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Blessings With a Smile

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Blessings With a Smile

By Dana Ortiz

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…)

5th Annual 5K Home Run 2017 – Memorial Day, May 29th

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

5th Annual 5K Home Run 2017 – Memorial Day, May 29th

Register to run in the Memorial Day tradition: 5K Home Run!

FPL 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…)

What a Year! What’s Next?

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What a Year!  What’s Next?

By Dana Ortiz

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…)

Moving Parts

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Moving Parts

By Dana Ortiz

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…)

Keep it Simple by Becky Peters

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in Slider, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Keep it Simple by Becky Peters

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…)

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. I get a chance to walk alongside a number of families and volunteers at Family Promise and see so many similarities.

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Hope! We have lots of HOPE!

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

Hope!  We have lots of HOPE!

By Dana Ortiz

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! And I have a lot of HOPE! Because I see it every day through people accomplishing extraordinary goals and serving through an abundance of love and grace.
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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…)