Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

A Blessed Day Granted

Rev.Parker says: Today is a blessed day granted, and I thank God for what he has bestowed upon us.Early this morning,I watched Waipahu High School tennis team play Campbell and Pearl City at Pearly City High courts. Rai's first year at tennis. It was very enjoyable.

While Rev. Elias is again at his best giving a 9-4 schedule at Ko'Olina Chapel, then it's off to play music out in Waialua Church. It's a never ending schedule for Rev Parker. Sing song and praising God's name in glory. Amen

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Facebook Connection

Rev.Parker says: Today is beautiful day just enough rain last night to make everything flourish with todays sun thank you Lord it's a short day in chapel 9-3 but preparing for an upcoming show so it's rehersal crunch time and it's all good thank you Lord for letting me live it to it's fullest.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Facebook | Rev. Elias Parker

Facebook | Rev. Elias Parker: "Today like any other day is beautiful thank you Lord for granting me one more day to make a difference in the world, word for today is Excel, to let our spirit excel to it's highest that we will help and motivate others to achieve greater goals"

Monday, November 16, 2009

Rev Elias Parker in his red robe

 Here is Rev. Parker in his burgandy robe for Ko'Olina "Place of Joy" Chapel.

Rev. Elias in blue robe

Rev. Parker has different robes to specific chapels in this pictures he wears his blue robe and blue bible to Aquaviel Chapel.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pipeline Cafe: 50's Birthday Bash Nov.10, 2009

Rev.Parker says:All the Mahalo's to everyone who attended the 50's Birthday Bash at Pipeline Cafe. Presenting THE KRUSH to be the first to perform for the evening. It was an all night affair with multi-talented groups performing the night away.  Thanking friends from Blue Ribbon, Wailana, and friends from across the islands to help celebrate 50th year Birthday's!!!  And Happy Birthday to Mike Nacapuy who has made this day possible.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bound by the gift of breath or "Ha"

"He alo he alo"                                                      There’s a tradition in my family that we follow it’s called “He alo he alo” or as we say face to face, for we believe that the greatest give one can give to another is not our love but it’s the gift of life, in life is found the gift of breath or “Ha”, from God comes in a gift of life found in a breath, from the guardians of Heaven and Earth found in life is a gift of breath, from our ancient ancestors found in life is a gift of breath, to our elders found in life is a gift of breath, to our parents found in life is a gift of  breath, and to our love consecrated in heaven bound by the love we have for each other found in life is a gift of breath, and to our future found in the eyes of a child in life is a gift of breath. So it has been said, let be done.


Friday, October 16, 2009

"E ku`u lei aloha" My Lei of Love

 In Hawaii, we have a tradition of giving leis which is a beautiful thing, for someone has decided to give you a part of their love, just as the ocean is a lei to the islands, and as the clouds are a lei to the mountains,
so is your love... a lei to your hearts.

These leis that you will share with each other is a symbol of the love you have for one another.  Just as these leis will eventually fade, it reminds us that our love needs to be renewed all the times of being together, these leis represent the love that binds your hearts on this day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Benefits and Days Off

As I return back to the working industry, I've come to appreciate any worker who gives their sweat, and their best to situations as it comes.  I recall standing in a long line to pay for the few items in my shopping basket.  Impatiantly, I start tapping my feet and sigh, and think to myself  "this is taking too long",  then I notice a sign that says "CASHIER IN TRAINING".  At the end of my transaction and recieving my change from the cashier she gives me a smile, and with a little perspiration on her forehead and a positive attitude!!... she says "Thank you, and have a great day!" as  I leave the register I still see that smile on her face.

Rev. Parker says, "God has a sense of humor" when you ask for patience God doesn't snap his fingers and..... poof!!!.... you have patience.....NNNOOOOO.....he puts you a in short line with an elderly lady giving her money to the cashier and then says, "Oh my gosh, I'm short a dollar. Can I write you a check?" at this point God whispers in your ear, "Today my child, you will learn patience".

I remember Rev. Parker speaking about benefits and days off.  How much endurance are you able to take?  There will always be reasons why you are working.  In todays economy, blessed are those that work hard and lucky are those who don't need to work.  Our reasons may differ, if it's not for the money..... it's for medical benefits for you and your family.  Opportunities and benefits are previliges offered to us.  As for Rev. Parker, his benefits are simple, moments with his wife, spending time with his family, and singing and dancing in glory to his God In The Highest with his family.  About asking for days off ?... Let me ask you this.  Do you think God takes a day off?  Rev. Parker says with a smile, "My boss (God) works 24/7, I don't dare ask for a day off", no complaints here.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cameron and Lindsey Hawaii beach wedding

Reverend Elias performed an excellent non-denominational Hawaiian wedding, and picture taking shortly followed.  You may also see more pictures in Facebook.

