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...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Banana Cream Pie

I'm a little behind.  I actually sat down to write yesterday, but then I got called away and got busy. You know how it goes :).  I'm sure you have those pulls and pushes from the world, and many of you have little blessings running around that need time and attention.  And that is important!  Very important!  I never want my children to feel like I don't have time or energy to spend with them.  So, if I miss a blog day here or there, I won't really fret too much, but I'll try to be here!  

My dad is here today!  He came in yesterday evening, and we had supper together and watched the rodeo before we all collapsed in exhaustion ;)  I'm not sure how long we get to keep him, because I know he's anxious to get back to Mom.  She's been living in their fifth wheel in Washington with my brother and niece, and he's been in Texas, packing up their house and cleaning it out.

Banana Cream Pie is a tradition in our family.  My dad has never been a cake fan, and every year for his birthday, my mom would make a banana cream pie for his birthday.  Banana cream pie for breakfast the next day is a favorite!  

My dad didn't get his banana cream pie this year.  He was in Texas, awaiting appointments and packing up, and my mom was in Washington.  When I knew for sure he was coming yesterday, I made one :).  When we walked out of the kitchen with Banana Cream Pie, I thought he was going to cry.  It was a wonderful family time :).  Then he proceeded to call nearly everyone he knows and share that he got his birthday pie after all.

I remember the first time I made banana cream pie on my own.  There were so many steps, and I was rushing around from place to place, the pudding sticking to the pan, forgetting about the meringue...It was a madhouse!  I was reflecting last night, that every time I make it it goes a little smoother, becomes a little easier, and I have to look at the recipe book a lot less!  I guess that's a good lesson to take through life with a lot of tasks that need to be done!

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