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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”



 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 



Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through and Publish, at:  Email Dane directly at with your inquiries  about signed copies.

Life is Wonderful!  I'm alive and loving it!

ADVERSITY (A colaboration)

Blog Posted:5/3/2011 3:20:00 AM



Adversity strengthens us...and God uses it to help mold us into stronger souls.

Adversity prepares a soul to be more passionate and purposeful about the things beyond mere mortality

Adversity increases wisdom when we allow God to do His work in our lives.

Adversity makes us advance into alluring aura and adored by angels if we ... But endure

And as we do, God will uplift our hearts and souls to that peaceful platitude where His purpose precludes personal praise.

So welcome adversity when if finds you; let your eyes be opened through forgiveness and love.

Find God whatever betides, because he is always in the storm with you, so do not think you are a worm

Let His word nourish you; when you find yourself in the black mire of despairs, remember, He is there.

When the skies turn scary and the rugged rod drops with dread, remember that the righteous rainbow resumes thereafter

He is a faithful friend and father that will never fail though flowers fade & fall, His faithfulness is forever.

God's glorious love will gladden the heart and transport the soul to solace where hope is fulfilled and eternity begins its joy.  Invite Him –


© May 3, 2011

Adeleke Adeite and Dane Smith-Johnsen
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  1. Date: 5/4/2011 10:00:00 AM
    I give a special thanks to each of you who took the time to leave such thoughtful comments that made my heart...(and my face) real big! It feels so good to hear kind words about one's writing. And Adeleke, I do hope that we write many more poems together. I enjoyed the poetic interaction and inspiration. Love to all. Dane Ann

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 4:11:00 PM
    Bravo to both of you! An insightful write of faith. You work so well together. Best wishes, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 12:03:00 PM
    Thanks Debbie, Linda, Nette, John and Andrea. Missed the great company of you all. Have a great month.

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 11:57:00 AM
    Dane, thanks for the time, I thank God for the Gift of life & pen. It has been a big burden writing here lately, though I have written many piece lately but flared sad I did. I am glad I reactivated my facebook account after weeks of ... Thanks for being a great mentor! Hope to see more...of that! Peace & love, Adeleke

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 10:18:00 AM
    Awesome Dane and Adeleke,God's glorious love will gladden the heart, even amid adversity. Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 7:59:00 AM
    i commented on this on the main page, dane... yes! an inspiring piece and a successful collaboration!! got more?? cheers to adelke as well.. what a smashing tandem you both are :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 7:07:00 AM
    Perfect words in this blog Dane Ann and a wonderful last line.. Invite Him..for without Him we can do nothing.. precious wise words to live by my friend..luv..

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 7:01:00 AM
    I concur with Deb. A lovely message for the morning. It gets hard sometimes to feel positive and yet it's necessary in this life! Good for you to do this blog with Adeleke. Luv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 5:42:00 AM
    Lovely useful message to start the day with. Light & Love

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  1. Date: 5/3/2011 3:26:00 AM
    Thank You, Adeleke. Great things can come from facebook chats! It was nice to see you there this morning. I do hope that our Poetry Soup friends enjoy the fruits of our conversation. I definitely did. Big Smiles, Dane Ann

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