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, October 16, 2012

Missed Opportunities

My heart is heavy today.  I was just going through my email, and a prayer chain email came through late last night that said a friend of ours had passed away.  Such a sweet and wonderful lady, and someone who I had lost touch with.  The last time I saw her several years ago, she was just as wonderful as ever.  She gave me her phone number, and told me to call her.  And, in the hustle and bustle of daily life and busyness, I never did.  And now I am sad because I missed the opportunity to spend more time with this wonderful person.

This is a lady who put up with me in the teenage years, right in the middle of the walking attitude phase, but no matter how much I dished out, all she gave back was love and patience.  I thank the Lord for people like Jane Neese.

I encourage you to make that call, send that text, or note, or card, or letter, or knock on that door today.  Walk down the hall or around the corner to say hello, and let your loved ones know they are loved.

The wonderful part is, I know exactly where this precious, beautiful lady is going, and some day I am going to get to see her again in Heaven.

God Bless,

-Sonja

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