Friday, April 21, 2006

Happy 16th Birthday Joshua!! The writing of the cake says, "As the deer pants for water, so my soul longs for God!  Posted by Picasa

Happy Birthday Joshua!!

Joshua started out as the heaviest and longest of the Sauve babies, weighing in at 9 lb. 15 oz., but now at 16 years of age he is a skinny 6 feet, 1 in. tall active young man. Joshua does well with all sports and even conquered "Double Dutch" (using 2 long jump ropes) last weekend. Fishing and hunting are his new interest and he hopes to do more of each in the future, especially since he got a nice new fishing rod for his birthday.

Along with sports, Joshua likes to keep busy building things. When younger, it was Legos and Fischer Technique, and now it is model cars and airplanes and some carpentry. A few years ago he helped build our sandbox/fort and made wood stilts to sell.

Joshua has always been a lover of nature and animals, especially birds which frequently interrupt his studies when they visit our back yard. Music is also another thing he greatly enjoys. You can hear him whistling, singing or playing the piano just about any time of the day. If he's quiet, he is probably reading a G. A. Henty book or other historical books.

Joshua has not only grown in height but also in Christian character, such as patience, diligence, and kindness. His love for God and His word is shown in how he enjoys memorizing scripture and looking up the Greek words and their meanings. We are thankful to God for the 16 years he has given him, and pray that God will direct his future as he trusts in Him.

These are all the things that Joshua got for his birthday. Note the 3-D plane kite, pajama pants that Faith made him, and the fishing pole in his left hand. Other items were a nice wrist watch, piano sheet music by Calvin Jones and glow-in-the-dark stars. Posted by Picasa

Sunday Evening with the Shepherds

In His Word, God commands us through the apostle Peter to "Be hospitable to one another without grumbling." On Sunday evening our friends the Shepherds did just that. They had been wanting to have us over to their house for the past few months and they finally got their wish this past Lord's day. We had a wonderful time of fellowship with these friends in Christ, and if a merry heart and laughter is good medicine like the Bible says it is then we had more than our fair share of fantastic medicine. Laughter filled the air at almost all times and in all the places we went. In the house, on our nature walk around the property, there was seldom a time when laughter couldn't be heard somewhere. Thanks for the great time Shepherds, it was very good for our health!
- Joshua

Tortillas anyone? The highlight of the evening was manufacturing 'tillas under the direction of Master Chef Howard Shepherd. Yum!! Posted by Picasa

Just a bit sticky, eh Josh? Posted by Picasa

Dad's Pillsbury DoughBoy - 30 years dead! Posted by Picasa

Fun on the tire swing!
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For Resurrection Sunday, the Shepherd girls prepared a hand printed Greek text of I Corinthians 15:20 for each family in our fellowship. For those of you who can't read Greek it says: " But now is Christ risen from the dead." Praise God, we serve a risen Savior! Posted by Picasa