Life Journeys…

Welcome dear friend, it is so lovely to have you drop by for our time of reflection…

Blueberries, flavouring black Ceylon tea is my choice today, taken with a Macadamia & honey bar as my treat of deliciousness.

Blueberries are great boosters to our immune system & make this particular tea blend very satisfying & healthy at the same time! I have a little Blueberry bush growing in my garden, the bush gets full of plump juicy little dark blueberries.

Just ripe for picking, when a sneaky little Wattle bird decides to have a feast & I am left with only a few! Oh well, she finds our garden a haven in which to raise her chicks, so I don’t really mind.

We also have a Macadamia orchard in the area, these trees flourish here in Australia, my absolute favorite in the nut family, combined with honey this sweet bar is perfect with this tea blend…

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Role Models

We glean so much in childhood from the positive examples around us…don’t you think….I grew up in a home that followed God’s principles & was taught in schools that gave reverence, awe & respect to Him.

The positive legacies left to us from those who have gone before are also very important & influential…

Some of the blessed legacies I gained from my grandparents, were knowing my father’s parents met at a church picnic. And observing my mother’s parents loving & honoring God in their lives.

I was fascinated to hear the story of my great Aunt spending her adult life helping & ministering to those suffering from leprosy on a remote Island in the Pacific, where she ultimately gave her life, surrounded by those same sufferers who had grown to love her.

Road of Faith

While these examples & legacies are very positive signposts for us on the road of faith…we were each created for a individual relationship with our Creator.

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Each of us has a personal invitation to go on our own spiritual journey to find that relationship with Him…

This search may take some to exotic destinations (mine was to Penang, Pearl of the Orient Malaysia), some will experience distractions & get side tracked, some will of their own choosing take alluring detours along the way, while others will remain in safer locals….or procrastinate…

Though the name on the ticket to this adventure is your’s alone, it is not transferable & remains an open ticket only for the time that is allotted to you, it’s your individual journey to choose to travel or not…

A point to reflect upon though…is….none of us know the date, time or place of our final departure, my advice to you my dear friend…is…don’t wait or procrastinate.

The invitation & ticket for the adventure of your life is there waiting now, it has already been paid with a great high price…

Whether you have got distracted, side tracked, detoured or are yet to begin the journey…He is calling out to you….As shared in Seasons & generations

Just like the Macadamia & blueberry plants…you too will grow & flourish when planted in His care…

Until next time…


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  1. Hi Jennifer!
    I so agree with what you share about the legacy of family as well as our opportunity to choose the path ahead. Would love to hear about your trip to Malaysia. Blessings on your weekend!

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  2. As always, I enjoy your gentle interweaving of faith with regular life. My husband has a whole garden just for blueberries and a very elaborate netting system to protect them. No matter how bird proof he thinks it is, birds always find their way in. It is very touching to see him gently encourage them out again.

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  3. Visiting from Faith and Friends Link up. I love the truth that we each have our own individual, personal relationship with our Creator God and within that He leads us on a wonderful journey through life. We only need to be ready to surrender and go with Him. Thanks for sharing your sweet stories of legacy, they are beautiful. Sweet Blessings to you!

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  4. Blueberry tea sounds delicious, I had a friend make me some recently with green tea as I’ve not been having milk due to some lactose issues. Though cream in coffee is fine? Good to see you found Arabah’s link up and I love all the different tea recipes here.

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    1. Hi Lizzy,
      Lovely to have you drop by, thankyou for your encouraging words!
      I haven’t had that tea blend but it sounds interesting.
      Yes lactose intolerance is difficult, I totally empathize.


  5. Hi Jennifer. I am visiting today from the Tune In Thursday Link-up and what a treat! Your encouragement was so soothing and restorative with how you set it up around your afternoon tea. I love it.

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    1. Hi Michele,
      It is lovely to have you drop by. Blueberry country sounds so delightful!
      They are extremely expensive here, thus having my own Blueberry Bush.
      Last week I baked a Gf & lLf blueberry & vanilla cake with glacé icing, if was particularly yummy!
      Do you use blueberries a lot?

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  6. What a pleasure to have tea-time here with you, Jennifer! And yes to all the blueberries— I just love them 🙂 Thanks for sharing your family’s beautiful legacy and for urging us to embrace the journey… I long to be obedient and courageous in all God is calling me to! Blessings, friend!

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  7. So refreshing and inspiring. Indeed blessed is the man who delights in walking with the Lord for he shall be like the tree planted by the rivers of water, whose leaves never withers (no matter how lost he gets by the way) but yields its fruits in due seasons (He will always come out victorious).
    Thank you for sharing dear Jennifer.
    God’s blessings to you and yours. Amen. 💕

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  8. Jennifer, I just love being here and joining in on the reflective moments you create so beautifully! I have a richer love for tea as a result of my trip to China and the experience of a tea tasting ceremony. It was a wonderful happy place. Congrats on being chosen as this week’s Featured Fresh Find! I’ll be featuring your blog all week long:) Hugs, Crystal

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  9. I always enjoy your posts Jen. They’re so rich with imagery.

    Do you make your own tea with blueberries?

    Teach me thine ways!!! Haha. I’m serious though 🙂 Do you have to dehydrate them and add them into a tea bag diffuser?

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  10. What a beautiful post, Jennifer! We do have a ticket to adventure, don’t we? It is up to each one of us to use it. We don’t know how long we have before the offer expires.

    I had to laugh at your blueberry story. Birds get almost all of my blueberries too!

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