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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 22, 2006

    I Can Only Imagine

    Do This.... Altar of the First Baptist Church of Artesia California.

    "I can only imagine
    what it will be like,
    when I walk by Your side...
    I can only imagine,
    what my eyes will see,
    when Your Face is before me!
    I can only imagine.
    I can only imagine.

    Surrounded by Your Glory,
    what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you, Jesus?
    Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence,
    or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'?
    Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine!
    I can only imagine!

    I can only imagine,
    when that day comes,
    when I find myself standing in the Son!
    I can only imagine,
    when all I will do,
    is forever, forever worship You!
    I can only imagine!
    I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory,
    what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you,
    Jesus? Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence,
    or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'?
    Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine!
    Yeah! I can only imagine!

    Surrounded by Your Glory,
    what will my heart feel?
    Will I dance for you, Jesus?
    Or in awe of You, be still?
    Will I stand in Your presence,
    or to my knees will I fall?
    Will I sing 'Hallelujah!'?
    Will I be able to speak at all?
    I can only imagine!
    Yeah! I can only imagine!

    I can only imagine!
    Yeah! I can only imagine!!
    Only imagine!!!
    I can only imagine.

    I can only imagine,
    when all I do is forever,
    forever worship You!
    I can only imagine......"


    Copyright by MercyMe 1999
    Used without permission


    Long Beach Airport Marriott Sept 21 2006

    I can only say this, my family has brought forth some amazing musicians and performers. We have served in the church for 4 generations. And that was apparent at the memorial service for my Mother. It came off beautifully and to me was very satisfying and gratifying... a wonderful tribute to a wonderful person

    It was short notice. My Aunts had been out here a week and had done round the clock care of Mom in her last hours. There was a crisis of sorts when it was realized that it would take a week to get an internment arranged, so we put together a memorial service for the day we could get everyone together.

    I was surprised at some of the people that came . People from her old job, a lady that had served with her on the mission field, a couple that have been friends of my family since, well, my dad met him at the local watering hole when he was still working. Frail, I think, and a bit fanciful, he walked up to the portrait of my parents and pointed at my Dad, in disbelief? "He never looked so well!, It looks just like him". The photo was taken in 1986 and he did look content and well then.

    My brother, his son and soon to be daughter in law arrived. My brother looked ...old. Road weary, and had a terrible color. Maybe its too much smoking... maybe its drugs I dont know, but he looked awful. He turned and looked at me and I could see a strangeness in his eye and realized that he was quite mad. Mental illness runs in the family you know.

    There was music and tributes from a number of her friends and my pastor cousin and I did some Bible readings. Then Pastor Rose picked up his guitar to accompany two of my mom's best friends, Jim and Alice, the last surviving members of a Gospel quartet that Mom was a part of for many years and they were going to sing...

    Well, my nephew offered to play the piano. Its currently out of use because of need of tuning, and the tuner my Mom used is currently on mission in China... So they went on without the piano...

    Well once they were done, David rose and pulled the cover off "my grandmother's piano" as he put it. Truly it was, as my Mom had selected it from the hundreds that she played prior to it being purchased for the new church back in the early eighties. David sat down and begain to play telling the group how much he owed to her as she gave him really the only music lessions he had received as a young boy. Her gifts for improvisation and transposition were never mine or my brothers but Dave can listen to a peice of music once and play it well then change its key and do it again, a real gift.

    He is also a worship leader and a good one. I was so impressed. The torch has passed it really has and I feel good about it... Like I am realesed to do what ever God wants me to and not feel like I being measured by the expectation thatI would be like Mom, for I am not.

    The spontanious rendition of "I Can Only Imagine" the perfect tribute for a 20 year
    old singer, was wonderful and very well received. I will remember it always.

    The rest of the service including the homily "the four things that improve when you die" was the name of it. 1. your health 2. your inheritance 3. your address 4. better friendships or fellowship... and not necessarily in that order. It was all good. A nine plus and a great send off for my Mom... Im sure that she was looking down and was very pleased...

    I can only imagine...what her life is like now.....

    Closeup of the flowers that Woody bought for the service. He is a lot of things but stingy about stuff like this he's not and he really seemed to understand and has been a great support. Yes, those were our favorite color roses, both Mom and I and those lillies smelled like heaven must smell like....




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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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