Freshwater Academy

Fresh Water Academy was founded in 2010. It is home to four lovely young ladies of learning and their dedicated teachers. Located in the wilds of Wyoming, the name Fresh Water Academy was chosen as a Western analogy to Christ. Just as He is the Living Water, and we must have Him to have eternal life, any desert dweller knows the importance of fresh water to life, both for self, and the nourishment of crops or livestock. By taking nourishment in God and His word, we strengthen our own relationship with Him, our faith, and the quality and abundance of our fruitfulness.

Our keystone verse is from Jeremiah, Chapter 17, Verse 8: "For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit."

The fruit that we speak of is mentioned in Galatians 5:22
"22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law."

And the heat could be anything we experience that might test our faith in God; trials and tribulations, relationships, anything that focuses our love and attention anywhere but on Him...

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday

I started to write this Tuesday, and set it aside for most of the week.  I've just been rather lazy, enjoying my family time, playing with the kids, cooking...blogging took a back seat.  I have just compiled all my random thoughts for the week about Black Friday ;)...various comments from facebook statuses and CafeMom posts, not necessarily put together or in order...

Do you?  This has been a family tradition for years.  I have always loved the challenge and excitement of finding a great deal, and the camaraderie of enjoying the event with my family.

I haven't decided if I'm going.  I have been looking forward to it, but the whole midnight thing has thrown me for a loop.  I started to write a blog entry about it today, but never actually finished and posted it.
My husband works W-Sat.  We get up at 4AM, and we spend an hour together before he heads off to work.  If Kohl's opened at 4, I could get up at 2 and drive into town, still getting to spend most of the night at home with my family.  If I go at midnight, then I leave around ten or ten thirty, when the rest of my house is headed to bed.  Then I stay out all night, rather than just having an early morning.  I am also worried about driving home, that even if I'm awake enough to go to town in the middle of the night, I may not be awake enough to come home the next day!
I know I sound like I'm whining, and maybe I am.  But I think I may just wait and see how I feel Thursday night.  
I've been excited about going for over a year, since I found out we were getting a Kohl's!  I used to always go with my mom, but haven't gone for the past couple of years since we haven't spent the holiday with them and my husband has to work...
I guess I can always go online!  Yes, someone did mention I could just go at 4 and shop, but if I do that, will there be anything left?  I would rather go at midnight and go for the gusto if I'm going to drive all the way into town to shop, and stay home and hit the online shopping pages if I'm not!

I hate going to WalMart anyway, and haven't been on Black Friday for several years.  It is scary!

I like going early in the morning, 4 or 5 is often a nice time to be up, just before the sunrise, enjoying a cup of coffee, getting finished in time to go have a nice breakfast before the crowds come out.  

I wanted to go, but we live an hour from town, and the all night raid plus a drive home was just too much for me.  I don't mind getting up early, but I'm too old to stay out all night!  I shopped online, then rolled over and went to sleep when I was finished! ;)

I was going to go, but midnight was just too much. I don't mind getting up early, but I don't want to stay out all night!

I bought lots of stuff online though!

Now on to the Christmas letter so I can put it into the cards which are all addressed and waiting.

My Letter to the Editor was in Thursday's paper!

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