Recent Reviews for Z B McClure
Vortex (Short Story) - 3/20/2013 8:39:14 PM|
very interesting story, and I like the addition of the Bible verses and references. That made the story pop more for me.
Vortex (Short Story) - 3/7/2013 2:32:04 AM
Excellent write once again, my friend.
Waiting For The Doctor - Update 2 (Article) - 11/28/2013 3:54:06 PM
God has EVERYTHING to do with it. He made all the plants and he made a cure for everything. Man just has to be mindful enough to discover what works. Cherry Juice is an anti-inflammatory as is pineapple. If you can pulverize the core of a pineapple it may help your dad tremendously. Keep the faith.
Peace, Christ love and blessings,
Waiting For The Doctor - Update 2 (Article) - 11/28/2013 9:14:12 AM
I don't think God has anything to do with it, but we certainly can change things. Older people are generally on Medicare. I have found that Medicare's red tape and delays have caused medical institutions to try to avoid Medicare. For example, three years ago, the clinic I've been going to for 30 years announced they would no longer take Medicare. They started a Medicare advantage program and I'm on that. The Affordable Health Care Act, is designed to change that bias, by requiring all medical institutions to accept Medicare and to not overcharge because their profits will be limited.
It is a societal problem. Older folks get tired of their youngsters sucking on the tit so long and end up going off into retirement without supporting their children much. Young people in general, discount the elderly as being lazy and wasteful and not of much use in their busy lifestyles. I always found the elderly worth talking to because they gave me great advice.
When I was in the hospital last December, a nurse confided with one of my helpers that I "wouldn't make it." I waited seven unnecessary days before I got surgery. I'm not sure what went on in the mind of that nurse or in the mind of the surgeon who delayed so long, but I think it was rather complicated and I can't jump to conclusions about what was really going on.
Waiting For The Doctor - Update 1 (Article) - 11/24/2013 9:09:22 PM
Hey Zach, Ron is right about this one. If it's an emergency, don't hesitate to take your dad to the ER. Unfortunately, with the new health care we might all die waiting.
I think I am better off being prayed for in my church,
Peace, love and Christ Blessings,
Waiting For The Doctor - Update 1 (Article) - 11/24/2013 8:25:23 AM
I note that this is an update, so I'm not sure what the problem is/was. However, anyone should be able to go to an emergency room. I'm not sure if it's insurance (Medicare?) or a doctor(s) that are causing the problem.
Contents of my 2nd book OPENING ACTS (Article) - 7/22/2013 4:23:54 AM
Congratulations! Very comprehensive contents!
May peace be with you, Christ love abide in you and blessings adorn you,
John Michael Domino
When Fools Go High-tech (Article) - 7/6/2013 9:43:44 AM
As you stated in your article, humankind has been repeatedly warned that the world was coming to an end. And there have been many tragic events, although the one you state occurring after the specific date of 2469 BC, never occurred, not in science or in written history of the time. Most of these events involved natural processes on the earth that are becoming more understood every year and processes set into motion by man, like World War II that you referred to and Al Qaeda's attack on the World Trade Center with low technology but horrendous results.
Certainly, new technology can be frightening to God-fearing people who think that humans were never meant to fly (they crash), dance (devil worship), land on the moon (a hoax filmed in Arizona), or any of the other wonderful conveniences of modern living and understanding.
I have met some of those young technologists that you refer to. While I am older, and perhaps, wiser, I find that young scientists are well grounded with fine ethical values usually not found in the “sinner but saved” generation.
As Shakespeare said, your fears are, “Much ado about nothing.”
We do however, really have to worry about those that have been, “Going forth in being fruitful to inherit the earth.” Overpopulation is strangling the planet.
A Woman Tempts Men Again (Article) - 7/3/2013 1:30:12 PM
Very good write about a very dark and jaded subject. It's so important to marry a like-minded Christian because corruption, deception and unfaithfulness is so widespread. Then again the Bible is full of examples of this. There is certainly nothing NEW under the sun. That is why we need to place our trust in the ONLY son of God - Jesus Christ!
Peace, love and blessings of his Holy Spirit be with you,
Healing in Tribulations (Article) - 6/8/2013 12:35:15 PM
We deal with demonic forces everyday just as Jesus did when he was on earth. Flesh and blood can be contaminated bu demonic forces. We must understand we are not fighting a duel with people but the devil. Well done again Zach!
