Yvonne Kays

When Did the King Come In?

“Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again” (John 3:3, NIV). “Please be prepared to share a brief testimony next week about how you came to know the Lord.” Our Bible study leader looked around our small circle of women and smiled. “I’m sure we’ll […]

Following God’s Dream

“I don’t know exactly what I want to do,” Tricia said to her friend and prayer partner, Susan. “I’ve been just a mom and housewife, but now that the kids are out of the house, I feel I’m supposed to run a business that will honor the Lord and reach out into our community.” “Let’s […]


Peace Where is the peace the angels proclaimed? The earth still swirls with sin and pain. Only humble hearts swept clean Contain the Holy Gift. Believe, trust, bow low. Wise men still seek Him to know. Our true Peace.   “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. . . . Do not […]


Fuzzy, wuzzy, wooly, Inching along the brown bumpy branch. Never knowing now the Promise Of soaring, sailing, shimmering In the coming Dance.   Bumbling, bleary, blinded Stumbling we go Through life’s weary winding ways Till the Promise we know Of beauty, bliss, brilliant life unending, Awaiting our metamorphosis.

Great Expectations

Great expectations delight our Most High God, Mysterious, unexpected are His ways. Though our cherished plans go awry,  His good purposes will prevail. Joshua declared — sun stood still.  March, shout — walls fell flat. What visions, what dreams throb within? Jesus said ask — mountains will move. Great Expectations  Soar on wings of faith […]


Promise of a New Thing

Trusting God through life’s sad endings and new beginnings.


  The message came. Come away to a desert place and rest awhile. The way opened. I left my work in the valley to tread the sandy soil amid the junipers,  To listen to the whispers in the sage. Stop. Be still. Know that I am God. Pause. Ponder. Praise. Dream My dreams. And I […]


Surreal moon-like landscape surrounded me — glossy black rivers of rock, ripples frozen in time with chunks of porous a’a lava thrown about abstractly. In the distance, smoke billowed into the sky above the ridge ahead as fresh lava flowed from the Kilauea volcano. Destroying and creating, new earth poured out of the molten center […]

Hope of New Fruit

“I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing” (John 15:5).   I trudged up the winding path to the cliffs on a beautiful October morning. The storm clouds had lifted, and clear skies with a […]

Bread of Life

  Bread of Life   Murmurs ripple through the crowd. What kind of Messiah is this? Eat His flesh, drink His blood? Some scornfully mutter, He is mad. Many began to slink away. Even the Twelve flounder in bewilderment.   Today, the mystery revealed to all who believe. Humbly we bow, tear sliding down the cheek, […]