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.

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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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Wrong Place, Wrong Time?

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Do you ever find yourself feeling completely stuck? Maybe you are trying to get out of an unhealthy relationship and you can’t seem to find the right timing?

You could be in a situation where you need to make a decision, but the truth is, you can’t figure out the right decision.

I have been there before, and to be honest sometimes the right answer is the one most difficult to make.

When an answer is difficult to find, I like to break apart the situation using a single question– What is truth?

What is truth?…

When I apply this question to my life I find that it brings me into seasons of extreme growth, mentally, physically, emotionally, and most of all spiritually.

And here is why…

Throughout the Bible the prophets refer to God’s word as “The Word of Truth,” because the Word of God is where many of the mysteries about God are revealed to us. In Numbers 23:19 it says, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”

God is always true to His word, and it is against His divine nature to lie.

The reason I am advocating that God’s word is Truth is because that is the foundation for hope!

When I am learning about the truth and applying it to my life, I feel completely set free from the bondage I once felt stuck in.

In Psalm 25:5 the psalmist writes, “Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”

God has made a whole lot of promises in His Word, and those promises are all pointing us toward a fresh start, a new beginning, and an eternity in heaven.

We might not always make the right decision, or be free from life’s struggles. But that’s okay. I don’t need perfection right now. Right now I need a savior, I need truth to get me through a world that is often filled with painful lies, and I need hope.

I hope you are encouraged, and remember:

Everything in this world will someday fade away, but Love never ends.

Taylor Wilkins

Fellowship of Christian Athletes




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The Resume of Jesus Christ

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* What follows is a well known post that can be seen several places on the net, but I thought it would be important to share again at this Easter time.

The Resume of Jesus Christ

Address: Ephesians 1:20

Phone: Romans 10:13

Website: The Bible. Keywords: Christ, Lord, Savior, and Jesus.

Hello. My name is Jesus – The Christ. Many call Me Lord! I’ve sent you my resume because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart. Please consider  my accomplishments as set forth in my resume.


  • I founded the earth and established the heaven, ( See Proverbs 3:19).
  • I formed man from the dust of the ground, (See Genesis 2:7).
  • I breathed into man the breath of life, (See Genesis 2:7).
  • I redeemed man from the curse of the law, (See Galatians 3:13).
  • The blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant comes upon your life through Me, (See Galatians 3:14).

Occupational Background

  • I’ve only had one employer, (See Luke 2:49).
  • I’ve never been tardy, absent, disobedient, slothful, or disrespectful.
  • My employer has nothing but rave reviews for me, (See Matthew 3:15-17).

Skills Work Experience

  • Some of my skills and work experiences include: empowering the poor to be poor no more, healing the brokenhearted, setting the captives free, healing the sick, restoring sight to the blind and setting at liberty them that are bruised, (See Luke 4:18).
  • I am a Wonderful Counselor, (See Isaiah 9:6). People who listen to Me shall dwell safely and shall never fear evil, (See Proverbs 1:33).
  • Most importantly, I have the authority, ability, and power to cleanse you of your sins, (See I John 1: 7-9).

Educational Background

  • I encompass the entire breath and length of knowledge, wisdom, and understanding, (See proverbs 2:6).
  • In me are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, (See Colossians 2:3).
  • My Word is powerful; it has been described as being a lamp unto your feet and light unto your path, (See Psalms 119:105).
  • I can tell you all the secrets of your heart, (See Psalms 44:21).

Major Accomplishments

  • I was an active participant in the greatest Summit Meeting of all times, (See Genesis 1:26).
  • I laid down my life so that you may live, (See II Corinthians 5:15).
  • I defeated the archenemy of God and mankind and made a show of them openly, (See Colossians 2:15).
  • There are may more major accomplishments, too many to mention here. You can read them on my website, which is located at: www dot – the Bible. You don’t need an internet connection or computer to access my website.


  • Believers and followers world wide will testify to my divine healings. salvation, deliverance, miracles, restoration, and supernatural guidance.

In Summation

  • Now that you’ve read my resume, I’m confident that I’m the only candidate uniquely qualified to fill this vital position in your heart. In summation, I will probably direct your paths, (See Proverbs 3:5-6), and lead you into everlasting life, (See John 6:47). When do I start? Time is of the essence, (See Hebrews 3:15).


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!


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Life is Like a Runaway Wagon

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Runaway Wagon

I love old westerns, especially those filmed in black and white. (I think I’ve mentioned that before!) I grew up on them. I watched one the other day that was 75 years old. Yeah, I know, I’m old! But not that old, yet!

In a typical old western storyline, the female lead is headed for town, riding peacefully in her buckboard, when something spooks the horses and they bolt, giving her a wild, bumpy ride which she cannot control.

Not too far off in the distance sits the hero upon his mighty steed. Hearing her screams for help, he gives his mustang a swift kick with his spurs and bolts off to rescue her. As the horse gallops alongside the runaway wagon, he jumps in and grabs the reins, yanking them under control.

She is so relieved to relinquish the reins and have someone else bring the situation under restraint that she gushes with thanks.

Makes me think of us as Christians. How often do we ride along peacefully in life when, suddenly, we encounter a startling situation? Something happens to jolt our smooth-going wagon of life onto a bumpy, runaway course and we can’t control it.

In our cries for help, our Hero, the One called “Faithful and True” (Rev. 19:11), our Savior on His mighty, white steed, comes galloping alongside us. If we surrender the reins of the situation to the Lord and allow Him to take over, He will bring it under control in His own way and in His own time.

No matter how a circumstance looks to us, God is always in control, especially when we surrender to Him.

This is my prayer; is it yours? “I entrust my spirit into Your hand. Rescue me, Lord, for You are a faithful God.” (Ps. 31:5 NLT)

May all your wagon rides be under control!


From His feet, Lynn

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