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...

Monday, June 10, 2013

Review of Breaking Point by C.J. Box

Breaking Point is the latest release of C.J. Box's Joe Pickett series.  If you are anything like my family (myself, my husband, my dad), then you have eagerly awaited the next installment, wondering what trouble Joe would find himself in this time!

For those of you unfamiliar with the series, Wyoming Game Warden Joe Pickett has great love for his family, passion for his calling, and an integrity and honesty that shine through in the toughest situations.  Through each of Wyoming author Box's novels, Joe Pickett, his friends and family have grown in the hearts and minds of his readers, till they've come to life on the page.  You probably don't have to start at the beginning as each of his novels is a standout story all on its own, but I would, so you can get to know and love each character the way that I have.

Open Season (Joe Pickett, #1)Savage Run (Joe Pickett, #2)Winterkill (Joe Pickett, #3)Trophy Hunt (Joe Pickett, #4)Dull Knife (Joe Pickett, #4.5)Out Of Range (Joe Pickett, #5)In Plain Sight (Joe Pickett...Free Fire (Joe Pickett, #7)Blood Trail (Joe Pickett, #8)Below Zero (Joe Pickett, #9)Nowhere To Run (Joe Pickett...Cold Wind (Joe Pickett, #11)Force Of Nature (Joe Picket...The Master Falconer

Breaking Point (Joe Pickett, #13)

Breaking Point (Joe Pickett #13)

It was always good to see Butch Roberson, Joe thought—a hard-working, upright local business owner whose daughter was friends with his own. Little did he know that when he talked to Butch that day, the man was about to disappear. He was heading into the mountains to hunt, he said, but instead he was running. Two EPA employees had just been murdered, and all signs pointed to him as the killer.

As the manhunt organized itself, Joe heard more of the story—about the tract of land Butch and his wife had bought to build their retirement home on, until the EPA declared it a wetland. About the penalties they charged him when he balked, new ones piling up every day, until the family was torn apart by debt . . . and finally, it seems, the man just cracked.

It was an awful story. But was it the whole story? The more Joe looks into it, the more he begins to wonder—and the more he finds himself in the middle of a war he never expected and never wanted. Powerful forces want Butch not just caught, but dead . . . and the same goes for anyone who stands in their way.

My Goodreads Review of Breaking Point:
5 of 5 stars 
I need 6 stars here. C.J. Box is just phenomenal, and this latest Joe Pickett is the best yet. Loved it!

 C.J. Box has also written several novels that are not part of the Joe Pickett series, and they are great as well.  
Stand Alone:
Blue HeavenThree Weeks To Say Goodbye Pronghorns of the Third Reich(I haven't read this one yet)

Cody Hoyt Series:
Back Of Beyond (Cody Hoyt, #1)The Highway (Cody Hoyt, #2) (I haven't read this one yet!) 

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