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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 29, 2006

    The Seashells Are Listening


    Ripcurl Wave pounding the shore. Seal Beach CA

    So, tremble,
    if you must,
    for the dust,
    is still breathing...
    and the trees,
    are just the leaves,
    on a big breathing globe.
    And there's life
    in the rocks
    and the seashells
    are listening
    to the sounds
    of the sands
    as it rests
    on its way...


    M. Potash 1966

    …And the Seashells are listening


    Written at the Long Beach Airport Marriott
    September 24, 2006

    We spent our free time this week while in California at places that meant a lot to me as I was growing up. I had time to visit with some significant people that I may never see again in this life that effected my destiny.

    But today I write about a place that is so significant to my story that I really cant tell the story with out it. For it is a place of two salvations and two rebirths. A place where I was dedicated to God and a place where God spoke to me and I answered His call to follow Him where ever He leads.

    I am speaking of Seal Beach, California. A strip of gold flecked sand wedged between the Port of Long Beach and the Long Beach Naval Weapons Station . Surrounded by breakwater, and dissected by a lovely peir, It is a delightful spot for sunning and bathing, and for novice surfers and body boarders to practice their craft. Much of the year the tides are benign and peaceful. But in the spring and fall when the wind and the moon balance in such a way the riptide comes and will pull you under and out to sea in a blink if you are not a strong swimmer…

    I have spent many many days here. Many experiences with many people, Woody being the latest, that were important to me. I would take “mental health days” to come and just be here soaking up the peaceful energy that flows from the sea. The waves rush in and rush out in a song… leaving seashells and debris behind like a gift. Today was no different and I heard for the first time in a long time in my mind that song that I put at the beginning of this post… the sea breathing in and breathing out in a song of life that goes to the very center of my soul. I miss the ocean more than any other thing that I have left behind in my journey and life in Arkansas.

    I wrote the story of my two rebirths in the post “O to Grace, How Great a Debtor.” How in Sept of 1964, I wandered out into the sparkling surf and was pulled out to sea while my mother passively watched, thinking that if she left Steve a sturdy 18 month old who would walk after her into the surf, she would lose both of her children. All she felt she could do was to call out to me “ swim! Swim!” Like that was going to help me any…I was eventually swept ashore safe and sound…a miracle considering the tidal pull and the rock strewn coastline

    Eighteen years ago, on September 29, 1988, I was walking on this same beach in a fog, both literally and mentally, and a voice from without spoke to me and I received the direction and comfort that I needed. I accepted the call of God that day to surrender my life totally to Him. Eighteen years later, my only regret is not giving more and more of myself to Him…

    And so today as I treaded my way down the sands, much heavier and stiffer than I was then, reveling in the sparkling shimmer of the surf and the cool breeze… I could only give thanks and praise to God himself who made the sun and the sand, and the joy that suffused my entire being. I felt alive, really alive and full of gladness. When I left those sands that fateful day,eighteen years ago, I couldn’t have envisioned what God had in store for me.

    And I prayed… I know that perhaps I will not be passing this way for a very long time, maybe never again. As I sit in this lovely patio, I can hear the scream of a jet engine as it pulls out onto the tarmack a few hundred yards away...It beckons me onward to new adventures and in faith love and trust, I have only to believe and follow Him...


    Wave comming into the Second Sink, Seal Beach CA




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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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