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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…

My best of - in Social Media!

Sometimes I look at my stats on my different social media accounts, and it really cracks me up! Things that get the most hits and are the most popular are never the ones that I expect!! Thought I'd share some of that on the blog today.

Most popular Tweet!


From all of my Instagram shots, and even from the wedding, this picture has the most likes!  Well, she is adorable in this, but it's still surprising.


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Of all my Flickr photos, this is #1, without editing, cropping or anything!




The most pins? This one!



On my Youtube channel, this Christmas piece has the most views!

And #1 on the blog (with even a Google Page Rank!) is this oldie from 2004 -
Birth Control and the Catholic Church

And from Amazon - best selling book:




Anything from the Prove It Series:


and for music:

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