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…

Works for Me Wednesday - Weight Commander

A few years ago, I blogged about a program called Weight Commander. At that time, you could purchase the program (only $10) and put it on your computer to record your weight every day. The only problem with that is that when you changed computers you needed to get the program gain.

Now Michael Marder has set the whole thing up on the web. He still mails you an envelope and you still put the check in there and send it back, but now you have access to the web site no matter what computer you are using!


There are two schools of thought about weighing yourself. One is to weigh once a week because fluctuations can be discouraging and the other was to weigh every day. For DECADES I weighed every day. And then for the last couple of years I just needed to be free from the scale and quit weighing, thinking I would be surprised when I did weigh. I was. Not in a good way. I feel very motivated to use Weight Commander and see what's going on and to note trends.

Works for me.

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