The Sidney Sun-Telegraph - Serving proudly since 1873 as the beautiful Nebraska Panhandle's first newspaper

By Lauri Beach
First United Methodist Church 

'Waiting, Hope'


We don’t like to wait, do we? I mean, we Americans. And especially when it comes to Christmas.

Wait till the night of Dec. 24 to start celebrating Christmas? No way! So the Christmas catalogues started coming – when, the day after Labor Day? Then came the Christmas movies, some came out Nov. 4.

The Christmas radio stations: “Santa Baby” was “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” already a couple of weeks ago. And the TV specials are on: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center.” The list goes on.

And then there’s the Christmas shopping. Oh, the shopping! Can’t wait to get going...

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