Dear Reader: Fireworks for Christmas

    Recently on my “Tea with Jess” Facebook Live video (I do these every Monday at 3 p.m. EST),I chatted about fireworks and grace. You can watch the video on Facebook. As part of my chat, I read a favorite Sanity Check column (originally...

Dear Reader: Community Matters

    A few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, I was about to hop into the shower. It was still warm enough that I had our bedroom window cracked. My ears perked up at the sound of… was that, music? The marching band? We live near the high school from...