Monday, September 30, 2013

Looking Back...

Hey K2 Kanakuk Friends
Looking back. Some people will tell you to never look back...keep moving forward, the past is the past.

I think for me, I would disagree. I am guessing most of you have started school and kamp seems, well, far away already. The moments of wonder with Jesus, the changes in your heart and life, and the real touch with your Savior feels...lost. And it's only September. Sweet girls, remember Jesus. Remember the same God that you see day in and day out at Kanakuk Kamps is the exact same Holy and Loving and Just and Real God that is in your heart, all around you...where you are. You don't need the kamp gates to walk daily with Jesus.

I love the refuge of the kamp bubble...I do. I just never want you to mistake that for the only place you "feel Jesus." He is with you and promises in Hebrews...He will never forsake you. Remember and look back to your heart moments this summer. He's in you, around you and working through you. He isn't "far away" and desires to simply know and be with you...

Be awesome & Love Jesus,

kanakuk ashley robbins

Friday, September 27, 2013


Hey K2 Kanakuk Friends,
Well, this summer Kanakuk had the huge honor and blessing of having Jennie Allen as our girls' staff purity speaker. It was a raw, fun, real and honest message from Jennie and centered around Romans 8:1-2...

"Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death."

Anyways, so after kamp I actually had one of Jennie's book. I had had it for a while I must admit as I am not a great reader of any sorts outside of a quiet time in God's Word with Mickey Mouse or Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme music in the background or quite the reader of any children's books specifically the Dolly Parton Free Imagination Library books my littles get each month...other than that you will not see me thumbing through pages of ads and west elm magazines not included.

BUT for some reason, I actually started reading this...and have finished it. I know, surprise! It was good. It was hard in some ways as the title is the prayer that absorbs the book..."Lord, I'll do anything." Anything to break the complacency of comfort, anything you call me to do, anything meaning all trust and hope and security and understanding is only found in HIM. ANYTHING. I think I can pray it, and really mean it...I think. I hope. I love Jennie's writing as she isn't this over the top, non-approachable or real writer...she doesn't ask for her readers to sell everything they own and move to a tribe of women with no shirts...she honestly and vulnerably just prays but my favorite line in the whole book was this...

"So do you everyday and your ordinary. Godliness is found and formed in those places."

For me this is life...the everday. The diapers, the cutting of 3 littles food every meal, the balance of life, the finding of Jesus in my mission of being on a floor all day with building blocks...the EVERYDAY. Jesus, may my anything come as YOU have it each day.

Go read a's really good for your brain. Seriously.

Be awesome & love Jesus, 

kanakuk ashley robbins

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

5 month "Break", That's All that Was..


Hey Kanakuk K2 Friends,
Wow! I guess by "break" I maybe should have typed 5 month stint of NOTHING. I am sure all the followers have been checking each day just longing for a post...I just giggled at my own thought!

Anyways, I guess it's time to update and start again as I do enjoy the creative outlet and silly posts and ramblings of my day to just be a fun place for you girls! It was a great summer which is what the break really centered around. Usually I blog to parents during the summer but with being a wife, momma to 3 and one on the way and jumping back in to being a summer kamp director...well, the blog was the break.

We are all settled back into routine and normalcy and that has been sweet like fresh fruit and chobani yogurt on my baked oatmeal recipe (technically not mine but a precious kamp momma from Nashville).  Seriously, it's the best baked oatmeal recipe ever known to man or woman.

So, I'm back...let's chat and engage and use social media (which you all know I's a weird relationship) for good, fun, laughter, and true relationships. Let's do this jack!

Be awesome & love Jesus,

kanakuk ashley robbins