when the book you've been learning through with the kids every morning says what you've all been working at, that you can only identify a lie if you know first the truth, and the only way to know truth is to dive into it, with your eyes and ears and nose and spirit engaged, and really wade through it and get deep in the truth.

and because learning the truth is a slow process, we wade into it slowly with careful and hope-filled steps, senses blazing.

let love and faithfulness never leave you. bind them around your neck write them on the tablet of your heart