It is unusual to have a week between Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. Generally, we have Thanksgiving on Thursday and then begin Advent on Sunday. This week is what I am calling the “in-between time.” Thanksgiving is past, and Christmas is coming, but not yet. I sometimes think that Thanksgiving is not given adequate attention because of the commercialization of Christmas. In stores, it seems odd to me to have Halloween costumes replaced by Christmas decorations.