Author Archives: Butch Dean

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.”

Let It Go

If someone walked up and told you to drag a 100 lb bag of bricks around with you today and everyday, would you? I think not.

Then why worry? It is a self-inflicted act of dragging around a very heavy bag of burdens. It changes nothing. Let it go…put your cares in His hands.

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A Childlike Faith

God’s ways and thoughts are not ours. We can’t begin to understand God. What He tells us is to have faith, not understanding, but faith.

Adults want to fill in the blanks…to understand. As a doubting Thomas, we want to see, to feel, to touch, to know. So much better is it to not seek after these things, but rather to have faith…to believe in what you cannot see or touch or know…just simply accept and believe.

In His eyes, choose to be a child…choose to accept what your Father tells you and what you don’t understand or can’t see or touch…just believe. A child’s imagination can work wonders and so too, a childlike faith.

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