Author Archives: NancyWard

How (and why) to give your testimony during the holidays

David Palmer, manager of Guadalupe Radio Network’s KATH 910 AM, interviewed me for a holiday show last year. The program aired the day after Thanksgiving throughout North Texas. The interview session was lots of fun! The listeners got good advice on … Continue reading

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A retreat to remember

The camaraderie with other writers at the Catholic Writers Retreat was exciting and the speakers encouraging. The space and time to write was a breath of peace in my over busy life. We had plenty of time slots designated for … Continue reading

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Mary and the secret to evangelization

“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

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Circle of Good

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

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How to Benefit from a Critique Group

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

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Partners with God

“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

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Me? An evangelist?

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

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The Promise of Lent and Grace of Eastertide

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

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A Chalice full of talents

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

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Valentines for God

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

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