PRAY BEFORE YOU RE-ACT

Nov. 30, 2018

***** 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

www.joannesmithhooks.com

 

Jul. 12, 2018

(THIS MAYBE LENGTHY, YET IT IS FOR YOUR BENEFIT) - HELP US HOLY GHOST?

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."

Read:
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

Jul. 10, 2018

SAVE-THE-DATE

TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION WITH THE VETERANS: POST TRAUMA STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)

On Sunday, August 5, 2018, I will be dedicating the JoAnne Smith Hooks Show, “The Hour of Brokenness” on KEPX Radio and Live on Facebook to my late brother, Leroy Smith. He served in the Vietnam War and went through TRAUMA, which brought great STRESS into his life. He only wanted someone to have a listening ear to feel the pain, trauma, and stress he went through. I had that listening ear, I heard his stories. Now, I understand his pain and brokenness. Therefore, on August 5, 2018 we will begin “The Legacy of Leroy Smith – A War Hero.” We discovered that
he was not alone. My brother loved and cherished his family.

Please join us in a round table discussion with the VETERANS TO DISCUSS (PTSD) – POST TRAUMA STRESS DISORDER:

My Special Guests will be:
1. Bishop Roy Dixon
2. Pastor Duret Gray
3. Minister Karyes Stockdale & Guests
4. Elder Reginald Griddine
5. Pastor Frank Goring & others

More information will be forth coming. If you are a Veteran and you are interested in joining the discussion on this topic please contact me. We are also seeking for females that have been in the Services and are interested in joining in the group discussion, as well.
Please continue to pray for our Veterans. Will you help us spread the word, please?

PS. R.N., Nancy Mathews, will you please join in with us on this show?

Love you,
JoAnne Smith Hooks
www.joannesmithhooks.com
joannesmithhooks@gmail.com

Jun. 15, 2018

 WILL YOU SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, PLEASE?

Yesterday, my husband and I goes to pick up my car from the shop. A young man brings 3 forms for my husband to sign. He explains to my husband as highlighting each areas to sign with a yellow marker as to what supposedly the forms were pertaining too. I asked my husband, "Aren't you going too read those forms prior to signing them?" He says, "You can read them." This was after he had signed them. Who does that? Well the beat goes on. As reading the forms, I saw a descrepency and I questioned it. The young man told me, "I don't have any idea what's in those forms." He then said, "I just work here." He said, "Let me read it so I can explain it to you." He still didn't give me the correct information to the question that I asked.

Now, I knew it wasn't anything that I could do because the dispute would have been the forms have already been signed. The moral to the story is: Please read the fine print before signing anything. The problem that we have in this day and time is something that I often hear, "It's to long and it's to much to read." Be careful, this is the reason for the fine print because they feel that you won't read it. So now, they will tell you anything and it may be that you are signing your life away. Help us Holy Ghost? How would you have handled this situation?

Love you,

JoAnne Smith Hooks

www.joannesmithhooks.com

joannesmithhook@gmail.com

Jun. 8, 2018

"Dear Readers,

As we become leaders in positions that God has placed us in. We should never forget our LoDebar experiences (2 Samuel Chapter 9), as to where God has brought us from. Our key factor should be based on winning "Souls for Christ" for the sake of the Gospel....You know why? Because if we could take a moment to look back on our lives we will remember that someone led us to Christ, one day!

Wasn't it the best day of your life?

Will you help us spread the love? God knows that's what our nations are in need of right now.....


Love you,
Mamma Jo's Blog "