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...

Friday, January 27, 2012

NaNoWriMo Here We Come!

Yes, I know it's a ways away, but did you know there is a National Novel Writing Month Site for Young Authors as well?  I first found the link through the National Writing Project Site, http://www.nwp.org/  This site offers encouragement for teachers and young authors, as well as links to printable and electronic resources, http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/doc/resources.csp.


One of the links led me to this site, http://ywp.nanowrimo.org/, the Nano Wrimo's Young Writer Program.  You can create an Educator ID, which allows you to build a classroom and add your students (after you've registered them).  There are links to Classroom Kits which are available for classrooms, and a small group link for classes smaller than ten.  

National Novel Writing Month won't come till November, but we are ready and excited when it gets here!  In the meantime, they've also provided a link to a program called Script Frenzy, which sets a goal for 100 pages of writing throughout the month of April.  

Happy Writing!

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