Five Minute Friday – News

by | Mar 3, 2016 | Five Minute Friday

Here we are again… Five Minute Friday!

When many of us free-write on the same one-word prompt, and we share them at Kate Motaung’s as we encourage each other. It’s not only a great way to let creativity flow, but the Five Minute Friday community is filled with amazing and wonderful friends. I invite you to try taking the one word (below) and writing for five minutes on your own. (I’d love to read it in my comments section below!)

This week’s word:




There’s no new news here.

Same old, same old.

But I’ve come to realize, that’s an okay thing.

I mentioned this to my husband after receiving the prompt from Kate, and his words caused me to think a new thought.

“Old news can be good news.”


“What old news?” I asked. I couldn’t think of any.

He responded, “The old news you study each day.”

Don’t get my husband wrong. “Old” doesn’t mean bad. “Old” are those precious ancient words found in the Bible.

Old news is good news.

For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life. John 3:16 Voice

best newsThis News is the best news.

And it’s news I want to continue to share. Will you share it with me??

Go out into the world and share the good news with all of creation. Mark 16:15 Voice





P.S. God’s Word continues to refresh and renew my spirit and my life. So even though the Words are from of old, they are new. And each time I dig into His Words, I learn something new… about God, His people, about me, or my life.

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  1. Tara

    Julie, this news is indeed the best news EVER! And yes old is not bad…it’s a beautiful thing actually. Ancient words full of god’s promises and truth. I’m over in the #13 spot this week.

  2. Somer

    your husband is right…:) and the old news becomes new to us whenever His Spirit brings it to life again in our hearts. We see it new ways.

    • Julie Lefebure

      So true, Somer! I’m so grateful for His Word and how the Holy Spirit does just that. Thanks for coming over and sharing. Bless you!

    • Julie Lefebure

      You’re absolutely right, Andrew. I’m sorry to read it’s been an unpleasant week. Praying today is filled with moments of joy and blessing.

  3. Darlene

    Yes!! lovely reminder to share the “Old, Old Story” that is ancient and yet new every day! Blessings to you!!

    • Julie Lefebure

      “Ancient and yet new every day!” Love this, Darlene. Amen. Thanks for stopping over and sharing.

  4. joanneviola

    Wonderful post, Julie. Your husband provided excellent inspiration 🙂 The entire post now has me humming the song “Ancient Words”. I am glad I stopped here this morning. Have a great weekend!

    • Julie Lefebure

      Thank you, Joanne. I thought of that song too. Such a good one! May God bless you today, friend!

  5. Anita Ojeda

    Yep! The ‘old news’ is my favorite kind and I spend time pouring over it each morning. I hope that my actions and words always reflect and direct others to my ‘news source’!

    • Julie Lefebure

      What a perfect ‘news source’ we have! My prayer is the same. Thanks for being here, Anita!

  6. Jeanne Takenaka

    Julie, I love your take on the FMF word this week. Old news IS the best news. I love that God speaks to us through His unchanging, amazing, living word. I keep a journal of things He’s showing me, and it’s fun to be able to go back and remember things He’s taught me through His word.

    • Julie Lefebure

      What a wonderful idea, Jeanne. When we write down the things we see God doing, it witnesses His faithfulness to us again and again. Love that! Have a blessed week ahead!

  7. tammysincerity

    Hmmm, now I know why you’re so encouraged by my post, Julie! 😀 Yes, let us go forth together, both on the web and in our daily lives with real people.
    Ancient word, ever true, it’s changing me and changing you…(Revival in Belfast)
    (#5 this week)

    • Julie Lefebure

      Love that song! Yes… amen and amen! Bless you, Tammy!


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