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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, Eric!

As a fellow Christian writer, I appreciate reading uplifting and encouraging devotional writing such as this. I was having difficulty sleeping after I climbed in bed, which sometimes happens because of my physical challenges, other times for other reasons, such as runaway thoughts about this and that. Tonight I was feeling some muscle tenseness that wouldn't allow me to just fall asleep and continue sleeping soundly, so I decided to get up for a while and spend some time reading and reviewing other writers' work on WDC. I'm glad I needed to get up for a while and decided to do so, Eric, because it gave me the opportunity to discover your devotional blog and read this particular devotion from it. You really did a great job of explaining the meaning of Matthew 5:5 about "being angry but sinning not." I'm looking forward to getting to know you through what you share about yourself and the devotional wisdom you impart in the devotions you've written and write. I'm planning on sharing similar types of writings, inspired by the wisdom the Holy Spirit has gifted me with, once I am able to upgrade my WDC membership and can begin creating my own blog content.

I've been saved by faith in Christ, and what he accomplished for every Christian on the cross, since I was 12 years old, and completed the Lutheran church catechism classes I took, Eric. Last September 28, I turned 70, so you can see that I've known and loved the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and been blessed in all kinds of ways throughout the years by each of them, developing a deep, personal relationship with them, as every believing member of the family of God does. Again, I'm grateful to God that I couldn't stay in bed, peacefully sleeping, so that I would get up, and find your blog, and begin enjoying it, and starting to get to know you, Eric.

Steve
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Review of Teleportation Day  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Patrick!

It may be a work in progress, but WOW!!! What a work so far!!!

What you've written so far has grabbed my attention and peaked my interest in finding out what's going to happen next. I love opening pages like this. You can't help but read to the very end of the page, then eagerly turn it to see where the storyline leads from there. Great job, Patrick!!!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (5.0)
Hi, Dougo!

Now that's what I call a FUNNY MYSTERY!!! What a great idea to turn into a comical detective story. Excellent, attention-grabbing in its setup and its dialogue throughout. How confounding indeed that anyone would be upset that Bob Dylan could win a Nobel Prize, and that that fact (or fiction) would distract them from the detective work at hand, namely, that a Bigfoot-sized assassin would kill his victim, then quote a classic Bob Dylan song. Great job, Dougo!!!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, fresdersky!

WOW! What an interesting article you wrote about Sally Caverly, her love of art, and her work as curator for the Hawkfield Gallery! I love reading biographical information about fascinating people, and your article: A HOME FILLED WITH ART gave me someone new to enjoy learning about. As you probably have realized, you have a few typos to correct in it, but, aside from those, your article is fun, easy to read, and engrossing. Great job, fresdersky!!!

Steve
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Review of Galaxies  
Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
WOW, Soulraider!

You are a fountain of fascinating and enlightening information. The way you organized all of the facts and presented them in an orderly progression grabbed my attention, keeping me reading with amazed interest to the very end. Another great job, Soulraider!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Soulraider!

A very interesting and informative article about the future use of hydrogen in our world. I was not aware of all the things you share in your article about hydrogen. I loved the way you began your article, then proceeded with expounding on why the use of hydrogen will have such an important impact for everyone. You kept you article short and to the point, while including all of the important details of your premise, then ended your article with a "call to duty" for public corporations and non-profit institutions. Great job, Soulraider!

Steve
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Review of The Best  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with Spiritual Talk Place Group  
Rated: ASR | (3.0)
Hi, Shadow Starr!

WOW! What imagination you put into this writing! You thought everything out pretty well, then went about describing the scenario you chose with emotional gusto!

You have a number of typos you haven't edited from this writing yet, so I encourage you to proofread what you've written and correct those sections where you find too many repetitive phrases and errors in grammar and punctuation, if you want to improve this piece after all this time. But as is, your piece invokes in its readers the emotions you felt as you wrote it, imagining what was happening between God the Father, our Savior, Jesus Christ, and our enemy, Satan, and all of his followers, when it was time for our Savior to pay the perfect price required on our behalf for conquering, once and for all time, sin and death in this heaven and earth, proving to Satan and everyone that He, not Satan, was, is, and will always be the Best, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, in heaven and on Earth, and indeed, all of Creation!!!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Ash!

