Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Yesterday Jorjanne tried out for the Kiwanis talent show. Its crazy because I was so nervous for her. My palms were sweaty and I found myself holding my breath as she stood in front of the judges and sang “Happy Little Working Song” from Enchanted. She did a great job and made her mommy proud. One of her best friends, Sarabeth, also tried out. Last night as we were saying our bedtime prayers, Jorjanne prayed, “Lord, thank you for helping me today at tryouts. I hope I make it, but whether I make it or not, please let Sarabeth make it.” Tears filled my eyes! In that moment, I was so very proud of my little girl. It didn’t matter if she made it in the talent show or not. I couldn’t be more proud of her than I was in that moment. Her prayer gave me a glimpse into her heart and I was humbled by what I saw. Lord, teach us all to love our neighbors as ourselves.

(By the way, she made the talent show 🙂 )


  1. What a precious little girl you have! And I love the comment above, it brought tears to my eyes!

    I loved your post on Melody's site…you are a fabulous writer. Thank you for capturing the struggle of depression with such compassion and integrity. I look forward to following your blog.

  2. Wow…Jorjanne never ceases to amaze me….I am still proud of her for quoting 1 Timothy 4:12 to my youth group…they remember that and refer to her often as a means of encouragement for them to memorize scripture

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