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Jean Wise
Works at St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Attended Capital, MCO
Lives in Edon Ohio
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The Story of St. Elizabeth I have heard the story of St Elizabeth of Hungary for most of my life. Ever heard of her? I know many have not, but across the centuries I feel a bond with her. And on my recent pilgrimage to Germany I walked with her through her castle, Wartburg Castle. …
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Germany Pilgrimage and Upcoming Changes I am home from the Germany pilgrimage with a full heart of memories, new lessons, a renewed appreciation of history and millstone of jet lag. I even brought home some German germs in the form of a slight head cold. Cough, sniff… I wrote here a couple of weeks ago …
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Difference Between a Vacation and a Pilgrimage What is the difference between a vacation and a pilgrimage? When this blog post is published I will be in Germany – visiting many of the Reformation sites in what used to be eastern Germany. Yes, we will see history, the geography, travel on a bus, walk cobbled …
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Images of our Theology – Luther’s Seal Do you have an image that illustrates your theology? A symbol, painting, pictorial concept of your beliefs? When you “see” God, how do you visualize him/her? No one requires us to have a model or photo in mind on this spiritual journey. But this practice is not only …
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Monthly Musings – What I Learned in June Monthly Musings Each month I pause and take a look back at what I am discovering, learning, and exploring in life – I call these my monthly musings. Living a reflective life is a spiritual practice that adds depth and gratitude to our lives. Often our busy …
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Harvesting a Spiritual Journal Harvesting a spiritual journal is powerful and what I call the “secret sauce” to reaping benefits from the practice of keeping a journal. In June we have been exploring the various aspects of spiritual journaling on the Tending the Holy Thursdays. You can visit the past posts here: Why keep …
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Jean Wise is a freelance writer, speaker, retreat leader and spiritual director. She is a contributing author of devotions for six compilations published by Barbour, plus the solo author for Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room, an Advent devotion (Barbour Books, 2014). She has published numerous magazine articles in magazines such as the Lutheran, Christian Communicator and public health journals. A former reporter for her local daily newspaper, she is also a graduate of CLASS and CLASS Career Coaching.

Jean is an Associate in Ministry at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church facilitating adult spiritual formation. She has an active spiritual direction practice including leading group spiritual direction. Her ministry also includes an ecumenical group called the Carpenter's House that creates opportunities for spiritual growth in her rural northwest Ohio community. She is a frequent speaker for gatherings and retreats in northwest Ohio.

She writes twice a week on her blog, www.healthyspirituality.org. Established in 2009, the site includes more than 1000 posts.

Jean is a RN with her Masters in Nursing. She retired from public health in 2006 as the county health commissioner to focus on freelance speaking and writing. She discovered her calling and a passion to nurture others as she practiced nursing and now as she helps others grow closer to God in her ministry of spiritual direction, writing and speaking. 

She lives in Edon, Ohio with her husband enjoying their empty nest as their three adult children have flown the coop. Jean loves books so much her hubby thinks she has too many. Jean believes if you cannot be well read, at least be well bought! Bring on more bookshelves!

You can read her blog, Healthy Spirituality and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
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Think About Such Things
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I Love You, God!
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