I am so honored to be with you each day sharing hope. The outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. There are over 50 new subscribers a day. The site just past 107,500 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.
+ WE HAVE A WINNER IN OUR PROMOTION. THE PERSON WHO HAS THE 105,000 REGISTRATION WILL WIN SOME NICE PRIZES.
We started a new promotion. The person who is our 110,000 followers will win some great prizes. As you can see it goes fast. Don’t miss out.
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 updates about the new book.
* Update!! Went to a writer’s conference this last week, and met with several agents. Three of them wanted me to send a proposal for my book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life. One agent seems to be pretty excited about it. You will know as soon as I do!
Well, yesterday was quite a phenomenon. The eclipse went right over the top of us here in Salem, Oregon. As the darkness began to come it made me think of when Jesus took His last breath and the sky went black. That was the very first eclipse created by God.
We live on a Cul de Sac, and all the neighbors gathered and watched the show together. The darker it got, as the moon came across the sun, the more interesting things started happening.
There first thing we noticed was how the air got cooler and cooler. It ended up being over 90 degrees for the day, but the temperature went down by several degrees quickly during the eclipse.
Another thing we saw was that the city street lights went on. They only come on when it is dark enough. The outside lights for the houses all around us went on.
One of our neighbors has some chickens. The roosters began “crowing their song,” like they usually do when the dawn is coming.
The birds were really confused.
We could see some stars is the sky.
All this made me feel so little in this world. God created the sun, moon, and the stars. I felt like I was just a pebble of sand at the beach.
We all are a speck, in a speck, in a speck, in a speck.
Now that I made you feel so insignificant, think on these things:
Moses was a murderer, and wondered why God would use him. Abraham was too old to have children.
In both of those lives God used these unimportant men to change the world. Moses went on to lead the Israelites out of bondage. Abraham had his first son, when he was close to 100 years old. God told him to be fruitful and multiply.
What about us??
God created each of us in His own image. We are His greatest creations. He cares for us and gives each of us purpose.
Yes, even you. You have a purpose that God is waiting for you to fulfill. He has plans for you. He wants the best for you, because you are His child. As a father I can completely understand that.
Seek what God has in mind for you. Follow His paths He has laid out for you.
You are not a tiny speck in life. God created you just one level below the angels of heaven. You are worthy. You are important!
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!