Confusion Reigns in Our World

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 104,985 in followers. That’s because people are searching for hope and we provide it.

I have a new promotion. The person who is the 105,000 will win some nice prizes. We are only 15 away from the next goal . Some one, this week will be the winner. It goes very fast so don’t miss out.

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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 updates about the new book.

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+ Update! The book has been sent to my editor recently. Now I wait and see how many red marks she will have in it. ūüôā

Some incredible endorsements have come in. I will be sharing some of those in my next post tomorrow.

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With the happenings in our world today, there is mass confusion.

Every day there seems to be some kind of terrorist attack, or killings. A disgruntled worker comes back to work and shoots his fellow workers. A terrorist group attacks a resort in a foreign land.

These just happened this week.

No wonder there is so much confusion.

Why is this happening?

People have tremendous hate in their hearts. They will do what ever they can to destroy the happiness that others have. they want every one to suffer, because they think they are suffering. They want others to face confusion and hurt.

Well, It it time for all of them and ourselves as well to look in the mirror. Too many people don’t want to look in the mirror and see who they really are.

I mentioned happenings in our world above. Knowing you are a Christian, you know that you are not part of this world. You are a child of God. So the people who ARE a part of this world are those who are opposed to God.

They use God’s name to try to convince others that their killings are pleasing to God. They praise Allah and yet kill innocent people in a New York minute. They will what ever they can to spread confusion and fear.

The Prince of this world is in charge and he is a very happy dude. Everything is going according to plan for him. He is enjoying putting his victims up on his trophy wall.

How do we avoid all the tragedy, and chaos of this world?

Go back to the mirror. What do you see? Are you happy with who you are? Find out who you really are. You can come to the end of your life and never know who you are.

So many people have a theory that they need to know what something will do to help them. What can I get out life to make me happy?

People “want,” something simply because they “want” it. They don’t even talk about need. There is no need involved what so ever, just “want.”

We need to get back to the basics of reading the Bible and seeing what God “wants,” us to do. His wants lead to eternal life. We need to not just read the Bible, we need to do what it says. We need to hear the word in our churches we need to do what it says.

Seem simplistic but if all of us, today, lived that different life of obeying the Word, the world would change pretty quickly. People would understand each other more. People would reach out to help others more.

Show you love God, by listening to His Holy words.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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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. 

* WE HAVE A WINNER!!! At 11:54pm last night we had the 100,000th subscriber! If you subscribed at that time, email us at doug@dougbolton.com to confirm you are the winner.+

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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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Something exciting happening soon.

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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?

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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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