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, June 12, 2012

Didja' Ever?

Didja' ever

Didja' ever get
Didja' ever get one
Didja' ever get one of them days
Didja' ever get one of them days, boys
Didja' ever get one of them days
When nothin' is right from mornin' till night
Didja' ever get one of them days, boys
Didja' ever get one of them days

Ya get up in the morning and turn the shower on
You're gettin' pneumonia, and the hot hot water is gone
Freezin' sneezin'
You wanna dry your back, well
Didja' ever have one of them days

When there's no towel on the rack  

(Sometimes Elvis just says it best)

It has been one of those days.  I have felt exhausted since the moment that I crawled, no, dragged myself from bed this morning.  The kids woke up grumpy, and they have been at each other's throats all day long.  They've picked at this and nipped at that and just been nasty to each other!  Which in turn earned them some consequences, which they of course didn't like, so they were in an even more sour mood!  It's the great spiral.  It finally hit me, that I didn't see a one of them read their Bibles this morning, which is usually the very first thing they do when they come down.  

Now I read mine, but it never hurts to read more Bible.  It's wonderful to spend time with God, to  be closer to Him, and to be searching His word on a daily basis.  So we sat down and had some quiet time this afternoon, and then we spent some time talking about the things we'd read.  I think it's time to get back into a routine at our house!

Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Ephesians 4:1-7
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:7
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

Romans 12:10
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matt 6:26

Have a wonderful day!  

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