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 10, 2013

Friendship

Just a moment this morning to shout out a very special Happy Birthday to one of my best "Forever Friends", Michelle Sanecki.  I don't get to see you very often these days, and I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and celebrating you today!


We've been friends since 3rd grade, when Michelle moved to the neighborhood and began attending Mountain View Elementary.  While there have been times we've lost touch for awhile, she's been my friend through thick and thin, for thirty years!  Thank you Michelle!

I don't have many way, way back photos around, but I thought I would share a few of this fabulous lady :).  I do have to tell you that she's lost over a hundred pounds since even the most recent of these pictures, so she looks a little different now!

We're both in this one!  Fourth Grade, with Mrs. Butts.




Playing on the playground equipment at the park in Laramie with Michelle and the other kids!


Showing Justice her apartment in Laramie...


 The lion and the wolf!  The Wyoming Game and Fish Expo has a lot of fun activities for kids of all ages! :)

Birthday dinner at 303 in Casper -
You can't have spent time with Michelle without learning a lot about canine agility training and spending some time at trials (and hiding in the woods for the dogs to practice air scenting or tracking).

 



Girls' night at the movies with some of my nieces!
All dressed up!  There was some serious dress shopping leading up to this event...

 All ready!








 And you can't think of Michelle, without thinking of this beautiful lady, who was such a special friend.

 

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