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…

Interesting links

I follow Angela Cartwright on Face book.  Last week on her  Facebook Page  She shared this wonderful picture of herself and the late great Shirley Temple in  Babe's in Toyland. 

I was to little to know about Shirley Temple's t.v. programs, but now I'm very excited about getting them and watching them with the girls.

Dr. Eugene Declerq   has a very informative youtube video about C-sections and how they are negatively impacting mothers and babies.

Along those same lines, here are 10 signs your doctor is planning to give you a Cesarean anyway
and ACOG- finally trying to do something to stem the rising Cesarean rate!

The Shupe Family of 11 living well in 1100 square feet! And they blog too- read more about this family and how they organize their space and family here.

I really admire and appreciate Michelle Duggar.  This week the Today show web site came out with 19 reasons that Michelle Duggar loves her body.  

These were my favorite two!

16. She accepts what she can't change. Michelle says she always tells her children there are a list of things they won't be able to change in life, appearance and aging among them. "This is life, and it's about character," she says.
17. Thou shalt not covet. Envying others just leads to bitterness, which makes for an unhappy life, Michelle says. "If you take out resentment and become envious and covetous – that includes coveting someone else’s metabolism," Michelle says. Sure, everyone has those feelings occasionally, she says, but when it happens "we humble ourselves before God and pray about it."
Julie Bogart has writing tips that come directly into your e-mail every day.  Here was a particularly popular one! Julie Bogart, Writing Tip

A Florida group that that manages several restaurants is already banking money for when the Obamacare employer mandate takes effect in 2015, and is charging customers a 1 percent surcharge on food and drinks.

Gator’s Dockside isn’t the first restaurant to start charging an Obamacare fee. A Los Angeles restaurant has also implemented a surcharge.

But as the surcharge shows, Obamacare is no free lunch. Most businesses probably won’t opt to add a specific surcharge in order to cover their new health care costs, but some will certainly raise prices – or reduce quality of their products. Obamacare hasn’t driven down the costs of health insurance, or found a magical new source to cover those costs.

Charles Krauthammer destroys the global warming mythology.  How is that even still considered science considering the winter we have hat this year?