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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…

Works for Me Wednesday - Buck Schirner narration of Uncle Tom's Cabin



Gabe and Noah and I just got done reading Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe. It's the biggest book either of them have ever read, so to keep them moving along, I got the audio book from the library as well.

The audio book, narrated by Buck Schirner  was very well done.  Mr. Schirner has a pleasant voice and was able to give each of the various characters a unique voice.  When he was talking as Uncle Tom, I could tell it from across the room.  Likewise his reading as little Eva was feminine and childlike.  What a true gift it must be to be able to do the voices for a book like that!

The kids really enjoyed it and I think it made it much easier for us to get through the book than if I had simply assigned it to them to read alone. 

I see that Mr. Schirner has narrated a number of books, and I would try any of those selections without hesitation, knowing that he is an outstanding and gifted narrator.

Works for me.


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