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

  How to Benefit from a Critique Group – Featured on CatholicWritersGuild.com – The Catholic Writers Guild is all about networking, honing our craft and supporting other Catholic writers. The critique groups do all that – and more!   The Fantasy of … 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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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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New Evangelizers: A New Catholic Sister

Featured on New Evangelizers. com As a convert, close spiritual relationships with my Catholic sisters-in-the-Lord are among God’s most treasured and healing gifts. One Catholic sister-in-the-Lord, is dying of brain cancer. She’s the Grateful-for-Adversity Grandmother I wrote about last year. … Continue reading

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The Surprising Charisms of the Holy Spirit

What are your spiritual gifts? Has the Holy Spirit ever surprised you with the grace to serve in a way you never imagined? Or taken your natural talent and empowered you to use it to honor God? For me, writing … Continue reading

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Featured Favorite: Holy Spirit Sandwich

“To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit,” promises St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 12:7. I was born with the natural gift of writing. The Holy Spirit expanded that writing talent into a charism he … Continue reading

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