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…

Homeschooling and the Holidays!

I have been an affiliate for the Homeschool Expo since the time Cindy Rushton was running them! They were inspirational and informative then and they just keep getting better and better. I put my recordings on my MP3 player and listen to them while I'm doing house work and especially when I'm doing my fitness walks. This particular set is especially helpful for this time of the year.

Do you want practical, real-life, proven ideas for keeping your holiday celebrations stress free? Are you exhausted just thinking about all the baking, buying and present wrapping, writing the "infamous" Christmas card letter, sending Christmas cards, holiday gatherings, church functions, and more? What about homeschooling during the holidays? Are you kidding me? When? I'm stressed! Am I the only one that feels this way? Join us for a dose of encouragement, for our HOLIDAY addition! A Stress free, Christ Centered Christmas!

This holiday set contains 35+ audios

A Holiday Memory Book
An original song, "Homeshcool Mom's Prayers"
Handouts, eBooks and special offers from our speakers

Here is the list of speakers:
Andrew Pudewa
Beth Jones
Bethany LeBedz
Carol Topp
Christine Field
Cindy Rushton
Cindy West
Cris and Katherine Loop
Evonne Mandella
Felice Gerwitz
Gabriela Frei
Hal and Melanie Young
Janice Campbell
Jennifer Schwilling
JoJo Tabares
Kathy Kuhl
Kerry Beck
Lee Binz
Laurie Neuman
Lois Graham
Lori Lane
Lorrie Flem
Mary Jo Tate
Meredith Curtis
Molly Evert
Rachel Starr Thomson
Regina Hicks
Sharon Jeffus
Sherri Johnson
Sheila Carrol
Stephanie Buckwalter
Susan Evans
Susan Scott
Sue Pruett
Terri Johnson
Vicky Bentley

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This is a collection you will listen to again and again! A great resource for Christian moms everywhere!

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