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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 Imagination of a Child

Kids can play in their imagination to the point that they can begin to believe they are the character. They are the cowboy, the Indian, the pirate, the princess, etc. They create a world of fantasy, then live and function there for a moment. The imagination of a child is a magical “I can be anyone and do anything” world.

It would be grand if we, as Christians, could do the same. We could have great programs and do wonderful things for God. We could show everyone how loving and considerate we are. We could save the world for God. We could…That’s a good place to stop.

In a fantasy world, it works…in reality, it falls short. The reality is that we as Christians can do nothing of ourselves…on our best day… with our best intentions…with our best efforts…we can do nothing for God. What we as Christians can do is listen to what God says to us in His word.

I am the vine, ye are the branches:

He that abideth in me, and I in him,

the same bringeth forth much fruit:

for without me ye can do nothing .

(John 15:5)

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Echo in the Wind

 

Images of times past,

Faces of family then.

Memories of long ago,

Voices echo in the wind.

 

Each day, we remember,

Each day and then another.

We smile through our tears,

As memories echo in the wind.

 

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