Healing in Tribulations (Article) - 3/3/2013 8:29:44 AM
Well done, my friend.
Stuff That Really Happens (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 9:17:05 AM
I still believe in miracles and story book endings, but then I am a true romantic who loves to see or hear about love winning over all obstacles! I enjoyed your poem very much, Zach. Hang in there and believe, open your heart to receive and you will find your happy ending. Have a blessed and very Merry CHRISTmas. Joy Hale
Stuff That Really Happens (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 7:29:20 AM
I've heard people say they don't like Hallmark movies because they are too unrealistic.
Stuff That Really Happens (Poetry) - 12/6/2013 3:30:50 AM
i know it does
Stuff That Really Happens (Poetry) - 12/5/2013 9:54:03 PM
I still believe it can if you allow yourself to be open.
In God Confiding (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 3:04:12 PM
Thank you for this. I will share it with my little grand babies!
As This World Winds Down (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 3:02:06 PM
Everything you write is wonderful! Beautifully written!!
alternate Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 3:00:06 PM
Once again BEAUTIFUL! Blew me away like those autumn leaves!!!
When We Were Young Back Then (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:57:10 PM
They may have been silent but I am not! You should have received a standing ovation for that!! I'm sure you did as the angels listened. That's why that night sky lit up the way it did. Those stars were the windows of angels peeking through.
Father of Peace (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:51:41 PM
I am in awe of your writing. This one blew me away!!!
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:50:03 PM
I can feel in my heart your love for The Lord . You make him proud!!! This world needs more like you!
On Heaven's Street (Poetry) - 12/1/2013 2:47:44 PM
This poem brought such emotion to my soul. Wow, thank God for writers like yourself. You have a gift that comes from our Heavenly Father!
Our Family Album (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 11:58:39 PM
Well done Zach! I once made a video of the best photos of our family album. I view it now and it's great to see all those photos on a big screen being narrated by family members. Timeless indeed...
Yours in the love of our Lord,
Our Family Album (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 10:07:00 PM
I think you touched a universal chord.
And so well written.
Our Family Album (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 4:26:51 PM
I loved this! So beautifully written!
Our Family Album (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 2:31:41 PM
Great work of art that brings back memories of my childhood, my family album.
Barbara J. Henry
Our Family Album (Poetry) - 11/30/2013 11:39:26 AM
Family album certainly do keep memories alive. Those were the days.
Luke's Peace (Poetry) - 11/19/2013 7:27:19 AM
very well penned
Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 11/14/2013 4:57:25 PM
Nice poetic tribute to our Author, Jesus Christ.
It's sad to hear your not doing well with your health.
Have you been under the care of a specialist?
Have you been admitted to a hospital?
The last time I was ion a hospital I was admitted for a week.
I had a ball witnessing to everyone on the staff and on the floor!
Jesus Christ gives us joy even in death we are victorious!!!
I had a bite from a Brown Recluse spider in my chest.
The doctor said it could have been fatal if not treated.
I was so grateful to all for their service that I wanted to give them all the keys to eternal life!!
Some loved the offer and others just smiled. None rejected it!!!
Zach, there is a treasure trove of people out their just waiting to hear a good word. So as your health decreases, allow your faith in Him to increase! Tell the WORLD how good God truly is and you WILL be BLESSED WAY BEYOND YOUR WILDEST DREAMS.
Peace, Love and Joy of our Lord and Savior Jesus be with you!
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 10:34:01 AM
Wonderful poem,and as I read it, I decided to listen to life more intently too.
Barbara J Henry
Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 10/23/2013 10:32:06 AM
Great imagery, lovely poem.
Barbara J Henry
alternate Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 10/10/2013 11:12:35 AM
Autumn is typically described in colors and hues, not in similes and and melodic word play. Superb!
alternate Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 9:07:37 AM
Magnificent use of words and imagery to describe the wonders of autumn.
Autumn Storm (Poetry) - 10/8/2013 2:34:37 AM
An excellent poem, my friend. Well done.
The Life Of Leaf (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 12:32:10 PM
Not all leaves it to go out in a blaze of glory like the Maple.
The Life Of Leaf (Poetry) - 9/14/2013 1:20:16 AM
Nicely done, Zach.
The Life Of Leaf (Poetry) - 9/13/2013 7:24:48 PM
Well done Zach,
Here is my favorite part:
"To fiery reds,
and sun-kissed yellows
all of whom October
soon would bronze."
