Defining Family

fam·i·ly  - noun \ˈfam-lē, ˈfa-mə-\ What is family? The Webster definition we  love - and what prompted our name, Inspired by Family is: : a group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation : fellowship Could it be a Dad, Mom, Child? Could it be a Grandmother, Grandfather and grandchild?  Could it be really close friends? Absolutely. Could it be aunts, uncles, cousins? Could it be co-workers? Sure! The important … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Leadership by 14 Year Old Hannah Kiiskila

Leadership is meant to be a movement. Listen to Hannah and her fellow teen leaders The movement can be easy to start or it can be extremely difficult to start. It doesn’t matter how easy or hard it is to start the movement it matters that it is started and doesn’t fail. Leadership is an important role that anyone can play. However in order for people to want to follow the leader the leader and if the leader wants to make an influence on … [Read more...]

Brittany and Brigid: A Lesson in Charity

When did the word “charity” become a negative word?  People say things like, “I don’t want to be a charity case.”  I get the sentiment.  We don’t want pity.  We don’t want to be seen as victims.  The reality is the word charity means something completely different. Charity is “a giving heart, a generous way of viewing others and caring for their needs.  Unless we are charitable, no matter how much excellence we acquire, it is without purpose.” … [Read more...]