There are days when the work here is sometimes a bit difficult, a bit trying, a bit painful and some days it is like a spring morning – filled with warmth and hope. (more…)
Register to run in the Memorial Day tradition: 5K Home Run!
We are exited about our 5th Annual 5K Home Run 2017!
Memorial Day, May 29, 2017
This 5K is a fast certified course through beautiful downtown Lawrence which starts and finishes at South Park.
All are welcome – serious runners, casual joggers, first time 5Kers, walkers, strollers, dogs on leashes with their owners! (more…)
Well 2016 was a year for the record books. We are just getting ready to mail our annual report to our donors and funders and post it on our webpage, but I thought I’d give you a quick set of the highlights so you can see what your investment of time, service and funding has accomplished in a 12-month period. (more…)
Each family has their own unique way of doing things, they each have special dynamics, requirements, culture and moving parts. This can be a bit overwhelming sometimes when you work with many families at a time and each of them has different moving parts. This week is a perfect illustration of the moving parts going on within those families in active programming at FPL this last week of 2016! (more…)
One of the little sayings in life that I actually find to be quite helpful is “keep it simple”, this can apply to family meals, projects at work, and pretty much every outing with my toddler. (more…)
It feels to me as if Thanksgiving this year has come too quickly. Perhaps this is because the weather has been so warm for the majority of the fall? No frost on the pumpkin this year. Perhaps it is because we’ve been so busy at FPL, and busy gives the appearance of time passing quickly? Perhaps it doesn’t really matter, because here it is! (more…)
There is a lot of talk about all the differences between people with the crazy election season we just completed. I get it, it is so easy to point out how we are “unalike” but the things we have in common our more impactful. (more…)
As a counter to the crazy, often nasty “discourse” that has accompanied the 2016 campaign cycle which we are all exposed to, I thought I’d write today about HOPE! (more…)
the dreams of childhood
August 22, 2016
While starting to write this newsletter, the most beautiful precious melody is coming from the room next door – the joyous sound of a little boy giggling with his Mom. (more…)