*Magnify*
SPONSORED LINKS
Get it for
Apple iOS.
Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/profile/reviews/hemmullenn
Review Requests: ON
274 Public Reviews Given
Public Reviews
Previous ... -1- 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ... Next
1
1
Review of Life  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
I enjoyed your article about life. The statistics you quote are facinating and, even if they weren't exactly correct, they do demonstrate that life is amazing, and unique. You take a very honest and positive approach to the subject. Your words also show your humility, not assuming to know everything.

Like you, I marvel at life's complexity and beauty. There is so much joy to be had, if our world weren't being spoiled by selfish people. I also suffer from Depression and I used to despair over the mess humans have made of our world. However, I have had the priviledge of learning something unique, from a source that is widely ignored by people today. That source is the Bible. You mention the shape of the earth, did you know that the Bible described the correct shape of the earth, thousands of years ago? It also describes that the earth "Hangs upon nothing."

People don't realize that the Bible is not only a book of wonderful wisdom but, it tells us where we came from, why the world is the way it is, and what the future holds for us all. Just two examples of this are - The Bible told us that our age would be the worst, and that mankind would be "Ruining the earth." But it also promises that God wil not let humans destroy ourselves or our planet. The Bible tells us that we were created to be happy and to live in peace, forever.

To prove that this is the case, consider our amazing brains. Scientists have said that the human brain has no limit to what it can store and that it could go on learning endlessly, yet, humans usually only live for 70 or 80 years. Does that seem odd to you? Why would God make our brains so capable of endless learning when we only live that long? The Bible answers questions like this.

I have read and studied the Bible for many years and I am absolutely convinced that it is a message from our creator. If you wanted to check it out for yourself, feel free to read one of my articles on the Bible or, I recommend having a look at the encouraging videos on JW.org.

There is an amazing future for us, but, it isn't going to be a result of human activity. God has promised to step in, soon and reverse all of the damage and sadness.

I hope you take the time to find out for yourself, you won't be disappointed.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
2
2
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (5.0)
Excellent work! You make a powerful case for the unborn.

I love your reasoning on the biological composition of "life." Have you ever considered becomeing a lawyer? (That's not an insult, by the way!).

If you needed more evidence that God himself declares abortion (and racism) as unnatural and immmoral, you might want to read Exodus 21 which holds men accoutable if they injure an unborn child.

Great writing, keep up the good work.

Moomin
3
3
Review of Why  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
I found this very interesting. You ask some strong questions, and society is not answering them still.

I love the line about trusting God, very profound and true. You are brave to question your nation's ways.

Mankind will probably never find the answers to your questions, even if they ask. However, I suspect that you will find the answers, if you keep asking.

Good work.

I wish you peace.

Moomin

"Keep on asking and it will be given" (Matthew 7.7)
4
4
Review of Time  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is very deep and moving. I can sense the desperation of the journey and the constant self-doubt. I can identify with your description of the monsters, they devour us from the inside, like parasites.

It is a brave piece of writing, and I hope it helps others to see that there can be good endings. I am glad that you found yours.

Well written.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
5
5
Review of Our Welcome Mat  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is lovely, a warm and open invitation that is in sharp contrats to the suspicious, selfish spirit of this world.

I am pleased that you use the name of God in your writing, showing that you honour Him. Most people avoid or even hate that name. Like you, I hold that name in the highest regard.

Well written.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
6
6
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.0)
I read your article with real interest because it is also a subject close to my heart.

I agree with many of the things you say, including the need to recognize what Jesus has accomplished on our behalf, making forgiveness and endless life possible. You are obviously very familiar with the Bible, which is refreshing in today's secular world.

We are not in agreement on all things though and I noticed that you welcome discussion on these things. I would like to make a couple of points, if I may?

You use God's name - "Yahweh, Jehovah", and I am pleased about that because most people refuse to recognize it. Yet, you then claim that Jehovah is actually Jesus, that Jesus is his own father? I am confused by this. Did Jesus not publicly pray "Father, glorify thy name"? Do you not see Jesus and Jehovah as seperate beings?

To me, it is crystal clear from Jesus' words to Mary where he says, "I am going to my God and your God."

