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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

Fibonacci spiral • a Self Portrait

Fibonacci spiral • a Self Portrait A TV show actually drew me to look more closely at the Fibonacci sequence— “God Friended Me” episodes were based on questions about patterns and an unseen guide to “coincidences” in life that we … Continue reading

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Seeking the Way: —nihilism to suicide – 27 years (part two)

A WAY: TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATIONAn informational meeting about Transcendental Meditation had attracted me when it was mentioned at the New Age Foundation meeting and so I attended the hour-long introduction. Mostly it gave me a list of the good things it … Continue reading

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Seeking the Way: —nihilism to suicide – 27 years (part one)

ONE WAY: So now comes a time that is hard to review and I will not go into much detail because it does not serve the purpose of my overview about my “seeking the Way” except from the perspective of … Continue reading

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Seeking the Way: a magnet toward nihilism

WHAT WAY?(early environment: fundamentalist Christian/father: legalistic – mother: moderate) ONE WAY: At 7-years-old, I wanted to know the way to get back the magnet that was necessary for me to play a game, a special gift from one of my … Continue reading

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Seeking the Way . . .

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Grief, Loss, Healing – a step

thoughts—ThursdayApril 2, 2020 throughTuesday – May 26, 2020,August 11, 2020Jeanne Hicks-Barnett The last two afternoons I have gone out to mom’s house and done some cleaning to get it ready for Marcus and I to move in—we want to try … Continue reading


Statues, Honor, and Back Roads

Today—STATUES seem to be a major topic of conversation and, to me, it seems like a bit of a distraction from what we really need to be discussing . . . back roads! BACK ROADS are woven all through our … Continue reading

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A Short Course in War — working

working on this one

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Racism Wrapped in Elitism

Your childhood memories and mine may reflect some of the same experiences and thoughts that need to be reviewed for seeds of “racism.” Most would expect a child to be oblivious to the underlying racism of maintaining the “separate but … Continue reading

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Growing Among the Stones . . .

this seems to be at the heart of many social media posts and I think we need to really talk about it . . . THROWING STONES AT PEOPLE is effective at keeping our attention off of important issues and … Continue reading

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