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,
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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Jesus, Divine Mercy ~
I Trust In You~
My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
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
May Perpetual Light Shine On Them
A City In Motion
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
The Holly and the Ivy
The First 9-11, Dec 7,1941
Small Moments of Silence
Peaches to Winnipeg
Dreaming of Hawaii
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
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
The Wearing of the Red
The Joyful Traveler
Hoiliili "To Gather Up"
Ke Makakilo (My Observations)
He Giveth Sleep
Save The Children
You're Joking, Right?
I Am Not A Failure
O,To Grace, How Great A Debtor
Lost In Translation
One Small Step for Man
The Rainbow's End
No Aloha For The Weakest
The Paradoxical Comandments
The Time Is Now
When No Fruit Is On The Vine
St. Edith Stein~Pray for Us
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Ignatius Insight-Online Magazine
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Northwest Arkansas Guide
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January 31, 2008
Things Wont Always Stay The Same
Frost Crusted leaf
Again a great post from Robert Rhom. I have a terrible problem with change. My desire to work for myself is borne out of a desire to get settled on a job rather than do the thisplace thing and move from job to job every few months. I have experienced more change than most people but it hasnt gotten any easier for me. I found this writing helpful
Tip: Things won't always stay the same.
This past week, I lost a very dear friend. He was eighty-six years old and had been a close family friend for the past twenty-five years. He and my mother had grown up as childhood friends and renewed their friendship after my father passed away. We had spent nearly every Thanksgiving and Christmas together since 1988. His presence, which had remained a constant in my life until last week, will not be the same any longer.
All of us have had experiences where parents, brothers and sisters, children, loved ones or friends have gone their separate ways. Sometimes people move away and other times they pass away.
No matter what is going on in your life at this moment, it will not remain the same forever. If you are experiencing some good things in your life right now, relish them and enjoy them. Experiencing some of the happy moments in life with your family and friends can be wonderful.
However, you may be going through a difficult time right now. You may be in a job situation that you do not like, or your financial picture may seem very bleak. Just remember, things will not always stay that way. Something will happen to cause a bad situation to get better. You may get a new job opportunity or meet someone who is able to open a door for you that you were not expecting.
When I was in graduate school, I did not think it would ever end! It seemed as though all I ever did was go to the library, read and study. Now as I look back on all of that, it seems like a brief experience. What was once difficult for me is no longer part of my daily life.
When I think about the fact that things will not always be the same, it gives me a great deal of encouragement. That thought helps me to live in the present. I have come to realize that every day of my life is a unique expression of who I am and what is taking place around me. I want to enjoy it to the fullest. Each day is a day that will exist only once and then it will be gone forever.
I was talking to my daughter, Esther, recently and she told me that this thought helps her keep balance and perspective in her own life on a daily basis. I think that is healthy.
The people, events, circumstances and situations currently in your life, whether good or bad, will not last forever. I can assure you, in time, things will change. What you now look at as usual, will one day be unusual and part of the past. What is great for you will one day end. What is difficult for you will one day cease.
Begin today to look at every situation that is taking place in your life as though it will only last for a limited amount of time. Learn what you can from your present set of circumstances and grow in the area in which you are now planted.
It works for me and Esther, and I am sure it will for you as well.
Tip: Things won't always stay the same.
Have a great week! God bless you!
Robert A. Rohm Ph.D.
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