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, September 18, 2012

Inescapable by Nancy Mehl

From the moment I "picked up" Inescapable, I wasn't able to stop reading for a second.  I found myself drawn to my computer screen over and over, unable to wait between each gripping chapter.

Yes, my computer screen.  I took advantage of the recently available Kindle download, but since I've misplaced my Kindle, I took advantage of the ability to use the Cloud Reader to read my books on screen.  I wanted to share that little tidbit just to give a little context of how excited I was about this book, to rivet myself to a desk chair in front of a computer screen for hours in order to finish reading it!

The description from the back cover:
Lizzie Engel is used to running away. At eighteen, she left her Mennonite hometown, her family, and her faith with plans never to return. Five years later, Lizzie finds she'll have to run again. False accusations at her job, a stalker, and a string of anonymous threatening letters have left her with no other options. This time, however, her escape is back to Kingdom, her hometown.

As Lizzie becomes reacquainted with Kingdom, she realizes she may not have left her Mennonite roots and her faith as firmly in the past as she thought. She draws on the support of Noah Housler, an old friend, as she hides out and attempts to plan her next steps.

When it becomes painfully clear that the danger has followed Lizzie to Kingdom, suspicions and tensions run high, and she no longer knows who to trust. With her life and the lives of those she loves at risk, Lizzie will have to run one last time--to a Father whose love is inescapable.

Normally I'm leery of book trailers, because they can provide pictures that don't fit with my own images, and skew my view.  This one is good though, not too presumptive or detailed in pictures, but it gives you a sense of suspense and urgency that really fits the story.

I loved this book.  I was drawn in from the very beginning, and sucked in with every twist and turn.  I did figure out some of the mysteries just before they unraveled, but there were a few that got by me.  I loved that there was a prevailing message of faith and trust in God throughout, and that Lizzie had to learn to trust in Him, as we all do throughout our lives.  

As soon as I finished reading, I began looking for more Nancy Mehl books to dig into!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for you wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed "Inescapable."