Category Archives: Renewal

Thank you for making 2016 an impressive year!

Dear friends, prayer warriors, authors, readers and subscribers of JOYAlive.net. Thank you! We give thanks to God always for all of you, remembering you in our prayers, unceasingly calling to mind your work of faith and labor of love and … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel Reflection with Catholic Mom

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 18, 12-14 Have you ever rebelled interiorly and became the sheep that wandered away from the Shepherd? The skeptic that sits through the homily fuming inwardly, “No one’s gonna tell me what to do!” all the while … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: Embracing the Cross

By Lisa Nicholas In my parish church, we have a set of hand-carved Stations of the Cross that we purchased from Taiwan thirty years ago. In those days we couldn’t afford much, so parishioners were encouraged to “buy” one station. … Continue reading

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CWG: Five ways to share your faith in the Year of Mercy

Featured on Zenit.org  that picked it up from CatholicWritersGuild.com   Nancy Ward is interviewed by Dave Palmer, GRN radio, at Sacred Heart Books, Dallas, on ways to share our faith in the Year of Mercy. (Photo by Phil Ward) In … Continue reading

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Got Joy? Latest JOYAlive.net 5-13-16

Expectant faith yearns for the Holy Spirit – From earth we yearn for the gifts of the Holy Spirit. From heaven he meets us and gives us himself, his own life. Expectant faith yearns for the Holy Spirit Pentecost People … Continue reading

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Joy Stories: My Grace Trifecta

by Allison Gingras As I peruse the book titles in the Catholic aisle of my local Christian bookstore, it is hard not to notice the plethora of conversion stories shared. What I do not see a lot of accounts from … Continue reading

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Five ways to share your faith in the Year of Mercy

Featured on NewEvangelizers.com In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages us to show God’s mercy through our witness. The Holy Father called this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy to direct our attention and actions “on mercy so that we may … Continue reading

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Sharing YOUR Faith Story available on DVD!

“Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence.” (1 Peter 3:15,16) When we are baptized we are commissioned as evangelists. We grow into … Continue reading

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