As the Lord allowed me to launch the "JoAnne Smith Hooks Show/The Hour of Brokenness" on KEPX Radio Sunday, February 18, 2018. I had not a clue that it would explode on a high magnitude starting out and I am so grateful! I am so blessed that you all are willing to share your topics and stories through your "Brokenness". There are so many topics to cover. I will try to go live on Facebook at the 3:00pm hour PST. Yet, if that doesn't happen it will not prevent you from hearing the show. I really need your support. Therefore, I am asking you to please call in and listen by phone at: 605-562-4269

Hopefully, the link below will take you directly to the show. We play Gospel music when the shows are not on...

I will place a note on Facebook to let you know that I am going on and will you reply to let me know that you are listening, please? Even, if you don't stay on the full hour. This will be how I will receive my ratings until they get the line open where you can actually call in to talk one on one. Will you please tell your friends to call in, as well?

Now, if you are interested in a prerecorded interview. Please let me know. This way you can go back in and check your taping prior, before I place your story on the air. We can do this asap. Just say the word? Come on and tell your story. That's what this platform is for. We must be able to help others. Lets be transparent. If God did it for us, He will definitely do it for others. Do you agree?

For the prerecording I can get up to 100 people on the line....If we get several people that are interested, I will launch the number and the extension.

Let me know what you think, okay? Hopefully, you will be on the line with us every Sunday at 3:00pm Pacific Standard Time.

Love you,
JoAnne Smith-Hooks

There was a question asked in our Bible Study by our Pastor.  He asked, "Who has impacted your life that has brought joy to you that you will always remember?" He said, "I know Jesus has, yet who else?" 

The person that has impacted my life is my daughter, Shauntae Smith!  I remember, "Hearing that I would never be able to bare children, which was devastating to me."  I went to God in prayer saying, "Father, if You bless me with one child I promise, I will give her back to You."  I walked away with peace in my mind, joy in my heart, the assurance in my spirit, knowing and believing that God would bless me with a little beautiful baby girl!  It did not happen instantly, yet I knew without a doubt that it would happen!  

In the year of 1970 I left Chicago, Il going back to Marianna, Arkansas (Home), to prepare for College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, which was a promise that I made to my dad.  Yet, for some reason I felt strange, different and sick.  Approaching Marianna, I think I went straight to our family doctor by the name of, Doctor Mac.  I told him, "Dr. Mac there is something rolling around in my stomach and it feels like a (Rolling Tumor)."  Dr. Mac told me, "Yes and it will come forth in nine months."  That was the happiest day of my life!  Four years later God answered my prayers and nine months later, He brought it to pass.  GOD DOES ANSWER PRAYER!  I am a living witness.  God blessed me with a beautiful daughter and I do not take it lightly!

I love you Shauntae!  Be blessed my darling!  God has a blessing with your name on it!




JoAnne Smith Hooks

When we are young, God gives us dreams and visions for the sake of His people. As we begin to launch out into the deep we shouldn't be surprise if things do not go as planned. Effectiveness comes with practice, which brings professional growth. No one starts out as a professional.

Sometimes, disappointment comes as oppose to encouragement....Yet, that should not be a reason for us to give up on our dreams. Does words matter? Yes, they do....They can break us or make us....Which one do you choose? We must learn to take the bitter with the sweet because God did not make us all alike. In other words we must consider the source. Can you imagine giving up, inspite of what people say and do to us, knowing that our dreams and visions comes from God? If we give up, how will we know if we will ever be successful?....We must keep trying....Remember, practice makes perfect!

I would like to encourage you. If you should fail several times, don't give up because God is testing your faith to humble you. If Noah had given up on the dream and vision that God gave him in the book of Genesis to build the Ark, eight people would not have survived and God knows we wouldn't be here. Please, don't give up, follow your dreams and visions because they come from God. God bless you and I love you!

JoAnne Smith Hooks

"As I set at my computer working on a project, my mind began to reminisce on my best friends. It is extremely imperative for everyone to have at least one friend because they are truly a gift from God.

There is an example in the Bible that talks about true friendship between David and Saul's son Jonathan:

• In spite of his father Saul's pursuit of David and attempts to kill him, stood by his friend. That story is in 1 Samuel chapter 18 through chapter 20.
• Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
• Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

I thought about a petition that I had placed up before the Lord many years ago when I was in high school. I asked God to send me:

• a friend that I could confide in.
• a friend that would understand me.
• a friend that would not ridicule or judge me.
• a friend that would be as close to me as my sisters.

When I prayed this prayer, it never once crossed my mind that my friend and I would be separated because we had become somewhat inseparable over the years. I need to tell you that God honored my petition by giving me not just one friend but 3 best friends in my lifetime.

• My high school friend (Kaye).
• 20 years ago my friend (Doris).
• My last friend & business partner (Louise). She made her transition with the Lord a couple of months ago.

They are now setting at the table feasting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Someone said, “That if you can count your true friends on the fingers of one hand, you are blessed.” They also said, “A friend is one whom you can be yourself with and never fear that he or she will judge you. A friend is someone that you can confide in with complete trust. A friend is someone you respect and that respects you, not based upon worthiness but based upon a likeness of mind.”

As I looked at the phrase: “Healed from Within”..... I realized the brokenness in my life because I miss my friend Louise, so much. We were truly like sisters. – Isaiah 53:5 says, “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed!”

We must trust in the Lord to receive inner peace, as His brokenness satisfies God’s price for our sin.

John 15:13-14 says that, “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.”

A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Hold on to your best friend and treat him or her with love and respect. Every day is precious just knowing that you have someone to confide in. Think about this; the very hour that you are talking to your friend, could also be the last hour. We are only here for a season and “Friends are truly a Gift from God.”

Love you,
JoAnne Smith Hooks
Author: “A Bitter Disease Called Unforgiveness”


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27.02 | 15:34

I love your testimony and I know God does answer our prayers. My cousin you make me proud. I love your blog

27.02 | 02:07

l like you page and website it's awesome ,congrat! God bless keep up the good work.

21.02 | 16:57

Oh thank you my queen I am truly blessed to have you as my Queen My Mother. I thank you for all the love,caring and encouragement that you blessed me with. Love

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