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...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg


The Chase (O'Hare and Fox, #2)
My rating:

The Chase (Fox and O'Hare #2)

by
Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg, New York Times bestselling authors of The Heist, return in this action-packed, exciting adventure featuring master con artist Nicolas Fox and die-hard FBI agent Kate O’Hare. And this time around, things go from hot to nuclear when government secrets are on the line.

Internationally renowned thief and con artist Nicolas Fox is famous for run
ning elaborate and daring scams. His greatest con of all: convincing the FBI to team him up with the only person who has ever caught him, and the only woman to ever capture his attention, Special Agent Kate O’Hare. Together they’ll go undercover to swindle and catch the world’s most wanted—and untouchable—criminals.

Their newest target is Carter Grove, a former White House chief of staff and the ruthless leader of a private security agency. Grove has stolen a rare Chinese artifact from the Smithsonian, a crime that will torpedo U.S. relations with China if it ever becomes public. Nick and Kate must work under the radar—and against the clock—to devise a plan to steal the piece back. Confronting Grove’s elite assassins, Nick and Kate rely on the skills of their ragtag crew, including a flamboyant actor, a Geek Squad techie, and a band of AARP-card-carrying mercenaries led by none other than Kate’s dad.

A daring heist and a deadly chase lead Nick and Kate from Washington, D.C., to Shanghai, from the highlands of Scotland to the underbelly of Montreal. But it’ll take more than death threats, trained henchmen, sleepless nights, and the fate of a dynasty’s priceless heirloom to outsmart Fox and O’Hare.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 25th 2014 by Bantam
ISBN
0345543084 (ISBN13: 9780345543080)
edition language
English
series
I loved this! It was so hilariously funny! Janet Evanovich always makes me laugh, and I had to read some parts aloud to my husband!



“You have a very overprotective father,” Nick said. “When you were a teenager, how did he greet your dates? With a flamethrower?”

“With a foot-long combat machete, just like the one he gave me for my twelfth birthday.”

“Every girl should have one,” Nick said.
 

Sunday, February 23, 2014 (playlist)

Sunday, February 23, 2014 (playlist)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Papa the Stock Farmer

I loved this book!  It is a neat little story about life on the farm and the life of a farmer. There are lots of fantastic real life photos, and great vocabulary explanations worked right into the storyline!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review Don't Even Think About It

I enjoyed this book!  It was such a fun, and appropriate YA read.  I liked the characters. I would definitely let my kids read this.  It had real life kids with rather unusual problems, but the language wasn't inappropriate, there weren't any nasty scenes, and it was a fun read.




Friday, February 7, 2014

Review: A Match Made in Texas by Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, Carol Cox from Bethany House Publishers

A Match Made in Texas

This delightful novella collection captures the antics of a sweet hearted matchmaker on the Texas frontier, until the tables are turned and she becomes the matchmakee!

  This 384 page novella just flew by as I enjoyed one heart warming story after another.  Check out the Goodreads information and my review here.

 Check out this fantastic read from Bethany House!  

A Match Made in Texas

A Novella Collection

About

There's a secret matchmaker at work in frontier Texas!
In the small town of Dry Gulch, Texas, a good-hearted busybody just can't keep herself from surreptitiously trying to match up women in dire straits with men of good character she hopes can help them. How is she to know she's also giving each couple a little nudge toward love?
A Cowboy Unmatched
Neill isn't sure who hired him to repair Clara's roof--he only knows Clara desperately needs his help. Can he convince this stubborn widow to let down her guard and take another chance on love?

An Unforeseen Match
Hoping to earn an honest wage on his way to the land rush, Clayton ends up on Grace's doorstep, lured by a classified ad. He may have signed on for more than he expected though--and he may have found the one woman who can keep him from moving on.

No Match for Love
Andrew can't fathom how refined Lucy ended up as the caretaker to his dotty aunt, and somehow her arrival has prompted even more bizarre occurrences around the ranch. When they join forces to unearth the truth, will the attraction between Andrew and Lucy develop into more?

Meeting Her Match
When the tables are turned and a tenderhearted meddler becomes the beneficiary of a matchmaking scheme, her world is turned upside down. As her entire life changes, will she finally be able to tell the banker's son how much she cares for him?