Lastly, you say that humans could not concieve of a complicated doctrine like the trinity. Yet history shows that neither the Apostles nor the earliest Christians believed in a trinity. In fact, it was the Catholic church who made the trinity a church teaching nearly four hundred years after Christ's death.

Just some thoughts. I am happy to discuss further with you.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
7
7
Review of JEHOVAH-SHALOM  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is lovely and encouraging. Your faith is woven into your positive words and it is infectious. I wholeheartedly agree with all your sentiments, particularly the last line, it really is the least we can do.

I hope you don't mind if I point out one grammatical error, the word "bare." I think it is spelled "bear" (strangely enough!). I often confuse those two words myself.

I was curious about your title. When you speak of "The Father" who "gave up his son", are you speaking of Jehovah, the Father of Jesus?

Hope you don't mind me asking.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
8
8
Review of Jehovah  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Beautiful sentiments, humbly expressed.

Your lines about Jesus being your "guide" and "Only to you shall I bow" echo my own feelings towards our Lord. In these chaotic, confusing last days, where it is increasingly difficult to identify ourselves as believers, it is refreshing to see people like you who are willing to stand up and express their love and faith.

I did have one question, if I may? You spell out the name of God on the left, a name that was dear to Jesus when he was on earth. I recall Jesus praying "Father, glorify thy name." So, I am a bit confused as to your perspective of Jesus' Father. Have I misunderstood?

Just a thought.

Good writing.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
9
9
Review of Death and Hell  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.0)
I read this with real interest because it is a subject that has facinated me for many years.
You develop the theme logically and in a very persuasive way. I like the references to the languages used in the scriptures. You are obviously very familiar with the Bible. Your point about the words "death" and "die" are well made, that this can refer to a spiritual death or physical one.

If I may, I would like to comment on a few points you raise?

You claim that the sinful humans in Eden "died" in a spiritual sense, on the day that they were cast out of Eden. I agree with you on that. However, the punishment of physical death was the threatened consequence of sin, as Paul later stated in Romans. When God warned Adam not to eat from the tree, He used an interesting phrase. Genesis records that God says “In the day that you eat from the tree, you will surely die.” Notice that it does not say “on” the day but, “IN.” That word changes the whole context of that statement. When we describe a particular day we always use the preposition “on” (on Monday etc.), yet when it comes to a longer period of time, we change to an adverb (“in January, in 1988”). Adam did not die on the same day that he disobeyed his creator, in fact, he went on to live for hundreds of years and had many children, and then he died, "in" the day - Peter tells us that “One day is as a thousand years to God”.

You say that "If there is no eternal punishment, why not live however you please if the Christian life is too “difficult” for you?"

The obvious answer for me is - love, because I love God and I want to live life his way. I, and millions like me, do not worship God through fear, but because we have come to know, trust and love him.

You make a fair point about the possible translation of "destroy" but, the account of Lazarus and the rich man can't be used to prove hellfire because it is symbolic. Abraham was in the grave, he had not been resurrected to Heaven at that time.

Two scriptures which I believe demonstrate the correct understanding of "Hell" ("Sheol" as opposed to "Gehenna"), are as follows;

In Revelation, Hell is thrown onto the fiery lake ("Gehenna"). How can Hell be cast into hell?

The other scripture is in Jeremiah chapter 7, verse 31. There God describes people who burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I commanded them not, neither came it into my heart.” Elsewhere in the Bible, God describes such practices as “detestable” and “disugsting.” If God uses such punishment as fire to torture sinners, he would be contradicting himself, something that is impossible.

Those are just some of my thoughts. Feel free to respond if you feel I am mistaken.

Overall, a good, well-researched article.

I wish you peace.

Moomin

10
10
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (5.0)
You capture the epic tale with such eloquence. I love the way you describe his final prayer. You weave such a picture of that sad man's life.

My favourite line - "When love had trimmed his might." How many of us sacrificed our power for love. I wonder?

You might be interested to know (or you may already know) that Samson's strength was in his faith and his oath, not his hair. He was a dedicated Nazarite, sworn to never cut his hair.

Great writing!

Moomin
11
11
Review of I'll Never Forget  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Lovely words, beautiful sentiments. It choked me up because I too have watched my daughters grow so fast and I treasure the memories.

