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.

The Insanity of Grocery Shopping 

Grocery shopping can be such an adventure! I placed my Kroger  Clicklist order last night, but there were some things I couldn’t get on there, so I made a stop at the local United Grocery Outlet. Sweet peas for 40¢ a can and bananas for 49¢ a pound wasn’t bad, neither was the 3-pound bag […]

Whoever God Says I am

So, Isaiah 28:9-10 was the scripture I wrote today as part of my morning time with the Creator. The words are from God through Isaiah to the leaders of Israel at that time. He’d said they weren’t much punkin, as the saying goes. I thought they sounded kind of whiny, and I didn’t know what […]

Starting Recovery

Recovery. What a lovely word. It connotes a repairing, a renewing. The downside of it is that it means that there’s something to be recovered from: a motor vehicle accident, a surgery, a life. I found out the hard way last year that I needed recovery. It wasn’t a car wreck or surgery — though […]

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 […]