Jeremiah 17:8 - "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."
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...
Perfect for fans
of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs—Barbara O’Neal’s new novel of food,
friendship, and the freedom to grow your dreams brings together four
very different women longing to savor the true taste of happiness.
Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender
Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine
country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the
profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to
sustain her life’s work after she’s gone. So she invites her three
closest online friends—fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and
backgrounds—out to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit
There’s Ginny, the freckle-faced Kansas cake baker
whose online writing is about to lead her out of a broken marriage and
into a world of sensual delights. And Ruby, young, pregnant, devoted to
the organic movement, who’s looking for roots—and the perfect recipe to
heal a shattered heart. Finally, Val, smart and sophisticated, a wine
enthusiast who needs a fresh start for her teenage daughter after
tragedy has rocked their lives. Coming together will change the Foodie
Four in ways they could never have imagined, uniting them in love and a
common purpose. As they realize that life doesn’t always offer a perfect
recipe for happiness, they also discover that the moments worth
savoring are flavored with some tears, a few surprises, and generous
helping of joy.
O'Neal has once again managed to capture the secret hopes, dreams and
fears of her audience. Captivated by this story, I stayed up late last
night to finish reading. Her characters are real, complex, and as a
reader, I can pick out pieces of myself or people that I know in each of
It's release day for Kimberly Kincaid's first full length novel, and the kickoff to her Pine Mountain series, Turn Up the Heat!
There are only so many
times a girl can hear those words before she believes that it is, in
fact, very much her. Unexpectedly jilted by her locally famous boyfriend
and haunted by a boss who makes Attila the Hun look like a lap dog,
Bellamy Blake does what any self-respecting girl in her shoes would do.
She rounds up her two best girlfriends and makes plans to get the hell
out of Dodge.
But Bellamy's escape plan takes a nose dive on the
side of rural route 164 when her transmission self-destructs, leaving
her in the middle of a cell phone dead zone with nothing but her wits.
Oh, and Shane Griffin, the hottest mechanic who's ever checked under her
Yet this small-town man isn't all he seems. Can Shane and
Bellamy prove that sometimes the most unlikely ingredients make the most
deliciously sexy mix?
Not only does she have the best heroes, but the female characters aren't any slouches either!
This fabulous author definitely turned up the heat! I have read every
single one of her novels (so far), so I knew from the beginning that
this story would probably have more “steam” than I usually like to read,
but I also knew that I absolutely had to read it.
I need to
mention that if you don't care for steamy scenes in your novels, or a
little language, you probably want to give Turn Up The Heat a pass, but
if you are a fan of great characters and a fabulous storyline, then this
is the read for you. There is a bit of language, but it suits the
You can't have a great romance without a great hero,
but this author has not settled for a great hero alone, but matched him
move for move with an intelligent, strong, stubborn female heroine, who
makes you love her too!
I absolutely loved Shane and Bellamy's story! Make sure you check out Turn up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid!
1/3 bar Fels Naptha 1/2 cup washing soda
1/2 cup borax powder
2 gallon (at least) container And...LOTS OF WATER!
Grate the soap & put it in a saucepan. Add 6 cups water & heat
until soap melts. Add the washing soda & borax. Stir until
dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups hot water into the container.
Add soap mixture into the container & stir. Add 1 gallon plus 6
cups of water & stir. Cover and let sit overnight to gel.
I triple this recipe for a 5 gallon bucket of soap. Today I'm septupling it to make two buckets - one for use, and one so I don't have to skip laundry for a day so I wait for the next batch to gel!