Jump, Scooby, Jump! She’s four. She’s been on a horse for about four hours in her life. She knew what he could do. She knew what she wanted to do. She spoke clearly and told him so. Scooby, who loves jumping, ignored her. Her voice became more insistent until the words were a plaintive plea: … More Why won’t he listen to me?
Years ago I read a story of a little boy who defiantly responded to his punishment with, “I’m sitting in time out but my heart is standing up!” There is profound truth in that—and it is the reality of many adults (especially those in Church). Obedience is not the same as being engaged in a … More Too Much Love to Leave Us in Our Mess!