Cameron and Lindsey Video

Here is a beautiful wedding ceremony, enjoy the video!

Cameron and Lindsey's Hawaii Wedding

Monday, September 28, 2009

Clouded heart

I've known Rev. Parker to be humble and always true to his heart. You would see him smiling as he walks towards you, and hear his joys in his laughter. "Has there ever been a bad day", someone asked. "That would not be the truth if there was none. Everyone has their own obstacles, trial and tribulations, that no matter how bad my day is, there would be someone else out there worst than of mine. I just thank the Lord for the blessings of my day, smile and move forward.

Sing to God, sing praise to his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds
his name is the LORD
and rejoice before him....
Psalm 68:4 (NIV)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Essence of the Maker

The canoe makers believed that each log has a spirit (mana). And each log, even as it is cut, is not dead. As one works on a canoe, the life of the log comes into the canoe as the spirit of the builder goes into the canoe. Each canoe speaks of something different as it goes through the stages of creation. Some people name a canoe as the log is felled. Some people name a canoe before it is finished, some wait until it is completed. Keep in mind that as the process evolves, so does the feeling that ultimately effects the final naming.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Essence of the Maker

Traveling back to Hawai'i, a request was made from Kaiimiloa to Rev. Parker to attend a gathering at the Wailea Grand Hotel to `olelo kama`ilio.
Rev. Parker says that each log has a feeling, or spirit (mana). And each log, even as it is cut, is not dead it has it's own essence. When worked on a canoe, the life of the log comes into the canoe as the spirit of it' maker goes into the canoe.
Each canoe speaks of something different as it goes through the stages of creation. Some people name a canoe as the log is cut down.
Some people name a canoe before it is finished, some wait until it is completed. Keep in mind that as the process evolves, so does the feeling that ultimately effects the final naming.

Given the name of the canoe came from the bay

Friday, September 18, 2009

What is Love?...

If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn't love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn't love others, what good would I be? ...And if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, without love I would be no good to anybody. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it, but if I didn't love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.

I remember Rev. Elias speaking to his bride and groom in his ceremony and said, "I want you to remember a moment in your life that brings joy to your hearts, I want you to remember the times of you courting each other that brings joy of your life, I want you to remember the long evenings of missing each other that brings love to your heart. For you see when I was a young man my grandmother asked me “why do people yell at each other”, I sat there and soon enough my grandfather stuck out his head and said, “Because we’re always so far apart”, I did not understand it as an eight year old, I understand it as an adult, so I ask, when you come face to face with obstacles….get close, hold each other just the way your holding each other, look at each other just the way you look at each other, and remember a simple passage that says, “Love is patient and love is kind, love does not envy and love does not boast, love is not proud and love is not rude, love is not self seeking, love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth and for this reason love keeps no records of loss, love always hopes, trust, and always protects, love always perseveres. Of the great virtues in life faith, hope and love, when you are face to face with obstacles the love between each other will be the greatest of all. Amen

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Anuenue Akua

In Hawaii rainbows pop up unexpectedly anywhere, with enough ray of the sun and rain from the clouds you can almost expected some shape of a rainbow. But in this picture KeAkua was especially kind with Rev. Parker on this wedding day for Doug and Amy to give a full rainbow. Thank and praise God on to his name in glory, Amen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ko'Olina Chapel

In Hawaii doing the "Shaka" sign has various meanings like "alright", "cool", "right on" or just "hang loose". Here in the picture Rev. Elias along with Yana, and Mike who are A`ala's wedding company singer and organist holds their shaka sign close to their ear with a Japanese couple saying, "moshi moshi" which means hello. The newly married couple starts laughing.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rain and the sacred Sun

The two most powerful gifts from God, we cannot live with one or the other, we need both. Too much sun everything dries up and withers, too much rain everything drowns and dies. Enough sun and rain to nurture life and to make it grow.

In Christianity the rainbow is the pardon, the reconciliation between God and humanity. It is the throne of the last judgment. In ancient Christian symbolism the rainbows principal colors are red, blue and green for fire, flood and earth. It is sometimes viewed as the Virgin Mary bringing heaven and earth in harmony.

The Old Testament tells of God showing Noah a rainbow after the flood had stopped. It was sign that God was putting his "Bow" down and would never destroy the Earth by flooding again.

In Kauai the Goddess of the rainbow is Anuenue. There is a story about a child named Ua, which means rain, who fell off a cliff. Anuenue used her rainbow to break the child's fall and save her life. The child grew up to marry Kulu-'i-ua, the son of the chief of a rival tribe. Their marriage created peace on the island of Kauai.

