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4 Ways to Face Days in a Not so Friendly World.

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There have been many things that are happening that are pulling us all down like a huge magnate. Inflation, war in Ukraine, high crime rates, our southern border, gas prices. All this seems to be on the shoulders of our current president.

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In reality it is something that probably would have happened no matter who the president is. Of course some of the things can be avoided, and I wish the president could see that.

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Still struggling with arthritis in my right hip. I am taking Tylenol Arthritis pills t but there is still some pain there. I will see a specialist, soon to see if there is something they can do that isn’t surgery. I am told that I am too old for any kind of surgery.

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How is your day going. Do you often wish you could just stay in bed all day? I certainly have been there.

Life is not a beautiful rose garden. There are too many thorns that can hurt us.

Lost relationships, overpowering bills to pay, lost job, depression. What can we do to overcome all of this:

  1. One day at a time.
  2. Face the storms, and you will become stronger.
  3. Never, ever, give up!
  4. Pray to God for His help.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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4 Ways to Face the Day During Your Storms.

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I had a wonderful time at my weekly coffee gathering today. There was a WWII Veteran there who is 98 years old. I had already interviewed him for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

The interview is full of near death experiences, and the freeing of two concentration camps. One was full of Jews, and the other English soldiers.

It is a fantastic interview that is a must read when the book comes out.

I will keep you posted here as to the progress of the book. You can also go to www.dougbolton.com. That is now just a military site that has up to date military news, and side stories.

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I have been having pity parties lately. My health is not all that good. I am struggling with weak legs, arthritis in my hip, and total lack of energy.

How do I face each day?

  1. I thank God for the day. He is the one that gives me my air in my lungs every day.
  2. I realize that getting old isn’t for sissies, and face my storms head on.
  3. I read the Bible. All the comfort I need is found there.
  4. I do not worry about tomorrow. Jesus says, tomorrow has enough worries on its own.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Being in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time Can be Avoided

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Have you ever felt you were in the right place at the right time, only to find out you were in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Many of us have been there.

You say to yourself, “How did I get myself into this mess?” What just happened? I sure didn’t plan on this.

Bad opportunities always show up when your guard is down. Satan loves to surprise you and ambush you.

But that doesn’t mean you have to fall for the bad opportunities.

If you are fulfilled, and satisfied with your life. You are much less apt to fall for a bad opportunity.

Never let the darkside pull you down like a huge magnate.

Before you take the plunge into an opportunity take a long look at it through the peephole first.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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5 Ways to Survive in This Not So Friendly World

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Finally found out what was happening with my hip. Ex-rays shows that I have arthritis. I trying to decide if that is a bad thing or a good thing. I was told I may need surgery for a bad hip.

I have meds to help with the pain, so I guess I will be Ok.

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Where does it say we need to agree to all the mess we are going through? I am tired of the excuses our government is giving us for the high inflation, disaster at the southern border, high crimes rates, etc.

They are trying to tell me that it is OK to pay $50.00 to fill my car up with gas. It is not oK!

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I have solutions to almost everything above, but I am sure it would fall on deaf ears.

So what do we do to survive in this not so friendly world?

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  1. Take one day at a time. Jesus said, “Do not worry about tomorrow it has enough worries on it own.”
  2. Read the Bible every day! It has all the comfort and truth you need.
  3. Face the storms of life head on. After all with God on your side, who can be against you?
  4. Help others who are struggling. It helps them and you too.
  5. Pray for God’s protection.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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How Do We Live the Moment While Waiting For the Future?

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On my last post I talked about prayer.

The future doesn’t look too exciting right now. Wars, Border crisis, inflation skyrocketing, Gas prices soaring. This is enough to makes us want to go hide in a cave.

Living for the moment is getting harder each day. The future doesn’t look all that good.

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So, let’s concentrate on prayer. Pray can change the world. We need to spend daily moments in prayer. We need to learn how to pray, to pray how to learn. When we pray we are at our best.

Here is my thoughts on planning to pray:

  1. Have a prayer plan.
  2. Have a special place to pray.
  3. Schedule your prayer time for every day.
  4. Even have a prayer partner.

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This looks like a very simple guide, but it is powerful. If you follow it daily, I guarantee you it will change you life.

