Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Storm Weather

storm weather

Posted by Jade Burdette on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Colton Dixon - Through All Of It

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A Gloriously Great God

-the apostle Paul writing of himself:

“The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.”
-1 Timothy 1:14

As a believer in Jesus, the Lord has poured out in full sufficiency His unmerited favor upon you. He has written faith in your heart, He is currently and continually writing your faith, and He will bring your faith to completion on that day (See Hebrews 12:2). He Himself is the generator of our love for Him (See 1 John 4:19). Who you are in Christ is all about who He is, what He has done, and what He promises that He will do. What a blessedly undeserved position we as believers rest in, and what a gloriously great and gracious God we have who loves us!

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
-1 Timothy 1:15-16

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Showing the Love of Jesus

-showing the love of Jesus... <3

Posted by Jade Burdette on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


-a good reminder for when I am faced with temptation:

If it won't be worth it tomorrow,
it isn't worth it today.

Monday, July 6, 2015


"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'" 
-2 Corinthians 12:9

In the face of fear, the Lord Jesus reminds me that His grace is sufficient for all my needs.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

God's Indisputable Promises

In his letter to the Ephesian church, the Apostle Paul lays out the incomparable promises of God -which are indisputable truths - to anyone who has put his or her faith in Jesus. Talk about some good news! 

"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us."
-Ephesians 1:7

"When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession—to the praise of his glory."
-Ephesians 1:13,14

"I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe."
-Ephesians 1:18,19

"...it is by grace you have been saved."
-Ephesians 2:5

"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."

-Ephesians 2:8  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thoughts to the Cross

Whatever you are facing today; 
whatever worry or fear comes your way, 
look to the cross. 
 Keep bringing your eyes back to Jesus and you will rest in his peace and in his love for you.

"...and we take captive every thought 
to make it obedient to Christ."

-2 Corinthians 10:5

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Giant Kites

☁☁☁ GIANT KITES! ☁☁☀☁The largest and most beautiful kites of the World!

Posted by ShtompelPhotography on Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Dearest Thing

"I would rather be what God chose to make me 
than the most glorious creature that I could think of; 
for to have been thought about, 
born in God's thought, 
and then made by God, 
is the dearest, grandest, and the most precious thing in all thinking."

-George MacDonald (mentor to C.S. Lewis)  

Becoming Yourself

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

-Anna Quindlen

Be Yourself

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."

-Coco Chanel

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fullness of Joy

"...in thy presence is fullness of joy..." 
-Psalm 16:11  


"The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still."
-Exodus 14:14  

Trust in the Lord

"Trust in the LORD and do good..." 
-Psalm 37:3  

Blessing Enemies

"Bless those who persecute you; 
bless and do not curse."
-Romans 12:14

"Do not repay anyone evil for evil." 
-Romans 12:17

"Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: 'It is mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord. On the contrary:

'If your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.'"
-Romans 12:19-20

"Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing." 
-1 Peter 3:9

image by Pedro de Bivero, 1572-1656

None of My Business

A sweet Christian sister told me that what other people think of me is none of my business.  What she said is resonating with me today.  Framing other people's distaste for me in that light sure is freeing.

Monday, June 1, 2015


I am a Bible-believing, evangelical Christian. The descriptive term “Bible-believing” means that I believe that every word of the Bible is God's word. Evangelical, to me, means that it is my commission, as put forth in God's Word, to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with anyone who will receive it. I want also to identify what a Christian is. A Christian is one who, at one moment in time, has put his or her faith in who Jesus is (the Son of God) and what he has done: that he died on Calvary, shedding his precious blood to pay for our sins and that he was raised to life again for our justification (see Romans 4:25). In this moment of belief, that person receives the immeasurably wondrous gift of eternal life and will one day go to be with the Lord forever.
A Christian may go to church, but church attendance does not a Christian make. Hanging a cross on one's wall neither makes for a saved soul. Being of Anglo-Saxon heritage, having Christian parents, being baptized, or agreeing with some of the teachings of Jesus does not any more make a person saved than does believing oneself to be a “good person” by one's own standards, deserving of something good if it exists, after this life is done. In other words, a person may identify as a “Christian” and be mistaken. The only salvation for any person comes through faith in Jesus Christ and this gift comes by way of God's grace, his unmerited favor, and not by our works:

Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” -John 14:6

-Paul writes:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.”
-Ephesians 2:8-9

An elderly sister in Christ once told me that Christianity is really a very simple thing; people try to make it difficult, but it is really a very simple thing. My pastor, when I was struggling to grasp an accurate understanding of my own salvation, once prayed for me something along the lines of, “Lord, if Jade has put his faith in you, help him to understand that is all it takes.”
My purpose for clarifying these things is this: there are some genuine Christians who are not convinced that the security of their position in Christ is at all sure. Instead they believe that their security is conditional upon their own behavior -their obedience to God's expressed commands for Christian living. Thusly, they believe that Christians can in fact forfeit their salvation by disobedient behavior. This belief is seemingly supported by verses which are lifted from Scripture and from their proper context. This belief is Biblically inaccurate.

-the Apostle John:
Whoever believes in him is not condemned...” -John 3:18

...and I will raise him up at the last day.” -John 6:44

I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life.” -John 6:47

-the Apostle John:
And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.” -1 John 5:11-13

Have you put your faith in Jesus? If you have trusted in him for the forgiveness of your sins then be at peace. God has hold of you and you can rest most assured that he will not let go!

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

-Romans 8:38-39 

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Interior, Emerald

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Victorious in Jesus

Be victorious

Posted by G. D. Falksen on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
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