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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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  • December 23, 2006

    In The Bleak Mid Winter


    Silent Sunlit Snow


    The presents are bought, and the holiday treats are in the fridge... The fireplace is going and we have snow flurries in the forecast. I cant belive the year is nearly over. Woody and I are ensconced at home for the weekend at last. Our tree softly glows fades away and then glows again with the new colored lights that I purchased for it this year. I like it so much better than "blink blink" lights that I had on there for years and years...

    It hasnt been easy getting ready for the holidays. Time has been in short supply notso much because of work or social commitments, but by the time I get home, I have so little energy left I just colapse into a chair and watch the fireplace, or worse the TV.

    I am still in a sort of funk, but really think a lot of my problem is my poor sleep. I have days when I feel like if I close my eyes I will fade away immediatly, or if I laid down on the carpet under my desk I would fall asleep before I could take my next breath. I am looking forward to the new year and getting this sorted out.

    But the grief process seems to be moving forward. Writing cards this year seemed to be easier than I thought, I didnt get them all done but tears didnt slow me down, just volume and lack of time.

    I have been following the discussions about saying Merry Christmas rather than "Happy Holidays". Since I work in about the most politically correct company imaginable, they have a ittybitty holiday lunch and whince at every gift exchange and Merry Christmas. Most departments ignore the eye rolling and have holiday gatherings, and Secret Santa gift exchanges. One of the larger groups sponsored a gift tree for disadvantaged kids and there were dozens of cartons of items shipped to the troops in Iraq... The few Muslim and other religions seem to take it all in stride and display no ill will, as long as we invite them to the party, which we do of course.

    This past four weeks there have been a lot of activities at the church, from a carolling party at a local nursing home, to a special "Blue Christmas" service, sponsored by the Grief Recovery Group that I was a part of this fall. This was a service in which a persons feelings of grief could be shared in light of the holidays I found out that this was a nationwide event, and felt that it was quite helpful.

    In the morning Woody and I are taking part of the opening of the service, lighting the Advent Candles and reading. Finding that many in our church are struggling with lonliness and disconnection, we as a body have really tried to make a place for everyone to feel welcome.

    I feel some of the strangness of Christmas Past hover around me like Marley's Ghost, but for the most part, I know that like everything in life Christmas is what you make of it. The truth is, in giving, you receive, and it helps to ease the pain of past disapointments. I know too, that focusing on the real meaning of the season and realizing that all of the "stuff" that has been piled on this time of, what should be, a renewal of our spiritual commitment, is ment to drive you into a guilt trip so you will go out and try to fill that void with the false promise of "if I could just have THAT, I would be happy". No material thing will ultimately do that, and perhaps that is the biggest lesson for us living in the third millenium. We need to sit back and take a long look at that poor family in Bethlehem and realize that relationship to God and to each other is the true gift. And in that we can go on.

    In the bleak midwinter,
    frost wind made moan,
    earth stood hard as iron,
    water like a stone;
    snow had fallen,
    snow on snow, snow on snow,
    in the bleak midwinter,
    long ago.

    Our God, heaven cannot hold him,
    nor earth sustain;
    heaven and earth shall flee away
    when he comes to reign.
    In the bleak midwinter
    a stable place sufficed
    the Lord God Almighty,
    Jesus Christ.

    Angels and archangels
    may have gathered there,
    cherubim and seraphim
    thronged the air;
    but his mother only,
    in her maiden bliss,
    worshiped the beloved with a kiss.

    What can I give him,
    poor as I am?
    If I were a shepherd,
    I would bring a lamb;
    if I were a Wise Man,
    I would do my part;
    yet what I can I give him:
    give my heart.


    That is my longing and my hearts true desire...



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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





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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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