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…

Last day for Ultimate Homeschool Blast on Sale! Goes to regular price this week!

A few months ago I was able to purchase Felice Gerwitz's Ultimate Homeschool Blast. It's an online homeschool conference that you can listen to on your computer or MP3 or other device at your convenience. As my kids have been running cross country this fall, I have had a chance to listen to many of the talks on my MP3 as I walked/jogged the parks with them! I have learned a lot, laughed, and felt encouraged and inspired.. so much so that I am now an affiliate.

 Included in the blast:

  • Bonus audios that will help you make homeschooling easy! 
  • Access to our Special Back to School Blast Website Sessions on Homeschooling! 
  • One day Just for Teens! Sessions on HighSchool! 
  •  Great Speakers and Sponsors! 
 From Cindy RushtonHomeschool The Easy Way Manual (eBook)Homeschool The Easy Way Let's Get Organized (eBook)Let's Get Ready For A New School Year (eBook with mommy planner)Homeschooling On A Shoestring Audio (2 parts)
From Beth JonesHow To Live a Joyful Life (eBook)
From Sharon JeffusMaster Drawing (eBook)Baby Book (eBook)
From Mary KaneA Journey Home (eBook Bible Study through the Book of Ruth)
From Felice Gerwitz and Gabriela Frei"Teen Years" (music download)From Felice Gerwitz Media Angels, Inc.ABC Book (ebook)

Sessions recorded LIVE include:
Meredith Curtis ~ When Personalities Collide; Dr. Jay Wile ~ "What Are They Doing Now?"
Terri Johnson ~ Teaching With Technology
Cindy Rushton ~ Let's Gear Up For An Ultimate School Year
Tyler Hogan ~ Confessions of a Homeschool Graduate Jonathan Lewis ~ Another Generation After Them: Passing On the Vision for Christian Home Education
Israel Wayne ~ Revival in the Home JoAnne Calderwood ~ Five Steps To Self-Teaching Success 

Pre-recorded Sessions: Felice Gerwitz ~ Finding a Great Science Fair Topic; Finding True Love: Teen Girls; Homeschooling Little Ones; Letting Go And Letting God Meredith Curtis ~ Should Your Teen Join a Church Youth Group?; Tara Jenner ~ Basic Study Skills; Test Preparation; Active Reading & Note Taking; How to Develop A Master Calendar; Organizing & Planning Lorrie Flem ~ The Fifteen Things I Wish I'd Known; Making Life a Little Easier and a Lot More Fun Krista Dunk ~ Discover Your Gifts Laura Nolette ~ Math Success In High School; Homeschooling With Other Families (with Meredith Curtis) Zack Nolette ~ Start Your Own Business; Courtship That Works (with Meredith Curtis) Sarah Holland ~ Real MEN Build/Wise Women Build Steve Shapiro ~ Effective Answers To Reading And Learning Rick Andreassen ~ P.E. Mary Kane ~ TBA Pastor Mike Curtis ~ Real Men Lead Leah Brooks ~ Christian Fellowship Online Jenny Rose Curtis ~ The Freedom Of A Healthy Body Image and more...

These were recorded in August and they have added some recordings since then. There are also online "goodie bag" items. The price for this is $19.97 but the price is going up tomorrow to $39.37. You can get more information and pick up your ticket here. Enjoy! Elena

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