What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer?”

What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer” (Romans 12:12 NIV)? I didn’t know what the verse meant when I read it. I thought it was beautiful and something to keep in mind. Like words of encouragements we frame in our house hoping they’ll be a reminder … More What does it mean to “be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, [and] faithful in prayer?”

Why you should relax your neck, uncover your ears, and open your heart

    This one verse spoken by Stephen is LOADED. He spoke these words when he was brought before the Sanhedrin and falsely accused of speaking blasphemy (ACTS 6:11-15). It spoke to me because I have been “stiff-necked”. When I have a stiff neck, I find it difficult to turn to the left or to … More Why you should relax your neck, uncover your ears, and open your heart