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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at www.dailysignsofhope.com, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It will be reaching out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more.
It is only three more days until Christmas. Many of us have all our Christmas shopping done. The plans for the family gatherings are in place. There will be times of joy, sharing, and love, when the families get together.
Now, think about the people who are in the military and won’t be home with their loved ones. I had to go through that when I was serving my country in Korea. It was cold a dreary at the Christmas I spent with many other soldiers.
We did what we could to cheer each together up, but in the end, the emptiness and loneliness, crept into our souls, since we knew that our loved ones back home were spending quality time together, and we weren’t.
Don’t forget the thousands of military who are serving overseas right now. Pray for them, and keep them in your thoughts. I was told this very morning that there are 20,000 to 30,000 military just in Korea alone.
Have yourself a very Merry Christmas, but please do not forget those who are away helping us to have the freedom to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ.
Remember if you are in the military:
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!