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, January 28, 2012

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln faced a lot of challenges and setbacks throughout his lifetime.  From a very young age he worked hard helping on the family farm, he achieved most of his education on his own.  His mother died while he was still a child, and as a young man he lost his fiancee to death as well.  He went into business with a partner who wasn't all in and lost his shirt.  He spent years paying back the money that his friends had lent him to get started.  He was defeated in several Congressional and Senatorial races, as well as an appointment to the Electoral College and the Vice Presidential race.  However, through it all he persevered.  Not only did he persevere, but his strengths of character are known and revered even today.  "Honest Abe" was and still is known for his honesty, kindness, and trustworthiness. 

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