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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 free photo editing.






Last April I wrote that I had found a photo editor online to replace Piknik, which was bought up and discontinued by Google. That editor is iPiccy.

I love that it:

  • Easily allows me to crop my photos.
  • I can edit the exposure, light and dark effortlessly.
  • Enlarging is no problem.
  • It has a lot of very nice special effects and...
  • I can save directly to Flickr and Facebook from the iPiccy site.  Now if only I could go from Flickr or Facebook directly to iPiccy, that would be great!  For now I have to upload from the computer.
  • And it's still free!
So here are some of my creations over the year via iPiccy as saved to my Flickr account.
April 2013 171

April 2013 139

Sam and Kassi's Prom 2013 008


Sam and Sister

Samuel looks like Uncle Clarence


November 2012 110


Izzy run for the homeless

Immaculate Conception Cake 2012

saturday soccer fall 2012 012.jpg


Gabe reffing














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