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 We all have memories from our childhood that stand out for us. Not first date/first car/first kiss memories; those are a given.  I’m talking about tender family memories – like the time your dad taught you how to dance while you stood on his feet or when he showed you...

He was nine at the time, about average size for his age but quieter than most of the other boys. His mom just moved he and his sister from the big city to this tiny rural community where they had family. The school was small and the kids were friendly . . . for the mos...

“Is Mission Granbury a faith based agency?” the young man in my office asks. He’s a trainer from one of our state affiliates in Austin and he’s out visiting partner agencies. It’s kind of a loaded question because our state and federal grants require us and other simil...

I love books. Real books with pages that turn and get finger-smudged from repeated use. Books with pretty, powerful, scary or thought provoking covers. Books with cover pages, copyright notices and illustrations. What I especially love is to find a book with a personal...

You haven’t lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.”  John Bunyan

It's true. You cannot fully experience the joy of giving until your gift has no strings attached at all.  No expectation to receive anything in return. No reciprocal gift...

December 1, 2016

I was sorting through a stack of papers while putting a grant package in order when I saw the little envelope someone left on my desk. It was a window envelope for returning a bill payment and on the outside corner, someone had written “to Mission Granbury” in pencil....

October 23, 2016

We were having a casual lunch on the Square one Saturday last month when my phone made that chirpy glass clinking noise indicating I had a new message. Three of our granddaughters were in for the weekend and lunch on the Square is always a highlight. I glanced down to...

September 13, 2016

Quite often, I hear from kind individuals, caring teachers and youth group leaders looking for volunteer opportunities at Mission Granbury.   As with any non-profit, we depend heavily on volunteer support and because our services are wide and varied, our volunteer need...

August 21, 2016

 

Let’s take a walk through Mission Granbury.  It’s Tuesday morning and the lobby is chaotic. Small children run in circles, laughing and playing with each other as their parents fill out the paperwork for food distribution.  Parents visit while they wait their turn, fr...

He was a good man . . . kind, loving and adventurous.  He enjoyed his friends, cherished his family and loved flying. According to his mom, Patti Carey, Cory was fascinated with airplanes from an early age, learning everything he could about them so no one was surprise...

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September 24, 2019