featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com “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 … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Why I Remain Catholic

The Anchoress Elizabeth Scalia posed the question on her Patheos blog, “Why do I remain Catholic?” to Catholic writers and all media persons in this post. #WhyRemainCatholic is going wild. This conversation is timely for me, for I’ve begun writing … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 5-12-17

Serious about publishing your manuscript? – The writing, publishing and networking action for Catholic writers happens at Catholic Writers Conference LIVE 2017, writes Nancy Ward, Me? An Evangelist? – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – When you were baptized you were anointed … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net posts 4-28-17

Tour the new website: NancyHCWard.com – With the launch of NancyHCWard.com comes an invitation to learn to Share Your Faith Story and bring a workshop to your Catholic group. Catholic Mom: God’s Partners – featured on CatholicMom.com – We are called … Continue reading

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Tour the new website: NancyHCWard.com

Inspiring and Equipping Catholics to Evangelize is the theme of the new website. NancyHCWard.com, It’s meant to help us: Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Reversion at Passover by Faith Roberts

My reversion back to the Catholic Church was very slow and subtle with many little turning points. One that stands out in my mind happened at Passover dinner. This was before I was even dating my Jewish husband. At that … Continue reading

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Friars Corner: Come, into the Light, which is Christ

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23:1-6; Ephesians 5:8-11; John 9:1-41 Each day Jesus gives us a new “snapshot” of himself. We see this at daily Mass and in the Prayer of Christians, what we call the Divine Office. In … Continue reading

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