Five Minute Friday: Weak

Writing for five unedited minutes on the prompt, Weak.  Thoughts about my new book on the fruits of the spirit.


When my love is weak, apathy spreads.

When my joy is weak, irritation climbs.

When my peace is weak, anxiety rises.

When my patience is weak, impatience grows.

When my kindness is weak, selfishness multiplies.

When my goodness is weak, worldiness increases.

When my gentleness is weak, harshness overshadows.

When my faithfulness is weak, I am scattered everywhere.

When my self-control is weak, my indulgence does me in.


the Holy Spirit lifts me up

resets my branch to its perfect height

trains me to the trellis

cuts off all the brambles

the prickly thorns

the wandering vines

making me fruitful once more

in his perfect



and might.

You’ve just read an outline of my new book in the format of a poem.  I’d love for you to join me for this study, releasing March 5.  The online Bible study will be held here March 6-31.  This is a perfect study for the cleansing, meditative season of Lent.  Please comment below and let me know you are interested!

Please vote 17 on this link: Click HERE! so I can make my publishing dream come true. God set me free from my fear of abandonment, and I want the world to know!

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  • I love this Sarah. And I did go and vote for 17. Now want time to read it. But I thought that if it were as good as the thoughts you expressed in your poem it had to be great.

    • Sarah

      Janis, thank you so much for your kind comment. It means a lot to me. Your vote is much appreciated as well. Checking out your site now!

  • Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    My vote’s in for 17. By the quality of your writing, you really, really deserve the dream, Sarah.

    #1 at FMF this week.

    • Sarah

      Thank you so much Andrew! Your vote blesses me, and so does your comment. Blessings to you!

  • Kathy Erickson

    Just voted for you. I love your contrasts. also, “trains me to the trellis” is a beautiful picture! Blessings to you today!

    • Sarah

      THANKS for your vote! Means so much to me, Kathy! And your kind words about my poem bless me too!