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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.”

The Gift of God

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Jesus is the Door to heaven…Salvation is His Gift.

You can’t earn, beg, borrow, buy, steal, join, inherit or work your way to heaven…it is the gift of God…least any man should boast.

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What We Can’t Understand

cropped-cropped-cropped-cropped-img_07871.jpgAs human beings, we have a need to understand and fill in the blanks. In the process, we often fail to get it right. We read the Bible and, rather than accept by Faith what we don’t understand, we bring it down to our finite level and redefine it. We smile with satisfaction and call it the truth. In the process, we explain God away.

 For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
    neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
 For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:8-9

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Of These, I Wonder

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The pathway of the wind
the journey of a river,
the wandering of footprints
the flight of a bird.

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