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.

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 […]

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 […]