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...

Friday, September 13, 2013

Aquatic Adventures

I've been able to make two visits to the Casper Aquatics Center this summer.  Once, the girls and David and I went swimming while Paul was on his ten days on, and one time the whole family was able to make the trip.

This is a great facility.  The kids love the slides, and I enjoy walking around the Lazy River, while they drift in and out.  I walked 3 miles on my first visit and 2 on my second!  The lap pool isn't really a very good place to swim laps during fun swim, but it's fun to play basketball, and the girls loved crawling on the alligator.

It is very well supervised, with lifeguards that were consistent with the rules and watching all the time.  That's a big point for me, having been a lifeguard, and it was nice to feel that I could relax my guard a little.  The other really great thing is that I can still keep an eye on the kids, while giving them a little freedom.  I can see every part of that complex from the Lazy River, except for when you loop around a tiny corner in the back, so as long as I keep moving and keep watching, I still know where they are and what they're up to!

Did I mention that "Hero Harry" accompanied us on our second visit? :)

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