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My Wide Blue Seas

Its All About The Journey



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Name~ Hokule'a Kealoha

Short Bio~Hokule'a Kealoha is the Nom De Plume of a writer that formerly lived in Hawaii and is now living a life of adventure on the highways and byways of the American South . I am a Born Again follower of Jesus, as well as a wife, mother of cats and dogs,jeweler, entreprenuer, photographer and pilgrim...

Age~ Old enough to know better

Status~ Newly Single after 13 years of marriage,fur mom to the loving and devoted mini ShihTzu doggie Annabelle, born 6-11-2007 RIP 2-25-09, and the beautiful Abigail born 2-14-09

Hair Color~ natural brown/grey

Mood~ I ALWAYS have a mood, try me...

Loving~ Jesus, Hawaii, my furry friend, Abigail, my Pen Pals, Jewelry ,Blogging ,Writing anything,my Ipod,and being outdoors surrounded by my wonderful natural surroundings

Hating~ Boom Box Cars, Earspray, Abuse of Power,

Reading~
  • Bible


  • Magnificat


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  • Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women


  • In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler



  • Books in Progress...
  • CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


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  • Just Finished Reading

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  • Jesus, Divine Mercy ~
    Learn About The Divine Mercy
    I Trust In You~

    My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
    2009~
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  • 2008~
  • Be Thankful


  • Colateral Damage


  • Make Lemonade


  • Home Is Where The Heart Is


  • The Poor With Us


  • Because Its The Hardest Thing I Can Do


  • We Have All Become Victims


  • Lest I Forget


  • The Most Important Words


  • Family Values


  • Familiar Places


  • May Perpetual Light Shine On Them


  • A City In Motion


  • 2007~
  • The Quiet Storm


  • Fellowship of the Cane


  • Like Dead Unremembered: A 9-11 Tribute


  • The Medicine Machine


  • One Giant Leap


  • In The Steps of St. Francis


  • Too Much Information


  • The Un Choice


  • 2006~
  • The Holly and the Ivy


  • The First 9-11, Dec 7,1941


  • Small Moments of Silence


  • Peaches to Winnipeg


  • Dreaming of Hawaii


  • Memorial Day


  • Scattered Values


  • The White Line is the Lifeline for the Nation


  • Warnings of a New Civil War


  • I Will Be True To The Promise I Have Made


  • The Snowy Bloody Day


  • Cats in the Cradle


  • 2005~
  • The Journey


  • Rebirth of a City


  • For Posterity's Sake


  • The New Civil War


  • Every Mother's Son


  • And There You Stayed, Temporarily Lost at Sea


  • The Lone Rider


  • The Bible Is Not the Fourth Member of the Trinity


  • Rome Wasn't Built With Union Labor


  • Happy Birthday Mom ~revised~


  • A Beautiful Noise


  • Even Now


  • The Wearing of the Red


  • Night Ranger


  • The Joyful Traveler


  • Hoiliili "To Gather Up"


  • Ke Makakilo (My Observations)


  • He Giveth Sleep


  • Save The Children


  • 2004~
  • Lux Aeterna


  • December 2004


  • You're Joking, Right?


  • Ground Zero


  • I Am Not A Failure


  • O,To Grace, How Great A Debtor


  • Lost In Translation


  • One Small Step for Man


  • The Rainbow's End


  • Profanity


  • Taps


  • The Journey


  • Makoa's Song


  • No Aloha For The Weakest


  • The Paradoxical Comandments


  • The Time Is Now


  • 2003~
  • When No Fruit Is On The Vine



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    St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    St. Edith Stein~Pray for Us

    Religion Link List~

  • My Secret is Mine


  • Ignatius Insight-Online Magazine


  • Fr John Corapi SOLT


  • Dr. Scott Hahn St Paul Center


  • Fr. Mitch Pacwa~ Ignatius Productions


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  • Political Link List~
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  • Arkansas Link List~
  • Little Portion Hermitage


  • John Michael Talbot website


  • John Michael Talbot Myspace page


  • 1st United Methodist Church Bella Vista


  • Northwest Arkansas Guide



  • Mimi's Cafe


  • Metro Woman Business Directory of NW Arkansas


  • River Grille


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  • Interactive Links~

    Live WebCam Feed from the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohalla, Big Island of Hawaii


    Click here for Aloha Joe!Live Hawaiian Music 24/7

    St Damein of Molokai'i,Patron Saint of Hawaii, Pray for us

    St. Damien of Molokai'i, Patron of Hawaii and the Outcasts among us, pray for us....

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    Hawaii Links~ ~
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  • Volcano Updates (Pele's Mood Meter)Hawaii Volcano Observatory

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Volcano Watch Archives

  • Mauna Kea Observatory

  • Pacific Tsunami Museum

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  • Technorotica for Blogging~





    Blogarama - The Blog Directory

    Listed on BlogShares


    Christianity Blog Directory


  • Who Links Here...Click here to see who's linking to this site. Powered by WhoLinksToMe.com

  • Globe of Blogs~Blog search engine

  • The Blog Search Engine

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  • BlogSkins

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  • Wikipedia



  • Nuzio's Place on the Web


  • Commutefaster.com


  • PING ME!