You have a good mum.

I wish you both peace.

Moomin
12
12
Review of expiry  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is a very bold and yet humble work. You open your heart to the reader, to try and convey the deep hurt within. Articles like yours can help many who are suffering because they remind them that they are not alone. The line that struck me most was;

"My once closed self harm wounds open, they are on fire as the salt pushes it's way into them."

No-one should hurt the way you hurt, no-one should feel worthless. Just because we don't match up to this shallow world's expectations of cosmetic popularity, it doesn't mean we are worthless. My own precious daughter suffers from PTSD and deep depression. She thinks she is a nobody and that she is unloveable. But she is wrong.

You mention the Bible in your words. Let me leave you with some reassuring words from the Bible. When you feel worthless and unlovable, remember the following words from God;

"Whatever our hearts may condemn us in, God is greater than our hearts and knows all things."

"A heart broken and crushed, you will not despise, oh God."

And if you worry about the future or death, remember these words from the Bible;

"God will be with them, and death will be no more, neither will sorrow, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore."

These things are promised by our creator. Remember the "Lord's prayer"? - "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."

Boldly written. I wish you peace.

Moomin
13
13
Review of Heavy  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Your words are so honest and humble. Articles like this enable others to reach out and share. Just reading your account felt so familiar, not just to me, but they reminded me of my lovely daughter who has severe depression and has self-harmed many times.

This world is so intense and chaotic that casualties of the mind are inevitible. We were not made to endure such heavy loads on our amazing minds.

May I share something that has helped both me and my daughter to endure, and even find some relief and happiness?

We have found genuine comfort and hope from the Bible. Jesus says;

"Come to me, all you who are loaded down and weary, and I will refresh you."

King David wrote;

"A heart broken and crushed, oh God, you will not despise."

And when we feel the worst about ourselves and think that we are bad or worthless, God offers words of comfort when he says;

"Whatever our hearts may condemn us in, God is greater than our hearts, and knows all things."

And, for the future, do not despair. The Bible promises that, when God's kingdom comes;

"God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will sorrow, nor outcry, nor pain."

The Bible even promises that God will stop the destruction of our environment when it says;

"God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

So take comfort, fellow sufferer, as we, and millions of others do. There is a wonderful future waiting for you, if you want it.

Good writing.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
14
14
Review of Paradise  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
I relly like your words, especially the way your perspective changes as the poem progresses.
You start with an expression of beauty and you end in despair.

You seem genuinely concerned for our lovely earth. May I share some words of comfort about our environment?

Jesus promised; "God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

Those words were spoken thousands of years ago - when man was not ruining the world!

I wish you peace.

Moomin
15
15
Review of Morbid  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Your words are evocative and true. You highlight a real inconsistancy in our huamn race.

I like your observation about us being human nature.

At times, I feel as you do that we are a waste of space. but other times, I am comforted by the words of Jesus when he promised us;

"God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

Those words were written thousands of years ago, when our earth wa not being ruined - think about it!

I wish you peace.

Moomin
16
16
Review of Exhausted  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Well written.

Your opening words well describe the empty, helpless feelings of so many of us when we witness the dstruction our beautiful planet.

Your final line is very powerful, and humble. We are unwilling participants of this destruction, this rape. We have no more power over what happens to earth than we have over governments and kings!

However, we do have the promises of one who is greater and more powerful than the powers that control our lives. Let me leave you with a wonderful promise from our creator:

"God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

Those words were spoken by Jesus about 2,000 years ago. Think about it - the earth wasn't being ruined then!

I wish you peace.

Moomin
17
17
Review of Mother Nature  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Your words are strong and profound. I like the way you give personality to nature, that of reclamation and revenge. Never before has the metaphor of a mother nature been so apt. as is today in our poisonous world.

I can tell that you are concerned for our lovely earth, as I, and millions of others are. Let me leave you with a comforting thought from a promise made many centuries ago, by one who has the power and the desire to stop mankind's rape of our planet;

"God will bring to ruin those ruining the earth."

Those words were written thousands of years before we started to ruin our world, think about it!

Well written.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
18
18
for entry "Chapter 2
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
I read the first two chapters to get a feel for the story. I must admit, I don't usually read fiction but, since yours had an ecological theme to it, I was interested.

