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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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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The Light in the Wall . . .

Like most families, we have those family members who are very strong-willed, stubborn individuals and they are more than willing to strongly express their opinions as facts about whatever topic they are on at the moment—often not allowing anyone to … Continue reading

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Am I a Pharisee?

Most people would agree that today we are in “choppy waters”—lots of waves of unrest and insecurity, lots of chaos, lots of loud sounds of conflicting ideas, harsh voices shouting fears, deep divisions . . . definitely, choppy waters. I keep … Continue reading

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Seeds – Life Cycle of Plants . . .

Seeds . . . small and, yet each reproduces after its kind . . . the seed contains the full-grown replica of its producer . . . Seeds . . . small . . . like a moment of anger … Continue reading

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