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 08/30/2010 (a.m.)

  • tags: currentevents

    • The tea party is essentially a loosely organized band of anti-tax,
      libertarian-leaning political newcomers who are fed up with Washington and take
      some of their cues from Beck. While the movement drew early skepticism from
      establishment Republicans, these same GOP powerbrokers now watch it with a wary
      eye as activists have mounted successful primary campaigns against

      The Beck rally further demonstrated the tea party activists’ growing
      political clout.

      If the GOP is able to contain and cooperate with the tea party, and recharge
      its evangelical wing with Beck-style talk of faith, it spells the kind of change
      Ratliff and others like him are searching for.

      The promise of change helped President Barack Obama win the White House in
      2008, but could turn against his fellow Democrats this year. Americans’ dim view
      of the economy has grown even more pessimistic this summer as the nation’s
      unemployment rate stubbornly hovered near 10 percent and other troubling
      economic statistics have emerged on everything from housing to the economy’s

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