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 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 […]