Faithfulness – Preface

A fruit of the spirit is faithfulness.

Faithfulness:  The quality of being faithful.

Faithful:  Loyal, constant, steadfast.


Three years ago I was getting ready to go into my last of 6 rounds of chemo for lymphoma.  Every round required me to stay in the hospital for five days while I received round the clock chemicals into my veins.

My story is just my story.



“Because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream “crazy” is not an insult, it’s a compliment.”

“So don’t ask if your dreams are crazy.  Ask if they are crazy enough.”

-quote from recent Nike commercial, as recited by Colin Kaepernick


It’s been almost a month since I started my daily dose of Lexapro.  It is serving its purpose.  I have been emotionally flat.  My mind is very little distracted by deep, dark rabbit holes of persistent thoughts of despair.

However, side effect, I’m not inclined to write.  I wondered if the medication is causing a damper on the creative part of my brain.

Today on my run I thought of it this way….the medication is relieving me of despair.  That is what writing does…it relieves me of despair.  So since the medication is helping with that, I don’t need to go to writing….for now.

So many great artists, musicians, athletes, etc, struggle with despair.  Perhaps their excellence is a coping mechanism.

I have a wonderful post to make about FAITHFULNESS.  I see this fruit of the spirit budding in some vibrant ways in my life right now.  I’m just not in a mood to put it into words.

But I didn’t want you all to forget about me…so I’m posting tonight.

Thanks for hanging in with me.  I love you!