I don’t see him much. Hear his laugh. Feel the impact of his presence as he bounds into the room. The brother who lives far away and whose heart I understand and miss but don’t reach out to except on holidays. Except for this year, surprising myself when I didn’t call him on his birthday.

“The person who expects nothing will never be disappointed.” (Alexander Pope) This new journey of faith walking feels more like a narrow winding up and down, black diamond hike than a meandering smooth easy path. One day I’m ecstatic over the answers to prayer I’m witnessing and the next I’m in the depths of despair, disappointed and discouraged. It’s why I resonated so deeply with this quote when I saw it. I’m expecting God to move in big and small ways to make this ministry happen. But “His ways are not my ways and His thoughts are not my thoughts,”…

Though we live in an age of tension between Christ’s first coming and his return, we can still have hope. April’s Free Book of the Month, Between the Cross and the Throne, reminds us that God, not Satan, is ultimately sovereign and victorious. In Between the Cross and the Throne, Matthew Emerson brings one of the least-understood books in the Bible to life for today’s Christian. His conversational tone guides readers through the book of Revelation, explaining deep themes often missed within its complex imagery. It’s part of the Transformative Word Series from Lexham Press. Get Between the Cross and…