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Illustrating and writing about the defining moments in my life is one of my spiritual practices. Tending The Fire: The Story of a Marriage and The Mother Daughter Dance are testaments to a core belief of mine: In our closest relationships, our best and worst selves are revealed, and in those relationships we are offered the lessons we need in order to grow.  

As a spiritual director, I welcome the opportunity to listen deeply to a wealth of sacred stories from a diverse spectrum of people. The focus of my curiosity and vocation continues to be: How are you goose bumped? What are your portals for deepening the mystery of your life? What are the conditions that might allow you to lower your defenses so that you might see the ‘spot on your back’ or the ‘log in your eye’? I believe that living these questions invites us into deeper relationship with wonder, gratitude, and grace.


Jeannie DuBose, MS is an award-winning author, illustrator, and spiritual director. As an experienced facilitator and retreat leader, Jeannie works with women’s groups, churches, prisons, schools, and wellness centers. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, she also received a master’s in counseling psychology from Georgia State University and a certificate in spiritual formation from Columbia Theological Seminary. She now works with individuals and groups in private practice in Black Mountain, North Carolina. 

Jeannie and her husband raised their three children in Atlanta; they currently make their home in Montreat, North Carolina. She has written and illustrated two memoirs: The Mother Daughter Dance (Longstreet Press, 2004) and Tending the Fire: The Story of a Marriage (Beaver’s Pond Press, January 2019).