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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…

Derek Hough choreographed the high scoring number this week on Dancing With the Stars and performed it with Ricki Lake. The theme was movie week and they were selected to do a Tango to the theme from Psycho! NOT a real toe-tapping tune to be sure!

Yet with all the strange phrasing, Derek did a masterful job and his creation was fresh and exciting and yet still within the nature of the tang. It was the highlight of the show for me this week.

More on the actual theme itself here.

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