Everyone is getting ready for Christmas and that is good, but maybe folks need to be reminded that getting ready for Christmas is called Advent. Remembering about Advent helps us to focus in on the fact that getting ready for Christmas should include the spiritual side as well as the material. How about doing a good deed for someone else? What about visiting that person who can’t get out or is at a nursing home? Have you ever prayed during Advent by using an Advent Wreath or setting up not just a Christmas tree, but a Jesse Tree or using an Advent calendar? An Advent Wreath has four candles which represent the four weeks before Christmas. A candle is lit each week reminding us to focus on the light of Christ coming at Christmas. A Jesse Tree is decorated with ornaments representing the ancestors of Jesus, and an Advent calendar opens a door for each day before Christmas.