Thank you for sharing your poem. You make some poignant observations in it, which, I'm sure many people will be able to relate to, especially, girls who are feeling lost themselves. The solution, of course, is for her heart and spirit to be renewed in prayer, reading God's Word, and fellowshipping with Christian brothers and sisters she has as loving friends, as well as, part of her family of fellow believers.

You did a great job, Ash, of expressing the emotions this girl is experiencing in rhyme.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Robert!

Cool! A fun little parody. Enjoyed reading it through to its conclusion. The lyrics are mostly repetitive, but still, a great idea you had. You might want to take some time to work on this more and see if you can come up with more rhymes around your central theme, just to exercise your lyrical gifts.

Steve
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Review of Big Dipper  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: 13+ | (5.0)
Hi, Avery!

Really enjoyed your poem. It was easy to read and very well-constructed. It made the reader feel the emotions that the poet was experiencing about the unique situation of their birth, their relationship with their mother, and the sadness in their life after their mother's treatment of them changed. Great job, Avery!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: ASR | (3.0)
Hi, Neva!

Enjoyed reading your "Squirrels in the Attic" story. It was lots of fun to read. It could be expanded to even greater effect.

You did a great job of weaving the prompt words into your storyline, Neva. I did notice several punctuation mistakes, so you need to go back and correct those.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Aimee!

Enjoyed reading your poem about the tragedy experienced by passengers and crew aboard the Titanic.

You thought of some great rhymes and your poem flowed smoothly to its conclusion. The only suggestion for improvement I have is adding more lines to it, making it a longer, more detailed exposition of all the events. But, other than this, GREAT JOB, Aimee!

Steve
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Review of Starting School  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi again, Pat!

What a COOL poem about starting school! It really hits the mark on the thoughts and emotions a teen might go through starting into the 7th grade. Great job, Pat! Thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Peaches!

Enjoyed your "flash fiction". It appeared to be well thought out, a part of a complete short story. Nice job, too, in using the words "art", "diamond" and "complain", in sequence, in your storyline.

Steve
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Review of The Cuckoo Clock  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with Spiritual Talk Place Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Marnie!

WOW! What a wise, heartfelt poem you've created to express the imagined emotions of every mother whose son never returns home from a war.

I loved your choice of images and rhymes to illustrate Mrs. Mason's unexpected, confused despair.

Great job, Marnie!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with Spiritual Talk Place Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Girlinwhite!

I loved the word pictures you painted in your poem! It was easy to envision how the girl in your poem was feeling, what she was experiencing all around her as she took in the blessings of the night. Great job, Girlinwhite!

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Sunny!

I would like to become a member of the group too. Which link icon do I click on to become an official member?

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Cadie!

Enjoyed your encouraging reminder. When we are in Christ, all should be well with us. We know this in our hearts and spirits, yet emotions connected to the sin nature we still live with and battle often invite us to give into them, to forget who we are in Christ, and go ahead with our pity parties about the unpleasant, unwanted events and situations of our lives.

I can relate, Cadie, to everything you noted in this prose. Among so many other negative emotions vying for our attention, fear can be a particular nuisance, so it's always good to remind ourselves about our position in Christ and His position in us. Doing so, restores our hope and gives us renewed courage to forge ahead with our plans, whatever they may be, knowing we have God's blessing and help to do what we desire to do "unto Him" in our words and deeds, seeking that our desires follow what we know are His desires for our lives.

So, Cadie, just wanted to thank you and commend you for writing this uplifting, encouraging prose reminder.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Maria!

What a great description of a unique moment in time that uplifted your heart and spirit from the mundane feeling you were having, and gave you a glorious sight to chase away your boredom and make you smile.

You described what you were feeling and how God used a colorful elderly lady to take that feeling away in words that brought me into your experience, eliciting a smile and feeling of thankfulness within my heart too.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Sweet Angel!

Enjoyed doing your puzzle, featuring a great choice of words to look for. I LOVE doing and creating Word Search puzzles! And it's FUN just to say all of the words in a Word Search puzzle out loud and be reminded of what they mean, their definitions.

Thanks for a great Word Find puzzle to do, Sweet Angel!!!

Steve
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Review of Candy Word Search  
Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Writer With A Passion!

