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Author Archives: NancyWard
“Faith is an encounter with Jesus Christ, with God, from which faith is born, and from there it brings you to witness,” Pope Francis tweeted. That’s what happened to the Virgin Mary. Mary’s encounter with God’s messenger changed her life. … Continue reading
This story came to me as a tweet. It haunted me for a day and a night, compelling me to share it. The author is unknown. The facts cannot be authenticated, although feedback on this post indicated that it refers … Continue reading
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 a critique … Continue reading
“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 with our help, … Continue reading
Did you know that when you were baptized, you were anointed to be an evangelist? Yes — you, I and every Christian are meant to bring others into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. How do we do that? There are … Continue reading
The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see how far … Continue reading
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. –1 Peter 4:10 The Deacon gave his homily on Mt. 24:14-30, the parable of the talents. He presented the talents … Continue reading
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? Feeling guilty yet? The excesses of the holidays make clear the need to evaluate many aspects of our lives and resolve to change them. In February we realize how idealistic we were on … Continue reading
The busiest committee right now is our Catholic Writers Conference Online, lead by Karina Fabian and Laura Lowder. “We’ve had more people assist this year. Promotions have started,” Karina said. But you can help promote the conference by sending out … Continue reading
The subtitle of True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life, reflects Lisa Mladinich’s way of relating her experience and encouragement to women. Readers find grace here in her wisdom and insight. Lisa covers all aspects of menopause … Continue reading