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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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  • February 24, 2007

    Breaking The Back of Winter

    Blooming Dogwoods Honey Creek State Park Grove OK

    2-23-2007

    We have gone from freezing to blissful here in the Ozarks. I never thought that I would say that air temperatures in the 50's would feel "blissful" but the sun is warm and all is right with the world...It looks like we will be getting another blast of winter, but without the freezing we have been experienced recently. I am sort of looking forward to the thunder and lightning that is being predicted.

    I took this photo this time last spring. It is still too early for dogwood to be in bloom. Many of these trees were destroyed in the ice storm of a month ago, The Oklahoma border lands were really hard hit. Towns between Fort Smith and Tulsa were robbed of their trees by the ice, tops and limbs snapped off, piles and piles of debris everywhere. I wonder how the summer will be with out the family oak in the front yard. So many were beyond repair, split right down the center.

    Woody and I saw this as we took a driving trip to Tulsa two Saturday's ago. this was unplanned so we didn't do much more than have a meal and return a different way. I slept in the car and somehow that was good, usually I mind if I miss one thing, but the barren landscape depressed me so, I wanted to shut it out.

    I am fighting the demons that beset me at the end of last year. I know that part of this is cyclical, part of it is my account at work leaving and getting the news that I am going back to the same horrid job I had before, worse because I am in the talent pool and so can be called upon to do the work no one wants to do, and should I stay here for long, will be rendered ineligible for the annual bonuses that account assignees get. Its a rotten deal. I have a final interview today for a position and two more next week, we shall see how things go. Its a test of my faith, God gave me this wonderful situation these past few months I can count on Him to do the right thing for me

    2-24-2007

    Woody started his new job at the old car lot, and propitiously it has rained like crazy with thunder and lighting. We had planned to go someplace today but I was asked if I could fill in for a sick person at work today so I said yes, they asked nicely and it will allow me to request next Friday off to go on retreat a little early as a birthday bonus...

    Woody wanted to celebrate his last day of freedom by taking me to the movies and to dinner after work, sort of a date night. We went to a new resturant that opened in our new Mall, Mimi's. We had them in California but this was a whole step above those we knew. Very good, we both had fish and it was great.

    Another reason we went out was the opening of the film "Amazing Grace". A historical work rather than a religious one it was very good and I recommend it to everyone Christian or not because it deals with the idea that one man can face down tyranny and succeed. Would to God we would see a William Wilberforce in our day, for there are so many evils in our world the could use a champion like that...

    In a trailer advertisment for the film that we have seen but many of my peers have NOT seen, because of the politics of the 90 second clip, showed the irons of the slave ships, some of the horrible images of the West Indies plantaion abuse of slaves, as Wilberforce is debating in Parliment, and the chilling caption that ran under the music included the statement "This is the story of the abolition of the trading of enslaved Africans by Great Britian, a effort spearheaded by the tireless work of Willian Wilberforce.... (long pause) Slavery did not end however ..there are as many African slaves in the world today as there were in 1790..."

    We do nothing about Africa as a nation. Darfur is not even a blip on the political map... but remember that shocking statement, there are as many African slaves in the world as there were in 1790. I intend to research that myself, but somehow I believe it...

    I loved the film. I loved the way it dipicted Regency England, and how they handled the whole subject. But for the want of not making the movie Titanically long, they left out a few details that I missed but non history buffs wouldnt miss. Kids can see this. The images of slavery are brief and hinted at more than overtly shown and it would be a great way to introduce the subject, and why we must defend human dignity for all even those different from ourselves.

    I have some new projects going and will tell you more about them as time goes on.

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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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