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, December 31, 2011

I know, I know

Yes, it's been a few days.  You know the spiel.  I meant to, I just got really busy, and so on and so forth.  As I sit here watching the snow flying out the window, with Laramie making breakfast, Boo and Hannah playing a game, and Justice doing some chores,  and my mom sound asleep on my bed (she and the couch didn't get along very well last night), I have a few minutes of peacefulness (if not quiet), to sit down and write.

Yesterday the girls, David and I drove to Rapid City to pick Mom up at the airport.  She had flown in with J.W., who came to Spearfish to see his birth mom.  It is the first time I have gotten to see J.W. in several years, first time most of the kids have met him, and a great chance to meet this really wonderful lady who was brave, strong, courageous and full of love enough to share her precious son, became my awesome (if sometimes obnoxious) little brother. 

I'm sure there is some awkwardness, with parents here and parents there, and kids here and kids there, but to me it's a really neat bonus, to know there are even more people out there who love you! 

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