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, February 27, 2012
Eating Frosted Flakes
Eating Frosted Flakes and thinking of my dad. Isn't it funny how certain things remind us of certain people? Grape Tidal Wave Bubble Gum reminds me of summer days at my grandparents farm in Olney Springs, CO, walking down the dusty road with my mom, to the little store in town where she let me buy grape Tidal Wave. Frosted Flakes remind me of my dad, because they are his favorite cereal. I remember that we always had them in the house when I was a kid! As I poured my bowl this morning, I couldn't help but think of my daddy and how I miss my folks. Which led me to think of other things that connect to family and memories. When I think of Little Caesar's $5 pizzas, I always think of visiting my grandparents. When there were a bunch of us, we always bought a bunch of LC at least one night of the visit! Biscuits. My mom makes the most fabulous biscuits, and you have to have biscuits with stew :). I am sure there are more, but that's a few for today!