Paul starts off his letter to the Romans by telling him how much he missed them. Why did he miss them so much? Because they did a wonderful job of building one another up! “I long to see you,” Paul writes, “that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.”
“Parakaleo” is the Greek word for “encourage,” as Paul used it, and “Sumparakaleo” refers to being “encouraged together with.”
I hope that you and I can be encouraged together through this blog. I’ll be writing about things that I encounter in my walk with Christ and topics that I think Christians ought to discuss, but most of all, I hope to be building you up and encouraging YOU in your spiritual walk.
Just to tell you a little bit about me:
I grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ as my Savior when I was about four. A lot of people wonder if you can know what you’re doing when you become a Christian at such a young age, but there’s only so much that you can give when you’re that young. The best part of it is that you’re the epitome of childlike faith. I keep a picture of “young me” close by because it reminds me that the same God who reached out to that little girl because He had a plan for her is still holding her in His hand and guiding her steps.
I graduated from college with a double degree in Psychology and Journalism and I’m currently pursuing Ph.D. in School Psychology, with a research focus on the development and prevention of academic, social, and emotional issues in children. Whatever happens with my education or anything else, I want whatever I do to glorify God above myself.
Please feel free to leave comments and/or questions, because I really believe that the overall effect of this blog will be stronger if it’s interactive. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to the power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21.