You've included one of my very favorite candies in your puzzle: Three Musketeers ... a wise choice, indeed. However, in future candy puzzles, please don't leave out: Reese Cups, Krackle, and Mounds Bars ... This was a very enjoyable puzzle to do, filled with some candies I've never heard of ... but what can you expect from a 69 year old guy who doesn't eat that much candy anymore.

Steve
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Review of Finding Christmas  
Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Stevie!

A very entertaining and fun holiday word search puzzle to do. A nice choice of words to search for.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
In affiliation with The Newbies Academy Group  
Rated: E | (4.5)
Hi, Deborah!

Enjoyed reading your encouraging article: "Writing Questions Answered". A lot of helpful insights and suggestions for the novice writer, as well as, reminders for those more experienced.

I have had a lot of ideas for short stories and novel series over the years, but have yet to develop them fully and actually create a story or begin a novel series. Various situations going on in my life have held me back, as situations tend to do, whether it's writing interests and goals, or other interests and goals. One of the reasons I've joined Writing.com, Deborah, is to start fresh using my writing gifts in the direction of completing those story and novel series ideas.

My main writing accomplishments up to now have been in the areas of non-fiction writing, editing, graphic designing, proof-reading, and songwriting. In 1978, I began editing, writing for, and graphically designing a series of church newsletters, which got my feet wet with writing, giving me an outlet for developing and encouraging my interests in writing. In addition to those church newsletters, Deborah, I joined a local Ohio writers group: The Ashland Area Christian Writers Guild and became the Editor in Chief and Graphic Designer for its group publication named: REFLECTIONS, which featured all kinds of articles on writing, being a Christian, poetry and life experiences of the members of the group, as well as, a few short stories. The lady who lead this writers group, April Boyer, retired from that position after a few years, and there was no one among its members able or willing to take over for April, so the group disbanded as a group, but members still get together occasionally for fellowship and fun at a restaurant or in each other's homes.

For a few years while I was still living in Ashland, I had the opportunity to proofread a locally published Christian magazine named Business Reform, having been offered this job through my friendship as a Christian brother with its Editor in Chief. This only lasted, it turned out, for about a year, as the magazine went from hard copy, as well as, internet versions, to a completely internet magazine and corporation, which didn't need me to proofread the published editions anymore, so I was down-sized out of doing that. Business Reform already had other proofreaders doing their proofreading for the internet version of the magazine, so I wasn't offered a new position among their internet staff.

So, there's a little background on the types of writing I've been involved with so far, and what I else I would like to do with my writing interests and gifts.

Steve
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Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Megan!

It's good to get to know you through this enlightening essay about yourself. I'm new to Writing.com, still "getting my feet wet" here, checking out fellow writers, learning about all of the possibilities of things writers can do here.

You've really provided a lot of information about yourself, which lets everyone know "where you are coming from", where you have gone, and where you would like to go, as a writer and as a person.

I love many of the things, and people, you do, Megan, especially, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit (aka God), and romance and mystery novels,movies and TV series. My favorite TV network is The Hallmark Channel and its sister network Hallmark Mysteries and Romances, where lovers of these genres can be blessed to watch G-rated love stories and mysteries. I became a big fan of Hallmark's CEDAR COVE series, and have just started enjoying their next similar-type series: CHESAPEAKE SHORES. A dream come true of mine would be to work toward writing love stories like those on The Hallmark Channel and have my love stories chosen to be filmed and shown on The Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Mysteries and Romances. It may never happen, but it's a joy to dream about. I have a LOT of story ideas that are just waiting for me to fully develop.

Well, again, Megan, it's good to get to know you through your essay about yourself.

Steve
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Review of Bleeding Heart  
Review by Steve McLean
Rated: E | (5.0)
Hi, Crissy!

Loved your poem "Bleeding Heart" ... You don't have to be a woman in love who has had that love rejected to relate to it ... most guys in love who have had THEIR love rejected may not like to admit it, but their pillows can feel the teardrops of rejection raining down on them too.

And, of course, songwriters, male and female, have often used the image of tears falling on pillows to express the feeling of rejection from a loved one. The Bee Gees wrote such a song titled "Emotion" that became a big hit for singer Samantha Sang, and it is one of my favorite love songs by The Bee Gees and Samantha Sang.

You did a really great job, Crissy, of conveying how a "bleeding heart" feels about the situation it is in, imagining what it would say to the loved one who has rejected it, if it could share how it feels.

Steve
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