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

HOW Did We Get Here?

I am up and awake . . . feeling down and overwhelmed with despair at the blindness of people who claim to be God’s children, followers of Jesus, but do not seem to know Him— so lacking in compassion and … Continue reading

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7×7-Step Focus Plan – thoughts

Week One—SEEK GOD (I Surrender All) what if as babies we are held in the heart of God, existing in His Presence and we know Him as our Father, our spirit is born of His Spirit so our spirit possesses … Continue reading

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UNITY . . . Where Do I Start? violence – belonging

NO OFFENSE INTENDED—JUST SHARING MY OPINION With all that has happened lately, my heart has been heavy . . . why is violence the answer to frustration . . . how can anything make it right to take someone else’s … Continue reading

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7×7-Step Focus Plan – 49 days

RESOLUTIONS & REVIEW 2018 This time of the year, it is hard to resist making “new year resolutions” or “reviewing the past” with both offering pitfalls leading to unrealistic expectations or depressing regrets and impeding any long-term personal growth . … Continue reading

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Happy – what does it mean?

IF we strive to be HAPPY by filling the silence of life with SOUND, [IF we strive to be] PRODUCTIVE by turning all life’s leisure into WORK, and [IF we strive to be] REAL by turning all our being into … Continue reading

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Unity in Diversity

PLANTING SEEDS encouraging violence, directly or indirectly, is SO wrong–using the “divide and conquer” approach will work in our country if we do not stay focused on what message we should be sharing . . . we need to focus on: … Continue reading

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Ego – Shadow – Integrity

thoughts . . .

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