God is listening. He hears your prayer. He loves to talk with you. Reach out to Him daily. Your life will be much better.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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When Going Gets Tough, The Tough Turn to God

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I have been on a rollercoaster ride. I’m at the age when many physical things happen. They are painful. They are not life threatening at this point. However, the constant pain and suffering is not acceptable.

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Now that I have been whining and trying to have a pity party, let’s move n in life.

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Lie is not for sissies. There are trials everyday. We need to be patient, and strong. There are ways to overcome the darkside, and it all begins with turning to God.

God knows every hair on our head. He knows what we are going through. He wants the best for us. All we have to do is ask.

Prayer is a very powerful thing. I have seen it change lives many times.

  1. I had a grand nephew somehow live after the doctors said there is no chance he would make it. Even the doctors considered a miracle. He is now 15 years old and going strong.
  2. I had a friend in stage four lung cancer, and she is still live today, several years later.
  3. A friend lost her husband suddenly, and her only way to manage was to turn her live over to God. She is thriving now.

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I could go on with many other answered prayers. They are never ending in my life.

Test it yourself. If you are overwhelmed with trials, Turn to God a pray for His intervention. He is listening.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Enjoy the New Year With New Hope and Courage

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It has been awhile since I posted. been struggling with the flu, hip pain and weakness. I am trying to get back to the routine of talking with you.

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It can be very disheartening to have so many trials in ones life. It seems to be a regular thing for some of us. I am an optimist, so I have some thoughts on the grim outlook of life:

  1. Storms come, but storms go.
  2. Never give up.
  3. Always fight back against the darkside.
  4. The past is gone, live for today, because tomorrow is another day.
  5. Reach out to others who are struggling. It helps them AND you.

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The new year is upon us. We need to look forward to a bright year full of hope. It only can happen when you believe that. Start out the new year with hope and courage.

Also know that God is with you. He knows your hurts. He knows your needs. pray to Him for your protection and love.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Look Through the Gloom and Doom, Have a Merry Christmas.

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It has been seven days since I last posted. I came down with the flu last Friday, and have been fighting to get back to normal since. I am feeling much better today, but still very weak.

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We all face trials and setbacks. Things happen that we cannot control. It seems like a “poor me,” attitude should be appropriate.

However, I have decided that there is the good side of everything:

  1. During my flu time, I was able to get lot of rest that I didn’t have time for before. It actually made me stronger.
  2. Back in 2004 I was told I needed open heart surgery or die. I was not sure if I could do that. The doctor convinced me that only had days left if I didn’t do the surgery. I had the surgery, and that was 18 years ago and I am still standing.
  3. I later got a spinal infection in my spin. It was spreading fast. After a misdiagnosis, a doctor saw what was happening and treated me differently than what they suggested. It was the right choice. It took me several months, but I slowly got back to “normal,” again
  4. I have had severe problems with strength in my legs. I couldn’t stand up very long. I was staggering around. I needed a cane, and maybe even a walker. I have started physical therapy, and I am confident that I will be strong again.

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Have you faced walls and dead ends? Are you being picked on? You certainly are not alone. Try finding the bright side of everything. It really helps you to face the dark days.

Never let dark clouds block your view of the wonderful world. Face the storms with confidence that God is there with you, guiding you.

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Have a very merry Christmas, and remember what Christmas really is-The birth of Christ.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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People Aren’t Happy The Direction That Our Country is Going

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I know that this site is called, Signs of Hope, but I am going to rant for a little bit:

  1. President Biden say that inflation is going down. Well it is still 40% higher than normal.
  2. President Biden is allowing thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants to cross our southern border.
  3. Food prices has skyrocketed.
  4. Heating bills are out of control.
  5. Biden will not let us do our own oil drilling, so the gas prices are incredible.

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I have other rants, but I think that is enough for now.

Millions of people are fighting depression, anxiety, and have a pessimistic look on life. That is not good for our country.

What can we do to survive this delima?

  1. Take it one day at a time, and be strong.
  2. Be careful of what you buy.
  3. Hunker down for the next two years.
  4. Storms come, but they go away.
  5. Never let the darkside dictate to you what your life is like.
  6. Above all…never, ever give up!

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We also need to remember that God is with us 24/7. He knows our problems, and will protect us during the storms of life.

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Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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