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 03/09/2012 (a.m.)

  • What Rush said about Sandra Fluke was wrong and didn't help his cause.  BUT, I don't recall the same moral outrage when many, many others were calling Sarah Palin and Michelle Malkin and Michele Bachman much worse!!  So I'm taking note of this and planning my purchases accordingly. 

    •  Service Magic home contractor
       Hadeed Carpets
       Accuquote Life Insurance
       Vitacost vitamin supplier
       Bonobos clothing company
       Sensa weight- loss program
       Thompson Creek Windows
       Tax Resolution Services
       Legal Zoom online document creator
       Carbonite web security firm
       Citrix software maker
       Sleep Train Mattresses
       Sleep Number mattresses
       Quicken Loans
       Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington
       Cascades Dental
       Consolidated Credit Counseling Services
       Constant Contact email marketing firm
       Philadelphia Orchestra
       Reputation Rhino online reputation consulting firm
       St. Vincent’s Medical Center
       Cunningham Security
       Regal Assets precious medal investment group
       Freedom Debt Relief
       Norway Savings Bank
       Portland Ovations performing arts center
       Capital One
       PolyCom web conferencing
       Matrix Direct
       John Deere
       Bethesda Sedation Dentistry
       Amberen menopause medication
       Downeast Energy in Maine
       RSVP Discount Beverage of Portland, Maine
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  1. I've received a few requests to open up “Pay It Forward” to posts from a bloggers own blog. I thought I'd give it a try. Although the original idea was to share what you've seen elsewhere on the internet, I recognize that each time we post something on our own blogs we are also sharing Good News, great tips, wonderful prayers, fabulous photos, scrumptious recipes, hilarious humor, unbelievable books, stories of goodwill, or good things that have knocked our socks off. I hope you’ll post something from your blog.

    I'll leave the March linky open until March 14th. (Entered links will appear in two posts.) I can't wait to see what gets posted!

  2. What's the local reaction to this news?


    Again, it's only interesting to me because of Bishop Smith of Trenton.


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