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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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  • January 04, 2007

    A New Years Resolution


    My Winter Dream... Wailoa Park With Snow Capped Mauna Kea in the background. Hilo Hawaii

    We rearranged the "Media Room" over the week end. I dont think I mentioned the incredible debacle I created when I ordered new furniture for this room. The measurements in the catalog were not correct so the peices were all too big. I compounded the issue by trying to get a good deal and bought more stuff than I really needed and ended up returning a bunch of it at my expense (that ment Woody and I had to rent a truck and take it back ourselves. Rental yard was 50 miles away but near the store where I bought the stuff, so 100 mile round trip and truck rental about 100 bucks, add that to the shipping charges for the stuff I returned, it was a chunk of change I left on the table...

    But by rearranging this room we both have good access to the computer and we now have a place to file our papers and perhaps we can find important papers...like the other day when Woody needed to renew his driver's license and the woman at the DMV wanted more documentation than his old license and his expired passport. He couldnt find his mothers birth certificate so we rushed a renew on his passport. He is now officially an Arkansan... And I knew we had to fix our document control problem.

    There are a lot of things like this in my life. I am so busy just trying to survive my job that the rest of my life is falling apart. Every time I would think about doing something about it I would freeze up... "Woody's job sucks and I need this job for the money, insurance, blah blah blah..." Meanwhile, yours truly has zip life. I am a cash cow, struggling with prostitution of the mind...and in fact somewhat faking it through my job because I dont have all of the qualifications that are really needed.

    I have been on a track to nowhere, making money saving money and running up bills. The more that do this the more enslaved to this life I become. As I sat at home for this past holiday week I realized that I have been living in the macro, worried about everything else everyone else but myself.

    Why must I stay enslaved to a job I hate? Because Woody stood guard on a dump in Paradise, while I ran our dream ie the jewelry store? I know that was a horrid thing but he was supporting himself as well as me.Well I gave it up so he wouldnt have to do that anymore. Now he can support us a lot easier, if he chooses to, but if I stand up and am the hero, he has no incentive to keep fighting.

    The first thing I did was repent of wanton spending, and not thinking about what I have been doing, For not caring about the future, and for pathetic martyrdom.

    I had decided that for a Lenten Pledge this year I would forgo shopping and spending money and I would have all of my personal debt paid off by Easter. Well Im starting now January 1, as I am so in over my head its gonna take this long just to get the job done. But the borrower is the lenders slave and I am done with it

    I am also willing to put another cherished dream on the line to improve my lot now... the desire to go back into leadership at our church. We are preparing to launch what will be a "church with in a church" in our church. I am finally worshipping in a venue that would freely welcome me to any role I chose to do. So I have prayed and waited and you know... thats my role... to perhaps mentor future leaders, but I feel that this is passing me by as well . Let it go now before I hurt myself with misplaced expectations.

    Why make this change... I was approached by a very large trucking company to work the weekends 10 am to 10 pm. saturday and sunday. Very hectic and crazy but I can do two days a week standing on my head. I would have 5 days a week to myself to pursue other intrests... Im sure you can see the point, I can get into a whole lot of trouble home alone like that and have a lot of fun. I prayed about it, talked to Woody about losing half of my salary and insurance, and applied. We shall see.

    On top of this I received word that the first position in the new International division has opened for auditions. When I read the job description, I was pretty amazed, it was a sweeping description that would cover nearly every position in the account that I just left. Including travel and 24/7 access no matter when... I guess I have to marry the company.Am I crazy to not want to do that? I am also applying for this in case I am wrong or that this is a temporary issue until the group gets large enough to pass the work around... I like the guys that run the division and worked with the VP in charge years ago in California, but I dont want to be in bondage to a job anymore. So this creates a conundrum to my Resolution...

    In anycase the ship is moving forward. I feel good about it and hope that the momentem can continue.

    Any resolutions anyone? I would love to hear them




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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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