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…

Voted for Obama ? This rant is for you!

Via the News Busters Site by a commenter named John:

Congratulations to the Democrats and Young People! You now own it and you can't blame Bush. 
The next terrorist attack you own it. 
Can't get a job after graduation, you own it. 
Sky rocketing energy prices due to Obama's EPA shutting down the energy producing states, you own it. 
A nuclear Iran, you own it. 
Bowing to Russia, you own it. 
Another severe recession, you own it. 
A volatile border with Mexico, you own it. 
Trouble getting good health care, you own it. 
Higher health insurance costs and health care costs, you own it. 
No budget, you own it. 
Our allies mistrust, you own it. 
Another trillion of debt, you own it. 
More Benghazi situations, you own it. 
No one willing to join the military, you own it. 
Trouble getting a loan to buy a home, you own it. 
More dependency on food stamps, you
own it. 
Trouble finding good employment, you own it. 
Several part time jobs instead of a good job, you own it. 
A World Government, you own it. 
The UN governing the United States instead of ourselves, you own it. 
A Senate that will not bring any legislation to the table even if it is "Dead on Arrival", you own it. 
China controlling our world trade trampling all over us, you own it. 
Loss of our freedoms as we have known it in the past, you own it. 
A dictatorship instead of a democracy that follows the Constitution, you own it. 
Less take home pay and higher living costs, you own it. 
Driving a car that looks like a toy, you own it. 
More government corruption and lies, you own it. 
More toleration of extreme and fanatical Islamists, you own it. 
Terrorist attacks called work place incidents, you own it. 
Your revenge instead of love of country, you own it. 
George Bush is out of it now, and
there is not another good man for you to vilify and lie about. In a way
I am relieved that another good man will not be blamed when it was 
impossible to clean up this mess you voted for. Have a good day. God 
bless the United States! God is our hope now.

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