A Japanese myth tells of the first man Isanagi and the first woman Isanami who stood on the floating bridge of heaven while creating the island of Onogoro. They then walked down to earth on this rainbow bridge, called Niji. They watched the animals and learned how to make love. They watched the birds and learned to eat with chopsticks.

Some Buddhists believe the seven colors of the rainbow relate to the seven planets and the seven regions of the earth. They also say the rainbow is the highest state of samsara before the clear light of Nirvana or heaven. In Arabia the rainbow is a tapestry draped by the hands of the south wind. It is also called the cloud's bow or Allah's bow. In Islam the rainbow is made up of four colors red, yellow, green and blue related to the four elements.

The rainbow is a bridge between the real and imaginary. It is looked at as a magic bridge on one hand, but on the other hand, people say a project doomed to fail is one built on a rainbow. A person who chases rainbows is someone who never accomplishes anything. I wonder what people think about us, rainbow makers.

People all over the world have different beliefs and different ways of looking at and understanding the same thing. We can be sure when a rainbow appears everyone is struck by its magic and its beauty. There is no doubt of that. What is the real meaning of the rainbow? Go look at one and you will know. Without words, without pictures, with a feeling inside you. Yes, there are things we just know and those are the important things in our life. The things that do not need words.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Pakalana a favorite of Rev.Parker, this flower prized for its delicate fragrance and associated with love.

In Hawaii LOVE can be expressed in many ways, A lei showed honor and love and was a gift. It represented an embrace of a child.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

On this day... two became one

A wedding was done on Ke Iki Beach, always a beautiful sight for a wedding ceremony

A couple from the wedding ceremony.

After Rev. Parker was done with his ceremony, he was greeted by a Croatian couple that was sun tanning at the beach, and here I was video taping the lovely shorelines of Ke Iki Beach and noticed Rev. Parker was calling me to take simple pictures of new friends to Hawaii.

A request was made to re-new their vows before leaving back to their homeland. The couple chose to re-new their vows as how they are bikini and shorts, only in Hawaii. Simple and with all the love in their hearts. The Lord works in wonderous ways, New and re-newal vows.... two hearts became one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kaena and Rev. Elias Parker

In the past couple weeks we have been in around the Waianae coast visiting family for evening prayers. I had ever so longed a hike with the family then Rev. Parker decided that today would be a good day for a new challenge.

As salty Ka'ena waters are bounty full of hawaiian sea salt, Rev.Parker gently scrapes the shorline rocks where the salty waves sit and rest under the heat of Ka'ena and crystalize to hawaiian sea salt.

Ka‘ena Point, the westernmost point on Oahu, is the
site of one of the last intact dune ecosystems in the main
Hawaiian Islands. Here beyond the end of the busy roads
of Oahu, is an area known since the ancient times as
leina a ka‘uhane, the “leaping place of souls,” where the
spirits of the recently dead could be reunited with their
ancestors. Today, you can walk there among the living;
Hawaiian plants and animals that have made the rugged
ancient shoreline their home for thousands of years.

Kaena Point hike with Rev. Elias Parker

Kahu getting water to cool our bodies with Kaena's salty water.

Just around the bend lays Kaena Point, and we've come to a corroided road. Looking along the path way Kahu is concerened with the women and children along the hike. Nothing is impossible in a possitive attitude. We continue with the hike.

Reaching to the tip of the point we have come to a long wait to see the view.

Rev. Parker has made it known that his love for Ka'ena always remained because of its untouched beauty.

Finally at the point of Ka'ena where waters meet. A journey home for Rev. Parker, and he has seen the old railroad tracks from his great grandfather a conductor from the old OR&L "Oahu Railroad & Land", rounding from Waipahu to Ewa Beach around Kaena point to Haleiwa. Known as "The In-between", Kaena Point, made it's name for spirits to leap off to eternal life. Scholars would see it as Oahu and Kauai channel waters, for others who understand the Hawaiian legends call it Leina Kauhane means "Leaping souls", Leina o'kaena, is the name of the place where the spirits leap, thus the in-between.

Happy to see such panoramic views of the pacific ocean, waves crashing against the a'a, and the dry grass surrounding the mountains, Ka'ena means "The heat", is why we call the hottest place on oahu. Along the way we've encountered how we endure our obstacles and challenges, how strong our will to stay along the path and back.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

On this day.... I do

Recently a wedding rehearsal was request of Rev.Parker with a bridal party of 20 people. A wedding coordinator has an extreme task to put together a beautiful wedding for a special moment in time for a wedding couple. As the rehearsal proceeded, individuals of the bridal party was talking among themselves not paying attention, after awhile I noticed how loud the conversations between individuals had become.

