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...
Monday, January 30, 2012
No-Poo Shampoo Review
I have to say, after my husband has said, for the fourth time, "You need to stop using that stuff you made and go buy yourself some good shampoo because your hair is getting rough and sticking out.", that this experiment has probably been unsuccessful at my house. I am very disappointed, because I was thrilled by the idea of saving so much money, but my head is itchy, and I have flakes of yellowish scalp (yellowish?) peeling off all over my head, making me feel a bit like a leper sloughing skin. Gross, right?
So this morning I rubbed my scalp in olive oil and am making an effort to remoisturize it, since it seems like it's really dry and that the homemade no-poo has sucked all of the moisture and life out of it. I am still interested in using Castille soap to make my own shampoo, perhaps milder than those in the store, and I'm still sure it will be cheaper, but no more No-Poo for me!
On to the next money saving idea! :)