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...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Force of Nature by C.J. Box

Anyone who knows me very well knows I am a huge C.J. Box fan.  How could I not be?  I live in Wyoming!  I recognize Joe Pickett, because even though my dad was an Oilfield Inspector, not a Game Warden, he lived the heart and the ideals that Joe Pickett carries with him each day.  He knew what it was like to be a state employee and treated as the bottom of the totem pole.  So Joe Pickett rings very true for me and is one of my favorite characters ever.  Then of course there's the infamous Nate Romanowski, who is a little like Janet Evanovich's Ranger :).  Always in trouble, always in the middle of something, and popular with the ladies ;).  

I can't wait to read the next one!

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