Tuesday, May 5, 2015

He Wants You to be His...

If there's anyone out there who is reading this and who is unhappy, and who doesn't know the Lord, I promise you with all that I am that Jesus will be your happiness. He loves you so much! His heart is so big for you and he just wants to love on you so hard that you won't hardly be able to stand it. Please believe me; I know: all of my life I had been so very, very unhappy and for so very, very long. Now I know Jesus and I know He is my peace, and my love, and my joy, and my hope. He wants to be yours, too, if you don't know Him. All you have to do is trust in Him, and He will be more-than-your-everything -like He is for me.

Blessed and Highly Favored

When I lived in the Tenderloin, I knew a woman who, when asked by me how she was doing, would always reply, "I'm blessed and highly favored!".  Having not understood what she'd meant by those words, I'd judged her as arrogant.  In the years following, I became a believer in Jesus, and subsequently came also to a personal understanding of what a statement like that can truly mean for a person.  That He reached down and touched me, speaking to my heart and saying, "Hey...you...come with me...be mine," that He enabled my hardened heart to reply, "Yes, Lord," placed me permanently in the most blessed position of all - that of being on the receiving end of an unending supply of His limitless grace.

Today when asked, "Jade, how are you?", I could do no better than to reply, "I am deeply blessed and highly favored of the Lord Jesus Christ".  Because He loves me and has laid claim to me as His own, I could never be anything else.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cecile Brunner's Pocket

pale pink dry blossoms
from Cecile Brunner's pocket
littering the ground

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Always a Poet

Oh how I love extremely dark chocolate that smells of cherries,
and Italian coffee that smells of chocolate,
and the artistry of a graffitist, turned painter, who was always a poet. 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

les chiens

These little dogs remind me of a little song we used to sing as children in church:

"Jesus loves the little children,
all the children of the world:
red and yellow, black and white
-they are precious in His sight:
Jesus loves the little children of the world!"

Despite what the devil tells us through the popular value system of the world, we are not all supposed to be alike.  Jesus loves you.  Be who the Lord made you to be and never again compare yourself to anybody else.

Love, Jade

(collages by me)

les chiens blanc

Jade Burdette

Saturday, December 6, 2014

By Fear or By Love

I was once told that one's behavior is motivated either by fear or by love.  
I think there is truth in that.

photo:  feline mascot of HMAS Encounter, 1916

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Friendship is a sheltering tree.

-Samuel Taylor Coleridge


The exact goal of a bully is to manipulate you into feeling intimidated so that they can get what they want out of you. 
Do not help them to achieve this goal. 
No one controls your emotions but you. 
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote that no one can make you feel inferior without you giving them the permission to do so.  Don't do so. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014


A great deal of sanity is gained
when one stops trying to make sense
out of nonsensical behavior.

-illustration from:  "Songs from Alice in wonderland and Through the looking-glass" (1921) Lewis Carroll, Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, and Charles Folkard


When someone is condescending towards you,
it is their mistake in thinking
that their assessment of you is in any way
who you are.

-illustration from:  "Songs from Alice in wonderland and Through the looking-glass" (1921) Lewis Carroll, Lucy Etheldred Broadwood, and Charles Folkard

Fabulosity: Pink Hair, Fifties Housewives, and a Catsuit

-collages by me, Jade Burdette

Scarlet Mermaids

-mermaid art by me, Jade Burdette

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