It is that time of year again, and Christmas is the best right? Until we start getting caught up in the busyness of the season with parties and shopping and family and everything else. In the Christian calendar we are not yet to Christmas but are in the season of Advent. Advent simply means coming, where we anticipate the coming of Christ into our lives every year. JB Phillips wrote, “We should not try to escape a sense of awe, almost a sense of fright, at what God has done. We must never allow anything to blind us to the true significance of what happened at Bethlehem so long ago.” I think we need to take a bold step so that we can focus on the amazing gift of God becoming human and dwelling among us! Here is my challenge: in order to turn down the noise, commit to spending no more that 30 minutes a day on social media. Why? A recent study showed that people who spent less than 30 minutes a day on social media feel less isolated. So lets spend less time on social media and more time with those who care and love us, with our church family and focusing on Jesus and his gift of life to the world.