Author Archives: Ordinary Servant

His Eternal Well

“And he must needs go through Samaria.” John 4:4 This verse jumped off the page recently. I thought about how Jesus went out of his way to meet the Samaritan woman. Samaritans were mixed; half Jewish and half Gentile. The Jews had no dealings with the Samaritans, they were rejected. So, not only was Jesus […]

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The Mentally Ill Christian

It’s hard to have mental illness, but it’s even harder for a Christian. Most days, it feels like you’re drowning. Drowning in isolation, fears, and worries that shoot at you like a barrage of stray bullets. If only it would stop. If only there was peace.     Unfortunately, most don’t understand what it’s like, not even the […]

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Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy

Paperback: 240 pages Publisher: Baker Books Price: $15.99 Purchase: Amazon | BN                 Description As a girl, Alia Joy came face to face with weakness, poverty, and loss in ways that made her doubt God was good. There were times when it felt as if God had abandoned her. What she […]

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A Loss For Time

I never thought about time the way I do now. Before becoming disabled, my days lead into the next without much thought of what awaited me. I was once healthy, active and strong. I took pride in my ceaseless energy and workaholic ways. I felt like I was on top of the world. Never did I imagine […]

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I Discovered Donna Tartt

I have to be honest, it’s been a long time since I have come across an author whose writing literally captivated me. Donna Tartt is that author.   I discovered her by borrowing The Goldfinch from the library on audio. The narrator, David Pittu is absolutely fabulous. He is by far the best narrator I have ever […]

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What Mental Illness Should Not Be

I hear terms like, “the weather is so bi-polar,” or “I’m just a little OCD,” and I cringe. When people say things like this, they have no idea what they are saying. Terms like these are used loosely all the time. For the record, there is no such thing as being a little OCD. Just […]

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I’m Coming Out. My Confession.

As a child, I remember thinking differently than my peers. I felt like an outsider. Like I was on the peripheral looking in at life happening around me. Sort of like watching a movie. By the time I reached junior high school, it worsened. I had confided in a school friend who would listen to […]

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Critique versus Criticism

One of the things that happens as a writer is you are subject to other people’s comments and opinions. Those opinions can either be positive or negative, constructive or destructive. If you want to be a writer, there is no way around the critique process if you want to grow and improve. However, I’ve discovered […]

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A Slow Death

As I gazed at the landscape that was once plush green, thoughts ricocheted like bullets in my mind. I wondered how leaves changed from being green to brown, orange, red and yellow. They change and transform by a slow death. The result is from the breakdown of chlorophyll, due to the changes in the length […]

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Interview with Jim Woods

In 2012, I had the pleasure of connecting with Jim Woods on Twitter and then meeting him in person at Jon Acuff‘s Quitter Conference held in Nashville. Jim was so kind, encouraging and gracious toward me. I’ve witnessed his growth as a writer and I am honored to be interviewing him. ************* 1) When did you […]

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Interview with Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Once again, I am excited to be interviewing one of my mentors, Andi Cumbo-Floyd. It’s been five years since I’ve last interviewed her. I first connected with Andi on Twitter in 2012, and have had the pleasure of following her ever since. She is an amazing writer, editor, coach and much more. If you have not read her blog posts or […]

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