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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

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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the Swirling Chaos . . . a spiral . . .

Such a time of dark swirling whirlpools of chaos . . . it is impossible to hold on to WHAT IS IMPORTANT in the midst of constant “info” dumps . . . there are new/old interpretations of words and no … Continue reading

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Life Cycles . . . seeds . . . stages

Life cycles start with seeds and continue through stages that we can see in plants . . . interesting As I have walked my path through varying shades of dark and light, I have always felt it was the small things … Continue reading

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My Bubble World

I guess I have mostly lived in a bubble of my own making for most of my life . . . bubbles can exist side by side without ever interacting except to bump into each other and not even be … Continue reading

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ISM – I Sell Myself

-ISMs . . . we most often identify an “-ism” as something negative, harmful, or downright evil to ME! Over the years, I have heard “communism,” “socialism,” “terrorism,” “paganism,” and many other fear-filled “-isms” to identify what I must fight … Continue reading

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Perspective . . . a beginning

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