Author: Michael Stutman

Martin Luther King, Jr. – A Man with a Dream

Every year in mid-January, America celebrates a holiday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. By many counts, Dr. King was just an ordinary man – a husband, a father, and a pastor at his church. But his incredible dedication to a great cause made him also an inspirational world-changer worthy of the highest… Read more »

Aaron Rodgers – Underappreciated, Underdog, Unbelievable

For many years, Aaron Rodgers has been among the top rated quarterbacks in the National Football League. He is also a Super Bowl Champion and MVP. But his success did not come easy. In fact, Rodgers was not even offered a scholarship to play college football. And he almost quit… Read more »

Movies and TV That Build Character!

Below is an excerpt from the article, “How to support kids’ character and life-skills development through media — and parenting.” By Caroline Knorr Common Sense Media – 3/4/2016.  Republished and edited, with permission, by InspireMyKids.com. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that “the function of education is to teach one to… Read more »

Great Empathy Quotes for Kids and Students

Empathy is trying to understand what another person is feeling.  It is seeing the world through another’s eyes.   It helps people to get along better and to feel better. Having empathy is a key ingredient to becoming the  best person you can be.  You can practice empathy by: listening… Read more »

Chris Dempsey – The More You Give, The More You Live

Over the years, we have featured many inspiring stories of people who have given their time, talents and money to help others. Chris Dempsey, of Frankfort, Illinois is now one of those people. Chris learned about a woman, Heather Krueger, who had liver disease. Heather had only two months to… Read more »

Quotes about Giving and Generosity for Kids

As Calvin Coolidge once said, “No person was ever honored for what he received. He was honored for what he gave.” Success in life comes does not come from what we have, but from what we give. Giving someone a present is one type of generosity.  But, giving your time, your talents… Read more »

Quotes for Kids About Grit

Have you ever had a big goal? Like running a 5K race? Building a go kart? Learning a new instrument? Becoming an actor or actress? Getting a perfect grade in one or more of your classes? Sometimes, new things like this can feel very hard. They push us and challenge… Read more »