Ramblings . . .

Thoughts, ideas & convictions.

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.

A Fun & Frustrating Fall Drive

It’s that time again, when the leaves have changed — green is replaced by yellows, oranges and reds. The air is cooler and harvests time is in full swing. It’s also the time I make apple butter. My beloved and I had planned to head out this morning to take a trip through the mountains […]

Believe the fog? 

The fog again obscures the scene, blocking the mountain I know is there. Many of us ‘know’ God is, that He is holy and perfect and that He is in control, yet when the fog of life and politics and busyness and sickness come, we believe what that fog shows over what is. Our choice, […]

Another View from the Comfy Chair

In one part of the picture is clarity, in the other a fuzziness. The effect is determined by the focus. Life is the same.  Where we focus matters. If we look at current events through a lens (our mind) focused on the Scriptures, we have better understanding and make better choices. Solomon said there is […]

How to help keep your pastor from burning out. 

​My friend, Pete Wilson resigned as senior pastor yesterday. He and his wife, Brandi, have led and loved very well for years. He says he’s broken and tired. He needs rest and healing.  This is a wakeup call for every church member. There has to be something we can do to keep from destroying these men who surrender […]

… about loving the homebound. 

Hey, y’all. Thanks for dropping by. I have been mulling this subject over for a time and figured that today might be a good day to get the words out. I’ll be speaking primarily to church folks – the big  C church. That includes every denomination.  This subject is one that could lend to whining, […]

Another View from the Comfy Chair

The fog hides and emphasizes. It changes the perspective of the view. Some things obscured, others focused. Life does the same. What seems clear and beautiful one day is changed and marred the next. In my view, that oak seems merely a part of the background at one point, but when the fog changes, the […]

Another View from the Comfy Chair

Beautiful quiet, peaceful moments before the day starts are soul filling and necessary. This time before the Savior is not mandatory, not required to fulfill a checklist. It is a treat. A chance to get my thoughts rearranged to meet His higher, lofty, perfect thoughts before I start walking out my day. I don’t like […]

Today’s View from the Comfy Chair

Today, we celebrate. This morning a celebration of the 93rd birthday of an irascible old man who has lived much and loved much. This afternoon the wedding of a beloved friend. Tomorrow we celebrate family. It’s important to take the time to celebrate and encourage those around us. It’s important to celebrate us, too. It’s […]

Today’s View from the Comfy Chair

Today the clouds shift and melt across the mountain, putting on quite the show. It’s lovely to watch, unexpected kaleidoscope beauty happening before ones eyes, always changing. It isn’t lovely when our lives feel like that: constantly in flux, never steady, always changing. That’s when knowing the Creator of the clouds who IS constant becomes […]

…about when healing happens

From the Comfy Chair with a View: Feeling like life has been non-stop, go, go, go for too many days. It hasn’t been my normal. I start to complain and God reminds me that as healing happens, I do not need the morgue, and I need the hospital less and less. He says that I […]