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 Daily Domestic Clips 07/25/2010 (p.m.)

  • tags: obama areyousorryyet? abortion

    • -- The Obama administration has officially approved
      the first instance of taxpayer funded abortions under the new national
      government-run health care program. This is the kind of abortion funding
      the pro-life movement warned about when Congress considered the bill.
  • Hope and change?

    tags: obama areyousorryyet?

    •     83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.
      61 percent of Americans "always or usually" live paycheck to paycheck,
      which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
      •    66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
      •    36 percent of Americans say that they don't contribute anything to retirement savings.
      •    A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.
      •    24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.
      •    Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008.
      Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional
      income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
      •    For the
      first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential
      housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans
      put together.
      •    In 1950, the ratio of the average executive's
      paycheck to the average worker's paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the
      year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.
      •    As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.
      The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now
      collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

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