Jean Wise is a freelance journalist/writer and a speaker at retreats and gatherings. As a spiritual director and a Deacon in her church, she helps both adults and children experience God in new and creative ways. She love the field of spiritual growth and faith formation. She has written numerous devotionals, magazine articles, and newspaper features. Jean is an RN who in 2006 retired from the local health department after 26 years to concentrate on a speaking and writing ministry. She writes two times a week on her blog: http://www.healthyspirituality.org. She lives in Edon, Ohio with her husband enjoying their empty nest as their three adult children have flown the coop. She loves chocolate and thinks we miss much in life when we don't open our eyes to see the extraordinary in the ordinary.