Blog Spotlight: Healthy Spirituality

healthy spirituality header photoJean Wise and her Healthy Spirituality blog are in today’s Spotlight.

God brought Jean and me together when we both attended the 2007 Florida Christian Writers Conference for the first time. She was sitting in the large, and mainly empty, auditorium waiting for the first session to begin. I wandered in and sat in the row ahead of her, turned around and said “hi.”

Turns out she lived in Ohio–and that’s where I grew up.

The next year and the next and the next we were conference roomies. We email along with our other Kindred Heart critique writing friends (made at that same 2007 conference) practically every day.

I’m excited to put the Blog Spotlight on Jean and Healthy Spirituality.

Major theme: Christian spiritual growth

My most popular post: Advent – 15 Inspirational Quotes about this Season of Anticipation

My favorite posts (which all happen to be about my grandkids):

My life verse is:

Let us keep our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith – Hebrews 12:2

My verse for 2015 is:

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4

photoI blog because my fellow writers forced me into it. They were all doing it and dragged me into the process yelling and screaming. I was not thrilled to add something else to my to-do list. BUT I still blog because it is a wonderful way to share our faith, to find companions on our spiritual walks, to grow and learn how to express our beliefs and an opportunity to write and discover my writing voice.

When I’m not blogging, I’m writing for our local newspaper, working at our church and working on my other writing projects. Ok sometimes too often I get distracted by Facebook and researching scurrying down rabbit trails on the Internet.

I have a passion for learning different spiritual practices that open our hearts to hear and know God in new ways, then sharing them with others so they too can grow closer to God.

I want to be remembered for making a difference in the lives of my family and friends.

Jean Wise is a freelance writer and Christian speaker at retreats, gatherings and seminars. She has published articles in the Lutheran, Christian Communicator, Sacred Journeys,The RevWriter, public health journals and contributed multiple devotions to three devotional books published by Barbour Publishing. She also is a reporter at a daily local newspaper writing profile and health articles. ]

Jean is an expert in spiritual growth, especially in the area of prayer. She is serving St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Edon as an Associate in Ministry. (AiM) She is a spiritual director and facilitates the spiritual formation for others studying to be directors. She has both a bachelors and masters in nursing. Her background in spirituality and health care adds to her love and passion for healthy spirituality.

advent cover photoShe lives in 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!

Visit Jean’s blog at Healthy Spirituality. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room: An Advent Devotional, is available in both print and ebook editions.

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Jean wrote about her experiences writing her devotional in an earlier guest post.

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2 thoughts on “Blog Spotlight: Healthy Spirituality

    • You’re very welcome. I love what you wrote about kicking and screaming. I remember those days. But then you’ve taken off and been the most consistent blogger of our group. Kudos to you, dear friend!

      I like the template very much. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to go through the tutorial soon and add a few more special touches.