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

Storms, Rainbows, and Light

In the midst of storms in my life, I often choose to sit down and give up! Storms can be overwhelming and, when I cannot see anything but the dark clouds all around me, I climb into that dark pit … Continue reading

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Me, God, a dot in the Universe

back BEFORE the “basic” questions I have asked, I have come to realize that there is a question I need to ask and answer before those “basic” thoughts – the foundation of what I need to know: does GOD see … Continue reading

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Undermining Trust in God–Pride of Mankind

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity— According to Christian teachers, the essential vice, the utmost evil, is PRIDE. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere flea bites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil: Pride … Continue reading

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Darkness and God

thoughts . . .

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2021 Birthday Thoughts

each year at the time of my birthday,I pray for a word, a thought, a Scripture, a quotationto guide my focus for the coming year: paths – a journey . . . Scripture references-source, Christian Bible:(innocence) Truly I say to … Continue reading

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Personal Journey — Week 3 Advent Thoughts

Restore Day 1 — Exodus 20 Day 2 — Psalm 19 Day 3 — 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 Day 4 — John 2:13-25 Day 5 — Summary

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Personal Journey – Week 2 Advent thoughts

Repent — turn from, turn to, turn inward Day 1 — Genesis 22 Day 2 — Psalm 116 Day 3 — Romans 8:31-34 Day 4 — Mark 9 Day 5 — Summary

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Personal Journey – Week 1 Advent thoughts

Week 1 — Reflect Day 1 Genesis 9 Day 2 — Psalm 25 Day 3 — I Peter 3-4:2 Day 4 — Mark 1 Day 5 — Summary

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Personal Journey – Advent thoughts

Advent seemed like a good time this year to review my life,to take a personal “journey” that might help me “process” some challengesand gain some insights into who I am.To reflect . . . to review my pathTo repent . … Continue reading

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HOPE . . . a pinpoint of Light

I once heard it said that a writer could not begin writing a story until the end was known and then had to work backward to fill in the story.I wonder if I could use that same approach to look … Continue reading

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