Rescue Me

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“Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men; protect me from men of violence, who devise evil plans in their hearts and stir up war every day. They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s; the poison of vipers is on their lips.

Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked; protect me from men of violence who plan to trip my feet. Proud men have hidden a snare for me; they have spread out the cords of their net and have set traps for me along my path.”

“O Lord, I say to you, “You are my God.” Hear, O Lord, my cry for mercy. O Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer, who shields my head in the day of battle–do not grant the wicked their desires, O Lord; do not let their plans succeed, or they will become proud. Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your Fear of Man Hinder the Gospel

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Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.

~ Proverbs 29:25

How often do we let our fear of other people hinder our lives? This manifests in many ways and situations, but the one I most want to bring to light today is in regards to us sharing the Gospel.

How many of us are guilty of wanting to mention Jesus in a conversation, or at an event….. but we’re afraid of being judged, or ridiculed, or of offending someone. So we say nothing.

I think we’ve all been there at some point in our lives: On the receiving end of comments like: “You believe in fairy tales”, “There is no God”, “You’re delusional and live in a fantasy world”. I admit, it’s not much fun. And any time I want to say something, or am convicted to bring up the Lord to someone, I’m faced with this momentary feeling of, “Should I…?”

I say “momentary” because the answer is YES, you should!! And as I get older and better understand the importance of what comes after death, I recognize this fear of what other people might think for exactly what it is: Just the miserable old Devil trying to keep me from doing my job: Sharing the Lord’s Word that brings salvation. Continue reading

Struggling with Anxiety and Fear: Not Today, Satan

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“Do not withhold your mercy from me, O Lord; may your love and your truth always protect me. For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.

They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me. Be pleased, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, come quickly to help me.

May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace. May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame.

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The Lord be exalted!”

Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.”

~ Psalms 40:11-17

I have been struggling a lot this year with debilitating anxiety and worry. Some of that was the result of side effects from a medication I was taking for stomach problems, but the rest is simply a pile of unfortunate situations and circumstances — aka LIFE. Continue reading

Don’t Worry, Trust in the Lord

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Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

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Ask and It Will Be Given To You

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Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.

Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask Him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

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The Weight

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During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens.

~ Psalm 68:19


Today’s Painting is: Titian’s “Christ Carrying the Cross”, 1565.

A Witness

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In everything you do, day to day, always try to be a good witness for the Lord. Whether we like it or not, how we behave, what we say, and what we do, is a direct reflection back on Jesus. It’s not easy, and we’re going to slip up — frequently. But what matters is that we always try to do our best. Be the person who when the Lord looks down and sees you, He says, “That one’s mine, and I’m so proud!”

I know that the Lord says that when He looks down and sees my dad. He has devoted his life to sharing the gospel, and share it he does, every single day. Tomorrow is his birthday, and today’s scripture post is dedicated to him. Because without him, I wouldn’t be able to do what I love every day, and more importantly, I wouldn’t know Jesus. I love you, dad, and I wouldn’t want to be in this world if you weren’t in it with me. Happy birthday! ♥

My 10 Year WordPress Anniversary: Scooby, Vampires, and Jesus, Oh, My!

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It was ten years ago today that I pressed “Publish” for the very first time, and “Seeker of Truth” blog was born. In these ten years, a lot of things have happened; some good, some very good; and definitely a whole lotta bad thrown in too. But through it all… here we are. A decade older, and hopefully a little bit wiser than we were in 2012.

In my ten year blogging adventure, I’ve covered a plethora of topics, like Scooby-Doo (wow, has my collection grown since I started here!), Jesus and art — the things closest to my heart — but we’ve also gone down a few other paths as well. We’ve discussed classic horror films, Dracula, Nancy Drew and the groovy Hardy Boys record holder that I restored; I’ve shown off my Christmas decorating skills, and confessed my love of Christmas-themed Archie comics; I’ve shared a few of my favourite recipes, talked Twilight Zone till I was black and white swirls in the face; heck, there was even that one time I laid out — in painful detail — my perfect dream web browser (and quickly realized that that ship had already sailed, #RIP Netscape Navigator). Continue reading

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

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I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

~ Acts 20:24

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes.

~ Romans 1:16

Nicolas Poussin, “Jesus Heals the Blind Man”, 1650

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

~ John 1:1

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We have seen His glory, the glory of the One and Only (the Only Begotten), who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

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