A Christmas Blessing

A Christmas Blessing

This year, Lord, come close and capture our attention, create in us a vivid image of the crazy idea that God is born to the poorest of poor. Create in us the desire to pass our blessings forward. Remind us that tonight you actually do come to us. LEAD is grateful to...
God’s Creative Agape

God’s Creative Agape

By Lynn Willis I’m going to stick my neck out and say that we have all been creative at some point in our lives. And most of us have shared a common experience – someone we love or respect has said, “oh this is nice!” and we grin foolishly and say “oh, it’s...
Are you ready for Christmas?

Are you ready for Christmas?

by Lynn Willis This week people started asking me “are you ready for Christmas yet?” On one hand, they would never ask me that if they really knew me! I come skidding into Christmas morning out of breath and with powdered sugar sticking to the Scotch tape on my shirt....
Stir Up

Stir Up

by Lynn Willis The Prayer of the day for First Sunday in Advent begins with the words: Stir up your power, O Lord, and come. And for the 2nd Sunday in Advent: Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. And for the 4th Sunday in Advent: Stir up...