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...

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Town Tripping

I am headed to town again this morning!  This has been one of those weeks, where I think I've spent more time on the road to and from town than at home!  Today I'll be picking up some lumber for the carpet ball tables we've been wanting to build over at the Haven, and some plywood for the floor in the living room!  The wind is blowing about 50 miles an hour (without exaggeration), so I'm not completely excited about the trip, but I get to drive my awesome truck and enjoy time with my wonderful Sister-in-Law, Colleen, so I'm sure things will go well.  

If you have no idea what I'm talking about when I mention Carpet Ball, here's a peek of the tables at camp, and the fun the kids (and adults) have there!

Our nephew, Yeshua, celebrating after a great shot!

Niece, Taylor, pondering her next roll.

Spectators  lining the sides of both tables, awaiting their turns and cheering on favorites!

Nieces, nephews, other youth, and my hubby lining up to take a turn.

Six of the people I can see in this picture are either nieces or daughters of mine,
and I think the seventh might be my nephew!

Nieces, Diane, Taylor, and Cecilea rocking the table!

My hubby, Paul, and our niece, Cecilea, going head to head, 
with nephew Yeshua, nieces Kayla, Diane and Taylor, 
and another youth, Michael, cheering on their favorites!

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