Who is Chet DeRouen?
I’m a simple Cajun Coonass from the swamps of Southwest Louisiana in the small town of Baldwin inside St. Mary Parish on the banks of the Bayou Tech, the swamps, and the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Geaux Saints!!! …and that is all I know about football right there.
After a one year stint at a now defunct Christian college in Baton Rouge, I attended college in the beautiful Ozark Mountains at a small private Bible College in Springfield, Missouri.
I came to live in a small suburb just east of Phoenix, Arizona where I traded 90 degree temperatures with 100% humidity, copper head snakes, roaches, red ants, lightening bugs and lots of sea food for 100 degree temperatures with very little humidity, rattle snakes, scorpions, fire ants, black widows and lots of Mexican food and a nice cool swimming pool.
I am not the shy quiet type at all. I am usually told that I talk too much and share too many details. Really? I love to tell stories and I have hundreds to tell. I have an analogy for EVERYTHING as well. Just ask my kids.
I’m very naive and barely street smart. I take people at their word and rarely question good solid fact. Some would say its a character flaw. I’m OK with flaws. I love people in general and feel completely out of control when someone is not happy with me or attempts to question my character.
I’m a people-pleaser and can calm most any storm very diplomatically I might add. I am creative and talented in the area of Do It Yourself projects and interior design and landscaping. I can sew, upholster, build and all sorts of other fun stuff.
I love senior citizens and recently discovered that I love writing as well. I love my former wife/best friend and my two girls to infinity and beyond.
I’m a former licensed clergyman who studied the Bible and counseling in college. While I am redefining my faith, and making some spiritual and religious course corrections, I am working everyday to follow Christ.
My two favorite ministers are Craig Groeschell and Joyce Meyer. I love the words of Maya Angelou and Mother Therese respectively. Ok…I admit it. I’m a sucker for some Michael Jackson music too. 80’s RULE baby.
This is my journey… Welcome to it.