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About Nancy Ward

Nancy HC Ward is a Spirit-filled convert, journalist, blogger and speaker who shares her joy in the Lord, her conversion, the Catholic Church and Christian community in Texas. On JoyAlive.net, she hosts the Joy Alive Network of spiritual support and inspiration. She earned a journalism degree, wrote, edited and managed corporate, non-profit and educational publications for 25 years. She is published in Charisma, Our Sunday Visitor, New Covenant, St. Anthony Messenger, Vocations Magazine, Shalom Tidings and nine websites. She facilitates the Dallas/Fort Worth Catholic Writers and a critique group for the Catholic Writers Guild, where she serves as a board member.

Time for God — Fr Jacques Philippe’s Classic on Mental Prayer

January 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Books, Mental Prayer, Nancy HC Ward, Prayer

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Time for God Father Jacques Philippe’s Classic on Mental Prayer   Time for God by Jacques Philippe is about mental prayer. Facing God in solitude and silence for a time, to enter into intimate, loving communication with him. I read this as a participant in a group study initiated by my covenant community, with talks each Sunday on the five chapters of this small but dynamic book. It is... Read More

Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps

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Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps Interview with Gary Zimak   While interviewing Gary Zimak about his new book, “Find a Real Friend in Jesus: Ten Amazingly Easy Steps”, I found a fascinating backstory of how a conversion experience propelled him into a career as a full-time Catholic evangelist. Nancy: How did God guide you into a career as a Catholic evangelist... Read More

St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone — Book Review

June 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Doctor of the Church, Knowing God, Nancy HC Ward

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St Thomas Aquinas for Everyone by Dave Palmer Book Review by Nancy Ward   “St. Thomas is the greatest doctor of the Church,” author Dave Palmer said, “and I assert that children can be taught his basic philosophy, as I do with my 11- and 7-year olds.” Let’s Go Find God is the enticing teaser of Volume I. The full title of the series tells it all: St. Thomas Aquinas for Everyone, 30 Quick... Read More

Spiritual Steps for Your Choleric Child

June 30, 2015 by  
Filed under Books, Family Life, Nancy HC Ward, Spiritual Life

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Saint or Tyrant? A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child   Hippocrates noted four patterns of behavior: choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic and melancholic. Author, mother and blogger Connie Rossini has created a dynamic new set of spiritual growth plans for her children. She shares her strategies in the first book of the series: A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child. Here we learn... Read More

Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup & Near Collision

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Spiritual Warfare: Tonic Soup and a Near Collision In the classic struggle between good and evil, the Genesis account of Joseph and his brothers shows how God’s power far surpasses Satan’s. Joseph’s jealous brothers sold him into slavery, yet that’s how their tribe was able to survive the famine. When God saved the family from starvation and reunited them, Joseph told his brothers, “Even... Read More

Fathers, Daughters and St Therese

October 3, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Spirituality, Family Life, Nancy HC Ward

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Today we are pleased to introduce Nancy Ward to you. Nancy is a convert to Catholicism and a widely published writer. In this post, she interviews Connie Rossini, who has written for us in the past. Please welcome Nancy warmly and make her feel at home! Fathers. Daughters and St Thérèse An interview with Connie Rossini, author of Trusting God with St. Thérèse. Connie gives practical advice for... Read More

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