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…

Works for Me Wednesday - iPiccy to replace Picnik

Many digital photographers have been dreading the closing of Picnik this month - the best, cheapest, user-friendly digital photography editor ever!!  And so easy to use with my Flickr account.  But Picnik got bought up by Google and although Google Plus has put some of the ole Picnik goodness in its photography section - it's just not the same.

So I did some looking around and came upon iPiccy and fell in love.  It's easy to use just like Picnik and it has a lot of the same features including creating collages.  And it's free!!  at least for now.  Theonly downside is that I can not upload pictures directly between iPiccy and Flickr - but hopefully that will change soon. In the meantime, here is a before and after of a picture I took of Gabe last weekend.  If iPiccy can stay this easy, they will have a longtime user in me.

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Gabe chesting the soccer ball

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