The Rock

November 21, 2015

Remember to look where the answers are unshaken.  The Word of God is true and has endured while civilizations have come and gone.  


Alpha and Omega

October 3, 2015



July 1, 2015

  “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 “Trust in the […]


His Ways are Higher

June 29, 2015

We can’t conceive of how God thinks, for we are of the earth and bound by time, so remember these things: “Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.”   Colossians 3:2 “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand […]


Easter Centerpiece

March 30, 2015

Easter is a time to celebrate all things new, from the tiny buds poking up through the ground to the amazing grace offered by our Savior, which is new everyday. The dinner table is the place we gather, and this year I wanted the Easter centerpiece to symbolize why we had come together as a […]


Hawaiian Bread

March 2, 2015

Get your Aloha going with these homemade Hawaiian bread rolls.  They remind me of the hospitality, gentle spirit and friendly vibe of the Hawaiian Islands.  Having just spent some time in Hilo, where the rolls were conceived it was fun to find a recipe that replicates their taste. At our family birthday luau the rolls […]


Hawaiian Cole Slaw with Kalua Pork

March 1, 2015

Hawaiian Cole Slaw with Kalua Pork Winter getting you down?  Liven up your dinner table with a taste of the islands and forget about all that snow on the ground.  We’ve traveled to all the Hawaiian Islands and have always been delighted by the happy Hawaiian people, a multitude of exotic fruit and vegetables, fresh […]


Spicee Gourmet Spaghetti Pie

February 27, 2015

Another Spicee Gouurmet Blogger Recipe “Simple recipes by people like you” Spicee Gourmet Spaghetti Pie Having friends over to watch a game? Here’s an easy way to cook for a crowd or a couple of hungry teenage boys and their friends and still be able to feed the rest of your family.  This recipe is scaleable. […]

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Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden, Hilo

February 25, 2015

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

The Hilo or eastern side of the island of Hawaii is the wet side and features tropical rainforests, orchid gardens and macadamia nut farms. The Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden is located in the luscious 17 acre Onomea valley, and takes you from the visitors center down to the shoreline of Onomea Bay. The garden is […]


Puako Beach Drive

February 24, 2015

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

Puako Beach Drive, Hawaii, the Big Island One of the beautiful things about the Hawaiian Islands is the beach access for the public all around the islands. There is always a path that leads to the beach between hotels or neighborhoods and it’s marked by signs stating “beach access”. On Puako Beach drive along the […]


Keokea Beach Park

February 24, 2015

This entry is part 6 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

Keokea Beach Park, Hawaii, the Big Island Located on the rocky northern shore of the Big Island of Hawaii, Keokea Beach Park was pulsing with crashing waves the day we were there. I couldn’t believe it when a couple of the local Hawaiian surfers jumped into the water and swam out to where the waves […]


Lapakahi State Historical Park, the Big Island

February 24, 2015

This entry is part 5 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

Lapakahi State Historical Park, the Big Island Located in the North Kohala district, the remains of a fishing village built about 600 years ago gives us a glimpse into what life was like for the ancient Hawaiians. The winds were strong, the rocks were sharp and the days were hot for the people who fished, […]


Pololu Valley Lookout

February 24, 2015

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

Pololu Valley Lookout, the Big Island Located on the northernmost tip of the Big Island of Hawaii is a valley called Pololu, that cuts like a knife into the Kohala Mountains. Long ago this valley was used to grow a staple of the Hawaiian diet called taro, whose root was pounded to produce the purple-colored […]


Cherry Blossom Festival, Waimea

February 9, 2015

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

Saturday is always a good day to look for a Farmer’s Market or local small town event. Today’s find was awesome.  Just look at the scenery on the way up to Waimea town nestled in the Kohala mountain range. Upon arriving at the market we were greet by the loud and happy beat of the […]


Kohala Coast, Hawaii

February 8, 2015

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Hawaii, The Big Island

The Big Island is full of diversity, from sea level surf to a snowcapped mountain and an active volcano. Out of the 5 major climates on earth, the big island boasts 4 of them; Humid Tropical Climate, Arid & Semi-Arid Climate, Temperate Climate and Polar Climate. The Kohala Coast is the northwestern section of the […]