Three Word Sentences That Change Your Life

Three word sentences
can change your life.

If you heard …
Congratulations, you’re hired!
or You are pregnant!
or You’re cancer free!
it would dramatically change your life,
wouldn’t it?

We have the option to change lives
with our own
three word sentences.

Several years ago,
Mr. 4-Ever and I joined
a dinner party group.

At first,
we just got together to
eat and play games.
We talked about the weather
or the game
or our kid’s latest escapades.

It’s grown into a safe haven,
a place to share new recipes
as well as
life’s triumphs and challenges.

It’s so special,
we don’t post pictures on Facebook
or tweet about our time together.
It would feel like a breach of privacy.

This little group of five couples
has become holy space.

There is a bond between us
that blossomed from casual conversation
to committed comrades.

The three word sentence,
is heard often. 

One evening a while back,
something deep and serious and hard
bubbled from the mouth of one of the men.

He shared his burden for the future.
A burden that had become too heavy
for him or his wife to carry alone.

They had
BIG dreams and
FEW resources.

If anyone else had shared what he said that night,
I would have thought,
“You are crazy.
Good luck with that!”

But, because we already had
in place,
wasn’t too big of a stretch.

When he said,
just like that,
we were all in. 

We banged on the gates of heaven
till they cracked open enough
to see glimmers of hope stream out.

Our little dinner group was
never the same after that.

Over the years,
we have laughed and cried,
prayed and
stormed Heaven together.

It’s mostly great stuff.

But, occasionally,
a toe gets stepped on,
feelings get hurt,
the teasing gets carried away,
or a personality comes on too strong –
and there’s an issue.

Three word sentences
restore balance and relationships.


 With those three word sentences,
defenses come down,
and hearts soften.

Another three word sentence
restores the situation.


When all is redeemed
and hugs are exchanged,
sighs of relief are exhaled,
the cycle is completed with
the three word sentence that
started it all. 


The same three word sentences that
created the sanctuary for our little group
will work like magic in your
with your kids,
your extended family
and your friends.

Three word sentences
can change your life.

What three word sentence
do you need to hear
or say today?


  1. Michelle on February 3, 2017 at 3:31 am

    You are important!!!

    • Robyn Dykstra on February 3, 2017 at 3:56 am

      Good one, Michelle!

  2. Carol Kahlmorgan on February 3, 2017 at 4:51 am

    God loves you!

    • Robyn Dykstra on February 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm

      That’s a winner! When you know you’re loved by God, it changes everything!
      Thanks for sharing!

  3. Dar on February 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    God is enough.

    • Robyn Dykstra on February 3, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Another really good one! Thanks, Dar!

  4. Amanda Ripsam on February 4, 2017 at 6:39 am

    You are anointed.
    Your post inspire.
    Great topic choice.

  5. Karen Herteg on February 4, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    What a GREAT REMINDER to be ENCOURAGING! THANK YOU! I THINK I WILL GET MY FLASH CARDS, and put up these 3 word REMINDERS, all around my house. GOD BLESS YOU TODAY, Robin and hubby too. “I APPRECIATE YOU” ?

    P.S. I was in a SMALL GROUP for years, and it is a great way to be transparent and develope relationships.

  6. Barbie Boughner on February 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    You are beautiful. Not in a vain sense. But when someone thinks you are beautiful inside. When you know you’re loved but sometimes you wonder why?

  7. Janice Vinson on February 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    You Bless Me……..every time I read your posts, you bless me in a different way. I so appreciate you Robyn and would love to see you come back to our church. I Miss You……You made a big impression on many of us ladies. Thank You and God Bless You Richly.

    • admin on February 6, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Thank you for your encouragement to me, Janice. I’d love to come back to Charlotte anytime. You can also watch my schedule, I’m in MI a lot in 2017! 🙂

  8. Crickett Keeth on July 21, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    You are valued! I love this post, Robyn! I’m going to incorporate 3-word sentences into my conversations! Thank you, Robyn!

    • Robyn Dykstra on July 21, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Oooh, good one, Crickett!

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