Reach Out to the Down Trodden

We are so  honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We just past 95,560 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.

We have a promotion going with prizes. The person who was our 95,000 follower will receive two nice prizes, which we will not name. (This is called a hook in writing.)

WE HAVE A WINNER!! We will be notifying the winner by email, if they put in the right email address. I will also let you know about when the winner subscription happened, so you can know that it may be yours. 

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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.

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It has been a few days since I last posted. Nothing wrong, just busier than a cat on a hot tin roof.

There are times when the world tests our souls. Too many ailments, too many bills, too many frustrations.

Day after day we trudge down our appointed path of life, which has many valleys and high mountains. It is fine when we are in the valleys of life, but OH those mountains.

Up and down; up and down. It is like a rollercoaster ride that never ends.

This leads to stress, depression, anxiety, self-doubt, hopelessness, and many other walls.

I have been on that roller coaster. I have been on a ride that has kept me reeling, and spinning. It is not fun at all. It is hard, at best, to be in a positive mood during these times.

But in a positive mood I am!! I have made a decision that all adversity happens. All storms come.

With that in mind, I try to live my life reaching out to others to help them through the storms that they face.

  • I look for a reason to go somewhere that happens to have some down trodden people. Like hospitals, nursing homes, etc.
  • While there I keep a big smile on my face, and guess what, almost every time I get a return smile. Some of those faces had never wrinkled up a smile in months.
  • I sit and talk to them. Actually, I sit and Listen to them. It seems like no one has taken time to stop and talk to them in months. They really unload, and I am so honored to be there to let them do it.
  • It is wise to usually bring something to give them. Just a simple card, one rose, a small gift card, or even just a hug.
  • God will always smile as He is looking down on your doing all of this.

It is amazing how helping others helps you as well. Smiles get returned. Hugs are mutual. Seeing one excited and happy again….PRICELESS!

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

 

 

 

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So Tired of my Pain

We are so  honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We just past 94,325 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it. We have a new promotion going with prizes. The person who is our 95,000 follower will receive two nice prizes, which we will not name. (This is called a hook in writing.) The number of followers rises fast. We are averaging close to 30 new subscribers each day. We only have 675 more followers to go, so don’t hesitate! Click on the icon right after the title of this post to subscribe to be eligible for the prizes. 

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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 will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more details about the new book. Doug Is also seeking military who would be willing to do an interview. It will be part of the book. Sharing by actual soldiers will help many others. Look for updates here.

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My last post I was whining to you about having a hip problem. I was all set to have hip surgery. NOT! The ex-rays came back and it shows that there isn’t a bone on bone problem in the hip. I have minor arthritis, and a pulled muscle in my groin area near the hip area.

Believe me, I am very relieved that I won’t be needing another surgery, I have had six major ones in my lifetime. However, the pain from the pulled muscle is pretty intense. I can hardly move, I am on a Tylenol regiment, and I will be seeing an orthopedic surgeon just to make sure.

Woe is me! That is an approach that I do not try to use in my life, but the constant barrage of ailments tends to lead you in that direction. I have had a series of ailments since August of last year. It is almost like I am commissioned to have this in my life.

I have been spending a long time trying to figure out why I am so fragile. I am coming to the conclusion that God wants to use me to help others. Sound far fetched? 

God is in charge my friends. My ailments are not an accident. My woes, are allowed so that I can use my faith to share with others about how God is my fortress, and heavenly Father.

People are always amazing when I talk to them about my problems and yet, I still seem happy and have a positive attitude.

It is hard, at best, to go through all my trials and storms, but let these afflictions be a plus for you. Let them be a way to help others. Use them to show that you have enduring strength through God, and accept His wisdom.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!

 

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Are Raging Winds Blowing in Your Face?

We are so  honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We just past 94,235 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it. We have a new promotion going with prizes. The person who is our 95,000 follower will receive two nice prizes, which we will not name. (This is called a hook in writing.) The number of followers rises fast. We are averaging close to 30 new subscribers each day. So don’t hesitate! Click on the icon right after the title of this post to subscribe to be eligible for the prizes. 

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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 will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more details about the new book. Doug Is also seeking military who would be willing to do an interview. It will be part of the book. Sharing by actual soldiers will help many others. Look for updates here.

