We All Need a Heart Transplant!

We are so  honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We are averaging over 100 new subscribers a day. We just past 100,070 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.

In our current promotion the winner will be the person who is the 100,000th subscriber will win some nice prizes. It will go very fast. This is a huge milestone for us. 

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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. Look for updates here.

UPDATE!!  In the final stages of having the book finished. Much of it is already sent off to my editor. The countdown begins!!

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Do you remember “Leave it to Beaver? (It was a family show on TV back in the 50’s) I loved that show. A family crises, but resolved by the end of the show. You moved on and all was well.

We have really changed since then don’t you think? Massive amount of divorces. Suicide rates are rising fast. Many children only have one parent.

I could say a  lot  more, but it hurts too much to even type the words.

What has happened? Why such a different world?

We fight each other! We attack, and try to make others look bad so we can look better.

We need to understand this:

Our battle are not against people, but with the forces of evil.

 The bottom line is that we all need a heart transplant. Our hearts have become corrupted. We have allowed the world to overcome us.

Friends, We are not part of this world if we truly believe. 

I understand how hard it is to try to stay out of the muck and more of life. I have been to the bottom of the pits struggling to stay alive.

Here  is what I have learned:

  1. We need to put on the armor of God. The armor is really the character and faith that you have.
  2.  We need to talk to others with gentleness and respect. What a difference this would make.
  3. Suffering for what right is hard, at best, but it is right with God.
  4. We should never be shaken or frightened. Be bold in your faith.

It is hard to catch your breath in this day and age. We are in what they call the rat race. Well, even rats rest.

We need to go back to the basic of the Bible and live by them.  The United States has been walking down the wrong path for the last eight years. Hopefully it will turn the corner and walk a new path now.

Stay the course! Talk the talk, and walk the walk. Never waver. Never give in to this world. Walk the path of righteousness, with God.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

 

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Why Should I be Thankful?

We are so  honored to be with you each day sharing hope. Our outreach has grown at a tremendous pace. We just past 93,650 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.

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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 ever 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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There is about five inches of snow on the ground as I look out my desk window. Looks so beautiful, and it is so nice and warm where I am at.

The coldness is blocked, and I feel safe.

I sometimes forget to be thankful that I live where I live in the U.S.A. I take things for granted like:

  • Being able to go to the church of my choice.
  • Having my own property, and a home on it.
  • To make a successful living for my family.
  • To know that my family is safe from harm.
  • To make an income to provide for my family.

There are many other things I am thankful for.

Now think of the people around the world who do not having any of the blessings I mentioned above.

  1. The are many countries in the Middle East that don’t even allow you to go to church. The people who believe, have to worship in hiding.
  2. Many people have no home left. It has been bombed and they are living on the streets.
  3. The poorest of the poor live in these countries. They hunt for food daily, and crave having even a glass of water to drink.
  4. They have so much fear that their family will be attacked and killed. There are far too many orphans in the Middle East that are wandering the streets.
  5. Income? What an income do those poor people have. Very few people even have a job.

Why am I sharing all of this? I feel we need to be thankful for the little things. Like family. Like love. Like happiness. We take much of that for granted, and forget about the mother sitting in a doorway begging for food so that she can give it to her little child.

Be thankful for what you have!

Remember:

You are never alone. 

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Do You Have a Short Fuse?

To win one of our promotions you have to have subscribed and have a valid email address for us to connect with to award you your prizes.

We had a winner for reaching the 72,000th subscriber. Congratulations!

We have started a new promotion with the same prizes involved. The person who is the 74,000th subscriber will win two prizes that will be announced after we have established a winner. We are now at 73,675 so we are rolling fast to our next winning spot.
We hope to keep growing every day, so if you haven’t already subscribed please do now. You just click on the icon right after the title to do that. ________________________________________________________________
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, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wanMants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal, this week, to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more.
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Are there times when we have a short fuse? Do we jump up and verbally attack someone who we love and care for?
I am afraid, I have to admit I have done that. I did have a short fuse. I was easily upset over little things I shouldn’t be upset about.
That was over ten years ago. I was fighting depression, and feeling alone. I thought it had to be because of the people around me. I lashed out at them and hurt them often.
Then I hit rock bottom. I went on a drive to a local parking lot, and was deciding if I wanted to check out of this hotel called earth. God stepped in and calmed me down, and has been carrying me ever since that day. I did a complete U-turn, and the family was in shock. One day I was a bear to be with and the next, I was the same ole loving guy I was suppose to be. All because of God’s love.
Is that was is needed in the lives of all these people who go out and shoot people at schools and work places? Is all they need is the love of God, and them relying on God to see them through each day?
Long story short…Of course it is. God will see us through the darkest storms we will face. He will give us all the love we need. We never have to feel alone and depressed when He is guiding us down the right paths.
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What Would We Do if We Were Attacked?

Our thanks to all of you who have been subscribing to our site. It has been tremendous. We just passed 69,500 subscribers. Big milestone for us! We look forward to many more of you joining us in the future. Our goal is to reach 70,000 by the end of the year.

Why is this happening? We provide daily words of encouragement and hope. Many of you come here to find help with anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, self-doubt, hopelessness and the many other usual suspects.

Help us to keep growing by subscribing yourself if you haven’t already. You can do this by clicking on the icon right after the title to do that.

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We are coming up with some promotion for when we reach 70,000! It will be a give-a-way. So start subscribing like crazy. The 70,000th subscriber will be receiving a prize! We are down to our last few hundred before we reach that goal.

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What soothes your soul? For me it is writing. But what soothes you?

Is it the morning sun rise, or evening sunset? Maybe it is holding a little child in your arms. How about winning an argument?

The last one seems to be the norm in our world today. People get into each other’s face and demand that their view is right. I was browsing through Facebook this morning and close to 50% of the posts were issues that the people were arguing about. Police brutality; disrespect for the American flag; racism; and of course gay rights.

There were many more, but it is easy to see that our nation is very divided. Is this a bad thing? Are we on a fast track to destruction, because a saying says, “Divided we fall; united we win.” Are we so divided that we seem to be against each other tooth and nail?

I don’t think so!

If we were attacked by forces outside of our country. If we took a sudden beating by a hostile nation do you think we would still be divided? I know exactly what would happen. We would join hands together as a nation. Black, white, Asian, Native American, Spanish American. We would all defend our country together.

It happened in WWII. Our nation was under heavy attack and thousands of young men and women immediately joined the military to go and fight in the trenches.  Many didn’t come back home. Many died and because of their sacrifice, but through the efforts of these brave warriors, we aren’t speaking German or Japanese.

We are one nation. We have the freedom to disagree with each other, but when push comes to shove we will be there for each other.

God is our guiding light. We need to keep Him on speed dial. We need to depend on Him to protect us and help us find the right paths He feels this nation should go on.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

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