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 published in the...

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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 which...

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Blue Suede Shoes (Sort of)

Dear Reader, I admit it; I felt a bit salty when our older daughter pointed out in a Skype call that I've been complaining about having trouble with find walking shoes--as in, practical tennis shoes--for years. Upon reflection, though, I had to admit... she was right....

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