Vertical Worship – Hallelujah Amen (Devotional)

Names are very important.
I remember visiting my high school a couple years after I graduated and running into one of the more stern teachers IΓÇÖd had. ΓÇ£Hi, Mr. Finch.ΓÇ¥ Warmly, my former teacher said, ΓÇ£Call me Scott.ΓÇ¥ I was a bit taken aback at first. We werenΓÇÖt on a first name basis when I was a student. But our relationship had changed. The teacher/student dynamic had morphed into something more personal.

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Vertical Worship “Over All I Know” (Devotional)

I am a competent person. I have a job, I pay my rent, I file my taxes early. (Well, I did once.) I am a great person to have at parties because I make other people feel comfortable and welcome. I can make dinner for friends and have been doing my own laundry for quite some time. I read books and keep up with news. I can have a decent conversation about the merits of several baseball teams.

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Vertical Worship “Bright Faith Bold Future” (Devotional)

Our feeling that we are locked in a sinking ship with no way out is nothing new. We just come up with new ways to try and appease this nagging sense that things arenΓÇÖt right.
One popular one as of late is technology. We think weΓÇÖll be able to code our way to a better future. But there is a distinct sense as the technological age matures that endless information actually brings more sadness than joy, and in fact the thing we thought would make the world better is actually making the world worse.

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