In pursuit of . . .

Feeling overwhelmed with those emotions that come when the heart is touched—tears seemed very close as I felt God was pleased with what He saw going on in this one family’s life (Frank Slaughter) . . . I saw part of a TV show where a man works in the place where he had been incarcerated and attempted to help others find hope, to get a second chance at life. He said his message is that we need to give hope to each other; to say to the others we meet that everyone falls, everyone stumbles, but you can get up and go forward. I did it and I’m not better than you are  . . . I’m just like you are and you can do it, too!

During the “extreme makeover,” of the house, the choir sang as the identified source of inspiration and joy! Every time they sang, I was overwhelmed again with those emotions that can’t really be described, just experienced—music is such a powerful tool and weapon! These were people who remembered the most important thing God put us here for . . . LOVE!

Reaching out and touching others as God’s Love flows through us . . . these people were not consumed by:
—the PURSUIT of income/things
(God’s covenant promises His provision)
—the PURSUIT of ways to protect themselves, families or their possessions
(God’s covenant promises His protection)
—the PURSUIT of impressing others, trying to convince themselves
and others that they had value
(God’s covenant promises His identity—priceless)
but, these people were living out the belief that God works with us in ALL things for our good—moment by moment, we need to be not only standing in the awareness of who God is, but allow what He has placed within us to flow through us to those around us, not because we are better than anyone else and can give to a “lesser” person, but because we are just like all the fallen, the downtrodden, the sinner. Only a person who realizes where he/she has been can hand another person a cup of water or a piece of  bread through which Love flows as a healing stream

About Jeanne

a work in progress . . . God's grace has brought me through many traumas of varying intensities and I am alive today (both physically & spiritually) because of Him and His work: "For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus"-Philippians 1:6. My childhood was spent living in many places in the United States due to my family's music or ministry—The Hicks Family, made up of Olan & Barbara Hicks, my younger brothers, Clint & Chuck & me, sang in different combos (put out an album), does so no longer professionally . . . but, visit a family gathering in Searcy & you're bound to hear some foot-tapping sounds (or catch my dad & mom on the road)! I believe that every moment of each life path (the good & what I perceive as the bad) God works together for my good as His child whether I understand it or not. MUSIC and MINISTRY are still primary aspects of the path God has me walking—so exciting! Words that have encouraged me since 1980: ". . . giving them a garland instead of ashes,The oil of gladness instead of mourning,The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting So they will be called oaks of righteousness,The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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