An 18-year-old daughter was acting entitled. On top of it, she was treating everyone in the family as peons. While Dad was away on a business trip, it all hit the fan. So, when he got home, he rocked her world. With a broken heart, he told her she now was required to pay for her phone, insurance—everything. And when she graduated from high school, she had to find her own apartment. Rather than getting angry, she realized her sin and emotionally confessed. But Dad did something unthinkable. He said, “Words are great, but go about your life prepared to do all we talked about. It’s good training.” With a twinkle in his eye, he looked at me and said, “I can’t wait to show her grace and mercy.”

Suggested Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-13