Living Real

Faith & Encouragement for Real Life

Welcome to Living Real

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Come on in and relax a bit. Step away from the complexities of the world out there and rest in stories of simple faith. I’m so glad you dropped in! I’m Faye (with an ‘e’) and I’m married to Jack. Between us we’ve seen three sons grow into fine men.

I ramble on in this journal about simple faith in God and His Word, hoping to help you and others find peace. I’ve also written some in a book. Sit a spell and soak in some Truth to your tired, aching soul. Learn with me what it really means to live real.

Eulogy for Mom

My mother left this life on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. The words below are the words I shared at her funeral. Few people who were there knew Mom’s story, so I shared these words. Roberta Dover was born the fourth child and the first daughter to Herbert & Lula Dover in Clay County, Arkansas. She […]

The Art of Work Offers NO Magic

“A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do”? What a lofty subtitle! A ‘proven’ path? Who proved it? How can I know this plan will work for me? Excellent questions! So glad you asked! Jeff Goins presents this “proven path” in three sections, Preparation, Action and Completion, each section sharing stories of […]

American Church, Get Over Yourself

Tuesday, March 3rd, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel spoke before a joint session of the United States Congress. There was great hoopla before and after this event for political reasons that I won’t get into. During this speech and afterwards, I saw much in social media about how Mr. Netanyahu spoke truth while our […]

What to Do When a Christian Offends You

So you’re a follower of Christ. You’re trying to do things the way the Bible says. Then something happens. Someone whom you think is a Christian hurts you, betrays you, offends you. He says he’s a Christian, but he hurt my feelings. She goes to church all the time, but she gossiped about me. She […]

Who You Are

There are times when we forget who we are, or we take on a definition from the wrong source. Here I present to you two videos from The Anima Series. I hope you will be encouraged by them. You are awesome. You are.   Who You Are: A Message for all Men Who You Are: […]


…truly living life. a chapter from my book, Ramblings from the Shower Lord, I’ve never known anyone like Rich, who loved even as a teen and now loves and trusts You so completely in this season of his life when his body is dying. Where does that come from? How can I get to that […]

Is the Bible Really Inspired by God?

The Bible says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do […]

This Meal Takes Me Home (recipe)

Do you have a favorite home-cooked meal? One of those meals that when you hear that it’s being prepared you immediately start drooling? When you catch of whiff of it cooking, your stomach starts growling? For me, that would be pork chops, white rice with brown gravy and green beans. Add a brown & serve […]

The Secret To Living A Defiant Joy: An interview with Margaret Feinberg

One of my favorite people, Margaret Feinberg, has been through a brutal fight with cancer and shares the unexpected lessons she discovered along the way in her new book and Bible study Fight Back With Joy. Margaret is also the author of Scouting the Divine: My Search for God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey, The […]

What a Battle of Wills with a 3-year-old Taught Me

Our granddaughter is three years old. She is an adorable little redhead who loves to have her way. The other day we sat down to eat dinner. She had been excited to eat, up until her dad placed the plate in front of her. It was at that point that she decided to flip the […]