Monday, September 20, 2010

Speak the Truth, Even If Your Voice Shakes...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Gals,
SIDE STORY: Goodness, what a weekend. It doesn't feel like a Monday (although that could be because I am still in my PJ's and it's 3:15 pm. No biggie!). So you might be wondering why I am in my pj's still? Well, maybe most of you aren't actually wondering that but I will enlighten you none the less. Shay Robbins (how did I get so lucky?) completed his 1st Half Ironman on Sunday. He and K2 guy counselor, Jeff Brown, awoke at 4:00 am (I awoke at 4:30 am due to being awake, saying bye, and a little girl in my belly just a movin' around at 4:00 like crazy) and headed out for the race! I came later at 6:30 am to watch the start of the race and the transition to bike (in the triathlete world it's called T1...I'm so in with the lingo!). Anyways, I'll spare you the details and get to the post title for today but I was so very proud of Shay Robbins yesterday! To see someone do something so extraordinary is just awesome! It was so much fun, while exhausting with the precious one along with me, yet I did tear up (of course, I cry on Pentathlon day at Kamp for goodness sake) when he finished. I just was so proud of him! So there's my "that's why I'm still in my pj's reasoning/justification...oh, who cares...I can wear my pj's if I want to!

Okay, so the picture at the top! (Side Note: how adorably cute is this print I found on you tell someone {me} is obsessed with a certain homeade, custom website). Speaking the Truth in Love can be so very hard and that's why I loved this print. Sometimes going to friends or K2 staff is hard to speak truth to them and it's even more hard to hear truth from friends/husband at times in life. Truth...when truly spoken to refine us or correct us is hard to accept...but if you look back to moments when truth has been spoken to you in love...there is always HUGE blessing and a sweetness of being to be more like Jesus that comes. Oh, but it can hurt so badly at first and when you are the one going to someone to prayerfully speak truth in the print perfectly puts it..."Speak truth even if your voice shakes." I just love that. In our humanness our voice will shake when we need to go to a sister, mom, friend, husband or whoever to speak truth into their life to help them grow, be molded, and refined to be more like Jesus! I want that in my life and want to do that to other's lives...but my voice can get really shaky! (Another Side Note: I love how this print of this saying has the quote in the mid part of the body written across where our hearts are in real life. I have no idea if the artist meant to do that but I love it! I am now officially an artist critic...haha! Just kidding! I just love it so much how it embodies what we can all feel to have to confront or speak truth to sisters in Christ in our lives. Oh, I'm rambling in my side note...sorry!)

Remember today to speak truth in LOVE (not jealousy or gossip or any other reason)...even if your voice shakes...if you do it with love in your spirit then the blessing always comes...well, by always it could be a crown in heaven someday...which is AWESOME!

Be Awesome & Love Jesus,

Kanakuk Ashley Robbins /
Photo: / Seller: RachelAwes / Click HERE to purchase print

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