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 16, 2012
True or False
I hate, hate, hate True/False tests. With a passion! Did I mention how much I emphatically dislike True/False Tests? Despise them! Those tricky little words are tools of the devil. Okay, I'm being facetious there, but seriously, they can be twisted into any thought pattern your little heart desires, where true and false are completely insignificant words, and the answer to everything is a timid "maybe".
I could (and did) study for hours, completing not only my own study guide and reading, but helping several classmates as well, reading the chapters multiple times, and I scored a 70%. A 70%???? What? What's that? I actually wrote in the answers, trying to conform the T/F statements to the material I had learned!
Give me an essay, short answer, even fill in the blank. Please no more True and False! Test my knowledge of the subject, not my mind reading skills!
Guess I'd better make sure I'm up on my extra credit assignments!