Sunday nights are meant for teenagers gathering around my kitchen island. Usually I’m baking cookies and serving up french fries as teenagers come and go. I’m not entirely sure when we started serving fries. I think kids must have stopped by one night other than a Sunday and they were looking for food. I was looking through the freezer when I offered them some fries – ever since then I’ve made sure my freezer always has french fries and I’m dishing them out every Sunday night.

A couple Sundays ago we hosted all the seniors in our church stake boundaries. Steve and I were guest speakers for their “Life Prep” class which teaches a myriad of skills to help these kids launch. My particular segment focused on communication and I heavily focused on a section from the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” (aff link). If you haven’t read that book, I highly recommend it. For teenagers who are getting ready to face the world on their own, it has some powerful concepts that will help them be successful.

I can’t put into words how much I love teenagers. I love their energy. I love their questions. I love how uniquely each one of them sees the world and will impact it in such an special way. And I love how they fill our home on a Sunday evening.