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...
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Do you? Or don't you? Why? I've had mixed success on eBay, both buying and selling. Sometimes you find things, sometimes you don't. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I end up way undercharging for shipping, like the time I sold a book to someone in England for $27, and it cost me $28 to ship...I think I listed it as media mail for two or three bucks.
I have also seen people go completely crazy with bidding wars, and end up spending two or three times what an item is worth!
That's all I have for today. I have to tell you, as I've sat here and started and restarted 3 different topics, I have been visited no less than 18 times...oh make that 19, by various children who are having a little trouble being independent this evening. I am not sure how I can help with "go to the bathroom and put your jammies on", but they seem to need me very much, so I'm signing off for now, and off to spend the few precious minutes before bedtime with my children!