What Does the Human Heart Crave?

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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!!


The human heart craves…



…a Savior



…strength to cope

…a leader to follow

…shelter in the storm


…security for the day

…protection from evil

…joy in spite of turmoil


…provision for all needs

…power to fight the enemy

…recognition of achievement


…fulfillment for its emptiness

…to be loved, unconditionally

…safety from all that would harm


…soothing for the frustrations of life

…to be accepted, without reservation

…refreshment in those parched times


…courage to step out when fainthearted

…tenderness when the world is unlovely

…confidence and calm when fear attacks


…to be understood, without condemnation

…the right spouse, job, school, friendships

…comfort in times of stress, grief, and affliction


…a guidance counselor to find the designed path

…encouragement for those days filled with woes

…to be welcomed Home into the Everlasting Arms


…an intimate relationship with the Love of the universe!


And yes, there are times when the human heart is contrary and desires the wrong things, seeking in confusion. A right heart craves to beat in perfect harmony with the Heartbeat of the Beloved.


Crave the Love that is offered in that intimate relationship. Crave that oneness. Crave the Love that is above all others. Crave the Love that loves you beyond belief.


Don’t feel like it? I hear some souls sinking. But I don’t feel loved.


Perhaps you’ve been grieving over some loss in your life. Perhaps you’ve been wrongfully accused of something or hurt in some way. Perhaps you’re feeling very discouraged right now. Perhaps you have negative feelings about yourself or negative thoughts bombarding your mind.


Perhaps…well, whatever your perhaps may be, your heart is wounded. Your eyes spill over with stress-induced tears from a broken heart.


Well, I’m here to tell you that feelings change but the truth of God’s love does not. The truth is…God loves you with a love that can still any storm, win any battle, override any tension or discomfort, soothe any pain, comfort any hurt, calm any fear, encourage any heartache, and will always uphold you and share peace and joy with you.


You, the one He loves truly. You, the one for whom He died. You, the one to whom He yearns to be close. You, the Lord’s espoused, His intended, His precious companion for all eternity. You are His precious heart’s desire.


He rejoices over you with mirth and pleasure. He spins around in excitement over you with shouts of joy and songs of praise! (Zeph. 3:17)


This is the Love your heart is craving!


“We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect.” (1 John 4:16-17a NLT)


No matter what circumstance is swirling around you, you are loved and you will be okay. If your life is falling apart right now, you’ll be okay. Even if all looks dark and dreary, you’ll be okay.


Let me encourage you… YOU. ARE. LOVED. Each. And. EVERY. Day. No matter what!


The only one you truly need to make you feel loved is the Lord. He will never leave you, nor abandon you. And that, my sweet friend, should fill your love tank to overflowing!


May your craving be filled with that special, tender fulfilling Love!


Blessings, Lynn




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The Long Walk is Part of the Gift

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A young man from India was talking to a lady, and she said she wished she had picked the flowers she saw on her walk that morning. It was a long walk of two or three miles in another area. The young man said his goodbyes and left.

A couple of hours later he came back and handed the lady a big bouquet of the flowers. She said, ” Oh my, you didn’t need to walk all that way just to give me flowers.” The young man said. “Long walk part of gift.”

You can do the same. You can go that extra mile to make someone smile, and help them out when they needed it.

Think on this:

Jesus was beaten, spit upon, harassed, and left alone as He walked to the cross to be crucified.  He could have stopped at any time, and made the people pay for their meanness. He is letting is know that the walk was part of his gift to us. He allowed them to hang Him on the cross and die for our sins.

As Easter approaches this coming week, thank Jesus for the supreme sacrifice He did by going on that walk.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!

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The Wind Always in your Face? Turn Around! Go Towards God

“For I know the plans I have for you.”  declares the LORD. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. “

Jeremiah 29:11

This verse is painted on on the living room wall of my niece’s home. I just left there this evening.

There is a story behind why my niece and her husband put that verse on the wall.

They gave birth to little Cooper two years ago, but the doctors said that there were several birth defects involved with this child. First of all, they didn’t think he would be born alive because he had a defective heart, and maybe brain damage. He also had deformed feet called, “club feet.”

The family was devastated, and we all gathered at the hospital to be with our niece in case Cooper died.

The little guy made it through the birth, and the doctors said there was already some kind of miracle, because would the saw in his brain damage had disappeared over night.

He still was very ill with a heart that was defective in one of the valves. They felt this would kill him within the first twenty-four hours.

Little Cooper made it through the first twenty-four hours. The doctors said he would need open heart surgery as soon as possible. So before Copper was even a month old they performed open heart surgery on him. The next few hours was critical.

A complication came up where they couldn’t even close up the wound on Cooper’s chest because the heart had swollen up so much they couldn’t sew up he chest. So he laid in the intensive care for days with his heart laying open.

Then God began to perform another miracle. Little Cooper began to heal. The doctors were finally able to close his wounds, and he started gaining strength.

So tonight, two years later,  Copper was spinning around with glee, getting dizzy on purpose, and falling to ground with loud giggles. He is the toughest little man I have ever seen.

He is not out of the woods yet. He has had to have several surgeries for his clubbed feet, and will eventually need further work on his heart, but for now he is a beautiful blond haired, blue eyed angel.

We all recalled tonight the memories of when we thought we were going to lose him, and how full of energy and love that he has now. Thank you dear God!!

God has a plan for everyone of us. He wants us to prosper, and doesn’t want to harm us. He also has plans to give us hope and a future.

Never give up even if the darkness seems to be all around you.

Think on this:

  • It is always darkest just before the dawn.
  • The light at the end of the tunnel is Jesus showing us the way.
  • God is taller, wider, stronger than any wall that you may face.
  • If the wind seems to always be in your face, turn around and go towards God.

Don’t let Satan take control of your life. Stand up to him, and let God be your shield. Satan is just a poor misguided angel, and God is the supreme God over all the angels and the universe.

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