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Writing a letter to your confirmation candidate

It seems that one of the biggest events in confirmation preparation in this country is the letters of support to be given to the confirmation candidates during their mandatory retreats.

I have three such letters saved on this blog:

Confirmation letter to my daughterConfirmation letter to my fourth sonConfirmation letter to to my third son
I've asked my children what they remember about the letter they got from me and their dad, and also what they remembered about the letters they received. 
The answer was not much, or at least nothing specific. In general they were happy to have gotten a bag full of letters and there was a sense of feeling loved and supported. I guess that's the main thing - for them to have a sense that this is an important step in their spiritual growth, and that people they know, love and respect have taken the time out of their lives to let them know that! So here are some tips on procuring and writing letters for young confirmation candidates. Start thinkin…

My Domestic Church Daily Clips 01/22/2010

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    • Obama punted on the economy and reversed the fortunes of the Democrats in 365 days.


      He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.

  • A good little article on the topic. Having witnessed a shoulder dystocia and going through a cord prolapse, not sure I would ever want to go unassisted, but if the parents are educated and the type of people who react calmly under pressure, it might be a good choice for them.

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    • WASHINGTON – Democrats' best last-ditch approach to saving President Barack Obama's sweeping health care overhaul — prodding House members to pass a Senate version vastly unpopular there — isn't working.


      So attention is shifting to crafting much more modest health legislation that could have bipartisan appeal, and even that may prove more complicated than many lawmakers suggest.


      Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she lacks the votes to move the Senate's bill through the House and to Obama's desk, a plan that's backed by the White House. Under that scenario, the new law would be followed by a separate measure making changes sought by House members, such as easing the Senate's tax on higher-cost health plans.


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