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 11, 2011
Sons of Guns
Have you ever seen it? The show has grown on me. I do have to say that Paul and I both had tears in our eyes during this last episode...twice. First, to hear the veteran tell the story of something that had happened to one of his friends, and secondly, during the conversation between Will and Kris at the end of the show. I hope Stephanie treats that boy right, because I think he's a good kid. I was very happy to hear Will say what he did. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, you might want to check out Sons of Guns on Discovery Channel.