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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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  • June 21, 2007

    Bloom Where You Are Planted

    bloom where you are planted... A young tree in a pasture near Rogers Arkansas

    Post started 6-14-07

    As some of you know, the title of the photo on my masthead is "Bloom Where You Are Planted" That tiny ironwood sapling growing out of a lava flow, pounded by daily high tide and surf was a beautiful metaphore for my life in Hawaii, with its constant struggles in the midst of intense beauty...

    This picture of this tree, surrounded by green grass, with a ceiling of summer storm clouds that bring needed rain, is a picture of my life two years since our return to the mainland. Yes the tree is at risk from grazing animals and the bulldozers that continue to destroy the beautiful farms here for unneeded housing tracts. (there is housing standing empty here since the bust, we dont need to build a new house until 2012 and would have plenty for new commers to the area,)It could get whacked by a haymowing machine, or blight...but for now it is just happy and growing in this pasture under God's sky. It is the way I need to be... the way I need to look at life.

    Here at home, things have stablized under a sort of truce. Woody is reading the blog regularly something that he didnt do before and I am not sure why this changed maybe he will see this and tell me. It does inhibit me somewhat which is symptomatic of the issues in our life dont you all think? I am a pretty straight up person but fear that " anything said can and will be used against me" so the bit of caution.

    While at the retreat Father Bob advised me to sit and wait and see how things turn out. I think its good advice. Because of our radically different work schedules, our mutual nocturnal restlessness, and perhaps a need to widen the space between us, Woody is moving into the room that was going to be my office, sewing, ME room... sunny and bright with my books and momentos from Hawaii in it. Because the hall way bath is right there and I have been using that one, I will have to move out of it too. Woody is moving out of the partially compleated Masterbathroom (remember the horror of a remodel? that shower has NEVER been used...Its full of shelving and other construction materiels, and stuff for the final work to finish off the room and its never been done...hmmmm. Draw your own conclusions about that.) I have never had the time myself to work on this. Perhaps now I will have some time to work on it.

    I am moving the office and all of that into the materbedroom and we are buying new beds. It feels final and is as drastic as a real move. It marks a change that will be a good thing as I will pursue working nights with a passion now that I have discovered how wonderful it is. However,I feel like I am losing something...

    For nearly 12 years I have prayed that God would intervean in our relationship, and He has chosen not to. Both parties have to be willing and there has been a lack of willingness. Now that situation will decided.

    I have lived a double life nearly all of my life. Everything looks great on the outside while I am bleeding to death on the inside. I think its time for that to stop here with regards to this situation. I love Woody, he can be a great guy, but he is not easy to live with... neither am I but I know that much of my demands and issues are the normal stuff of living. Its not wrong to want a task compleated, or something done in a timely way. Its not wrong to desire attention and not to be treated like you dont have feelings...

    My life is good, even in this current state of uncertainty. I am materially better off than I ever have been and have more opportunity now than ever. But there is this nagging feeling that I have surrendered, given up. And yet another dream has died on the vine... Anger that Woody gets his way again, now he can be married and not be a husband...It hurts....The biggest tragedy is that Woody thinks hes being altruistic and that this situation is a good thing, which of course in a practical sense it is...But my heart is not practical, and that I see the symbolic separation as being a separation in fact.

    I can only hope that this drama of moving will satisfy the need for constant upset versus a workable relationship. In the mean time I will try to bloom where I am planted, knowing that my Father in Heaven is looking after me. He will only allow what is truly for my good. I must trust and believe that all will be well.

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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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