Holy Week Devotionals: Easter Sunday

Holy Week Devotionals: Easter Sunday

“My two-year old doesn’t understand death,” my friend told me. “Should she?” I laughed. “We’ve been reading through her children’s Bible, and it is not the best place to learn about death. Jesus dies, and comes back to life. Lazarus dies, and Jesus brings him back....
Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Saturday

Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Saturday

It feels wrong to say that Saturday is my favorite day of Holy Week, but it’s true. It is a day that feels sacred to me, sitting in the gap of tragedy and triumph, resting between death and victory. Perhaps it is my favorite because it feels so familiar. It feels like...
Holy Week Devotionals: Good Friday

Holy Week Devotionals: Good Friday

Sometimes I wonder about who had the audacity to name today “Good Friday.” “Good” is four out of five stars on Yelp. “Good” is what you say when you don’t want any more questions after “How are you?” “Good” is an adjective too easily given. Betrayal by a close friend?...
Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Thursday

Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Thursday

When I told my non-Christian father my plans to be a missionary, he laughed in disbelief. “How are you going to have enough money to live? Is God going to just ‘provide money’?” “Yes, that’s kind of the plan.” I told him sheepishly. But even to my ears, it felt...
Holy Week Devotionals: Spy Wednesday

Holy Week Devotionals: Spy Wednesday

“Chink.” It wasn’t even muttered under his breath. The word carried over the sound of a busy Berkeley street, broke through the jackhammers of construction and the noise of commute, and hit me squarely between the eyes. My stereotypically-small, almond-shaped Asian...
Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Tuesday

Holy Week Devotionals: Holy Tuesday

The key to taking a multiple-choice test is knowing what the test maker wants to accomplish. Are they checking for basic comprehension? Are they trying to see if you can pick out a subtle difference between answers? Are they trying to trick you? In college,...