Dear Friends,

On Saturday, December 8, 2018, I entered a Department Store looking to find a sale on an outfit and to place some other garments on a lay-a-way plan. 

Lo and behold, “I was summoned to register #9 to pay for my items.”  As I approached the young lady I told her that, “I wanted to pay for one item with my ATM card and place 2 other items on lay-a-way.”

For some reason she could not find my information in the system.  I couldn’t understand because I have been shopping at this particular store far over 20 years. 

Okay.  I went along with giving her my information twice verbally and she still could not get it registered.  I presented my Driver License to her, hoping and praying that it would speed up the process and she would now be able to input correct information.  She still ended up asking me a few questions, even with the proof right in front of her.  I went along with that.  I gave her the benefit of doubt thinking that she might have been new and above all nervous.  Yet, I could not understand why would they place a new person on a cash register during one of the busied days of the week, plus with this being the Holiday season?

Now, she had already taken my ATM card for the one take home item.  We were now, working on the 2 lay-a-way items.  I told her that, “I wanted to place 20 dollars on those items.”  The register calculated that I only needed to pay $15.64.  I told her great, “Just give me the change back from the 20 dollars.” 

Lo and behold, the cash register did not produce the amount of change that she was supposed to give me back.  After she had rung up everything she said, “That’s fine you can just put the 20 dollars on it.”  She quickly closed the cash register after the receipt had already been produced not showing my 20 dollars deduction.  I did question her asking, “If they would know that I had paid the 20 dollars because it wasn’t showing on the receipt?”  She assured me that, “They would.”

In Closing:  I felt bad for her because my conclusion was that she could not count.  You see, this is the problem that we are facing with many of our young folk.  They are truly lost if technology doesn’t calculate things for them.   For this reason, it is extremely important that we go back to the basic teaching our children, addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division.  I often hear people say, “We don’t want to go back because we have advanced into the future.”  I don’t know about you, I do not want anyone leading me that cannot read, count or unable to sign their name on a check because they weren’t taught to write.  Unbelievably, these will be our leaders one day.  Holy Ghost help us, please?  I will continue to tell you that it’s prayer time, as never before.

My daughter told me, “I should have reported the young lady.”  I didn’t want her to lose her job.  What do you say?  What would you have done in a situation like this?  Need Feedback….

P.S. I failed to tell you that my 2 items are still in lay-a-way.




Love you,

JoAnne Smith Hooks



(I have been looking for this message for 3 years.  At the time that the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart to send it out back in 2015, so many of you were only 37 years old).  NEWS FLASH…..NOW, YOU ARE 40.  TAKE HEED....


Dear Ladies,

During my early morning prayers, (The Spirit of The Lord) ministered to my heart, to encourage you!


NOTE: (Life Changing Episodes) are challenges that we begin to face, starting at the age of 40. Some days may take a toll on your mind if you are not familiar with the change.  The devil will try to make you believe that you are losing your mind as oppose to recognizing that it is a “Life Changing Episode” that’s going on at that precise moment.  “NO” you are not losing your mind and don’t let anyone make you think that you are or try to tell you that you have dementia.  "The devil is a liar. He is the father of lies." We break that curse right now in the name of Jesus and reverse the terms on the one that pronounced it.



1.    so what if you put something down and you don’t remember where you placed it.

2.    so what if you lost your keys and you can’t find them. (Learn to release your Angels to help you find things, they are here to help you).

3.    so what if someone told you something and you don’t remember it.

4.    so what if you told a story twice and didn’t remember you told it the first time.

5.    so what if you had a melt-down because no one understood what you were going through.

6.    so what if someone was talking to you and you didn’t comprehend a word they were saying.

7.    so what if you were running around looking for your cellphone and finally discovered that you were talking to someone on it… Lol… Hello…Been there, done that. 


