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Thanksgiving Reflections 2016

Posted by on Nov 23, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Reflections 2016

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…)

Differences – by Becky Peters, Director of Development

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in Slider | 0 comments

Differences – by Becky Peters, Director of Development

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…)

Hope! We have lots of HOPE!

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in Slider | 0 comments

Hope!  We have lots of HOPE!

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…)

What’s going on?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What’s going on?

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…)

Journal Reflections of a Former Teen Guest of FPL

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Journal Reflections of a Former Teen Guest of FPL

December 25, 2012

This is probably one of the worst Christmas’ ever.  Homeless and don’t have a place to stay.  I hate it so much.  Haven’t had a nice good home cooked meal for about a month.  Eating out is starting to get boring, McDonald’s double cheese burgers are starting to look and get sloppy and nastier by the minute.  I just am ready for our own crib.  This staying with family of friends’ thing isn’t really my cup of tea.  I’m just ready for something new.

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Gesture by Mary Kaczor – FPL Board Member

Posted by on May 11, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Gesture by Mary Kaczor – FPL Board Member

Attending the national conference for Family Promise on the west coast, I take a needed break to walk along the water. I find myself on a path leading to the ocean as a man approaches me and I smile immediately at his apparent mode of transportation (more…)

Call It Beautiful by Shaun LePage

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Slider | 0 comments

Call It Beautiful by Shaun LePage

Some say, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I get that. I won’t dispute it. But, beauty is also in the eye of the one with understanding. Looking at Family Promise from the outside, you might think it’s just another service provider. Just a program. But I’ve had the chance over the past several months to take a closer look. I’ve discovered something I didn’t see at first: Beauty. (more…)

It’s the Thing that is Different Around Here by Katherine Dinsdale, Board Member

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

It’s the Thing that is Different Around Here  by Katherine Dinsdale, Board Member

It’s the thing that’s different around here. It’s what helps grease the wheels and turn the cranks. It butters the bread and floats the boats, it brings tears and cheers and dollars and sense.  It’s relationship. (more…)

Happy New Year!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2015 in Slider | Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

One of my favorite New Year’s Eve Family Promise of Lawrence stories is from 5 years ago.  One of the coordinators at First Baptist Church sent me an email about 12:30 about her experience hosting that night.
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