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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It is Always Darkest before the Dawn

Do I Positively Have be Positive?

We are still in tough times in our world. People are still out of jobs. Homes are being foreclosed on. Pensions are being lost. Health insurance is disappearing for those who have been laid-off.

There is the saying, “It is the darkest before the dawn.” We are in some dark times right now. We need to let God carry us through the storm. He allows the storms, but He is there to help calm them.

This is where we need to lean on faith. I certainly have been there myself. I was at the bottom of the pit, drowning in the muck and mire. I had darkness all around me. I was ready to check out of this hotel called earth.

Then God woke me up on March 31st, 2001. He came to my rescue as I sat in my Explorer contemplating suicide. It was as if He was saying, “It is about time your came back to Me, now let Me carry you the rest of the way.”

It happened to me and it can happen to you. Turn all your ailments like, anxiety, fear, depression, self-doubt, and failures, over to God, and feel the relief of His loving arms.

You are probably saying that it sounds too easy. How can I just shake everything off by turning them over to God? It is because God has the biggest shoulders in the universe. He is helping people all over the world with their hurts daily.

You say that you are bitter? Someone has done you wrong?  You can’t forgive them? Remember, God is the final Supreme Court Justice. You need to turn all of those hurts over to Him too. You should not judge anyone. It is too painful to hold a grudge, or hate someone.

Make a “bucket list.” List all the hurts and sadness in your life. Look at each one of them. Then carefully erase each one of them, one at a time as you turn them over to God before you pass on from this earth. This may take a while. It certainly did for me. My list is blank now. I have nothing to clear up. Each time something comes up that hurts me, or causes me mental anguish, it is immediately sent to God by speed dial. (Prayer)

Write your hurts in the sand and your happiness in cement is an old saying, but it is pretty up to date for our world today. Stop allowing Satan to cram your brain with garbage. Delete all the wasteful information, and replace it with God’s love.

It takes a while to clear out the muddy waters after a storm. The stream will look dark and dirty for a while, but when the new fresh water comes in it looks beautiful again.

That is the way it is with us. We face some dark storms, and the waters of our lives get all muddy and dirty. Take the time to slowly clear up those waters, and you will be a beautiful creature again that God created in His own image.

God bless you each day, and may you feel His loving arms during your time of trouble.



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