November 29 - Advent is a time of waiting for the Christ Child to come into our lives. But if I'm honest, I'm tired of waiting this year. We have been waiting for the elections to end, for a vaccine to arrive, for normalcy to return and yet, to naught. Being tired and impatient is understandable now. So, maybe we forget the theme of "waiting" and instead, live in hope of what will be. In the arrival of Jesus, we have the right to anticipate moments of joy and innocence as we welcome the Prince of Peace into our frazzled hearts. I won't tell the Advent police if you decorate your house early with all the beauty and magic of Christmas. Just be certain that at the center of the trees and tinsel, Christ's manger reigns as the center of attention.