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 07/29/2011 (p.m.)

  • tags: curerentevents

    • There's no Obama bill.  There's nothing set down on  paper.  So the Reid bill will become the Obama bill.  The Boehner plan  will become the Obama plan.  I think that's the trap.  And, of course,  the establishment, Republicans are all gung ho.  "Gotta get this  done.  It's the best we can get."  Because they're telling themselves  there aren't any tax increases in it, and there aren't.  There aren't any  tax increases in the Boehner bill.  And there are spending cuts and there  are caps, but what happens when that goes over to the Senate and Reid says, "You  know what, I like some of this and I don't like that. Let's take some of this  out and put some of this in," and gets his votes for it and the Boehner bill  becomes something unrecognizable, then goes back to the House, what are they  going to do?  They've already passed the Boehner bill under the guise that  we can't wait any longer, that AAA credit rating is in jeopardy, all this rotgut  BS.  

      So that, essentially, is where things stand. Now, back to this  Daily Caller story. The one thing in the Boehner bill, and Democrats don't like  this, is that the debt ceiling doesn't get raised enough to get us through the  2012 election. In other words, the Boehner bill is not a full-fledged Obama  Re-election Lifeline Bill. But that's what Reid wants to turn it into. Now  they're attacking that aspect of the Boehner bill by saying that the Republicans  want to destroy Christmas. "House Speaker and national grinch John Boehner is  planing [sic] to spoil Christmas, White House officials are claiming, as they  try to head off passage of Boehner's two-stage debt ceiling bill.

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  1. You might read article one of the Constitution.
    I do look forward to Congress really taking this on. Christmas time is a great time to really tank the economy!
    We will probably be downgraded by the end of the day anyway---no biggie. I don't need to borrow any money- any time soon...neither do my kids!
    Let's go and really cut this time! No more loop holes, no more Dept of Education. Bring home ALL the troops! I am READY!

  2. Sorry- I forgot to add the link and the line
    -All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.


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