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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 Daily Domestic Clips 10/28/2010 (p.m.)

  • I heard him on the radio and he said a lot of things that make sense to me - like lowering the cost of medical care by getting back to genuine market forces and getting government out of health care. He's 100% pro life too!

    tags: currentevents election

    • “Before we can expect God to bless our nation, we have to start following God’s
      law,” he said. “We cannot expect blessings from God so long as we are
      sacrificing babies and allowing the innocent slaughter of children through
      abortion.”
      Owens also voiced his support for Second Amendment rights, or the
      right to bear arms.
      “This was not just designed for the ordinary criminal,
      the guy in the ski mask,” he said. “This was designed by the extraordinary
      criminal, the guys in Washington, D.C., with a suit and tie out to steal your
      liberties.”
      He promised to protect the Second Amendment rights of
      Ohioans.
      “Our founding fathers knew, without question, that the best defense
      against tyranny was a well-armed citizenry and I will defend that right as your
      attorney general,” he added
      Owens addressed the recent passage of the health
      care reform, which he referred to as the “health care control bill.”
      “I don’t
      call it the health care bill because it’s not about health care, it’s about
      control,” he said. “Understand that if the government has cradle to grave
      responsibility, they will be able to determine who goes in the cradle and when
      you go in the grave. We absolutely cannot allowed them to have that kind of
      control over our lives.”
      Owens said he has already started laying the
      groundwork for a nullification bill to present to the House.
      “As your
      attorney general, I will do every single thing possible to stop this bill in
      Ohio and protect you from overreaching federal government,” he
      promised.
      Since the Ohio Tea Party has endorsed Owens, he said his campaigned
      has tripled in the last three weeks.
      “We are on a trajectory course right now
      to take this race and the only thing we need to do is get our message out,” he
      said.  “I need your help to get the truth out.”

  • tags: blogging

  • tags: currentevents obama areyousorryyet?

  • tags: currentevents obama areyousorryyet?

    • Employers in the U.S. are starting to warn their workers to prepare for
      slimmer paychecks if Congress fails to vote on an extension of Bush-era tax cuts.


      “I’ve been doing payroll for probably close to 30 years now, and never have
      we seen something like this where it gets that down to the wire,” said Dennis
      Danilewicz, who manages payroll services for about 14,000 employees at New York
      University’s Langone Medical Center. “That’s what’s got a lot of people
      nervous. All we can do is start preparing communications with a couple of
      different scenarios.”

  • Cheat sheet to take into the voting booth - pro-life candidates for Ohio!

    tags: election ballots


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