Author Archives: Jeanne

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

Beat down . . . a Life Perspective

Oh, that poor holly bush . . . bent down to the ground by its ice-covered branches, unable to stand up straight and it doesn’t look like it can survive— it looks hopeless. BUT . . . How often have … Continue reading

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PIZZA . . . hidden messages . . .

  Pizza has always been a major part of my life from childhood to senior citizen, but I had never thought about the “hidden messages” in that delicious food that I consumed innocently just because it tasted good. CHILDHOOD: earliest memories … Continue reading

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Seasons of Life and Loss . . .

to everything, there is a season . . . I have heard that passage from Ecclesiastes 3 read many times and I have heard it applied to many situations, but somehow, right now, it holds a depth of meaning I … Continue reading

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POLITICS – RELIGION – HEART

TODAY . . . today, a 24-hour time period—a man-defined period that tends to turn into weeks and months and years and decades and centuries leaving me feeling like a grain of sand on a very sandy beach . . … Continue reading

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Biscuits & Gravy . . . GOD’s favorite combo

Making breakfast this morning, after I had put the biscuits into bake, I started making some gravy for one of my favorite combos, biscuits and gravy . . . yum! As I watched the gravy thicken in the small skillet … Continue reading

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Living Water . . . broken cisterns . . .

Sometimes it scares me to “turn it over to God” . . . I mean, it sounds good to ask for “living water,” but the next thing I know, I am trying to “fix” my world and all the things … Continue reading

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Allegiance – Beliefs – Choices (A-B-Cs)

CHOICES – why do I make the choices I make? why do people I know make choices which I would not expect them to make? why does a seemingly rational person all of a sudden become irrational (in my estimation)? … Continue reading

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