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It has been a hard week for me. I am having trouble with my right hip. There is not a position I can find that helps with the pain. It is hard to sleep at night, not matter how I toss and turn. Went to the doctor, and had ex-rays done. After the results are in, I will be referred to an Orthopedic surgeon.

This is just a series of ailments I have since way last year. I spent much of 2016 being treated for an infection in my spine. That is in its final stages of recovery and now I am facing a possible hip surgery.

No rest for the weary, I guess. I trod along through life, and seem to hit many crossroads that slow my life down.

Are you having that problem as well? Do you seem to face one ailment after another? I completely understand.

It is hard enough to have to walk the paths we face, with detours, and hazardous pot holes along the way.

We need to figure out how to keep the pace in our walk. How do we keep going forward when such a raging wind is facing us?

I have some things I do to keep me on the path, and not falling:

  • Don’t give up during the storm. Storms happen, but they go away.
  • When you persevere it make you stronger for the next storm you face.
  • I always turn to God when I am under attack. He is a loving Father, who will be there for us. He doesn’t stop the storms, but He helps calm them.
  • Try reaching out and help someone else who is struggling. It happens every time for me that when I reach out to help, It helps me to be stronger as well.
  • If you are facing a wall. Cut a hole in it!

I, of course, know that this isn’t as easy as it works. The enemy loves to knock us down, and hope that we don’t get back up. Buy get up we must. We do not want to be a trophy on Satan’s wall. Let’s send hi hiking, and keep fighting.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

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Are There Really Miracles?

We have a new winner in our promotion adventure. The person will be notified, and receive the prizes. We move on to yet another promotion where there will be prizes. The next winner will be the person who is our 95,000th subscriber. As you found out here, it goes very fast. We average over 30 new subscribers a day. We will get there pretty fast. We just passed 90,185.  If you haven’t already subscribed please do by clicking on the icon right after the title of this post.

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Doug Bolton, the founder of Signs of Hope, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, PTSD, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Be looking for more details about the new book.

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So good to have Dennis Booth back as a guest blogger. His blog tonight is about a subject not too many people talk about. However, you will learn from Dennis that miracles really do happen.

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When you mention the word miracle you will get looks that say:

·         “There are no such things…just coincidence”

·         “If there are why have I not seen any or why has it not happened to me?”

·         “Prove to me that it was a miracle!”

Well many follow this blog because they need and want hope in their life and if not for them for others who are close to them, be it relatives or someone they know intimately.

Now the reason I am writing about this today is because recently my path crossed that of a dear friend who I had not seen for about 10 years but whom I know not only as a strong committed Christian but an amazingly used woman of God.

Her name is Robyn Green and she has not only ministered within much of Australia but also overseas and she carries the mantle of an evangelist preacher, someone who prophesies, is used by the Lord to heal people and who has the most glorious singing voice hence her eight struck CD’s.

At the age of 11 she became blind and also paralysed from the waist down but she refused to believe she would not be healed and prayed in the hope that the Jesus she believed so fervently in even at that age would hear her and heal her…. and he did and within a few months.

So as she says she is a walking, talking example of the healing power of Jesus and now she is re-married and with her husband Anthony Beezley travels to indigenous communities in particular trying to bring hope and life to so many disadvantaged Australians.

But she also preaches, sings and heals and churches around Australia and talks of people who for years have lived with ailments and given up hope of being healed only for her to lay hands on them and set them free.

Now remember I started this story today with those three statements people might make but when you see this….a boy taken out to the front with a club foot since birth, is prayed for and his foot held as that prayer was said and those standing by watched his toes unclench and his foot become normal.

Or someone everyone in a church has known for years as needing a cane to walk with or a wheelchair to sit in, be prayed for and dispose of the same or the wheelchair and shout for joy or cry tears of joy.

Now not everyone has the capacity to see Robyn or be at one of her services but if she did not believe in the word hope, not in the way we know the word to mean “maybe, perhaps” etc” but in the way it was used in the New Testament in the Bible as “the certainty” she would not be used I believe as God uses her.

I have never heard her say “if it is God’s will”…she just talks to the person wanting healing, lays hands on where they are hurting if it is possible, stays with them to see if they see any difference and rejoices if they do at the moment.

But even she says sometimes healing takes time but if does happen and that is hope…so never give up if you are hurting…nowhere does it say Jesus will stop healing…believe it!

 

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