Every season has a special meaning and the Fall has it's own special God giving spectacular beauty.
Peace, Love and Blessings in Christ,
John Michael Domino
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 8/4/2013 7:07:29 AM
''then one morning, rain falls! raising life up from the dead.'' ----I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 10:20:06 AM
The farmer IS doing his part. A careful reading of this poem mentions him RISING from his bed. In the second stanza, HE SOWS! The point of this poem is that it is hope, i.e, expectation that God will USE our EFFORTS to bring results. That hope is demonstrated in reality in the form of getting off our hind-ends, and actually doing the part God has given to us to do. But, in the end, it is not humans, or mother nature, but rather GOD who grants the results! All glory to Jesus Christ!!
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 7:45:48 AM
A farmer had better rely on more than hope if he or she plans to remain a farmer long.
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 4:27:28 AM
Faith and patience that the harvest will come in. I enjoyed your poem on having FAITH that the Lord will supply every need. I wish more people looked to the Lord for their needs and not self. Excellent poem.
Love and blessings,
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 7/26/2013 12:51:27 AM
Great poem of true faith, Zach. Nice work, my friend. God bless.
The Farmer's Hope (Poetry) - 7/25/2013 10:04:44 PM
That's some good Christian poetry! Well done Zach man!
When We Were Young Back Then (Poetry) - 7/24/2013 4:14:04 PM
I remember back on some of the stuff I did when I was young and can't believe it, either. The good thing is...Jesus was always with me waiting for me to come back to my senses.:) Enjoyed this. Sound's like the stars were applauding...:)
Children (Poetry) - 7/21/2013 6:28:13 PM
These are three of my sister Mindy's 9 children! The little girl on your far left is the Lizzie mentioned in my poem..she was the 8th. My sister just had her ninth days ago! Praise the Lord. Children are God's blessing and reward! Satan (and the wicked of this world) call children a curse! But God says they are BLESSINGS!!! Who are you going to believe? The Creator God, or one of His lying, killing, fallen angels?
When We Were Young Back Then (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 9:13:31 AM
Sometimes a silent response to a performance is the best.
I have been working on my autobiography. When I look at some of the things I did when I was in graduate school, it's really hard to believe, considering how my life has slowed down now.
When We Were Young Back Then (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 3:07:09 AM
Quite the experience indeed. Well done, Zach.
When We Were Young Back Then (Poetry) - 7/13/2013 1:24:44 AM
Great experiences captured in a poetic song.
Thank you for reflecting on special moments in time.
Peace, Love and Abundant Blessings,
Your brother in Christ,
John Michael Domino
FireMan (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 8:19:55 PM
So sorry to hear about Dustin. He and the other fine fire fighters are all heroes and very brave individuals. We all take risk everyday but fire fighters place themselves in very high risk situations. One risk that we don't want to take chances with is with life. We will do almost anything to try live longer or to save another persons life. Why then do so many gamble with eternity? Is it worth the gamble? The devil has no power unless we allow him to control our thoughts and deeds. I been lost before and it's not a pretty place to be. Sadly, I know of people on the den became Christians in a flash only to turn their back on the Lord when life was not going their way. They burn out way too fast. Sadly if they don't get their lives straight they will be in for a rude awaking when it's their time. Speaking of fire, does anyone want to test heat from hell? It's all too real to me but like the Bible says some are blind and just cannot see. God willing some day they will.
Your Brother in Christ,
FireMan (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 4:31:43 PM
Yes, Zach, a good analogy....Jesus went into the firestorm of Calvary to save a doomed race. He took my place, my Hero, too.
I'm so glad I learned that His death was sufficient to pay for all my sin.
My condolences in your loss of someone so dear to you. What peace and comfort to know He trusted in Jesus for eternity.
Love and prayers,
FireMan (Poetry) - 7/4/2013 1:36:54 PM
Sorry for your family's loss, my friend. Well done poem.
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 7/1/2013 6:41:21 AM
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 3:17:24 PM
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 9:25:30 AM
I think you mean "can never end" rather than "can ever end"...
I've been reading Life... and it ain't no short story, either...
