I headed to my church’s sunrise service this morning to celebrate Easter. Worshiping as the sun rises emphasizes the hope of this day, the promise that we’re made alive because of that morning some 2,000 years ago when Jesus left the tomb. I hope you’ll attend a church service today to celebrate the hope we… Read More Happy Easter!
Rascal Does Not Dream of a Lost Singer, the latest novel in the Rascal series, begins with Sakuta attending a college mixer. You know, one of those events where college students in Japan hang out at an izakaya, sipping on beers, ordering appetizers, and flirting mingling with each other? Sounds like fun, right? While it… Read More Rascal Does Not Dream of Making a Friend at a Mixer and on Easter Sunday
Happy Easter! Today, we celebrate Jesus Christ, the risen Lord. Dead in the tomb, he raised to life again, defeating sin and death, and sharing with us his overflowing love and a new life. We hope you’ll join in worshiping him today with fellow believers. However, if you have questions or lack a community through… Read More Easter Anime: My Last Day
During this year’s Japanese Film Festival Online, I watched the live-action ReLIFE movie for the first time. An adaption of the light novels, which also beget an anime series, ReLIFE features part-time convenience store worker, Arata Kaizaki, as he’s given a chance to return to high school and “relive” a year of his life. The… Read More Easter and a ReLIFE
As we come upon the day we commemorate Jesus’ death and burial, and then celebrate his rising, I want to invite you to connect with us. We are eager to share the hope we have because of Jesus’ great love, and how he finished the work that we couldn’t, providing victory over death and eternal… Read More An Invitation This Holy Week
“He is risen.” Christians will make this proclamation across the world today as they commemorate Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, giving second life to those who would put their faith in him. Count me among the faithful who will worship today in thankfulness for this miracle. This Easter, however, is a bit strange for me—besides… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Wonder Grace Priority
Jesus is amazing. And I mean that in the most awe-inspiring way. Recently, in a conversation I had with my husband, I shared that as someone who feels they have been called to encourage others, it is difficult when those I’m trying to encourage don’t listen to what I have to say. I opened up… Read More Holy Week 2021 [Arise]: Burning Fire & Living Water – Violet Evergarden Reminds Us We Need a Savior