east coast

Tonight, I’m standing in the middle of a hundred high school students, two up front leading us in worship. I can only see one of them from where I stand, sunglasses on his head, guitar strapped to his front. What will he say to his teenage self in 20 years?

I can’t help but think it. Everywhere I look, there are teenagers. I’ve been reading your letters and so I know this: we are all so desperately needy. For us, the kind of neediness that comes with being in high school is long over.

But for them? It is right now. I don’t think we can fix it, change it, or advise it away. But I think they need us to know it. I think they need us to remember what it was like. Some friends remembering:

Jeff Goins

Amber Haines

Dawn Camp

Kat from Inspired to Action

Rhett Smith

graceful for young women by emily p freemanThis letter writing exercise is more fun and more emotional than I initially expected. I’m so enjoying it and I hope you’ll join us tomorrow.

how to write your own letter

Whether you wrote your letter a long time ago or are planning to post it tomorrow, simply grab the permalink to your post and follow the directions in the linky.

Use one of these “Dear Me” graphics in your post because they are awesome.

I plan to have to linky up and ready to go by 1o am EST. To read an example of some letters and get some ideas of what you might want to include, visit the letters page.