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Welcome to Ramblings

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Come on in and relax a bit. Step away from the chaos of the world out there and rest in stories of simple faith and ramblings about many different topics. I’m so glad you dropped in! I’m Faye (with an ‘e’) and I’m married to Jack. Between us we have three grown sons, two daughters-in-love and three grandkids.

I ramble on in this journal about many things, from simple faith to the complexities of recovery, 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. Ramble with me through this thing we call life.

Wednesday Playlist

Hey, Y’all! On Wednesdays, I think we should just take time out to talk about music. Do you listen to it? What is your favorite kind? Me? I like most every kind. I savor the classical notes of Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Beethoven. I enjoy the sounds of the 40s favorites like the Dorsey Brothers, Glenn Miller and […]

Southern Fried Chicken

Hey, y’all! My husband says I make the best fried chicken he’s ever sunk his teeth into and while I’ve not won any prizes, his praise is all I need. I thought I’d share my “recipe” with you — and I use that term loosely because most recipes use measurements. I don’t. Okay, head to […]

10 Essentials to Moving Back Home

The phenomenon of adults moving back into their parents’ home has grown tremendously over the past decade. According to a Pew Research Center poll, If you’re one of those who is moving back home with Mom and Dad or other adults, here’s a list of things you can do to make your life and that of […]

The Best Day Ever – The Truck

I was sixteen years old. My dad was working overseas in Indonesia. He had given me the Pontiac Catalina to trade in to get my own vehicle. Growing up in Kowtown, also known as Kissimmee, Florida, and being 90% tomboy, I wanted a pickup truck. Besides, my Driver’s Education teacher, Mr. Winbush, had said it […]

The Best Day Ever – A Son is Born

I met the guy when we were both working at Walt Disney World. I was a cast member in various locations: the Ice Cream Parlor, Sara Lee Bakery, Coke Corner and the Plaza Restaurant, all on Main Street USA. My department also included all the ice cream and popcorn wagons throughout the Magic Kingdom. He […]

Transitions: Daughter to Mother to Daughter

Some transitions in life are harder than others. I was the daughter. I grew up as the only child of my parents. Some think that means I was spoiled rotten. If rotten means that I received love and affection from the two people who mattered most to me in my childhood, then I was absolutely rotten. […]

The Best Day Ever – The Meeting

Halloween was on a Wednesday in 1990, and I was working. I had no idea how I would pull off a costume for my 11-year-old son, not to mention finding somewhere to take him for the fun of trick-or-treating. Fortunately, a friend at work invited us to go with her and her two children to […]

Can Different Denominations Really Be United?

Thursday, May 7, 2015 was the National Day of Prayer, which, according to their website, is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President […]

Six Steps to Sending Love in an Envelope

I shared on Facebook that I was preparing some cards to send to my dad. It seems to have struck a chord with folks, so I’ve decided to share the process with you. This doesn’t have to be an expensive venture, and really doesn’t take much time. Purchase blank note cards. One of your local dollar […]

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 […]