Category Archives: Writing

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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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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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Serious about publishing your manuscript?

If you are ready to take your unpublished fiction or nonfiction manuscript to the next level, come to the Catholic Writers Conference where I will be facilitating a critique workshop for the fourth year. You can meet publishers and other … Continue reading

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Review: A Body in Prayer by Neil Combs

When I met Neil Combs at the Catholic Writers Guild Live conference, I sensed a connection that was beyond Catholics and writers. He introduced himself to me when we were volunteering at the Catholic Writers Guild booth in the CMN … Continue reading

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