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ʻĀina ~ Hawaiian Word Devotional

Today’s ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi word is ‘Āina, and it means “the land.” Aloha ‘Āina (love of the land) is a powerful core value for the people of Hawaiʻi. Here, there is a deep connection between the land and the people. In fact, the state motto is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono. This motto is commonly translated as “The life of the land is perpetuated in …

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Malama ~ Hawaiian Word Devotional

Today’s ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi word is Malama! Malama refers to caring for or preserving or protecting something or someone. Often in Hawaiʻi you will hear someone say “Malama Aina!” This expresses a desire to care for, protect and preserve the Hawaiian lands. I’ll talk more about the aina in tomorrow’s post. Today’s Scripture Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, …