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Mar 21

Beautiful Flowers

Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Emotional, Relational, Social, Spiritual, Values

Beautiful flowers were commonplace throughout each of the Hawaiian islands we visited.

Their beauty is captivating whether you normally enjoy flowers or not.

Their blooms are big and lush; their colors are vibrant.

Notice how the flowers grow in the field. They never work or spin yarn for clothes. But I say that not even Solomon in all his majesty was dressed like one of these flowers.” 1

As beautiful as these flowers are, the Scriptures reveal that God’s majestic love for us is personal.

Mar 20

Shrimp Trucks

Posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 in Emotional, Financial, Reviews, Social, Values

On the new Hawaii Five-O we were introduced to Kamekona, the proprietor of Waiola Shave Ice and Kamekona’s shrimp truck.  Until we went to Hawaii I thought “shrimp trucks” would be synonymous with a “foodborne illnesses.” 1

Fortunately, we fought those fears back down.

The food from the shrimp trucks were my favorite meals I had on our vacation and among the most reasonably priced meals we ate.

Our two favorite shrimp truck meals were on Oahu.

Mar 16

Our Whale Watching Photos

Posted on Friday, March 16, 2012 in Emotional, How To, Relational, Values

Whale watching — when we finally saw some — was amazing!

While we paid for a whale watching tour — which was educational — according to Hawaiian laws boats could not be closer to the whales than one hundred yards.  Fortunately, while watching from shore on Oahu we were that close, and closer at times.

One evening on Maui we saw two male humpback whales battling over a female.

The first whale rose up out of the water and fluke-slapped [his tail] seven times.  And, then again, fifteen times.  And, finally, eight more.  Then nothing; we guessed someone was declared the winner.  We could hear the sound of the flukes slapping the water from the shore!