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 6/30/2013 3:15:12 AM
This is an excellent poetic presentation of the Love of Jesus Christ. God is love and both are invisible. Faith is knowing they both exist and they are one in the same. The opposite is simply evil. That really narrows down the choice. Jesus is and will always remain the same answer. He is our hope for our future and a hope filled with Love. What a GREAT poetic blessing and a GREAT NEWS message for all!
Thank you Zach!
Yours in the love and eternal blessings from our Lord Jesus Christ,
John Michael Domino
The Secret of Life (Poetry) - 6/29/2013 9:46:23 PM
Amen, true poem and each verse describes how much love you have for
God. I love him too! Thank you for writing such a wonderful poem
today, I really enjoyed reading every verse of it.
Father of Peace (Poetry) - 6/21/2013 2:03:29 PM
Yes Z B McClure, One death will pass and everlasting life shall reign forever; for so says the Lord! Well done!
Father of Peace (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 4:05:54 AM
Amen! Very well put, my friend.
Father of Peace (Poetry) - 6/20/2013 2:16:02 AM
it shall also pass
Store Window (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:28:59 PM
So true, be loose and write all this magical times down.
Store Window (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 9:41:38 AM
Some folks take life too seriously. I love to go right along with the kids. Nothing wrong with letting your inner child come out.
On Heaven's Street (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 4:54:32 AM
He is so evident in this magnificent poem of your heart's desire.
I'm so glad I stopped in this morning.
I still have your poem "LORD of Poets" hanging on my little office wall, and re-read it from time to time.
Store Window (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 4:51:49 AM
What a beautiful, winsome poem. You touch the heart with this one.
Life That's Lived (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 4:50:51 AM
This is a beauty, Zack! It's a revelation sometimes to go to a funeral or memorial service and learn of wonderful things that folks remember about the one who's passed on, things everyone may not know about.
I pray when I go that people will remember Jesus giving me salvation, strength and courage for each day and being the light of my life.
Store Window (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:17:35 AM
John said it very well, Zack. Well done as usual. God bless.
Life That's Lived (Poetry) - 5/6/2013 2:14:25 AM
Your words ring true, my friend. Well done.
Store Window (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:39:49 PM
Excellent poetic memories! Yes, childhood is over way too fast. We meed to cherish those years while they last, Amen
Yours in the love of Jesus Christ,
Life That's Lived (Poetry) - 5/5/2013 7:34:31 PM
Well done Zack. as you know a life that is lived without Christ is a life without hope and true meaning. I just love my life since Jesus took over and ended the sorrow in my heart. He surely gave me a brand NEW start.
Yours in the love of Jesus Christ,
We All Are Moons (Poetry) - 4/19/2013 8:28:38 AM
Very well done, my friend. Imaginative and well thought out.
On Mercy (Poetry) - 4/1/2013 4:19:10 PM
God knew the cross was the only way. Jesus bare all our sins and His love is neverending. Outstanding poetry!
On Mercy (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 3:06:28 AM
very apt write
On Mercy (Poetry) - 3/29/2013 2:37:52 AM
Yes, well done indeed, my friend. God bless.
On Mercy (Poetry) - 3/28/2013 9:55:17 PM
Well done Zach. Yes, without Christ mercy we would all be in big trouble. Our fellow Christians can learn much from Christ mercy.
Peace, love and Easter Blessings,
John Michael Domino
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/24/2013 5:50:41 PM
commanding all things when to grow?
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/22/2013 12:18:55 PM
I felt such purity while reading this Zach! I love the seasons and each one has its charm!
I enjoyed this!
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 5:10:55 PM
Ecclesiastes 1:1 3:11
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 7:11:52 AM
...and pray to God for strength to handle the seasons of our life. Good series of images played out herein to hint at the fruits contained there in the seasons God ordains.
Press on to the higher calling.
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/21/2013 12:15:34 AM
Very nice indeed, my friend. Well done.
Seasons (Poetry) - 3/20/2013 8:20:31 PM
A visionary poem indeed! Well done!
Peace, love and abundant blessings,
Norwood Night (Poetry) - 3/13/2013 3:44:50 AM
Well done Zach. The colors brighten up the poetic song and one can sense the presence of Christ. This is a timeless poem.
May peace be with you, love surround you and blessings abound you,
Norwood Night (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 10:04:09 AM
Great uplifting poetry. Good luck with your book.
Norwood Night (Poetry) - 3/12/2013 9:36:16 AM
Very nicely written, my friend.
