We are so honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We just past 96,825 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.
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We are starting a new promotion and the winner will be the person who is the 100,000 subscriber. That is a huge milestone for us. More details later.
Doug Bolton, the founder of Signs of Hope, is writing a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It reaches out the military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. We need to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more details about the new book. Doug just interviewed a WWII veteran, for the book. Fascinating! Look for updates here.
Glad to have back our guest blogger Dennis Booth from Australia. His post today is tremendous for all who suffer depression in a very depressive world.
If you are reading this you are in the category of those who wish to see Daily Signs of Hope and quite frankly in the world today without hope we would be candidates for the funny farm.
The media apparently are serving up “fake” news, an Australian Senator has almost taken the same line and we have others sending up missiles that frighten the life out of those near them and those they threaten.
But here is something to hold on to.
Century after century, year after year there have been the doomsayers who predict all sorts of evil things about to befall the world and end it.
Sure in that time there have been terrible wars, terrible plagues/epidemics etc that have wiped out untold millions of lives and there have been disasters that have done the same.
Yet the world still exists, there are more people on this planet today and we have made giant strides in technology and medicine.
People in most Western countries are living longer.
But after all these wars, and even today with none of their scope, one thing stands out…….depression is as bad as it has ever been and it shouldn’t be that way.
Returned Service personnel who have served overseas come home with post-traumatic stress and sadly like those who came home from other wars the same way are almost shunned and what we cannot see is what they saw.
So how in the world do we overcome this plight?
For me to stay positive means I try and stay around people who are animated and happy, particularly friends of that nature.
Secondly I try to read positive information be it media, books.
Thirdly if I watch a dramatic movie I try to do so during the day or early evening but then read something light after so I do not go to bed with my mind racing full of action that could be depressing.
Fourthly I refuse to be drawn into heavy debate about situations I have no control over…to me that is a waste of my time.
Finally, I am a Christian and a strong believer and have been since I was a small child. Yes I did walk off the rails for a while but when I came back I was so glad I did and have never looked back.
When all things are failing, or falling around you just these simple words…”Help me Lord”. …are heard and you have to believe that help will come.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!