Wednesday, August 26, 2009


A young wife sat on a sofa on
a hot humid day, drinking iced tea and visiting with her Mother....As they talked about life, about marriage, about the responsibilities of life and the obligations of adulthood, the mother clinked the ice cubes in her glass thoughtfully and turned a clear, sober glance upon her daughter 'Don't forget your Sisters,' she advised, swirling the tea leaves to the bottom of her glass. 'They'll be more important as you get older. No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the children you may have, you are still going to need Sisters. Remember to go places with them now and then;
do things with them.' 'Remember that 'Sisters' means
ALL the women...Your girlfriends, your daughters, and all your other women relatives too. 'You'll need other women. Women always do.' What a funny piece of advice!'
the young woman thought...
Haven't I just gotten married?Haven't I just joined the couple-world? I'm now a married woman, for goodness sake! A grownup! Surely my husband and the family we may start will be all I need to make my life worthwhile!' But she listened to her Mother. She kept contact with her Sisters and made more women friends each year. As the years tumbled by, one after another, she gradually came to understand that her Mom really knew what she was talking about. As time and nature work their changes and their mysteries upon a woman, Sisters are the mainstays of her life. After more than 50 years of living in this world, here is what I've learned: THIS SAYS IT ALL: Time passes. Life happens. Distance separates. Children grow up. Jobs come and go. Love waxes and wanes. Men don't do what they're supposed to do -
Hearts break. Parents die. Colleagues forget favors. Careers end. BUT.........
Sisters are there, no matter how much time and how many miles arebetween you. A girl friend is never farther away than needing her can reach. When you have to walk that lonesome valley and you have to walk it by yourself, the women in your lifewill be on the valley's rim, cheering you on, praying for you, pulling for you, intervening on your behalf, and waiting with open arms at the valley's end. Sometimes, they will even break the rules and walk beside you...Or come in and carry you out. Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters,daughters-in-law, sisters, sisters-in-law, Mothers, Grandmothers, aunties, nieces, cousins, and extended family, all bless our life! The world wouldn't be the same without women, and neither would I. When we began this adventure called womanhood, we had no idea of the incredible joys or sorrows that lay ahead. Nor did we know how much wewould need each other. Every day, we need each other still.
Have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Call Out To Ronnie Maye

We got a comment today from a former Co-Worker Ronnie Maye who lives now in sunny California.

Ronnie, when you ready this....send us your e-mail address to ours which is:

It was wonderful to hear from Ronnie today and would love to keep in contact!

Hope to hear from you soon Ronnie, John

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A Challenge To You.....

You will notice on the right the quote for 08/18/2009 is:

"Be an example to your children of one who loves her neighbor as herself through random acts of kindness. Lend a helping hand to a busy neighbor, or take time out of a busy day to simply say hello."

This is our challenge to you for today and really.....every day.......say hello to those you meet, greet them with a smile, lend a helping hand to someone "out of your comfort zone" but most of your neighbor!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Please Pray For The Percy Borders Family....

Today after church, I received a phone call, one that I really hated to receive. I work with a wonderful man by the name of Percy Borders. Percy works at the garage where I work at. Percy has been haunted for some time now with the loss of his children. His children passed away in a house fire. Percy was divorced from his children's Mother. The children burned up in the fire. He has grieved his heart out. Percy took his life last night. He loved his children and missed them deeply. I can not image how he felt, but it will not be the same at work with Percy gone. Percy always asked me about my wife. He loved her as well. Percy loved her Ya Ya stories.

Our family along with our "work family" will greatly miss Percy. I think I will miss him the most. When I talked to him Thursday at work, he was his "usual self". It never failed, he always would ask me about my wife. They met a few years ago around Christmas. They hit it off immediately. I sure will miss my 'Ole Buddy Percy. He was a good one!
Please keep his family in your prayers.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Passing Of A Young One.....

Our hearts are saddened with the loss of Brad Dodd.
Brad was the 24 year old fiancee' of Tabetha Heffington. Last night Brad passed away without any warning on the way to his Mother's home in Hendersonville. Brad realized he was sick and knew he had to get help. Brad passed away before reaching help.

Tabetha, her family, and of course his family are at a loss. Brad had battled cancer and was a survivor and had gotten clean reports from all of his follow ups. They found out through his autopsy that he had a massive heart attack. His aorta was 75% bocked.

Talking with Tabetha today, she realizes that "You must be ready for that day." Knowing that she is talking about the day that God decides to call us home.

We would like to share these passages with you:

(New American Standard Bible)

John 14:6 Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me."

John 14:3 "If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also."

Revelations 21:1ff "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying "Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes,; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. And He who sits on the throne said, "Behold, I am making all things new." And he said, "Write, for these words are faithful and true." Then He said to me, "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the ones who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost."

Our hearts are pouring out to the Heffington and Dodd Families.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Our Challenge To Everyone: "Go Gold!"

The Gold Ribbon™

The Gold Ribbon™ is the official ribbon of childhood cancer awareness symbol. It is endorsed by families of children with cancer worldwide, Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation, the National Childhood Cancer Foundation, support groups, friends, caregivers, and treatment centers. The Gold Ribbon™ Campaign for Childhood Cancer Awareness was started in 1997 by Gigi Thorsen. She was inspired to launch this childhood cancer awareness campaign by the life of her daughter Kelsey. Cherish, remember and pay tribute to your child and all children who has or has had cancer by purchasing a gold ribbon and displaying it proudly.

Remember that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! We can "Paint The Town Pink" why not "Go Gold in Town and The Internet too"! Copy and paste the logo and help spread the much needed awareness of Childhood Cancer!

This post is in honor of all of the children who are battling cancer and those who have lost the battle.

Children are our future!

It has been asked..."Where in the world have you been?"

If we have received one e-mail asking....."Where in the world is your blog?", we've received a hundred. There has not been anything or anyone for any reason to cause us to delete our past posts.
We haven't been "surfing" the blogs very much lately. With all of our daily routines, we just simply haven't had much time for anything. We did take a long look and thought about a post that our cousin Paige Todd had on her last published post. Paige closed her page for lookers except family and friends who she only approves of. Paige and Dathan have two small children and they love sharing their pictures of their children just like we all do. Paige has a real legitimate claim.....there are alot of folks out there who just don't need to know everything that is going on in your life especially with your children. The internet is a wonderful place if you are there for the right reason. There are people who have an enjoyment of looking and reading about all of the wonderful things happening in your lives, but....there area really sick people who use the internet for other things......things that are just plain ole' wrong. We live in a time where sexual predators roam the internet freely. It is a sad world when we have to put a limit on things that we really would love for everyone to see.
We started our blog for our family members and our friends who live in other states and half way across the they could see our children grow up. Maybe in the near future, when time will allow us, to set up a private blog for our childrens pictures and what's going on in our lives. If you wish to be put on that list, please leave a comment below and we'll make sure and let you know when we get it up and running! But for now, we are going to use our blogspot for uplifting quotes and scriptures and uplifting verses.
Please pray for all of the sick and the ones who have lost loved ones!
The Tubb Family