You write well, in an easy to follow narrative. Your characters quickly become visible and likeable. I enjoyed the interaction between the granddaughter and grandpa. I am curious to see where the story goes and will try to read more when I get time (I have a lot going on at present, my daughter is ill and her little pet rat died yesterday.) I like the positive feel to your story and I like the way it educates while entertaining.

I hope this helps.

Moomin
19
19
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Yet, here you are, drawn to this community of writers. This is a good place to be, it has many fellow sufferers who are relating their sorrow in a dignified and beautiful manner.

It seems that life has dealt harshly with you and has made you question your own worth.

You mention jobs, families, dreams. All important, to a degree, but we often lose sight of our place in the universe. Do you believe that you were created? Do you believe that the one who created you knew what he was doing?

Through the pages of the Bible, your creator speaks and, he understands your sorrow and your low self-esteeem. King David wrote - "Your eyes saw even the embryo of me" and that "A heart broken and crushed, oh God, you will not despise."

When you feel at your lowest, and alone, when you feel worthless in the world's eyes, remember that your creator does not see you that way. the Bible says;

"Whatever our hearts may condemn us in, God is greater than our hearts , and knows all things."

For the future, including your future, the Bible promises;

"He will wipe every tear from the eyes, and death will be no more, nor will sorrow, nor outcry, nor pain."

I wish you peace.

Moomin
20
20
Review of Untitled  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
Really like this ("like" is probably wrong word!)

I love the way you capture so many intense feelings in so few words. For me, that is the sign of a gifted writer. I use far too many words when I write.

You words can be a healing process for others because they remind them that they are not alone.

Keep writing.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
21
21
Review of Mental Mess  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.0)
You capture the whirlpool of mental illness really well with your words. I know it must have taken some effort and courage to write these words and, I admire you for it. In sharing your experiences on this site, you give a voice to the many who are in deep despair with mental anguish. By reading your words, many are assured that they are not alone.

You must keep writing such powerful words, for yourself and others.

As a fellow sufferer, may I share a positive thought with you? I have faith in our creator and I trust his promises in the Bible. Let me leave you with one such promise;

"God will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will sorrow, nor anguish, nor pain."

I wish you peace.

Moomin
22
22
Review of First poem  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.0)
Your opening words are promising. You write with a good flow and a positive note. Your first words are definately worthy of attention.

If I may humbly offer a little advice, you should find a subject, a theme or goal, something you are passionate about. I think it would unlock your full potential.

Just a thought.

Well written.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
23
23
Review of Extraordinary  
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
I must admit, when I first saw your words I thought that you had cut short something. But then I read it again. I think I understand and, I think your words are powerful and beautiful and sad.

As someone who knows the dark depths of the soul, I wondered at your last word - "Free."

Well written.

I wish you peace.

moomin
24
24
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: ASR | (4.5)
Lovely thoughts and aspirations, I admire your faith and your conviction. You reveal a Christ-like attitude when you think ahead to what you will do when you are whole and it is to help others.

Good writing.

May I leave you with a positive thought?

The Biblical character, Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, was dropped when he was a child, and became disabled. Yet, King David invited him to sit at his table. This is indicative of all of us because, when Adam and Eve sinned, they dropped us all and we became broken, imperfect. Yet God wants us to dine with him and he will make us complete.
25
25
Review by Moomintroll
Rated: E | (4.5)
This is a great article, I really enjoyed it.

You develop your theme logically yet passionately. You sum up the disappointing state of faith in our world today. I like the way you highlight the gross inconsistency of those who criticize the Biblical narrative, presuming it to be false when, historically and legally, posterity demands nothing more than to treat any ancient document as a historical narrative unless, and until, evidence can be provided which proves otherwise. Cynical scholars accept the writings of Babylonia, Rome and ancient Greece without hesitation yet, dismiss the Bible because it makes supernatural claims.

I hope your writing inspires sincere people to build up their own faith by studying and proving for themselves that these things are true.

Well written.

I wish you peace.

Moomin
187 Reviews · *Magnify*
Page of 8 · 25 per page   < >
Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/profile/reviews/hemmullenn