What Image do You Feel You have?

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.


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.


I mentioned in my last post that I would be sharing some endorsements for my new book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. I am not doing this to flaunt my own self image. I am doing it to show you what might be in the book.

I am so honored to have these following endorsement for a book that will be reaching out to our veterans who may be suffering from PTSD, TBI, depression, being homeless, wounded, etc. I hope it gives them a better self image.


Many of my fellow veterans are suffering from wounds, mental anguish, and loneliness. This book is an ideal book to reach out and help veterans. It shares thoughts and ideas on how to cope in this not so friendly world. I personally know Doug Bolton the author, and I highly recommend this book.

George Woodruff
WWII and Korea veteran

Carollton, Georgia

Although ‘Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life’ wasn’t written for men only, it brings honesty and openness to veterans, and military personnel about feeling ok to express fears and emotional challenges in a difficult world.  US Army Retired Veteran, Mr. Douglas Bolton brings his personal stories to life in a way we all can relate to and gives a big “you’re ok” for revealing our shortcomings and encourages us to open up and talk.  A must read for those seeking healing and forgiveness from ourselves and those wanting a fresh look on life.

Steve Durgin, Founder & CEO with Victory For Veterans Foundation.

Huntington, Beach California



In the current conditions of our military, there is a need to find realistic affordable sources to reach out and help our veterans and current military. Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life, is that source. Doug Bolton spends many chapters on showing the veterans and military ways to cope in this not so friendly world.  Sadly, he feels and knows of the pain from his volunteer service and sacrifices for our great country first hand. Being a seasoned registered nurse and a battlefield Air Force flight nurse, I have seen many young men and women coming home sick, injured wounded and highly depressed. This book is a must for many. I highly recommend this book without hesitation to all those who have served and currently serving.  I am also advocating for the loved ones and families to read this read, as well.

Colonel Dona Iversen

NYC, New York



Learn from the best, Douglas Bolton, U.S. Army Veteran who has written a great book for all veterans, active duty service members of all branches, military families, friends and non-veterans. It provides a thorough understanding, knowledge, and the real stories among those who have served and their families that complement today’s American Veterans.  Signs of Hope for the Military: In an Out of the Trenches of Life can make a big difference in today’s understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its effects.  As the daughter of Vietnam Marine Veteran that suffered all of his life with PTSD and then finally ended his own life, it will make a big difference in your life as you read the personal stories.  This author does a great job of creating a sense of urgency by calling it a “must-read,” and ends with a powerful “call to action” for the reader.

Bella L. Burroughs

Daughter of WWII Veteran


There are several more, which I will share in further posts. Again, I am so honored to have all these incredible people take time to say something about the book. It gives out a good image of what the reader might see.

If you are floundering and seeking hope. If you don’t feel your self worth is enough. If you feel you would rather stay in bed than face life. Has your image as you see it not been good? Know that God is with you. Know that He loves you. Know that He will hold your hand and see you through the day.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Never, Ever, Give in to the Tools of Satan.

I am again asking for prayer for Michael Clark, my partner on this blog. He is dealing with many physical aliments, and with that comes stress.

Pray that God will do not only bring healing of his body, but peace for  his mind.

He loves the Lord very much, and we need to all pray in unison to help him.

You might look him up on Facebook (Mike Clark from Callahan, FL. ) and just say you are praying for him. If many people send him a note that will give him strength.


Thank you so much for your support on this site. It has grown to be one of the top sites in its category. Thanks to all of you who have signed up for the RSS feed. If you haven’t yet, please do.


When we face trials, many things can happen:

  • We can ignore them and go on.
  • We can stare them straight in the face and take them on.
  • We can hide in our own self-pity and die.
  • We can know that we can’t make it on our own, and turn our trials over to God.

I know of some friends that have done each of the thoughts above. I lost a good friend who couldn’t face his life and committed suicide. It was very tragic, and hard on the family.

I have seen people crawl into a shell and never come out, because they had lost faith in God, and their fellow man.

I have even seen people who don’t really care and just go on with life as if they were invincible.

I was one of those who had lost all faith, and thought about checking out of this hotel called earth.

I was on my last day, sitting in a parking lot crying out to God and wondering where he was. I felt so alone! God touched me that day in my Ford Explorer. He stopped me from doing something horrible.

From that near death experience, I realized that god wanted me to help others who may be near the same spot as I was.

I wrote my book “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It speaks directly to those who suffer from depression, addictions, self-doubt, fear, anxiety, and hopelessness.

Many of the chapters from the book have come from this blog, or I put excerpts from the book here. Michael is writing a book as well, and there are excerpts and chapter from his book in this site as well. His book will come out sometime this fall.

The most important thing for each of us to remember is that we aren’t alone. God is always by our side, like He was there when I sat in my rig. He only needs to know that you love Him and believe in Him and He will help you turn things around.

“God allows U-Turns,” is the title of one of the chapters in the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive ina an Unfriendly World.” It tells the reader that no matter what you have done God still loves you. He may not like what you have done, but He will never forget you or forsake you.

Never give into the tools of Satan. He loves it when you slip and start to give up.


Be strong, and weather the storms that will come into all of our lives.


I really haven’t tried in the past to turn this site into a promotional site, but rght now, if you want to see a description of the book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World,” go to www.dougbolton.com, and click on “Bookstore” at the top of the home page. You will see, not only a description, but a picture of the cover as well. I you want to see some great endorsement, click on ” Endorsements,” at the top of the page as well. Special sale going on right now.


We may be adding a “Bookstore” to this site soon. That way you can stay on the same site to order your books.

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