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Hanakapiai Beach 

What a perfect morning for a hike and a snorkel. 

Along the Kalaua trails you will find many little nooks and crannies of perfection.  From caves to scenic vistas, snorkeling in the ocean to floating beneath a 300 foot waterfall.  

This morning I decided to pack in my snorkel and fins so that when I made it back to beach I was ready!  I always end up taking a simple short dip in ocean on my first stop along the hike but today I made it my final destination; my purpose. 

I snorkeled for about an hour all around the rocks and little bit of reef boarding the beach front. Although there are much better spots for snorkeling on Kaua’i, today’s adventure provided the most beautiful schools of fish. There is always something magical to me when I can sojourn into someone else’s world even if but for a moment. To float only a few feet away and be apart of their world was beautiful. I wish I could join them for a day to experience truly their world. Take me to school! 

Although it takes about 45 min to an hour to hike the two miles up and down a few different valleys it is worth it to be so secluded (and without cell service!!!) 

My suggestion is to pack light but always bring a little bit more food and water than you think you need. The heat, hike and terrain lend itself to exhaustion. Avid hikers can be found suffering all along the trail. This is not say this some crazy difficult hike because it is not. It just requires a little forethought and planning.  

Conclusion: Take your time, bring your best friend, enjoy the views and soak up all of God’s beauty. He loves you and shines His face upon us through His glorious creation. 

Sun beams ~ Nou Nou Trail

Love watching the sun peak through the clouds as I hike my local mountain here on Kaua’i. Locals call it Sleeping Giant but it is formally known as NouNou trail.

Nothing beats a sunset Vista from high atop a beautiful rock.

I am loving the Albezia trees that canvas our island.

Aaron Villa

Sunset above Wailua river on NouNou trail

Ho’opi’i Falls – Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawaii

Living in Kaua’ obviously comes with many many perks, but the best ones are the most simple. This series of waterfalls (there is more downstream) are about 3 minutes from my house! The other night and was done with a busy day and just decided to go for a swim after work, what more could you ask!?

Ho’opi’i Falls, Kapaa Hi

Fairytale

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairytale” Danish author Hans Christian Andersen

Kapa'a Hawaii

Perfection

I am a NEW creation

The Apostle Paul tells us in the 2ND book to Corinth that, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”  2 Corinthians 5:17

After 6 months living on the Island of Kauai, in beautiful Kapa’a, my heart is resting in His Glory. I am a new creation IN Christ.  “The old has gone, the new is here”.

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Kealia Beach, Kaua’i, Hawaii 2016 – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NIV

All things work together for good…

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 NASB

http://bible.com/100/rom.8.28.NASB

Photo from Tunnels Beach, Kaua’i by Aaron Villa – AV

Pursue Righteousness

Fight the good fight. Paul was an amazing example of fighter, a grandmaster of holding fast to the Word of God and using it to His glory.His charge for my life: Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness and gentleness.

1 Timothy 6:11‭-‬12 ESV

http://bible.com/59/1ti.6.11-12.ESV