Author Archives: Michael VanDerLinden

About Michael VanDerLinden

Father of five, Air Traffic Controller, Currently taking Seminary classes

Jesus is Better than an Action Hero

Jesus is Better than an Action Hero Recently, my pastor sent out his weekly thought to the congregation via email. His weekly thought started out something like this: “I love a good adventure story…In most of these stories, the ’hero’ … Continue reading

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The Invisible You

The Invisible You Have you ever wondered what it might be like to be invisible? You probably have right? You’ve probably at least day dreamed about attending your own funeral. Of course you’re not actually dead, everyone just thinks you … Continue reading

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Defined by a Prefix

I was reminded the other day of a young man I met years ago who was a “born leader.” I can’t describe for you all of the traits he portrayed, which verified this for me; I can only say that … Continue reading

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Roads

There is a road in the desert, which runs straight through No thinking required, suddenly a car Like a mirage it appears and then is gone But I don’t turn around There is a road in the city, which stops … Continue reading

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My Dull Heart a Corporate problem

My Dull Heart – A Corporate Problem Do you like a good mystery? Do you enjoy watching a well-directed suspense/thriller at the movie theater? Did you know that it can sometimes be even more enjoyable to watch a good mystery … Continue reading

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Flat surfaces, Hinges, and Mirrored Ceilings

When I was first married, my wife and I had a completely different concept of time. To be exact, we had a different idea of what it meant to be ‘on time’. My military background had taught me to be … Continue reading

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A Whale of a Contradiction

OK I admit it, there is no cable television at my house. No satellite either. That means no Nascar, no all-day sports; I don’t get the “happy” channel. (That’s what my wife calls the Home and Garden channel) And, if … Continue reading

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Heaven – Different Yet the Same

Ephesians 1:3 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,” (ESV) So often when confronted with the certainty of death we seek to … Continue reading

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Work or Pleasure!

Is getting onto the web easy or difficult? I want so desperately to think it will be easy. However, just working to get this post online has proven itself more difficult than I would like. With that said, I do … Continue reading

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