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My Wide Blue Seas

Its All About The Journey


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,

  • Bible

  • Magnificat

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  • Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women

  • In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler

  • Books in Progress...

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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!~
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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....

    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

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  • Globe of Blogs~Blog search engine

  • The Blog Search Engine

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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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  • January 08, 2005

    He Giveth Sleep

    The approaching Calm - Hamakua Coastline

    Psalm 127:2

    It is vain for you to rise up early, To retire late, To eat the bread of painful labors; For He gives to His beloved children, even in their sleep.

    I am an insomniac. Confirmed and certifiable... In these days of wear and tear on my nerves it has worsened, add to this the "2 o'clock wake ups" some sort of hormone short circuit...(hey it was hot flashes two years ago so...When is this thing called the change OVER WITH anyhow...)Woody is working all sorts of weird shifts for the guard people, ok by me but he gets home and wants to talk about it... I cant wait till we move and have separate beds...The long and the short of it is that I am not getting enough sleep. This morning I slept through two hours of news... Heavens how can you sleep through that??? and it was 8:15 when I woke... Was out the door by 8:30 and to town by 9am. Opened nearly on time.. Whew!

    Mak has to come and get on me several times a night now and do "happy paws..." My own dang fault... I love the furry nuisance so I put up with it. His purring is a comfort as he lays down next to me... Often these days there is a tiny green house frog outside the bedroom window. These little guys no bigger than a dime trill sweetly, unlike the coque frog that "ko-kees" loudly, these guys have finesse and style. If its late enough, the mynahs have begun to sing and the roosters are crowing. My fountain is gurgling in the foyer, we are leaving that as well as many other things for the future owners of our home. I have already determined that I shall have a fountain in my new home as I love the running water effect so much. I got it to fill in the background noise that I missed, now the sound itself is cherished. I shall miss the night noises of Puna. But they also keep me awake too.

    We have had a pick up in business. Our ads for the "inventory reduction sale" have drawn a few bargain hunters. Others just happen upon us... That is the thing about advertising that was crazy making for us... Nothing seems to work, and you do most of your business by chance... Well you cant make projections based on that. Today I sold more individual items than I have in one day for a while. Stuff is going out for which I am humbly grateful. I have started to liquidate bills that have been outstanding and perhaps I shall be able to pay everyone and not slink out of here like a rat... I was afraid that was going to be the case. The thought of it kept me awake at night...

    I decided that even if I was rushed and harried I was still going to respect the day, and try to relax and I think it did help. It made a difference on the selling and at the end of the day I was less uptight...

    I had a crazy thought as I was preparing to close the store and pack everything away into the safe... I have had the "priviledge" of being close to people who lost children due to catastrophic illness. To support them and hold their hands and at the end sing these precious ones into glory at the funeral service. As 5 pm came tonight, it was still in the building. A steady rain was falling, and I turned to computer and the A/C off and listened. There was a peace, a quietness that I wouldn't have experienced had Woody been there...No one was around and I began to tear down the store. Each case has its own little tub. Rings in a little box and many small boxes with individual items. Nearly all have to come off of a display piece, and be put away into the safe. I counted as I worked and I have nearly 400 items to pack and unpack everyday. 2 hours to set up and an hour or so to tear down. Every space is full. I have it all utilized. I only have a tiny bit of backstock left 10-12 pieces at the most. I handled it all like it was living creatures and in a sense they are. This isn't just goods that I bought and am selling. Each line, each item, was a hope, a building block to a better future for me and Woody. Now the hopes are gone. My business is like those moribund children. The life fading from them... the hopes fading away...They are still beautiful, and it breaks my heart...

    I often times play the "Lux Aeterna" when I am tearing down the store. I had my own tonight in silence...

    Its quiet tonight at the house... I think that there has been a big change here in the neighborhood and I dont know what, but it has been terribly quiet. I love it dont get me wrong, but if its because one of our solders from the street died I shall be very sad.

    I will have a requiem here at the house for sure like I did at the store tonight,it is inevitable...As much as I once thought that I had never "bonded" to this house, I shall miss it frightfully and the way it has been a refuge...The only place at all where I could go as Hawaii has been so hostile towards me... We have estimators coming to look at what we are moving and the lady that used to own our house is a real estate agent and she wants to be the one to list our house, and has people that can help us do the up keep needed to get it back into shape. I told her that I am ashamed at the condition of the place and she was encouraging and said not to worry about it. I cant help it and I have 1000 things that pinch and pull at my mind all the time...Its a never ending struggle to give it over to God and try to let go...

    Most of the time I fail...

    Then I can't sleep...

    Hokule'a at mywideblueseas@gmail.com

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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

  • Join the Project.... I am Blogger 768~

    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


    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 ~

    May She Rest In Peace 2-25-2009 ~

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