Jacqueline Broy

Eyes on Him

So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. 2 Corinthians 4:18 NLT The day after Mother’s Day, on my birthday, I had […]

Spring is Coming!

Dear Lord, Spring is coming. I see and hear it strolling into my world. Tree buds color the branches swaying in the wind. The oldie-but-goodie bird songs play in the air. Evening light stretches longer each day. And I fuss about Daylight Savings Time again. But spring is coming and brings the chaos of transitions. […]

Watch Out for the Weeds of Bitterness

A life lesson unfolded with a crop of poke in the spring of 2015 when I was clearing an area for a garden. Unlike the beneficial dandelion, this weed’s berries, leaves, and root are toxic. In fact, the taproot of this invasive plant can go a foot deep and is roughly four inches thick with […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Rest

Let there be REST in your life.  May you cultivate and practice the art of resting, knowing when to rest and enjoy the quietness to hear the still, small voice of God, the One who created rest for you  And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Dominion

Let there be DOMINION in your life.  May you saturate your area of influence with God’s creativity, revelation, counsel, power, love, and awe that can only be uniquely expressed by you. And you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 1:8 […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Reproduction

Let there be REPRODUCTION in your life.  May you continue to reproduce good fruit for God that multiplies into the tenth generation and beyond.  Those who are planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing  […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Time

Let there be TIME in your life.  May your days be well-balanced, productive, and steeped in thankfulness to the One who created your time. I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.  Psalm 34:1 NKJV See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Growth

Let there be GROWTH in your life.  May your heart be a well-tended garden fertilized, watered, and seeded with His Word.  Let it be a place where roots of bitterness and weeds of anger are eradicated by the flames of His Love. Let all bitterness…anger…be put away from you with malice. And be kind to […]

Seven Blessings for the New Year: Vision

Let there be VISION in your life.  May you always look up and look beyond your circumstances to keep your eyes on God and His mission for you. Remember he has good plans for your future. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward […]