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...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

High Aspirations

I had high aspirations and great plans to blog when I got home last night, but by the time we made it through the door, I was so tired that I practically crawled into bed!  We had Thanksgiving Potluck last night, and our family cooked and baked all day to prepare!  


One of the really cool things is that we timed the culmination of our unit, and our Medieval Feast to coincide with potluck, and the girls spent the day helping to prepare some of the recipes from our lessons, such as beef barley stew, and peas porridge (pea soup).  We baked some pies and brownies also, and had a good time reading recipes, measuring, and talking about spices and foods from the Middle Ages.


Today we should finish our read aloud, Adam of the Road, and the girls have been working on projects, memory verses, letters, maps, and other assorted things!  We're ready to head on to the Renaissance and Reformation as early as next week!


I will double blog today, and be back later to write more, but at 5:30 in the morning, this is about as intellectual as it gets! ;)


I'll leave you with this picture of my fashionista, Hannah, all dressed up and ready to model yesterday!

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