Stop looking over your shoulders wondering if you are losing your mind.  Don’t let the enemy deceive you because this too shall pass.  Start looking to God and ask Him to keep you in your "Right Mind”….


HERE’S A THOUGHT TO PONDER ON; has it ever occurred to you that those things are not important.  Especially, if you can’t remember them.

My daily prayer these days is asking God to please keep me in, "My Right Mind” and yours should be the same because God is a Keeper and the Holy Ghost will bring all things back to your remembrance!


We believe by faith that it is done and it is so.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen…

READ: MARK 5:15 & JOHN 14:26

Love you,

JoAnne Smith Hooks



OMG....You really need to get your kleenex box out as you listen to Ms. Myeshia Stewart true life Story on the Hour of Brokenness, KEPX Radio & watch the Video on Facebook Live, my Timeline. Our hearts were broken into little pieces as she tells us, "How she was stalked, abused, shot 6 times in front of her children and left for dead." And if that wasn't enough she told us that, "Her perpetrator tried to have sex with her when he thought she was dead." It was truly difficult for us to hold back the tears while listening to her testimony.

Every woman need to hear Ms. Stewart story.
Will you please help us make this go viral?

We are coming back to the table on Sunday, December 16, 2018 to discuss Domestic Violence in the real world. After hearing Ms. Stewart interview women, "We Will Be Silent No More"....Help us Holy Ghost?

Love you,
JoAnne Smith-Hooks


***** THE LOVE OF A FAMILY *****

There is a beautiful phrase that says, "A family that prays together stays together." I truly thank God for our parents instilling these words in us as we do our children. My family is full of prayer and nothing but love. God knows in heaven we truly need each other in times like these. Please love on your family because tomorrow is not promised to any of us.
Proverbs 15:29

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

Love you,

JoAnne Smith Hooks




Why are we so mean, angry, bitter, and miserable if we are proclaiming Jesus Christ as our Personal Savior?

Was that not who we were before we surrendered our life to Christ?

Did we not come to Him to make a change for betterment?

I often hear Saints say, "Well that's just me and I am going to say what's on my mind." This is after they have spoken harsh words or hurt someone's feelings. Or they may say, "This is me and I am not going to change." Something is wrong, y'all....

Should we not be speaking with our heart? Or better yet, shouldn't we think before we speak? Especially, to consider other people's feelings.

I don't know about you, I must tell you truth. I often pray begging God to please never let the old JoAnne rise up and come out. I did not like that side. Talking about a miserable wreck. I was truly a wretched undone. Listen to me, people are going to always try to push you back to the old you and if you cave in they will talk about you and say all matter of evil things about you. Please don't let it happen? Change shows us as a representative for Jesus. I prefer to be talked about as being loving and humble as oppose to being classified as a mean and cruel person proclaiming to be saved. Wouldn't you? Help us Holy Ghost?

I am striving everyday of my life to be like these Scripture below and I pray that you are too. Remember: Our children are watching every move we make.

Matthew 11:29 says, "Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS."

Philippians 2:7-8
Isaiah 50:5-6
Isaiah 53:7
Matthew 12:19
Matthew 27:12-14
Luke 22:27
Luke 23:34
Acts 8:32
1 Peter 2:23
John 1:29

Remember: When we requested change to better our lives we took on the Characteristics of Jesus Christ. We should be striving for perfection every day of our lives. Read: (Matthew 5:48)

In other words: Our Character may have changed but our Personality remains the same.

May God bless you and keep you in His Prefect Will.... I love you with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen

Mother JoAnne Hooks

Latest comments

02.12 | 08:10

Hello Mother JoAnne Smith-Hooks, I'm estaic for you and your success, I thank you again for your books you sent me , and I really enjoyed them , congratulations

02.12 | 07:43

I love this title, I can’t wait to get a copy Sis. May the work you continue do, speaks for you!!

God bless you and I love you!!

Your baby sis, Neicy

02.12 | 06:10

I love you mom

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