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

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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It’s A Conspiracy . . . theoretically speaking!

THIS IS JUST A BEGINNING OF MY THOUGHTS … I am currently working on this one and will add to it as I work through my “investigative process” or delete it in despair if I cannot share any “reasonable” insights … Continue reading

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This quote from the play Hamlet, “To be, or not to be? That is the question—” this led me to a different question that seems very important to me especially in this time when there is so much chaos, so … Continue reading

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SEEDS . . . planting in the hard times

Back in the “old days,” many folks grew their own food.Small backyard gardens, small family farms on a couple of acres . . .neighbors shared when the crops were good and during the times of theseason when there was an … Continue reading

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