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...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Using The Dewey Decimal System
Remember those cheesy little filmstrips you had to watch at the library when you were a kid? The ones with the cassette tape that played along with the film and beeped every time it advanced a frame? Come on, you know you do!
I found a great alternative! :) Checked this DVD out at the library on Friday and had my kids watch yesterday since they have been studying how to find things in the Library, including a look at the DDS. They thought it was cute and fun, and tomorrow we will test out their application of the knowledge when we head to the library!
I thought it was a fun little informative video, quite lighthearted and easy to follow, detailed, but not bogged down by so much junk that it lost them. This 23 minute video actually held their attention quite well!