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