Three Words to Say When You Want to Say It All

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I wanted to say something helpful. I wanted to solve the problem … put a bounce back in his step. I wanted to offer encouragement. To tell him I knew he could do it. To offer support and assurance that this day, too, shall pass. 

I love you

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So I chose three little words. The bare minimum.

Simple words with the most profound meaning.

Powerful words that God declares to each of us every day.  

I simply typed, “I love you.”

And that said it all. 

“Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).

All of us long to hear the words, “I love you,” yet we often underestimate their power.

Q4U:  When was the last time you actually said “I love you”? If it’s been awhile, why not start now? 

Linking with Lisa-Jo where a group of us write uninhibited for 5 minutes on a given topic (this time I kept my words to a “bare” minimum and met the 5 minute time limitLaughing) . It is a wonderful exercise in letting the words flow. Click the button to check out more posts or consider linking up yourself. Today’s topic is “bare.”

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  1. Amber on February 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Visiting from FMF, Julie, and I really like where you went with “bare.” The bare minimum sometimes is the most poignant, especially when “I love you” is backed without words, but with actions. Thank you!

    • Julie Sunne on February 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Absolutely, Amber, words must be backed by actions. I would have expanded further on the importance of demonstrating that love, but my 5 minutes were up. 🙂

  2. Elizabeth on February 8, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    “I love you” really is the bare minimum, isn’t it? And if we listened to God whispering (or shouting) it to us, how different our lives and perspectives would look. Appreciate the reminder. (Here from FMF)

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Julie Sunne

Hello, I'm Julie, an imperfect wife and mother of four. Life in this broken world is not always easy. Yet, joy can be found in each day through the grace and mercy of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I find it's easy for our day's blessings to get lost in its happenings. But God's "mercies never end" (Lamentations 3:22) and His "grace is sufficient" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

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