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

my “PERFECT” birthday cake

a cake with just the right amount of sweetness pecans coconut topped with buttercream icing . . . I savor each bite of this wonderful creation! One year (2014), I made an Italian cream cake for the birthday of my … Continue reading

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procrastination . . . under construction

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many languages, many ways to “speak”

Today’s prompt: What language do you wish you could speak? In the eleventh grade, we had a French foreign exchange student come to our school and he created a lot of excitement. We had never had a foreign exchange student … Continue reading

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Walls —> Darkness —> Light

Today’s prompt: “What is a song or poem that speaks to you and why?” For me, it is both a song and a poem because the poem explains why the song means so much to me. the poem: “Reaching Beyond … Continue reading

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Love – the Flow of Life

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman originally published in 1992 was a book that opened my eyes (heart) to an idea I had never considered – that different people had different ways of showing and receiving love! My life had … Continue reading

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Rain Speaks . . .

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Dreams – Becoming Who I Am . . .

Dancing in the ballet . . . a dream for as long as I can remember—my earliest memory in childhood is of a strong conviction that I would be a ballerina. I had a Tina the ballerina doll, a storybook … Continue reading

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Fascinating Journeys . . .

My favorite author and why? That is a hard one for me. I have many authors who have taken me on journeys into adventure – romance – history – inner exploration – parables – wisdom and more! The journey I find … Continue reading

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Repetitive Negative Thinking Is Dangerous

Today’s prompt, in my opinion, leads to negative thinking—it would tend to draw a person to dive deep into thinking about what is “wrong” about either the structure they live in (house, apartment, etc.) or their body. WHY would I … Continue reading

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What Colors Do I Speak?

Focus today: what color describes your personality and why? When I put this question to my husband, he replied “rainbow.” “Rainbow describes your personality.” Interesting, right? I guess I would say “blue” describes my personality because it is a calm, … Continue reading

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