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Ezra 7:10

“Now Ezra had determined in his heart to study the law of the LORD, obey it, and teach its statutes and ordinances in Israel.”

It's More Than The Drops In The Ocean...

It's More Than The Drops In The Ocean...

     In 1999, my beautiful bride and I got married.  It was an amazing moment, the best in my life.  She is so good to me, and for me.  She keeps me grounded and helps me to keep moving forward.  I always want to be better for her.

     In 2009, we went to Hawaii for our 10 year anniversary.  It was so amazing!  Such a beautiful place, and such great people.  The resort we stayed in was called Kona Village.  I hadn't really discovered my love for photography yet, but I was fairly serious about capturing images to remember the occasion. 

     The photos in this blog post are from that vacation.  I love looking at them regularly and remembering that time.  Kona Village was destroyed in a Tsunami in 2011.  It is set to reopen in late 2019 and Sandy and I hope to go back again for our 21st anniversary in 2020.  Hopefully it will be as beautiful as we remember it.

Our first wonderful moments at this magical place.

Our first wonderful moments at this magical place.

Here is the Hale we stayed in.

Here is the Hale we stayed in.

This was the view out of our Hale.

This was the view out of our Hale.

A slightly different angle from the patio of our Hale.

A slightly different angle from the patio of our Hale.

A friendly gecko on the patio of our Hale.

A friendly gecko on the patio of our Hale.

A shot of the Hales lined up on the lava flow, with a volcano in the background.

A shot of the Hales lined up on the lava flow, with a volcano in the background.

Sunset the first night we were there.

Sunset the first night we were there.

We had AMAZING seats for the luau.

We had AMAZING seats for the luau.

Another luau picture.

Another luau picture.

A final luau image.

A final luau image.

This is what it looks like when lava hits the sea. It creates an amazing coastline!

This is what it looks like when lava hits the sea. It creates an amazing coastline!

The ‘shipwreck’

The ‘shipwreck’

Hawaiian Graffiti

Hawaiian Graffiti

Footprints in the sand.

Footprints in the sand.

Staring contest between Sandy and a sea turtle.

Staring contest between Sandy and a sea turtle.

One of the local sea turtles.

One of the local sea turtles.

Another beautiful sunset.

Another beautiful sunset.

Akaka Falls

Akaka Falls

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site was a cool place to visit. A temple built by Kamehameha I to gain the favor of the gods so he could win control of Hawaii.

Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Site was a cool place to visit. A temple built by Kamehameha I to gain the favor of the gods so he could win control of Hawaii.

On our last night at Kona Village, we hung our leis this statue.

On our last night at Kona Village, we hung our leis this statue.

Sunset on our final night there. WOW!

Sunset on our final night there. WOW!

Song:  Drops in the Ocean by Hawk Nelson

Lead Me With Strong Hands...

Lead Me With Strong Hands...

'Cause What If YOUR Blessings...

'Cause What If YOUR Blessings...