Then I heard Rev.Parker in a firm voice say...."Right now for those of you who are here need to be reminded and understand that the only thing that we need to worry about right here,...right this couple.... its not about what your talking about or plans after this event. It's all about the love which you bring for this couple. We need to pay more attention and cooperate with the coordinator." And with that everyone came to attention, I must say kudos to the reverend. Rev.Parker always reminds his couples, "That it's not about the people or the guests, it's about both of you....for when it's all over and everyone has left there is only you the couple to look back and remember this day."

Saturday, August 15, 2009

"The Nearness of You" featuring Rev. Elias Parker

Here is Rev.Parker singing "The Nearness of You", towards the ending of the song are also pictures of him presiding the weddings. I hope you'll like it...Enjoy

Thursday, August 13, 2009

KeAkua's gift

Sometimes driving you don't always get to see or notice other things around you but paying attention to driving, but today I was a passenger and it rained heavily. Once a week Rev.Parker and myself would take our weekly ride to Kaneohe to clean and give flowers to mom, dad and baby Enoch. As we were coming out through H-3 tunnel we noticed the waterfalls of the the mountains. How beautiful this was to see. It's as if KeAkua would carve Mauna Ko'olauloa with his fingertips for us to truely enjoy the magnificent gift for us and see KeAkua's love of the world.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Understanding "I do"

It's a moment to watch someones daughter walk down the isle to get married, but it's a cherished moment when a father walks arm in arm with his daughter down the isle. People say they saw their life flash before their eyes, within 30 seconds of walking down the isle a father starts to see instant images play from the first day he carried his little baby girl in his hands, her first time saying dad, her first step, then a swell of emotion overwhelms him,.... and he hears a voice say, "my little girl is getting married".

It was always mentioned to me by Rev. Parker, "We cannont serve two masters". A loving father will always love, protect, care, and nurture his child until the day she chooses to get married.

Why does a father walk his daughter down the isle?.... Because it's his passage of right to hear the words, "Who gives this bride to be married to this man?". It's at this moment when he says "I do" and whispers into her ear "be happy and I Love You" then surrenders unconditionally the love for his little girl to another man to whom she has chosen to serve and be a loving wife.

This little girl has chosen to serve a new man in her life knowing he will do all the things for her... just as her daddy did! For you will see that this little girl will always love her daddy.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Melvin and Tien Wedding

Thank you again so much, another beautiful video from Dream Weddings Hawaii, with Rev. Elias Parker presiding the wedding.

Tien and Melvin from Steven Young on Vimeo.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Slow down and relax

Stopping at 7-eleven store to pick up some refreshments. Got our water and waited in line. Everyone seemed to be in a hurry. (whooow, relax...)

As we started our way for a quiet drive to visit family up Waianae coast reminded me of my childhood days. How beautiful and simple life is.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A full day of LOVE 1

Every once in a while I have the pleasure of joining Rev. Parker in his busy day with the Lord. A bride, in searching for this one minister in Hawaii who married her mother on the Navatek 2 years prior, came upon frustration almost to many unsuccessful disappointments in finding this one particular minister. Let me take you back in time, 9 months ago of this joyous bride and her last attempt in searching for her minister. She typed in his name which came up with an investment website PRE INVESTMENTS,LLC after opening the website she came upon a picture of Rev.Parker and myself and a business number. She cautiously called the number and left a message. I remember the message vividly, "Hi, I'm not sure if I have the right number, but i'm looking for Rev Parker......", and in retrieving her call from my realty business number I then knew this call was not to buy a home...well, not just yet.

Anyway, Rev. Parker did not have a website or a blog at that time, though everyone else seems to have a hawaiian ceremony included in their website. So from my very first posting of this blog site I've made it for everyone to see God's work through Rev. Parker. How unique that God has made Rev. Parker to be a tool for us, to chisel and shape the beauty of God's work for everyone to see.

A full day of LOVE 2

Today at Lanikohonua the wedding ceremony site and reception was wonderfully arranged and everything was put together beautifully. Everyone was waiting patiently untill the words "stand by" was called....Beautiful Cammie walking down the silkly lawn to her loving husband to be. Then soon enough it was time for Rev. Parker's words to say "Ladies and gentlemen! It is my pleasure to announce the new Mr. and Mrs. Felix and Cammie Acevedo.

A full day of LOVE 3

Now after a long-short full day of LOVE and finding out from family at a wedding that Cammie is related to Rev. Parker, (that's another story!!!) It has never ceased to find that every ceremony Rev. Parker does is always better than the last, and that I conclude that he is Hawaii's favorite hawaiian minister.