Socially Distant, Spiritually Close is a perpetual Advent devotional which invites its readers to anticipate Christ's coming each Christmas. The 2020 global pandemic introduced the practice of social distancing and impacted many things, including how we celebrated Christmas. Well into 2021 we are still dealing with the virus, vaccinations, and a variant which requires pockets of social distancing. Even though the GIVING, the GATHERING, and the GAIETY of celebrating Christmas may still require some social distancing indefinitely, GOD WITH US has made it possible to remain spiritually close to each other and to our heavenly Father. Socially Distant, Spiritually Close Sheryl Vasso Dr. Sheryl A. Vasso is a full professor and chair in the Master of Science in Education program at Cairn University where she has been teaching and administrating since 1990. In addition to teaching, Sheryl is Founder and President of Words of Worth, Inc., a non-profit incorporation that provides Biblical teaching for retreats and conference settings as well as professional development for educators, both nationally and abroad. Sheryl has co-authored several Bible studies and more about her ministry can be found at www.wordsofworth.com. Susan Weber Susan Weber is a retired educator who fills her days with travel and service on several boards for local community non-profits, including Words of Worth, Inc. She is also active in her church co-teaching a Bible Study. Susan and her husband Jim have a great regard for missions and have traveled to four continents on missions' trips. Her greatest blessing is her family. Susan and Jim are the parents of two sons, and grandparents of six beautiful grandchildren. Susan's hope is to serve the Lord fully during her retirement years.