25th Reunion

To my Sullivan Central Cougars Class of 1993, I wish I could be with you Friday night as you meet once again in the cafeteria lined with age old trophies and concrete walls that contain more secrets than the FBI. I remember the first time we were all together was on a hot August day…

A Word from the Chairman of the Board

I wish you could have been at the last With Inc board meeting. Part of our mission is to be able to tell people in an elevator in 15 seconds what this ministry is about. We looked at each other, said “ Hmm” a lot, stalled for time, then asked Beth, our Executive Director, to…

Weep Together

Written by: Jarrod Justice   The woman in the purple dress said, “My eight-year-old granddaughter was diagnosed with cancer this week—and I wanted a drink so bad.” The room fell silent. Suddenly I could feel my heart stand at attention. It was like a queen had entered, speaking to her most trusted advisers. We all…

Authenticity

Recently I sat around a table with college girls I mentor and with an older, wiser woman from our church who had invited us over to her home. Mrs. Melinda began asking about each of us and it was not very long before we looked like we were shooting a commercial for Kleenex. As each…

Lessons from Community

February 3, 2015 My last semester of high school something strange happened. My best friend Anne and I started getting invited to slumber parties of the really popular girls.  Maybe it was our Tina Fey/Amy Poehler like humor (yeah, right) or the fact that we had been in a mime and clown group (okay, so…