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 10/26/2011 (a.m.)

  • Hu Jun arrested in death of Yueyue

    tags: china currentevents yueyue

  • Her'es what Hastings didn't realize - people LOVE the big selection of DVDs.  They also enjoy getting the t.v. shows streaming.  But there is not a big movie selection streaming on Netflix and when customers had to choose between access to the DVDs or to the limited streaming a lot of them just said, "forget it."  FYI, I'm on Netflix until Mr. Pete finishes watching all the episodes of Breaking Bad he has missed - then' we're dropping it too. 

    tags: currentevents

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      Netflix has had a tough few months, and it’s been taking its toll on the video rental company. In its third-quarter earnings report Monday, the company reported that it’s lost 810,000 subscribers in the United States in the past three months.


      Many were expecting the company to post subscriber losses after fumbling how it handled its price changes and on-again, off-again decision to spin off its DVD-by-mail business. In an interview with the New York Times, Netflix’s chief executive Reed Hastings said the company simply moved too quickly and didn’t completely understand how its customers felt about Netflix.

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