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About Butch Dean

I was born and raised in the mid-west and attended high school in the '50's. My paths in life have taken me from a teenager in the fifties to the U.S. Navy in the sixties; from a blue collar worker to a nursing degree; from Illinois-Arkansas-Florida-Tennessee and back to my hometown in Illinois. Many roads have I traveled and many travelers have I met along the way, all with stories to be told. With my faith in God and “dust on my shoes,” I travel the writer’s path. My poetry and writings are about faith, hope, love and the human condition. It is my sincere hope that the thoughts expressed will find a way to speak to your heart and soul. "It's never too late and you are never too old to do what you’ve always wanted to do.”

Fog and Faith

In a dense fog, if you listen, you can hear, but seeing is beyond possible. In the muffled quiet, sound can lead, but without sight, it is only by faith that you follow.
So it is with this Christian life. We cannot see God as we want, but we can listen for His still small voice while the fog blocks our vision. We can move forward by faith, for without it, we cannot please God.
2 Corinthians 5:7

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Or, So It Seemed

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Growing up as I recall,
The best of times,
The worst of times,
Or, so it seemed.

Perspective of a child of ten,
Accurate, not by any means,
A mind of dreams,
Or, so it seemed.

Kick the can and hide n seek,
Childhood games,
Imagining,
Or, so it seemed.

Youthful days so long ago,
Forever time,
Never end,
Or, so it seemed.

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Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved
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Yesterday’s Moments

Miss the warm summer days.

Miss the moments when everything was simple.

Miss those moments in time when life could not get any better.

Miss the moments when my children still believed I knew more than they.

Yesterday’s moments…treasures from the past…are only a memory now.

 

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One Question

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When this life is all said and done, the responsibility for living it will belong to each of us. When the last breath is taken, we alone are responsible for the way we chose to live our life. There will be no one to blame, but ourselves. We alone made the choices and as we lived with those choices, so shall we die with them. At that last breath, this earthly life ends and eternity begins. One question…what did you do with Jesus…accept Him or reject Him?

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