It is a quintessentially Lawrence moment and my Called to Community partner and I are criss-cross applesauce on the pavement, shoulder to shoulder and knee to knee with kids and grandkids holding plastic bags at the ready for candy.
There are a number of preschool age children currently enrolled with their parents in the FPL programs. Each morning when walking into the Day Center, no matter how many bags and boxes are in my hands, I am greeted with a welcome game.
2017 was another year of precious families with heroic stories as well as generous community support of the work at Family Promise of Lawrence. Since we opened our affiliate in Lawrence, in 2008, we have learned much from the families seeking services.
Identifying the things to be grateful for is an especially powerful source of encouragement. It seems in our current culture of distrust and divide, that the heart of gratitude is often difficult to cultivate.
We hear lots about this word lately. The contemporary meaning can be hard to sort out from a current political rhetoric, but it is generally used to indicate safety – a safe place, a place of refuge.
Sunflowers have started to bloom and in my yard again; I think that the blooms turn toward the sun. These massive blossoms turn their beautiful faces toward the warm welcoming Kansas sun.
During Lawrence’s annual apartment flip in August, when landlords all over the city are painting and cleaning and making repairs to get their units ready for new tenants, the apartment building at 913 Tennessee St. will be going through a metamorphosis more dramatic than most. The two-bedroom units will be freshened up, furnished and filled…