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Elaine Siggers

Express Yourself: On Fear

FEAR. Dictionary.com defines it as:  A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc. whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.  Concern or anxiety. Then, there is reverential awe, especially toward God. There is no denying that everyone is afraid of something. Whatever the reason, good or bad, right or wrong, whether we are supposed to be or not, there is.
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Express Yourself: On Kindness

I’ve learned a lot these past few weeks. And I do know this: While this scurrying back and forth every day in our quest to achieve the American dream may indeed be a necessary evil so to speak, it cannot, nor can we allow it, to take the place of our very lives. Our humanity. We must continue to live, love, laugh, be happy and enjoy our “God-given lives.” We are.
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We Are Family

I was on the west side of Cleveland recently, and I found myself taking a long, interesting look around me. I was fascinated by what I was seeing. What did I see that so intrigued me? People. Yes, people. I watched, fellowshipped with and talked to people of different colors, different ethnic backgrounds, different denominations, different sizes. I went to Lift Him Up Ministries, 4004 Cypress.
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Stop Blaming, Start Changing Your Life

I was recently in an automobile accident, which in all my many years of driving has never happened to me. Thank God. After the initial shock of the impact, I thought I was fine, but the next day things begin to happen that I had not expected. It’s as if your entire body absorbs the impact, but after things begin to settle, body parts you.
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Does Your Silence Make You Guilty?

Did it ever occur to you that NOT saying something is just as bad or worse than saying the wrong thing? A friend of mine asked me this question. She said that she had a friend, or an associate, who was engaging in what she thought was inappropriate, though not necessarily illegal, behavior. My friend said she felt compelled to say something but, out of.
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What Dreams Have You Had?

Dreams. Wikipedia defines dreams are defined as a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams may not be definitively understood, but there has been scientific speculation as well as philosophical and religious interest throughout history. People dream. Dreams sustain us and help us get through life. They can help us know our purpose and.
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What is Freedom?

Freedom. When you think about that word it becomes painfully clear that we do not understand nor comprehend the full meaning of the word. How do I know this? Because on a daily basis I see people abuse their freedom. Freedom is NOT the right to physically, verbally or mentally abuse one another. Freedom does NOT give one the right to do whatever they think it is they want to do without thinking.
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What Have You Spoken Life To?

  I happen to believe in the power of the tongue; you know, the power of positive speaking or walking and living by faith. I believe with all of my heart that words have life, and that what you speak forth out of your mouth, will eventually but inevitably bring something to pass. Either death or life. For example, I’ve found that EVERYTIME I would say that I was broke, that.
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What Would You Do? FOR REAL?

This is an awesome question. Because here's where we're going with this: Every few days, somebody wins a huge jackpot in one of the states many lotteries. I'm talking literally millions of dollars. Why then do we still have so many people around us that are lacking, poor, destitute, about to lose their homes, cars just gotten taken from them, when all it would have taken.
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Why Do Some People Take Pleasure in Putting Other People Down?

  Click the video to watch community residents sound off on May's question from Buckeye-Shaker resident and NV columnist Elaine Siggers. Tell Siggers your thoughts. Comment below or on her blog at http://www.truelifeexpressions.blogspot.com/2012/04/throwing-stones.html.. NV editor Lila Mills produced this video. Reporter M. LaVora Perry conducted the interviews..
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What Have You Given Today?

I often sit and contemplate many questions and issues that arise in our society today. Many times I write letters to just about everyone so that my voice can be heard. But often times, it's still not. Who really listens? Who really cares? Sometimes I think my letters end up in a trash pile of bureaucratic red tape. A lot of people are totally frustrated about.
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