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.”

My Youth of Yesterday

Empty now…this bench we knew,

The time and place when we were young.

So long ago…these memories,

Of love and youth and having fun..

 

Wrinkled faces passing by,

Oh if they could see.

Warm summer days of long ago,

The days of you and me.

 

So true you were…my friend for years,

Always standing near.

What will I do when you are gone,

And we shall talk no more.

 

Stay with me…a little while,

Before you go away.

Let me taste the wine again,

My youth of yesterday.

 

Copyright © 2011 LeRoy Dean All Rights Reserved

 

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A New Heaven and a New Earth

Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. (Revelation 21:1 NKJV)

This passage of scripture describes an entire transformation of everything we know and think we know. A study of the scriptures concerning heaven is an enlightening undertaking. It will separate your concepts from God’s reality. Consider it.

The last two chapters of the Bible describe this new heaven and earth. If you wonder how the story ends, read slowly these two chapters and ask God to help you understand. The last chapter of a book is usually followed by “The End”, but the last chapter of the Holy Bible is followed by “The Beginning”.

There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 22:5 NKJV)

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