Author Archives: Ordinary Servant

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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Blind Spots

One of the biggest challenges for Christians is the ability to see themselves. It reminds me of the blind spots while driving. Blind spots are areas of the road (or vehicles) that cannot be seen while looking forward or through either the rear-view or side mirrors. What do I mean by blind spots in our Christian walks? Here […]

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I wasn’t going to write this, I really wasn’t. But, the thoughts kept nagging at me, to the point that I couldn’t sleep. My writing friend and mentor Andi says that when this happens you must write the story that gnaws to be told. This is going to be difficult for me to write for various […]

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Book Review: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Publisher:Algonquin Books Publication Date: February 6, 2018 Price: $17.67 Purchase: Amazon | BN                 Description Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as […]

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I know… it’s been awhile. So much has happened in the past twelve months between one thing or another. I have not been able to post much, and truthfully, I have not been up to it. But I wanted to update you… my dear subscribers. I have been reading when I can, but not regularly. Nor […]

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