  • MWBS Wordpress Edition


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  • Technorotica for Jewelers, and the Jewelry Trade~

  • Gemological Institute of America


  • The Drouhard National Jewelers School


  • The Conner School



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  • September 01, 2004

    Days of Fire, Days of Gold


    First Efforts- custom hand fabricated bail and attaching ring. Customers Taitian Pearl and bangle bracelet. Every jewelry person that has seen this wants one! May start a new fashion trend and you saw it first!

    Went to the studio yesterday, and worked my butt off but this is the result. My customer cannot hardly believe it, if you saw the pathetic tin like thing that was holding this precious pearl,you wouldnt believe that she'd been charged for it. It was quite an experience doing this. The bail was die struck from flat stock and shaped. The bail and the inner screw that holds the pearl was made by hand, and the outer ring was scraps that I melted down and formed by hand. 8 hours... with a bit of time for lunch. I am so proud of it that I showed all 2 people that came into the shop today!

    Its not easy working there. Doug and Sara are kind, but busy and have their own projects and I do need a lot of help, so I interupt them all the time. In the mix are two dogs and a boisterous 5 year old that seems to need a lot of attention and I dont see a lot of home schooling going on here. The running in and out of the shop, teasing the dogs into a frenzy, and slamming the door just to do it, make me want to scream. Its a trial and a half. Noise and distraction in a dangerous place. I actually burned myself with a torch when the door slammed and I jumped.

    Then there is a rather casual attitude twords the whole effort there. There were to me, some minor disasters in the fabrication process and finally Sara started snapping at me. This gal is young enough to be my daughter and that struck me as odd that she would do that, but I realize that I really am imposing on them, even though Doug offered to help me learn.

    At one point, Sara took Noah, and the dogs out and Doug and I were working by ourselves. He chided me quietly that "I take things way too seriously and I needed to relax." I calmly said that I do take this seriously. Time is valuable. His time and my time both. His gold Im using is valuable. I expend a weeks worth of gas, close my store for a day and nearly killed myself falling down a ditch to come there. I am committed to the process, and that is serious as a heart attak. "Waste, Brother, is a sin, and wasting others possessions is a greater sin and I am so beholden to you for everthing...(Doug even insists that I eat lunch there, and not go into town.) I will not take all of this less seriously." He smiled... and we went on with what we are doing.

    I know what he was thinking. The whole mindset that if you care too much about anything that you are not resting in God's will, and not trusting. That if you are overly concerned, you have issues of pride and self will. I know the breed. I so disagree with that. God wants us to care about doing our best in everything that we do. His little boy will get hurt in there one day, it will be sad. I care about that.

    I do care about this... my business depends on it.

    I got home in one piece and opened the store today. Its quiet. Scary quiet. I called my customer and told her that her bracelet was ready at 100.00 less than what I quoted and that made me a hero. Great I can take the cash and put the money on the credit card I have been using to pay for my extra gas

    I need to pray about this relationship. And I do think that I need to go to the school in Ohio after all. Doug is out of town untill the end of September, I may come to a decision that this isnt going to work out.

    Woody called me. We are out of money again and he cant pay the hotel bill. I dont know what to do. He is going to pull a back to back work week where he works 4 days then works another four days, with no break. Hes got an extra day in there and we need that but I wont see him for a week.

    I have a cold I think... and what is really peculiar, is all of these deep brusies are itching fiercely... guess its the healing process. My ankle is still very swollen... Likely I broke it and Im hobbling around on it. It is the ugliest purple shade that I have ever seen on me legs...

    But I guess I will live...






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    My other Blogs~

  • Its All About The Journey~Reshaping My Life,One Pound At A Time

  • My Wide Green Fields~~ The Ohio Journey

  • Hokule'a~~Star of Gladness- A Poetry Blog

  • Lux Aeterna-A Memorial Blog dedicated to those affected by the events of 9-11-2001

  • Hawaii Calls! News Views and Links from the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Remembering Annabelle


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    Blogs I am reading~

    Pretty Nearly Daily Reads ~

  • 922 Cats

  • Collecting My Thoughts


  • Texas Trifles

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Smoothstone...

  • Attitude of Gratitude


  • LaShawn Barber's Corner

  • Journal Of A Writing Man


  • Regeneration


  • Wheelie Catholic


  • Insightscoop


  • Bloggers over 50


  • Koinonikon-Margi


  • Christ Is In Our Midst

  • Daily Weaving


  • Glory To God For All Things


  • The Eleventh~ a blog


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    Blogs of the Ozarks, and the Tri State Region~

  • Live! From Paradise!

  • Steph's Gonna Win!

  • The More Excellent Way

  • ...just another day in paradise...

  • Deo Volente

  • When Kate Blogs

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    Focus on Israel ~~~

  • Smoothstone...

  • Jack's Random Thoughts

  • Me-Ander



  • Solomonia

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Jewish in a Gentile World





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    Abigail Valentine, my little darling ~



    Fave Dog Blogs ~


  • Chihuahua Craziness

  • Miss Sadie Shih-Tzu

  • Raina Roo's and Kitty's too puppy blog

  • Bailey's Buddy

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    Annabelle my Beloved ~

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    May She Rest In Peace 2-25-2009 ~

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