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…

The Family and I enjoyed our trip to Chick-Fil-A

Pete and I took the younger kids out to Chick-Fil-A today.  I wanted them to see what it was like to peacefully support the freedom of speech and religious views of a Christian Business.  Pete had tried to go for lunch but the line was way too long.

For dinner we showed up around 7:30 p.m. and waited in line for about 45 minutes OUTSIDE the restaurant.  People were very pleasant, snapping pictures and talking to each other. We saw several families that we knew there.  Once we got inside I noticed that the place was clean, the garbage was not over flowing, it smelled good, the workers were calm and pleasant and the people were being very considerate considering the heavy volume of costumers.

After several more minutes, we got our food and even found a place to eat inside.  Everything was tasty and well done.  It was overall a very nice experience.

People were passionate about this!!  and I think this bodes well for the rest of the election year as far as the kind of values Americans are willing to support.

But I think the real ending to this Chick-Fil-A story is going to be the counter protest on Friday.  That one, will be rated PG-13, and possibly R and you won't want to take your kids there that day.  And if it is as radical as I've been reading about online, it will backfire.  My prediction?  No big crowd, many indecent pictures, and overall big flop.

I also predict that if Chicago or other cities don't want Chick-Fil-A, then there are probably some other smaller town mayors looking at today's crowds and thinking an invitation to CFA for a new franchise might be a great idea!

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  1. Our girls are at camp this week, as we didn't know in April that this would happen. Not to worry. We ate for them as well at Chick Fil A!

  2. A week before, I had planned to go thinking that no one listens to Huckabee and the turnout would be meager. But as the day approached, I figured they'd all get on fine without me. I still might go sometime. There really isn't a Chick-Fil-A close by and I don't care for their food. I've only ever eaten there a handful of times, usually after Protestant Bible study at the suggestion of the other ladies.

    I saw John Stewart's commentary on the "eat-in" and how Gandhi's hunger strikes were so unAmerican and misguided. Spot on. This is how we do things.

    I thought to go today and see the kiss-in, maybe kiss my daughter there. But, you know, public displays of affection are so gauche, it doesn't really matter who's kissing.

  3. I'm so proud of you and your family! If we had one close to us we would have gone.

  4. All I gotta say is it was delicious! And I highly recommend the cold chicken wrap!


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