Thumb And Pinky (Poetry) - 3/10/2013 2:05:19 AM
Yes, these are good poetic thoughts to abide by. How often do we think of a pinky? We would think of it several times if it were missing. So goes it with family and friends. Well done my friend.
May the peace of the Lord be with you, may agape love knock down your door and may blessings overflow so much that you can't contain them anymore.
John Michael Domino
On Heaven's Street (Poetry) - 3/8/2013 10:37:47 AM
Wow, what an awesome poem!!! I loved this!! Clasp his punctured feet..oh yes, till we see him as he his!!
Totally moved by this read!!
Thumb And Pinky (Poetry) - 3/8/2013 8:15:14 AM
Every finger is needed indeed. Well done, my friend.
Thumb And Pinky (Poetry) - 3/8/2013 7:54:36 AM
everything is always needed as you have written
On Heaven's Street (Poetry) - 3/7/2013 2:30:04 AM
Great write, my friend. I too will trust in Him and Him only. God bless.
On Heaven's Street (Poetry) - 3/6/2013 9:36:14 PM
Wow! What a great poetic place to meet.
Who would not want to go to Heaven's Street?
I for one would love to meet Jesus Christ face to face.
As for this old crusty earth, you can have this place!
For when the finish line is nearing the end.
I would rather be with you my dear friend.
When God Became A Baby (Poetry) - 3/3/2013 8:37:06 AM
I agree with John. Nicely told.
When God Became A Baby (Poetry) - 3/1/2013 9:34:00 PM
It's hard to imagine God as a baby but then what a King we serve. A King who serves as an example for all.
Peace be with you and may love and blessings over flow from above.
In God Confiding (Poetry) - 2/27/2013 12:03:59 PM
Well done, my friend. An excellent write.
In God Confiding (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 6:16:50 PM
The truth is TOTAL darkness is enough to scare the *#! out of Adults!
So since this is true. The absence of light is darkness. Jesus says. "I am THE light" soooo we ALL better wake up and DIE Right!!!
In God Confiding (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 3:32:13 PM
If only every little girls "monsters" were only a teddy bear. Enjoyed this!
In God Confiding (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 12:37:30 PM
Knowledge of what is in the dark removes your fear of it.
As This World Winds Down (Poetry) - 2/22/2013 4:01:37 AM
BEAUTIFUL, VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
As This World Winds Down (Poetry) - 2/17/2013 8:57:47 PM
Well done Zach,
These verses are hard to see:
"Where neither sun nor moon will light the streets through which we stream
Where Jesus is, there'll be no night, no need to rest or dream.
Still, they had the most meaning to me.
Take care, for guys like Ron need extra prayer.
Your brother in Christ,
As This World Winds Down (Poetry) - 2/17/2013 9:08:15 AM
With no rest or dreams, will heaven become hell?
As This World Winds Down (Poetry) - 2/17/2013 6:10:55 AM
Today would be fine with me. Well done.
Only Ice-Cream Please (Poetry) - 2/13/2013 1:19:55 PM
Not very filling, my friend. lol
Only Ice-Cream Please (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 9:08:56 AM
Welcome to clogged arteries…
Only Ice-Cream Please (Poetry) - 2/12/2013 8:13:28 AM
nothing wrong with that kind of lunch
Soothing Silence (Poetry) - 2/11/2013 9:31:44 AM
Ohhh...to get this kind of slumber, I would cherish!
I like sitting in my lazy boy and falling to sleep, it is maybe at the most 30minutes of rest but feels like 5 hours of good sleep...
I liked this ...!
Soothing Silence (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 11:23:16 AM
Has the makings of a lullaby.
Soothing Silence (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 4:38:01 AM
Yes, a nice relaxing mood poem.
This is something we all need.
Your brother in Christ,
Soothing Silence (Poetry) - 2/10/2013 3:01:48 AM
Excellent, my friend.
Children (Poetry) - 1/31/2013 5:35:10 AM
Very colorful vibrant poetic art!
Yes, Children are wonderful miracles and our world kills them before they are fully developed!
May the peace and love of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you always,
John Michael Domino
"Miracles are everywhere - we just need to be aware!" JMD
Children (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 11:23:06 AM
That they are--lively blessings! I love the way you used the color to bring out their business. God bless you and Lizzie!
Children (Poetry) - 1/30/2013 8:43:47 AM
Amen! May be your first but you hit it squarely! Well done, my friend.