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.

Is the Bible 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 […]

The Truth About First Impressions

When we meet someone for the first time, it takes our brains seven seconds to compute a “first impression.” In this short time, we form an opinion about someone based on their appearance, body language, demeanor, mannerisms, and even how they dress. While this may be scientifically proven within human interactions, the truth is, our […]

Navy SEAL Noel Giveaway

Jess is scared. She’s been kidnapped by a drug lord and her ransom is to create a lethal bomb designed to kill thousands in moments. Will is trained. He knows how to find what he needs and how to use what he finds. They grew up together but have never been so far apart. His […]

Visiting Seattle

8 Simple Truths to Change Your Negative Feelings

Sometimes my feelings tell me that I am alone in my struggles. Sometimes my feelings tell me that I’m not worthy to speak with God. Sometimes my feelings say God has set me aside, forgotten me. Sometimes my feelings say I’m scared. Sometimes my feelings say I am not safe, I can’t be safe. Sometimes my […]


You went to serve this nation, to protect the way of life your grandparents had moved here for. You kept on. You sailed in frigid North Atlantic waters praying no U-boat would find your group. And you kept on. You crossed the channel that Day and saw men you’d just met taken. You felt the […]